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Academy Sports opening its 200th store in Tupelo Friday

Academy Sports & Outdoors is opening store No. 200 in Tupelo, with its official opening on Friday at 8:30 a.m. The first 200 customers in line who show they’re a fan of one of Academy’s social media sites will get a mystery gift card valued between $20 and $500. The 63,000-square-foot store is having a […]

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Posted in Business news, Drive-by Photos, National, New business, New Retailers, Northeast Mississippi, Retail News, Tupelo0 Comments

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Shipley’s among tenants to be in rebuilt retail center

A retail center that is being built to replace one destroyed by last year’s tornado in Tupelo will include several tenants, including Shipley’s Do-Nuts. It will be the third location for the popular sweet shop, joining stores on Cliff Gookin Boulevard and on South Gloster Street. Dan Ballard, whose L-shaped building on the corner of North Gloster and […]

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Posted in Business news, Disaster relief/recovery, Drive-by Photos, Food & Dining, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Former Magnolia Bingo building being transformed

We told you a few weeks back that Magnolia Bingo wouldn’t be returning to its pre-tornado location at the corner of Green and North Gloster streets in Tupelo. The 24,000-square-foot building has been subdivided for other tenants, as building owner V.M. Cleveland said he would do in an earlier interview. The photo of the building was […]

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Renasant completes merger with Heritage

Renasant Corp. has officially completed the largest merger in its 111-year history, acquiring Heritage Financial Group Inc.. of Albany, Georgia, the parent of HeritageBank of the South. The merger, announced in December, is valued at more than $250 million. Regulatory approval was given in March, and shareholders for the companies OK’d the deal two weeks ago. The combined company has […]

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Posted in Banking & Finance, Business news, Mergers & acquisitions, National, Northeast Mississippi, Renasant Bank, Tupelo0 Comments

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More restaurant news: IDK opens in new spot; Gabriel’s moving

You’ve probably heard by now, but IDK has moved from old spot at 205 Gloster Street a little further south of Crosstown, to 365 S. Gloster. That’s what was most recently Bombay Indian Grill, which closed last year. IDK opened last October, but recently closed to renovate its new spot. It opened over the weekend. […]

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Taco Bell to build new Tupelo location; Booneville to open in November

Taco Bell is building another location in Tupelo, and work will begin once a new restaurant in Booneville is built. Franchise owner Phil Little, who has Taco Bell locations in Corinth, Tupelo and New Albany, confirmed that a deal to purchase land on West Main Street in Tupelo was finalized Friday, with Clay Short of TRI Inc.’s, commercial realty arm. […]

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Posted in Business news, Corinth, Food & Dining, New Albany, New business, New restaurants, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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On the menu for 6/26/15: Five score ‘C’ on inspections

We have two weeks’ worth of food inspections to cover this week, and five restaurants got knocked with a “C.” Two of the restaurants were reinspected during this time and were given a “B,” the highest grade allowed after receiving a “C.” Seven other restaurants received a “B”  As a reminder, a “C” is equivalent to failing, […]

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