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Market Center retail development plans moving ahead

A year ago, everyone in west Tupelo got excited about a new retail center that would have been anchored by  Brooks Grocery store. But alas, those plans were shelved with news that Wal-Mart was looking to build as many as three of its Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, including one at the McCullough Boulevard-West […]

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This site between Fairfield Inn and BNA Bank (in the background) could be home to another hotel in Tupelo.

Site work on Tom Watson Drive could be for another hotel

If you’ve driven on Tom Watson Drive lately, you no doubt noticed a lot of dirt is being moved on a patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The prep work is for what may be another hotel, but there have been no official permits filed with the city yet. There’s been […]

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Krumbs Homestyle Cooking pushes opening back a week

Krumbs Homestyle Cooking had originally planned to open in downtown Tupelo today, but owners Carl and Alexis Johnson are going to wait another week.. “We wanted to ensure we opened correctly and pushed the date to the 28th,” Carl said. Here’s a link to the story we had about the restaurant from a couple of weeks […]

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Krumbs Homestyle Cooking opening in downtown Tupelo

Going into the former St. Jean’s Bakery & Cafe is Krumbs Homestyle Cooking. It’ll open July 21 if all goes according to plan. The restaurant is profiled in today’s Daily Journal. Here are the highlights: Carl Johnson is from Michigan, and his wife, Alexis, is from North Carolina. But with years of restaurant experience between […]

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Old Sun Kai

Former Sun Kai and McDonald’s making way for new businesses

Ah, who can forget the Pon Pon chicken and hot and sour soup from Sun Kai? Tupelo’s first Chinese restaurant shuttered its doors in 2012, and there’s been a hole in the heart and stomach since then. The good news is, the building where Sun Kai used to be is being renovated; the bad news […]

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Academy Sports opening its 200th store in Tupelo Friday

Academy Sports & Outdoors is opening store No. 200 in Tupelo, with its official opening on Friday at 8:30 a.m. The first 200 customers in line who show they’re a fan of one of Academy’s social media sites will get a mystery gift card valued between $20 and $500. The 63,000-square-foot store is having a […]

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The foundation was poured this week for the retail center

Shipley’s among tenants to be in rebuilt retail center

A retail center that is being built to replace one destroyed by last year’s tornado in Tupelo will include several tenants, including Shipley’s Do-Nuts. It will be the third location for the popular sweet shop, joining stores on Cliff Gookin Boulevard and on South Gloster Street. Dan Ballard, whose L-shaped building on the corner of North Gloster and […]

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