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The store is in the small shopping center across from Woody's on North Gloster Street in Tupelo.

Ocean Fresh Fish opens storefront in Tupelo

You’ve probably seen Glenn Dawson  selling fresh seafood from his van in the parking lot next to Woody’s in Tupelo the past couple of years. His business is called Ocean Fresh Fish. Dawson drives to Biloxi every Wednesday and returns Thursday, loaded with shrimp, fish, oysters, crab and other seafood items. Rain, snow, sleet or […]

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Fans in Tupelo get a taste of Star Wars VII on ‘Force Friday’

Well, it wasn’t a huge crowd – and neither was the merchandise selection – but there were “Star Wars” fans shopping at a minute past midnight this morning at Toys R Us and Walmart.  In what was dubbed “Force Friday” by  toymakers and retailers, merchandise (mostly toys) related to “Star Wars Episode VII: The Force […]

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Rita’s Grill expected to open in Tupelo later this year or early 2016

The Mexican restaurant under construction adjacent to the Walmart Supercenter and behind Verizon Wireless on North Gloster Street has an official name: Rita’s Grill. The owner said he hopes to open the restaurant – which will have a bar and patio area – by the end of the year or early next year. He’s still […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, National, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurants, Tupelo0 Comments

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An Egg McMuffin at lunch – why not? McDonald’s OKs all-day breakfast

Ever pulled up to McDonald’s between the breakfast and lunch switch – say, around 10:30  in the morning – and couldn’t get that Egg McMuffin you really wanted? And you really didn’t want a Big Mac? I have good news for you: McDonald’s begins rolling out all-day breakfast nationwide on Oct. 6. According to the Chicago Tribune, Mike […]

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Wunderbar! Oktoberfest makes return to downtown Tupelo Oct. 1

Das is gut, ja!  Oktoberfest is back for a second year, co-sponsored by Better Brands Distributing and Grammer, according to the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. The second annual German-inspired event will be held Oct. 1 at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo.  The evening will be filled with activities celebrating the German culture, including music by […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Festivals and events, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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Blue Bell ice cream is back… sort of

Blue Bell ice cream has resumed selling its products at select locations, but it could take a little while before Northeast Mississippians will be able to buy it in local stores. The Associated Press reports Blue Bell Creameries says its ice cream is now available at stores in the Houston and Austin areas, including in the company’s […]

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Hancock Fabrics CFO resigns to take job with another retailer

In an SEC filing today, Hancock Fabrics announced that on Thursday, James B. Brown, its executive vice president and chief financial officer, had resigned to accept an executive position with an unnamed midwest retailer. His resignation is effective Sept. 15. “There are no disagreements between Mr. Brown and the company on any matter relating to the company’s operations, […]

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