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‘Nothing planned right now’ for potential hotel site in Tupelo

Last month, we speculated that the patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites could be home to another hotel, as truckloads of dirt were being moved to the site. Now the site has been  brought up to the level of the Fairfield Inn parking lot, so SOMETHING could go there. Well, Biz Buzz has […]

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Aerial view of the Mississippi Silicon site in May

Lawsuit against Mississippi Silicon dismissed

A lawsuit seeking to stop the Mississippi Silicon plant in Burnsville was dismissed Thursday by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi. “Mississippi Silicon is very pleased with the ruling issued by the federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi to dismiss Globe Specialty Metals’ complaint […]

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Former Magnolia Bingo building being transformed

We told you a few weeks back that Magnolia Bingo wouldn’t be returning to its pre-tornado location at the corner of Green and North Gloster streets in Tupelo. The 24,000-square-foot building has been subdivided for other tenants, as building owner V.M. Cleveland said he would do in an earlier interview. The photo of the building was […]

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Site prep begins for Panda Express in Tupelo

We told you back in January, that plans in the works for a Panda Express in Tupelo. Well, it’s getting closer, with site work starting this week, as these photos show. The restaurant should be opening in four-five months, so that means sometime this fall. The Retail Strategy real estate group of Austin, Texas bought the […]

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Mississippi Silicon begins hiring first of 200 workers

The $200 million Mississippi Silicon plant has begun hiring the first of what could be as many as 200 workers at its Burnsville plant. Company officials announced today that it has begun recruiting full-time skilled trade workers through the Mississippi Department of Employment Security‘s WIN Job Centers and with help from Northeast Mississippi Community College. The plant, […]

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West Main Kroger to get major renovation

Biz Buzz has details about a major project at the Kroger on West Main Street in Tupelo. Thirteen years ago Kroger opened the store near Crosstown, and it soon will be undergoing a major renovation. Plans have been submitted for the work, which will be completed by Christmas. However, a spokeswoman for Kroger’s Delta Division, which includes […]

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Photo taken from the parking lot of Wesson and Mothershed, with a couple landmarks noted on photo.

One mystery work site in Tupelo solved, the other still a mystery

There’s been some speculation on a couple of sites in Tupelo recently, where crews have been bringing in lots of dirt, leveling the sites, etc. Biz Buzz can tell you what one of them is. On South Gloster Street, next to Advance Auto Parts – which is adjacent to an O’Reilly Auto Parts – will […]

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