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It’s official: Vanelli’s Bistro opening in downtown Tupelo

You’ve seen snippets here and there, maybe heard a few things about the return of Vanelli’s. Well, good news: We have an exclusive interview with the man himself, Voz Vanelli, who gave us details on his new venture – Vanelli’s Bistro. It is indeed located in downtown Tupelo in what was most recently Krumbs Homestyle […]

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

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Fairpark opens at Noon Saturday for Pigskins in the Park

Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Alabama, all ranked among the nation’s top 25 college football teams, are going on the road this weekend to play important SEC league games.  But football fans in North Mississippi who don’t make the road trip with their favorite teams will still be able to watch the televised games on […]

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Posted in Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Mall at Barnes Crossing quietly goes about renovation

With little fanfare, they’ve been repainting walls and ceilings, replacing tile, removing greenery and otherwise quietly making improvements. We’re talking about The Mall at Barnes Crossing. You may have noticed one big change is that the Central Park children’s play area has been removed from the food court area. It had occupied the space behind […]

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Charleys Philly Steaks opening in mall food court

Replacing Steak Escape in the food court at The Mall at Barnes Crossing is Charleys Philly Steaks. Here’s what Charleys says about itself: We’ve been perfecting our craft for over 25 years. So trust us, we know a thing or two about giving you the best Philly Steaks on the planet. In fact, every Philly […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, Mall At Barnes Crossing, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo1 Comment

The building at 206 Troy Street in Tupelo – long known as the Rib Cage building – is getting a new exterior.

Downtown Tupelo restaurant location getting makeover

The building at 206 Troy Street in downtown Tupelo has been home to quite a few restaurants over the years – most recently it was Tupelo Sports Bar & Grill – but today it has a whole new look. The front of the building is gone. No, not destroyed; it was taken down on purpose. […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Food & Dining, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Real estate, Restaurants, Retail News, Tupelo1 Comment


Market Center in west Tupelo should be finished by end of year

Work has picked up noticeably at the site of The Market Center, a retail center being built adjacent to the Tupelo Furniture Market complex on Coley Road. It should be built by the end of the year, said developer V.M. Cleveland, who also is the owner and chairman of the Tupelo Furniture Market. Among the […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, New Retailers, Restaurants, Retail News, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments


Mississippi Hills Alliance to hire first executive director

The Mississippi Hills Heritage Area Alliance has begun a search for its first executive director to head the 30-county organization.  The announcement was made at the annual meeting this morning of the Alliance, which is the official coordinating entity for the Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area. The search will go thru Oct. 30, with top candidates interviewed in November and a date tentatively […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area, Northeast Mississippi, State, tourism1 Comment

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