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Taco Bell to build new Tupelo location; Booneville to open in November

Taco Bell is building another location in Tupelo, and work will begin once a new restaurant in Booneville is built. Franchise owner Phil Little, who has Taco Bell locations in Corinth, Tupelo and New Albany, confirmed that a deal to purchase land on West Main Street in Tupelo was finalized Friday, with Clay Short of TRI Inc.’s, commercial realty arm. […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Food & Dining, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tanglefoot Trail added to National Trails System

The Tanglefoot Trail that stretches from Houston to New Albany is one of 10 local and state trails added to the National Trails System by the National Park Service  today. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis designated them in advance  of Saturday’s National Trails Day. The Tanglefoot Trail […]

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Posted in Community development, Houston, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Tanglefoot Trail, tourism0 Comments

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Zaxby’s eyeing Tupelo after New Albany opening

Zaxby’s, which plans to open a location in New Albany by November, has Tupelo in its sights for a location. But it’s going to take a little while. Franchisee Tom Scott has 15 Zaxby’s locations, with licenses stretching from Memphis to Hernando, Batesville and Oxford. The natural extension for his company was New Albany, with Tupelo next, he said. […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant, New Albany mayor Tim Kent, and Emerald Home Furnishings president David Beckmann stand ready to hammer the first bolts of the expansion project which will create 150 jobs Wednesday morning in New Albany.

ICYMI: 300 jobs coming to Northeast Mississippi

It was a good day in Northeast Mississippi yesterday, with the announcement that two companies were bringing a total of 300 jobs to the area. Here’s an excerpt from the story in today’s paper: On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, New Albany, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc0 Comments

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Winner, winner, chicken dinner: New Albany getting two new restaurants

Ya like chicken? New Albany is about to get its fill per our colleagues at the New Albany Gazette: Two new restaurants that specialize in chicken are planning to open locations in New Albany. Popeyes Louisiana Chicken and Zaxby’s have filed site plans with the city. Work already has begun on the Popeyes, which will be […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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VIP Cinema Seating in New Albany doubling capacity

VIP Cinema Seating, which touts itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, announced a major production expansion that will double the company’s manufacturing capacity “while maintaining VIP’s commitment to made-in-the-U.S.A. quality.”  Says the company: The move came in response to growing customer demand. When VIP introduced the concept of luxury reclining seating to […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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AC’s Coffee soft opening under way at Midtown Pointe

Last month we told you about AC’s Coffee of New Albany opening in Midtown Pointe (the former Gloster Creek Village) in Tupelo. We’re happy to report it is now open in the food court of the center. Well, call it a soft-opening, as all the needed items haven’t quite made it to the store yet. […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Midtown District, Midtown Pointe, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments


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