Skillet

More about proposed The Skillet restaurant

If you haven’t heard,  a restaurant and offices will replace what has been an apartment building at the corner of West Jackson Street and Clayton Avenue in Tupelo (click here for the story). The Skillet is the name of the restaurant, the brainchild of  chef David Leathers.  From the story: Leathers sees casual dining with upscale food. … The restaurant […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Food & Dining, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

The former home of The Bakery, and most recently, Ole State Grill, will be the home of Gabriel's on Gloster.

Plate it up: Gabriel’s on Gloster to open next month

It’s been the location of several restaurants over the years, most recently Ole State Grill. Before that it was The Bakery. Now, the building at 7041 N. Gloster Street, Suite B is going to be the home of Gabriel’s on Gloster. Owner Ren Lawson  says the restaurant will serve “upscale pub food with Southern flair.” […]

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Tupelo CVB will match tourism events up to $15,000

Got an event or festival for Tupelo that can boost tourism and promote Northeast Mississippi? How would you like some money to go toward promoting that event?  The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced its matching grant program for event promotion for fiscal year 2015.  The program’s goal is to fund the promotion of special events and festivals that […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Northeast Mississippi, tourism, Tupelo, Tupelo Convention & Visitors Bureau1 Comment

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Academy Sports looks to open store in Tupelo

Academy Sports and Outdoors is looking to open a store in Tupelo, and what’s left to do is for the deal to close later this month, sources tell Biz Buzz. The Katy, Texas-based sporting goods and outdoors retailer has some 180 stores in 13 states, mostly in the Southeast (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, […]

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On the menu: Food inspections for week ending 9.12.14

On the menu: Food inspections for week ending 9.12.14

The state Department of Health regularly inspects restaurants and food facilities.  The facilities are graded from A, B or C. An “A” is the best. “C” is the equivalent of failing, but the inspection isn’t bad enough to merit closure of the restaurant. Corrections are often done on site. Following a C report, a followup inspection […]

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Tupelo mayor, CDF leaders joining delegation to Japan

Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton and members of the Community Development Foundation will join Gov. Phil Bryant and Yates Construction President and CEO William Yates III as part of a delegation of economic development professionals and business leaders to Tokyo, Japan for the 37th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S./Japan and the Japan – U.S. Southeast Associations, or […]

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NAM study: Federal regulations cost economy $2 trillion

According to a study by the National Association of Manufacturers, complying with federal regulations costs Americans $2.028 trillion in lost economic growth annually, or about 12 percent of total GDP that could be invested back into the nation’s businesses.  More from NAM: The study, conducted by economists Nicole V. and W. Mark Crain, concluded that manufacturing […]

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