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Market Center retail development plans moving ahead

A year ago, everyone in west Tupelo got excited about a new retail center that would have been anchored by  Brooks Grocery store. But alas, those plans were shelved with news that Wal-Mart was looking to build as many as three of its Walmart Neighborhood Markets in the city, including one at the McCullough Boulevard-West […]

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Posted in Business news, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

This site between Fairfield Inn and BNA Bank (in the background) could be home to another hotel in Tupelo.

Site work on Tom Watson Drive could be for another hotel

If you’ve driven on Tom Watson Drive lately, you no doubt noticed a lot of dirt is being moved on a patch of land between BNA Bank and the Fairfield Inn & Suites. The prep work is for what may be another hotel, but there have been no official permits filed with the city yet. There’s been […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, Midtown District, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Krumbs Homestyle Cooking pushes opening back a week

Krumbs Homestyle Cooking had originally planned to open in downtown Tupelo today, but owners Carl and Alexis Johnson are going to wait another week.. “We wanted to ensure we opened correctly and pushed the date to the 28th,” Carl said. Here’s a link to the story we had about the restaurant from a couple of weeks […]

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Posted in Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Tupelo Furniture Market releases new promotional video

We’re a month away from the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market (yes, hard to think it’s a “fall” market when its 100 degrees outside), and officials there have made a new video touting the market and Mississippi-made furniture. Click here for the link. The video has it’s own take about the Magnolia State, acknowledging we may talk […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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Inspection reports: Fourth time is NOT the charm at Ryan’s

We’re back with a two-week supply of food inspection reports, and many restaurants in Northeast Mississippi passed with flying colors. But three restaurants – one of which y’all are quite familiar with – didn’t do so well, getting slapped with ‘C’ scores. Remember that C’s are the equivalent of failing, but it doesn’t mean that a […]

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Posted in Business news, Food & Dining, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Restaurant inspections0 Comments

Caution tape warns people to stay out of the former motel.

Former Travelodge motel getting boarded up, could be condemned

Hotel Week continues in Tupelo. Earlier this week, we had news about the former Executive Inn getting bought, with plans to have it demolished. Today, we have news that the former Travelodge is now in the crosshairs of city officials. The 106-room motel has been abandoned since it closed unexpectedly in  October 2011. Development Services Director Shane Hooper […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments


Renasant launches new healthcare banking division

Tupelo-based Renasant Corp., the parent of Renasant Bank, announced today the formation of a new Healthcare Banking Group. Leading the division is Craig Gardella, who was named an executive vice president. Gardella has more than 30 years of healthcare finance and corporate banking experience and specializes in hospital industry, post-acute care markets, senior living, behavioral health, managed care, […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Healthcare, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank1 Comment

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