By BECKY GILLETTE / Hattiesburg Business Today
Historic downtown Hattiesburg has a lot of fans of its stately turn-of-the century buildings including treasures like the restored Saenger Theater. The downtown is a center for city, county and federal government facilities, and in the past decade has seen some significant reinvestment that resulted in some popular new retail and dining options that gave a new vibe to the heart of the Hub city.
But some key businesses have come and gone, mostly for reasons that had nothing to do with the business climate.
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