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Small Business Spotlight: LR Restaurants

by Published: July 17,2011

Tags: Al Roberts, Babalu, Bill Latham, restaurant, Table 100

The two men who created the popular Jackson restaurant Amerigo are back in the kitchen, cooking up eateries like Babalu and Table 100 and opening Five Guys Burgers and Fries metro-area franchises. Restaurateurs Bill Latham and Al Roberts teamed together more than 20 years ago at the Sundancer, and the result has been a formidable […] [...]

Dining Out: Ferris a perfect match for Jackson’s Babalu

When chef David Ferris met with LR Restaurants owners Bill Latham and Al Roberts, it was marriage at first talk, he said. The longtime restaurateurs were tossing around a concept for a restaurant that would serve gourmet tacos and Spanish-style tapas. “It’s something that I’d been wanting to do, and we just hit it off […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Washington Square Thrift Store, Greenville

Fine china, home appliances, clothing, books and games are among the items meticulously displayed at the Washington Square Thrift Store in downtown Greenville. “The community has been really good to us,” said Ann Macvaugh, founder and executive director of Washington Square. “We get items from estates – fine china, televisions. This is upscale resale. It’s […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Vince’s Restaurant

by Published: June 19,2011

Tags: Leland, Vince’s Restaurant

A 24-hour café called Vince’s that served Leland’s railroad travelers in the 1920s inspired the creation of a restaurant in the same location with the same name — minus the all-night hours. “I’m just glad we’re not open 24 hours,” said co-owner and chef Will Gault. Gault, Cheri Clark and property owner Joe Robert Campbell […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: FRESH INK

After six years of owning Fresh Ink, the Jackson stationery, invitation and gift shop, Elizabeth Upchurch still gasps when she gets a beautiful invitation in the mail. That’s because occasionally, Upchurch won’t get to see a project from creation to fruition. “I will just gasp when I see it. People get so many things in […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Buon Cibo, Hernando

A success on his own: After more than a year, Belenchia’s first solo  project, by all standards, has been a total hit After working for several restaurants in Memphis and North Mississippi, Josh Belenchia was ready to open his own place. When he toured a vacant restaurant property in Hernando, the concept of Buon Cibo, which opened […] [...]

Dining Out Spotlight: Gin Mill Galleries Inc, Indianola

by Published: March 27,2011

Tags: Dining Out, Gin Mill Gallery, Tom Bingham

Party atmosphere goes with Gin Mill Gallery Just as the patio for a restaurant in an old gin in Indianola was being poured, a tornado tore through and destroyed the building. For two decades, Tom Bingham had owned the property, doing custom woodworking from the space. For about a decade, he’d operated an art gallery […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Complete Mobile Home Supply, Pearl

Becoming a ‘complete’ success Mobile home supply is largest in state with an eye on higher goals Customers walk into Complete Mobile Home Supply and, on many occasions, aren’t sure what they need. “They make a lot of hand gestures,” said Jotham McCauley, director of e-commerce. “They say, ‘It’s about like this,’ and we have […] [...]

Small Business Spotlight: Swirlz, Tupelo

by Published: March 13,2011

Tags: Kim Root, Shelly Daniel, Swirlz

Swirlz Girls: When you know, you know and we knew Daniel, Root have grown invitation business infinitely Kim Root and Shelly Daniel are best friends. They live next door to one another and go to the same church. Their husbands are both architects. When they’re seen together in Tupelo, people call them the Swirlz girls […] [...]

Dining Out Spotlight: Parlor Market, Jackson

by Published: March 13,2011

Tags: Craig Noone, John Besh, Parlor Market, Stephan Pyles

There is a reason for everything at the PM From the owner to the hostess stand and from the floors to the bar, nearly everything in Parlor Market tells a story. Owner Craig Noone got his start at the Palace Casino Resort on the coast after graduating from the Texas Culinary Academy. He then moved […] [...]

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