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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

Developer Mark Castleberry led a Thursday morning tour of The Mill at Mississippi State University for staff in MSU's Office of Research and Economic Development. The $40-million project is slated for completion in about a year.
Photo by: Megan Bean

The Mill project at Mississippi State on schedule, developer says

From Mississippi State University: Transformation of the historic John M. Stone Cotton Mill –formerly known as Mississippi State’s E.E. Cooley Building – into a state-of-the-art conference and meeting complex is on track, according to the project’s developer.  “We are less than a year away from completion,” said Mark Castleberry of Columbus, who is leading development of The Mill […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Starkville0 Comments

Sonic work 7.9.14

Work picks up on Sonic site on South Gloster

Work was supposed to begin in mid-May on the site where Sonic is moving on South Gloster Street, but it got pushed back until recently. It was supposed to open in August, but it looks like it may be October before that happens.  Biz Buzz drove by the site today and there’s been some decent […]

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

Wingstop 6.9.14

Updates on Wingstop and Five Guys in Tupelo

Got a couple of updates a lot of you have been waiting for: Wingstop and Five Guys Burgers and Fries. First, Wingstop is opening Wednesday at 11 a.m.  That’s the official word from the restaurant, which is at the corner of Thomas and West Main streets. The full address is 2590 W. Main St. The […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, National, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

Firehouse Subs 5.19.14

Updates on Wingstop and Firehouse Subs in Tupelo

Two new restaurants Biz Buzz has been keeping track of over the past few months – Wingstop and Firehouse Subs –are getting closer to opening in Tupelo. • First, there’s the Wingstop that we first told you about in January, is set to open in early June. We talked to Tanner Berryhill, one of the […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Employment and jobs, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Starkville, Tupelo0 Comments

Construction crews have started building the framework for the dealership.

CarMax construction for Tupelo store moving along

  CarMax began construction recently on its Tupelo store on Tom Watson Drive, and it looks like it’s well on its way to its planned September opening. The photo above was taken this morning (Friday, May 16). The store will be a total of 7,467 square feet, with 4,394 dedicated to the sales area; the […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, National, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Transportation, Tupelo0 Comments

Sonic to move on South Gloster in Tupelo, have double drive-thru

You may remember about a year ago Biz Buzz revealed that the Sonic on South Gloster Street in Tupelo was moving a little farther north on Gloster, in the old Chips and Salsa/Peggy’s Place/Guthrie’s Chicken site in the parking lot adjacent to McAlister’s Deli. Well, I drove by this morning, and Mark Welch with Jaco Foods in […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo2 Comments

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