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Burke’s partners with Boys & Girls Club for clothing drive

Burkes Outlet of Tupelo has entered a special partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi to help provide back to school clothes for 50 Tupelo club members. While shopping at Burkes, customers can choose to adopt a Boys & Girls Club angel and purchase items from their list which consist of tops, bottoms, shoes […]

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Posted in Boys & Girls Club, Business news, Community development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, United Way0 Comments

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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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Posted in Business news, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Midtown District, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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

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Tupelo Furniture Market releases new promotional video

We’re a month away from the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market (yes, hard to think it’s a “fall” market when its 100 degrees outside), and officials there have made a new video touting the market and Mississippi-made furniture. Click here for the link. The video has it’s own take about the Magnolia State, acknowledging we may talk […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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Natchez Trace Parkway visitor count down nearly 50 percent

According to officials with the Natchez Trace Parkway, recreational visits to the 444-mile route is down by nearly half during May and June compared to a year ago. NTP Superintendent Mary Risser said and average of 385,382 used the Parkway during May and June 2015 compared with  an average of 750,036 for the same period a year earlier. […]

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Posted in Natchez Trace Parkway, National, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments

Thomas Wells | Buy at PHOTOS.DJOURNAL.COM

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


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