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Rita's Grill

Rita’s Grill expected to open in Tupelo later this year or early 2016

The Mexican restaurant under construction adjacent to the Walmart Supercenter and behind Verizon Wireless on North Gloster Street has an official name: Rita’s Grill. The owner said he hopes to open the restaurant – which will have a bar and patio area – by the end of the year or early next year. He’s still […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, National, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurants, Tupelo0 Comments

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Wunderbar! Oktoberfest makes return to downtown Tupelo Oct. 1

Das is gut, ja!  Oktoberfest is back for a second year, co-sponsored by Better Brands Distributing and Grammer, according to the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association. The second annual German-inspired event will be held Oct. 1 at Fairpark in downtown Tupelo.  The evening will be filled with activities celebrating the German culture, including music by […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Festivals and events, Food & Dining, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

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‘Nothing planned right now’ for potential hotel site in Tupelo

Last month, we speculated that the patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites could be home to another hotel, as truckloads of dirt were being moved to the site. Now the site has been  brought up to the level of the Fairfield Inn parking lot, so SOMETHING could go there. Well, Biz Buzz has […]

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Planet Fitness looking to open in Tupelo

It seems that Planet Fitness is opening a location in Tupelo. According to this job posting for a trainer for Tupelo, it’s a full-time gig, and the Tupelo location will be part of the South Alabama Group. No word on when or where it will open, but there’s plenty of commercial space available in the city. The fitness […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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SeaPort agrees to withdraw service from Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines has agreed to end its service in Tupelo, said Cliff Nash, executive director of the Tupelo Regional Airport. Last week, the Tupelo Airport Authority asked the Portland, Oregon-based airline to end its federally subsidized, two-year contract, citing poor performance problems since service began last October. Nash said the airport authority asked SeaPort to […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport1 Comment


Shops at Barnes Crossing sold for $8.725 million

The 10-year-old Shops at Barnes Crossing has been sold for $8.725 million to a private investor. The 75,000-square-foot retail center on North Gloster Street is home to  Bed Bath and Beyond, Dollar Tree, David’s Bridal, and Margarita’s. It was most recently owned by RCG Ventures of Atlanta, which bought the center in October 2011 for an undisclosed sum. The […]

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WM NM McCullough 8.13.15

Updated plans in for McCullough Walmart Neighborhood Market

Back in March, we reported that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. had selected a second site for a  Walmart Neighborhood Market in Tupelo.  There’s an updated preliminary site plan, giving us a little more detail. This Neighborhood Market, dubbed store No. 4624, is just under 42,000 square feet and has a fuel center on the property. The […]

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Posted in Business news, National, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Retail News, Tupelo, Water Valley1 Comment

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