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Filed with the city’s Development Services department are the companies’ site plans and architectural drawings so here are what the buildings for Firehouse Subs and Carlock Kia will look like, more or less. You’ll have to scroll down to see The Carlock image. The CarMax image is available on the link provided above.:
We told you a couple of weeks ago that Grady’s is opening on the corner of Daybrite and South Green, and it looks like it will open during Spring Break week.
Biz Buzz stopped by the restaurant yesterday, and the owners were working in the kitchen, getting things set up. The building still needs a little paint and trim on the exterior, they said.
Out front is the famous bull that adorned the original Grady’s, which happens to be this very same spot.
The location was most recently Jed’s Gumtree Cafe, and before that, Gumtree Cafe. It’s also been Spencer’s and Whiteside’s.
The bull – which has seen better days – will stay outside, welded to a trailer, so it’ll be tougher to take it and say, put it on the roof of the high school.
As a reminder, the new Grady’s won’t be quite like the old Grady’s 10-cent Hamburger place. Instead it will offer a daily lunch buffet from which diners can choose and entree and vegetables.
Here’s what we said a couple of weeks back:
Some of the old family recipes will be employed, including its country fried steak, bone-in pork chop sandwich, homemade mustard relish and sauces and vegetables. A southern food buffet line will be in place like the other restaurants that have been there. And of course the hamburger, but rest assured it won’t be selling for 10 cents.
The frame on the new Firehouse Subs in Tupelo finally started going up this weekend.
The restaurant is on West Main Street, next to the ATT store, and across the street from Anytime Fitness, Wendy’s and Starbucks.
Franchise owner Chris Stephenson, who opened his Oxford Firehouse Subs in 2011, said Friday that he’s hoping to get the restaurant open by late spring/early summer – that means late May/early June.
The restaurant is expected to seat about 60 people and employ about 20 full- and part-time employees.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain has more than 730 locations in 39 states and PuertoRico. In Mississippi, there are locations in Biloxi, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg and Southaven.
If you missed it, Spring Street Cigars had a ribbon-cutting ceremony last Thursday in downtown Tupelo.
The store, at 208 N. Spring St., is open 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
Store owner Dalton Healy opened his first cigar store in Starkville two years ago.
Healy will be adding portable humidors and accessories like lighters, cutters, ashtrays and holders soon.
For more information, visit the store’s Facebook page or call (662) 842-6777.
Now that Atlanta Bread Co. has met its unfortunate demise in Tupelo, who would you like to go in its place?
- Five Guys
- Joe’s Crab Shack
- Panera Bread
- Red Robin
- Steak n Shake
Another restaurant we’ve reported about on Biz Buzz that/s looking, but hasn’t committed to a site is Jimmy John’s.
Also, there have been whispers of some time that Krispy Kreme has been looking for a site n the All-America City.
Any others out there you’d like to see?
It’s been more than six months since Biz Buzz first reported that Five Guys Burger and Fries was looking for a location in Tupelo.
Since it’s been quite some time since we got an update on what’s going on, we checked in with Eat Here Brands in Jackson, which owns the franchise rights for the area.
The reply was short and sweet, but essentially, they’re close to getting a lease done.
No word if it’s still slated to go in the King’s Crossing retail center, which is home to Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less, Newk’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Dress Barn, Kirkland’s, Mt. Fuji and others.
Hopefully, we can report to you really soon about all the juicy details.
Five Guys currently has Mississippi locations in D’Iberville, Flowood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ridgeland.
The retailer describes itself as ”the largest branded marketer in the United States of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The company owns the Carter’s and OshKosh B’goshbrands, two of the most recognized brands in the marketplace. These brands are sold in leading department stores, national chains,and specialty retailers domestically and internationally. They are also sold through more than 700 company-operated stores in the U.S., Canada and Japan and online.”
No word yet on when it opens or when hiring begins, but we’ll update you as soon as we hear.