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Academy Sports pad 02.11.15

Academy Sports confirms what we knew – Tupelo store opening this year

The company officially announced today – no surprise to Biz Buzz readers – that it is indeed opening a store this year. We told you back in September that Academy Sports was looking to build in Tupelo, and in December, dirt work began on the site.  Now, two months later, the foundation has been laid […]

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Panda Express looks to build restaurant in Tupelo

Another new restaurant is coming to Tupelo, and it’s Panda Express, the fast-casual Chinese food chain with some 1,800 locations int the U.S. Puerto Rico, Guam, Canada, Mexico, Dubai and South Korea. Plans show the restaurant will be on the lot south of the entrance to The Shops at Barnes Crossing (which houses Bed Bath & Beyond, Dickey’s Barbecue, Dollar Tree, […]

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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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Construction crews move dirt on the Academy Sports site  in Tupelo on Wednesday

Site work begins on Academy Sports location in Tupelo

We told you back in September that Academy Sports was eyeing a location in Tupelo, and now we have at least visual confirmation that the project is a go. Dirt is being moved on the site north of Walgreens at the corner of Barnes Crossing Road and North Gloster Street. The Academy Sports store will […]

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More restaurant news: Taziki’s eyeing Tupelo location

Well, it seems your truly has been uncovering a lot of new restaurants opening or planning to open in Tupelo, and I’ve got another one:  Taziki’s Cafe. It’s a Mediterranean restaurant based out of Birmingham, and the company has said at the start of this year it planned to open 20 locations. Not sure when […]

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Work is still going on inside the restaurant to get it open in three weeks.

Super Hibachi Buffet looks to open Nov. 10

UPDATE: Super Hibachi will open Nov. 28, it’s owner has confirmed ————— It’s been a couple of months since Biz Buzz last dropped in on the Super Hibachi Buffet going into the former Barnhill’s. The restaurant owners had planned to open this month, but more extensive work was needed – imagine that – to get […]

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IDK is expected to open Nov. 1, the restaurant owners said. It's located at 205 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo, near Crosstown.

New restaurant, IDK, to open in former Gloster 205/JP’s/Martini’s

The building at 205 N. Gloster Street in Tupelo has been high-profile location over the years, and it’s also been the home of several restaurants. Most recently, it was Martini’s & Music, which closed in August, and before that it was JP’s Funky Little Shack. For years before that, though it was Gloster 205, and then […]

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