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Filed with the city’s Development Services department are the companies’ site plans and architectural drawings so here are what the buildings for Firehouse Subs and Carlock Kia will look like, more or less. You’ll have to scroll down to see The Carlock image. The CarMax image is available on the link provided above.:
We told you a couple of weeks ago that Grady’s is opening on the corner of Daybrite and South Green, and it looks like it will open during Spring Break week.
Biz Buzz stopped by the restaurant yesterday, and the owners were working in the kitchen, getting things set up. The building still needs a little paint and trim on the exterior, they said.
Out front is the famous bull that adorned the original Grady’s, which happens to be this very same spot.
The location was most recently Jed’s Gumtree Cafe, and before that, Gumtree Cafe. It’s also been Spencer’s and Whiteside’s.
The bull – which has seen better days – will stay outside, welded to a trailer, so it’ll be tougher to take it and say, put it on the roof of the high school.
As a reminder, the new Grady’s won’t be quite like the old Grady’s 10-cent Hamburger place. Instead it will offer a daily lunch buffet from which diners can choose and entree and vegetables.
Here’s what we said a couple of weeks back:
Some of the old family recipes will be employed, including its country fried steak, bone-in pork chop sandwich, homemade mustard relish and sauces and vegetables. A southern food buffet line will be in place like the other restaurants that have been there. And of course the hamburger, but rest assured it won’t be selling for 10 cents.
The frame on the new Firehouse Subs in Tupelo finally started going up this weekend.
The restaurant is on West Main Street, next to the ATT store, and across the street from Anytime Fitness, Wendy’s and Starbucks.
Franchise owner Chris Stephenson, who opened his Oxford Firehouse Subs in 2011, said Friday that he’s hoping to get the restaurant open by late spring/early summer – that means late May/early June.
The restaurant is expected to seat about 60 people and employ about 20 full- and part-time employees.
The Jacksonville, Fla.-based chain has more than 730 locations in 39 states and PuertoRico. In Mississippi, there are locations in Biloxi, Flowood, Hattiesburg, Oxford, Starkville, Hattiesburg and Southaven.
Now that Atlanta Bread Co. has met its unfortunate demise in Tupelo, who would you like to go in its place?
- Five Guys
- Joe’s Crab Shack
- Panera Bread
- Red Robin
- Steak n Shake
Another restaurant we’ve reported about on Biz Buzz that/s looking, but hasn’t committed to a site is Jimmy John’s.
Also, there have been whispers of some time that Krispy Kreme has been looking for a site n the All-America City.
Any others out there you’d like to see?
It’s been more than six months since Biz Buzz first reported that Five Guys Burger and Fries was looking for a location in Tupelo.
Since it’s been quite some time since we got an update on what’s going on, we checked in with Eat Here Brands in Jackson, which owns the franchise rights for the area.
The reply was short and sweet, but essentially, they’re close to getting a lease done.
No word if it’s still slated to go in the King’s Crossing retail center, which is home to Kohl’s, Ross Dress for Less, Newk’s, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Dress Barn, Kirkland’s, Mt. Fuji and others.
Hopefully, we can report to you really soon about all the juicy details.
Five Guys currently has Mississippi locations in D’Iberville, Flowood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg and Ridgeland.
First, Ms. Ruth’s in Verona is back!
You’ll remember she closed in December, is back by popular demand, it seems. Here’s an email that’s been sent:
Ms. Ruth’s long-time, loyal customers have spoken and Ms. Ruth listened. They told her they missed three things – her wonderful tasty food, the interesting atmosphere of her Verona location, and always seeing their friends when they went to eat at Ms. Ruth’s in Verona. Well all that has been taken care of with the re-opening of the Verona location last Friday.
There is a whole new wall of Elvis memorabilia and new lower pricing and food service. Plus now she open at 7 a.m. and offers a full cooked-to-order breakfast. And has added salads, hamburgers to the lunch menu, and a Mexican burrito bar is coming soon.
Dine in or carry out Monday – Friday, lunch served 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Slowly but surely, Firehouse Subs is getting its store built in Tupelo.
You’ll remember it’s been a long work in progress for the project (click here for previous coverage), but the restaurant will sit on the former Dixie Gas site on West Main Street, sandwiched (pun intended) between the AT&T store and West Main Church of Christ.
When we last spoke to franchise owner Chris Stephenson, he said it would take 4-5 months once construction began to have the store open. So, if that’s still the plan, it will be late spring/early summer before Firehouse Subs is open, and not April/May as originally stated.
But you never know – if construction picks up, it could open by then. We’ll check in with him ASAP. It’s lunchtime as I write this, and probably not a good time to get him on the phone at his Oxford location.