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New retailer coming to The Shops at Barnes Crossing

Let’s just say this is an odd location – at least in Biz Buzz’s mind – for this retailer. But Leslie’s Pool Supplies, which says it’s the world’s largest swimming pool supplies retailer, is looking to lease space in The Shops at Barnes Crossing on North Gloster Street in Tupelo.  The Shops are behind Logan’s, and […]

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United Furniture buys former Lane plant for $1.45 million

United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility . Doug Hanby, United’s chief financial officer, told the Daily Journal that the company will use it as a manufacturing facility for stationary furniture, and hopes to open it during the first […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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SeaPort Airlines reception and meet-and-greet today in Tupelo

SeaPort Airlines began air service in October in Tupelo, with roundtrip flights to Memphis and Nashville.  Now’s your chance to meet airline executives and ask them questions if you’d like. Starting at 6 p.m. today at Tupelo Regional Airport, a reception will be held, with SeaPort officials including executive VP Tim Sieber, manager of community […]

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Posted in Air service, Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo, Tupelo Regional Airport0 Comments

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Vista Ridge has grand reopening, flag-raising ceremony today

Vista Ridge apartments on North Gloster is celebrating its grand opening at 11 a.m. today, and there will be a special flag-raising ceremony, along with a toy drive.  The apartments have been reopened for a while after suffering extensive damage after the April 28 tornado, but this was its first opportunity to celebrate today. Here’s […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Northeast Mississippi, Real estate, Tupelo0 Comments

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Brooks Grocery plans in Tupelo shelved

The planned multi-million-dollar project to build a Brooks Grocery store in west Tupelo has been put on hold, according to Shane Hooper, the city’s Development Services director confirmed today. “The project is shelved pending further developments,” he said. In July, owner Brooks Davis and city leaders broke ground on a 3.5-acre parcel of land at […]

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Help fill a truck for Food For Families on Saturday

As part of the Daily Journal family, Biz Buzz wants to encourage you to participate in the annual Food For Families drive.  Several partners in the communities across Northeast Mississippi are working together to gather as many canned goods as we can to help feed the hungry. Donations stay in the county in which you […]

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Construction crews move dirt on the Academy Sports site  in Tupelo on Wednesday

Site work begins on Academy Sports location in Tupelo

We told you back in September that Academy Sports was eyeing a location in Tupelo, and now we have at least visual confirmation that the project is a go. Dirt is being moved on the site north of Walgreens at the corner of Barnes Crossing Road and North Gloster Street. The Academy Sports store will […]

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