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Bim Bam Burgers in Tupelo officially opens on Wednesday

Bim Bam Burgers & Wings in Tupelo officially opens for business on Wednesday. The restaurant is having a soft opening today for a trial run, and Biz Buzz can attest that the Bim Bam Burger – a half-pound sandwich – is quite good. Hours for the restaurant will be Sunday-Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9 […]

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

Bim Bam Burgers & Wings will open in the former Atlanta Bread Company building near Crosstown in Tupelo.

Bim Bam Burgers & Wings hopes to open in Tupelo by May 2

UPDATE: Bim Bam opened Wednesday, May 13. Bim Bam Burgers & Wings, which is moving into the former Atlanta Bread Company building on South Gloster Street in Tupelo, could be open in time for the much-anticipated and epic Mayweather-Pacquiao fight on May 2. That, according to Bim Bam owner Tony Barragan, who was meeting with a […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Tupelo3 Comments

Last February, Caterpillar announced a $14.8 million investment that would add 30 jobs to its new Large Engine Remanufacturing Facility, which builds the company’s C175 engine used for mining equipment and power generation.

Caterpillar’s finances under investigation by grand jury

A federal grand jury is investigating “financial information” in Caterpillar’s domestic and international operations and subsidiaries, according to regulatory documents filed this week. The investigation was first reported by the Herald & Review in Decatur, Ill. Caterpillar said it received a subpoena Jan. 8 asking for information “concerning the movement of cash among U.S. and non-U.S. […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Corinth, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Water Valley0 Comments

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It’s official: Staples buys Office Depot for $6 billion

It’s official: Staples is buying rival Office Depot for about $6 billion. What that means in cities with overlapping stores remains to be seen. For instance, Tupelo is home to a Staples as well as an OfficeMax, which was acquired by Office Depot in 2013. Office Depot has a store in Oxford as well. Here’s […]

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Posted in Business news, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Tupelo0 Comments

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Square Books gets slice of author Patterson’s donation

Author James Patterson has donated more than $1 million to 178 independent bookstores across the country, and his last installment of $473,000 recently was doled out to 81 stores. Among the recipients was Square Books of Oxford. No amount was revealed.  Here’s the press release from Patterson’s publisher. James Patterson is kicking off the holiday […]

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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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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments

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Updates on Wingstop and Firehouse Subs in Tupelo

Two new restaurants Biz Buzz has been keeping track of over the past few months – Wingstop and Firehouse Subs –are getting closer to opening in Tupelo. • First, there’s the Wingstop that we first told you about in January, is set to open in early June. We talked to Tanner Berryhill, one of the […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments

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