Hamp and Blair Hughes have bought the former Shoney’s building on North Gloster Street in Tupelo. (previous coverage) Blair Hughes owns Park Heights, an upscale restaurant in downtown Tupelo’s Fairpark District. Blair Hughes said construction started last week on the former Shoney’s building. The crews are renovating the interior and exterior of the building. She’s … Read More
The Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau now is accepting grant applications for organizations seeking funds to market an event. Stephanie Moody Coomer, deputy director of the CVB, said the city’s tourism bureau will give up to $15,000 per event. The application deadline is Oct. 15. The goal of the program, the CVB said, is to … Read More
According to the Los Angeles Times, Chick-Fil-A has promised to stop giving money to anti-gay groups. A company spokesman declined to respond. Excerpts from the story: Chick-fil-A has pledged to stop giving money to anti-gay groups and to back off political and social debates after an executive’s comments this summer landed the fast-food chain smack … Read More
Several Northeast Mississippi officials joined state representatives last week for an economic development visit to Japan. From their tweets, it looks like they started in San Diego on Sept. 11 and then headed to Japan for a week. Some of the people on the trip: Phil Bryant (MS gov) Brent Christensen (MDA) David Rumbarger (CDF) … Read More
Note that Kroger says the products were not sold in Mississippi. From AP via BusinessWeek (full text): CINCINNATI (AP) — Kroger is recalling spinach sold at grocery stores in 15 states due to possible Listeria contamination. The Fresh Selections Tender Spinach was sold in 10-ounze packages and had a “best if used by” date of … Read More
We heard from Cristina Green today. She owns Cristina’s International Cuisine, a new Tupelo restaurant in the former Shogun building on North Gloster. She said the business opened Monday for lunch and dinner. Plus, she’s offering lunch specials. Click here to read our previous coverage and to see the menu.
Interesting research from Mintel and BurgerBusiness.com (full story): The second phase of Burger King’s menu renovation was this month’s introduction of an array of what it called its Premium Chicken Menu. At the same time, the chain quietly rebranded its fish sandwich from BK Big Fish to the much more elegant Premium Alaskan Fish Sandwich. In … Read More