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SeaPort Airlines to begin service in Tupelo as early as October

As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation has selected SeaPort Airlines to provide air service for Tupelo. SeaPort begins its two-year contract once it determines when to launch its service in Tupelo. Officials hope it can begin in October, but details still are being worked out between between SeaPort , outgoing provider Silver Airways, Tupelo Regional Airport and the […]

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Mugshots breaks ground, to open in March or April

As Biz Buzz first told you earlier this week, Mugshots Grill & Bar is coming to Tupelo. Officials with the company, joined by city and county leaders and other guests, broke ground on the 7,800-square-foot restaurant this morning. The restaurant will seat about 210 people, with outside seating for about 60. Franchise owner Johnny Robbins […]

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

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UPDATE: Mugshots to open in Tupelo in spring 2015

UPDATE 8.20.14: Mugshots will open next spring, the company said. ———– ORIGINAL POST: The long-awaited Mugshots Grill and Bar is going to be built in Tupelo. A groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday at 11 a.m. at the corner of Monagahn and East Main Street in the Fairpark District. We don’t have the full details yet, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Downtown Tupelo, Fairpark District, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tupelo Elvis tribute artist winner in Top 10 in Memphis

From the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association: The Tupelo Elvis Festival named Ben Thompson of London, England the 2014 Tupelo Elvis Tribute Artist Winner at the festival this past June. As the winner of the Tupelo competition, Thompson represented Tupelo in round one of the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Competition Tuesday in Memphis. […]

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Gifts and Accessories Show at furniture market adds fundraisers

The fall Tupelo Furniture Market gets underway Thursday and ends Sunday, and for the fifth year, the concurrent Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show will take place. The furniture market trade show is open to registered retail buyers only in Buildings II-VI, but the FGHAS is open to the public in Building I. The Furniture, Gift […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

Iain Logan, senior vice president for Philips, who is second from left, and Philips Tupelo plant manager Amar Yeddula receivesa token of appreciation from CDF President and CEO David Rumbarger

Philips Lighting adding 50 jobs with $2M expansion

One of the oldest companies in Tupelo is expanding and adding employees. Philips Lighting announced a $2 million project today that will bring at least 50 jobs to the facility. The project also helps retain the 350 now employed there. Philips is creating a major manufacturing hub at its 550,000-square foot Tupelo facility, which opened in 1947 […]

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Silver Airways ordered to extend service through Sept. 5

As expected, the U.S. Department of Transportation ordered Silver Airways to extend air service in Tupelo through Sept. 5. Silver said in April it was not going to seek renewal of  its Essential Air Service contract, and submitted a 90-day “notice of termination.” The Transportation Department then ordered Silver to continue service in Tupelo, as well […]

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