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BancorpSouth expands presence in southwest Louisiana

BancorpSouth is expanding its presence in southwest Louisiana with the opening of a loan production office in Lake Charles. The office, which provides commercial, real estate construction and residential mortgage lending, along with related banking services, has already generated some $15 million in new loans, the Tupelo-based bank said.More from BancorpSouth: BancorpSouth currently operates 22 full-service […]

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Brooks Grocery still a go for West Tupelo

Plans for a Brooks Grocery in West Tupelo are still in the works and have not been abandoned. Rumors have circulated recently that Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is looking to to build three of its smaller-format stores nearby, including two within a relatively short distance of the proposed Brooks Grocery store. Speculation has been that the Brooks store will […]

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Wingstop in Tupelo to reopen Aug. 28

Wingstop in Tupelo plans to reopen next Thursday, Aug. 28. But first, it needs to hire a few people. The restaurant needs cooks, and applicants can apply at the store, which is located on the corner of West Main and Thomas streets. After opening June 11, Wingstop closed temporarily last month, citing construction issues. A […]

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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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AP: Biofuel maker KiOR may be looking at bankruptcy

From the Associated Press:  Struggling biofuel firm KiOR says in a financial filing that it will run out of money by September and that bankruptcy could follow. The company, which built a refinery in Columbus to turn wood chips into synthetic oil, owes Mississippi $69.4 million. The Mississippi Development Authority has agreed to delay payments […]

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Super Hibachi Buffet to open in Tupelo in October

A few months ago, Biz Buzz told you about a restaurant that would open in the former Barnhill’s on South Gloster Street. That restaurant, Super Hibachi Buffet, will open sometime in October, the owner said today. As its name implies, the restaurant will have a buffet with Chinese and Japanese food. It’ll also have a sushi […]

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