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Michael Cox and his wife, Kayla, bought three iPhone 6 Plus smartphones Friday morning at Verizon Wireless in Tupelo.

Sales of iPhone 6 going briskly in Tupelo

Jody Dill of Mantachie spent 16 hours  waiting to buy the bigger, better, faster Apple iPhone 6, getting to the AT&T Wireless store on North Gloster Street Thursday afternoon at around 4 p.m. to wait for the store’s 8 a.m. opening today. But Michael Cox waited even longer. He was first in line at the nearby […]

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Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail work to begin in October

The long-awaited Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail connecting downtown Tupelo to the birthplace and museum should be completed in 18 months, officials said today at a groundbreaking ceremony.  Work on the project will begin the first weekend in October and should be finished by the spring of 2016. The $11.5 million project includes repaving and widening East Main […]

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Posted in Construction, Downtown Tupelo, Elvis Presley Birthplace, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, West Point0 Comments

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Tupelo Oktoberfest to be held Oct. 30 in Fairpark

Ready for some music, beer and food, German style?  Then prepare for Tupelo Oktoberfest. Details are just now being rolled out, but Fairpark will be the site of the Tupelo Oktoberfest on Oct. 30 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. There’s no admission charge, but a $30 wristband for adults over 21 gives them access to […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau0 Comments


More about proposed The Skillet restaurant

If you haven’t heard,  a restaurant and offices will replace what has been an apartment building at the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue in Tupelo (click here for the story). The Skillet is the name of the restaurant, the brainchild of  chef David Leathers.  From the story: Leathers sees casual dining with upscale food. … The restaurant […]

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

The former home of The Bakery, and most recently, Ole State Grill, will be the home of Gabriel's on Gloster.

Plate it up: Gabriel’s on Gloster to open next month

It’s been the location of several restaurants over the years, most recently Ole State Grill. Before that it was The Bakery. Now, the building at 7041 N. Gloster Street, Suite B is going to be the home of Gabriel’s on Gloster. Owner Ren Lawson  says the restaurant will serve “upscale pub food with Southern flair.” […]

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

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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Academy Sports looks to open store in Tupelo

Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to open a store in Tupelo, and what’s left to do is for the deal to close later this month, sources tell Biz Buzz. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

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Posted in Business news, Business newsmakers, New Retailers, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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