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As mentioned last week, Earnest B’s Barbecue is having its grand opening Tuesday in downtown Tupelo.
Click here for that story in cause you missed it in Saturday’s Daily Journal.
Today, the restaurant is having a soft opening of sorts, giving away some sample plates.
There’s chopped pork, chopped brisket, pork ribs, baked beans and cole slaw.
As a reminder, it’s open Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The phone number is (662) 840-3690.
A lot of you have been watching the progress on Earnest B’s Barbecue in downtown Tupelo, and I’m happy to report that the restaurant is having its grand opening on Tuesday.
The restaurant, located at 206 Troy Street in downtown Tupelo, will be open Monday-Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch and Thursday-Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. It will be closed on Sundays
Earnest B. Morgan and his wife, Cicely, are the owners.
And yes, they have closed their old Amory location after a great five-year run.
Earnest B. at first wanted to keep both restaurants going, but decided he would be spread a little too thin to keep it up. So, he’s all in with the Tupelo location, which is the former spot of the Rib Cage, and most recently, Romie’s Barbecue.
Earnest B’s specializes in Texas-style ribs, which means it’s a combination of the dry rub, the smoke and the special sauce, “Momma’s Sweet Heat” barbecue sauce, which was developed by his mother.
The restaurant will serve beef, pork, hicken, turkey, nachos, sides and other items you would expect.
No beer or alcohol will be served. Morgan is a pastor and said the focus of the restaurant is “family, food and fun.”
We’ll have a more extensive interview in Saturday’s Daily Journal. But we wanted to get the initial news out now to ya.
Tupelo has one new restaurant opening, but another one’s future is unknown.
The Ole State Grill is the newest addition, and a soft opening is planned Friday.
But the one we’re wondering about is Eli’s BBQ Grill. It’s been closed for more than a week, and we don’t know why.
First, a little more on the Ole State Grill. It’s going In the former The Bakery location on North Gloster Street .
As you might have guessed, the restaurant’s name is a mashing together of Ole Miss and Mississippi State. And inside, there’s an Ole Miss Rebels/Hoddy Toddy wall and a MSU Bulldogs/Hail State wall for those of you who want to pick a side. There’s also a bar, but it will be for beer only. The permit awaits, however.
The Ole State Grill will serve All-American fare like freshly made burgers, phillies, patty melts, salads, fries, cole slaw, baked beans, desserts, etc. On Friday and Saturday nights, wood-fired steaks will be sold as well.
Entertainment is planned during the week as well, from live bands to karaoke.
Hours are Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 11 to midnight.The phone number is (662) 690-1111.
Althouse has 15 years of restaurant industry experience, having worked previously at IHOP, D’Casa and Stafford’s Barbecue.
Some barbecue items will be added later, Althouse said. For now, the focus is on getting the restaurant open and seeing what diners like and want.
And now for the restaurant we’re not sure about: Eli’s BBQ Grill on West Main Street.
The restaurant was closed last week and hasn’t opened this week. No sign on the doors or windows, nobody’s answered the phone and theres been no word from management/owners about what’s happening.
Stash Home, which sells name-brand furniture at discounted prices, should be opening its Tupelo store around Christmas in the
Tupelo Commons retail development on North Gloster Street .
What is Stash exactly? From its website: “Our team buys factory overruns, closeouts, overstocks, factory closings, factory direct products, photography samples and designer trials. All product is new, high-quality merchandise at 30-75 percent off, and often more. Stash gives you top brands at the lowest prices possible.”
The company now has two stores – one in Memphis and one in Oxford, but is opening in Tupelo and looking to expand in more locations next summer.
Stash is the brainchild of DSG, or the Dufresne Spencer Group, the Saltillo-based company that owns 19 furniture stores – including 14 Ashley stores – in Arkansas, Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee and Texas. It recently acquired seven KHF Holding stores in Kentucky and Indiana
The Tupelo store covers 15,000 to 16,000 square feet, and it will employ about 10 people.
Stash is headed by Greg Roy, the former Lane Furniture and Furniture Brands executive who joined DSG in August.
Cleveland, Tenn.-based Jackson Furniture, also known by its Catnapper brand, has selected a second site in Northeast Mississippi for its upholstered furniture manufacturing operations.
It opened a factory in Mantachie several weeks ago in the former PeopLoungers facility, which most recently was occupied by Townhouse. That facility is 183,000 square feet, sitting on 33 acres.
The motion and stationary furniture maker said it is investing $2 million and creating 250 jobs in three years at the two locations.
Finally LLC acquired a competitor in Virginia and is locating it to Starkville. The company will invest $1 million, and will begin moving equipment from Virginia to Starkville next month.
The company will be in the South Hangar building on Airport Road.
Finally LLC said it will initially employ 30-40 “and seek to expand and grow our business, dependent upon market conditions.”
The hiring of primarily production workers and supervisors begins in early December and coordinated through the WIN Job Center.
Back in October, we told you that Earnest B’s Barbecue was going to open in the former Romie’s Barbecue/Rib Shack location.
The building, at 206 Troy Street, now has a sign for Earnest B’s, and the restaurant is scheduled to open in the next couple of weeks.
Earnest B’s, a longtime and popular fixture in Amory, has some tasty Texas-style ribs from what I hear.
Also, Earnest B’s likely is making a permanent move to Tupelo. Asked if that was indeed the case, he said he was concentrating on getting the Tupelo restaurant open and would have both restaurants open for some time.