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Lapels Dry Cleaning to open Tupelo location

A new “green” dry cleaning business is opening in Tupelo. Lapels Dry Cleaning, an headquartered in Hanover, Massachusetts, will open a store and plant at 367 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo on April 25 in the former Jim Bain’s Pharmacy location. It is the second Lapels in  Mississippi; a location in New Albany last summer […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New Albany, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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AC’s Coffee to open location in Midtown Pointe

AC’s Coffee, which opened in New Albany last April, will open a shop inside Midtown Pointe this spring, probably in mid-March. Owners of Midtown Pointe, formerly known as Gloster Creek Village, have been renovating the building inside and out the last couple of years. AC’s, based in New Albany, will be located in the  food court. […]

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Posted in Business news, Midtown District, New Albany, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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Chipotle to open in New Albany? Not so fast, my friend …

According to a Craigslist posting, Chipotle  – yes, that Chipotle – plans to open its first Mississippi location in New Albany later this year or early next year. But don’t get too happy yet. Call me skeptical, but New Albany? Nothing against that great town, but it doesn’t seem to me the right market for the Chiptole to […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, Food & Dining, New Albany, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi2 Comments

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New Albany third-grader grows ginormous cabbage

So, this kid, Carter Hall,  grew a 16.8 pound cabbage. That is not a misprint.  He was randomly selected by the  Mississippi Agriculture Department and will receive a $1,000 saving bond toward education from Bonnie Plants‘ Cabbage Program. Hall was among more than 22,000 kids statewide who participated in the program. Hall was the state winner for […]

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Newport Home furnishings expanding in New Albany

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings in New Albany is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, the company announced today through the Mississippi Development Authority. Newport was founded in 2013 and builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs, and recliners. According to MDA, the project represents a corporate investment of $270,000. The MDA provided assistance in support […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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New Albany coach, former Rebels’ star Stroud opens business

Former Ole Miss basketball star John Stroud, who now coaches the New Albany basketball team, recently opened a new Lapels Dry Cleaning franchise in the city. It’s the first Lapels in Mississippi. Here’s a press release: As a professional basketball player and now coach of the high school squad in New Albany, John Stroud knows a thing […]

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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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