Archive for the ‘GAMING/HOSPITALITY – Market Sector’ Category

A Stitch in Time — The Southern Needle looks to spark renaissance

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, sewing

While Beverly Anglin is a risk-taker, she is not your typical entrepreneur. Ask most small business owners about their goals, they usually will talk about revenues, profits, market share. Anglin, owner of The Southern Needle in the Trace Station Shopping Center in Ridgeland, talks little about any of those things. In fact, she has few […] [...]

Reopening history — The Oaks House Museum gets new life

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, Museum

JACKSON — After closing for six months for renovations and a change in leadership, The Oaks House Museum in Jackson has reopened with a splash. An open house was held Sept. 6 at The Oaks, which is located at 823 Jefferson Street in the Belhaven Heights neighborhood. The free event offered tours of The Oaks […] [...]

City trying to determine who has authority to spend gaming money

NATCHEZ — It is not clear which group in Natchez will have final say over how to spend $250,000 in annual payments a casino makes to the city. It could be the elected aldermen. Or, it could be a new seven-member group that aldermen created this week, the Community Development Board. Mayor Butch Brown serves […] [...]

Dove hunters excited about longer season

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, dove hunting, hunting, Mississippi, outdoors

Migratory bird hunters have more to be excited about than the recent release of “Fish and Wildlife Management: A Handbook for Mississippi Landowners.” Nearly three whole weeks have been added to the dove-hunting season, and a record number of waterfowl are expected to overwinter in Mississippi this year. Dove hunters will enjoy more shooting time […] [...]

Managing by the book — Land management guide was nearly 10 years in the making

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, outdoors, wildlife

Wildlife biologist Adam Rohnke had just relocated from New York to Mississippi to work for the Mississippi State University Extension Service when he was handed a project — put together a first-of-its-kind definitive guide for creating wildlife habitat in Mississippi. “I was a rookie, had only been here about a month, and I said sure,” […] [...]

Casual dining is an economic indicator

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: Business, Dining, economy, flowed, Mississippi, Outback Steakhouse

How’s an area’s economy doing? Just check the traffic at casual dining restaurants such as Outback, Longhorn, Logan’s and Olive Garden. J&R Restaurant Group’s sales at its eight Mississippi and Tennessee Outback Steakhouses dropped along with the economy from 2007-2009. By 2010, with a degree of life returning to the economy and job insecurity lifting, […] [...]

Outback Steakhouse dream realized in Flowood

by Published: September 4,2014

Tags: australia, Business, Dining, Flowood, Mississippi, outback

A victory at the polls in 2006 after a pair of defeats in Flowood liquor-by-the-drink referendums positioned Steven Grantham Jr. to carry out his late father’s plans for a second Outback Steakhouse in Metro Jackson. Flowood finally would get an Outback restaurant where diners could enjoy their favorite spirits along with thick cut grilled steaks […] [...]

Chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto are dotting every ‘i’ and crossing every ‘t’ in the development of Seafood R’evolution, which is set to open in November

Let there be no doubt, chefs John Folse and Rick Tramonto have every intention of opening the finest, nicest and best restaurant Mississippi has ever seen. The two recently sat down with the Mississippi Business Journal to discuss their vision for the 10,000-square-foot Seafood R’evolution with seating for 317 which is set to open in […] [...]

Pro-Am openings, hospitality suites going fast for Sanderson Farms tournament

by Published: August 29,2014

Tags: Business, Mississippi, PGA, Sanderson Farms

By JON WIENER Want your corporation and clients to spend an afternoon playing golf with a PGA Tour pro on a championship golf course? Better hurry. Availabile spots are filling up quickly for the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship Wednesday Heritage Bag Pro-Am at the Country Club of Jackson on Nov. 5. Fewer than seven […] [...]

Isle of Capri reports decreased in-state revenues; experiencing ‘market pressures’

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Isle of Capri Casinos Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015. Company-wide, net revenue for the quarter was $241.6 million, compared to $238.0 million in the prior year quarter, and consolidated adjusted EBITDA was $43.7 million, compared to $41.9 million in the same quarter of the […] [...]

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