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Clarksdale’s Oxbow Restaurant and Catering proves you can revitalize without spending millions

Hayden and Erica Hall were born and raised in Clarksdale, and went off to get experience in different tastes and styles before coming back home to open Oxbow Restaurant and Catering. After college Hayden worked at chef Wolfgang Puck’s Asian fusion restaurant The Source in Washington, D.C., and Erica worked on Capitol Hill before they […] [...]

Every piece is unique at Midnite Pottery

Midnite Pottery got its name because it was started by family members who had full-time jobs, and took up pottery making with a passion that left them often working until midnight or later. “My brother, Dean Webb, started the business,” said Midnite Pottery owner Jennifer Shelton. “He had just taken a pottery lesson. He didn’t […] [...]

Everyday Gardener great for giving and gardening

The Everyday Gardener in Fondren specializes in “the art of giving and gardening.” Whether you are looking for a gift for others or yourself, you are likely to find something among the store’s unique selection of home accents, vases, containers and works of art that will brighten a home or office. The business also carries […] [...]

Hey Joe’s is making it hot in Cleveland

by Published: May 13,2012

Tags: CLEVELAND, Delta State University, Hey Joe's

You might expect that a business like Hey Joe’s that specializes in burgers, live original music and a large draft beer selection would be a hit with the younger crowd including students from Delta State University. But Hey Joe’s has fans of all ages. “We had a lady celebrate her 90th birthday here the other […] [...]

Nehi Bottling Company has been a Cleveland fixture for 85 years

It was a far different world back in 1927 when the Nehi Bottling Company was founded in Cleveland. Most soft drink companies manufactured their products locally because dirt roads made it difficult to transport products very far. Today the soft drink industry has a far different model with most production consolidated in regional bottling centers. […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Whitehead Street Clothiers, Jackson

Before any man can develop his own style, he has to understand the simplicity of the basics. “The timeless prep look is the foundation for classic styling,” said Greg Rozina, manager of Whitehead Street Clothiers. “It is okay to break the rules once you understand them. Good taste, however, never changes. So the most important […] [...]

SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Social Chair rocks Bay St. Louis

After Hurricane Katrina tens of thousands of Coast residents needed to replace their home furnishings. But about the only place open near Bay St. Louis for a while was Walmart. That is when interior decorator Yuki Northington, who owns the firm Art & Interiors in Bay St. Louis, decided to open Social Chair to help […] [...]

Biggers Hardware still making customers happy — and keeping the downtown viable — after 94 years

CORINTH—In 1918, when the U.S. was still involved in World War I, Biggers Hardware was founded in downtown Corinth by J.D. Biggers. His ten children each inherited a tenth of the store that has been run continuously by a family member ever since its founding 94 years ago. “I had five great uncles who worked […] [...]

Grass-roots process

Louise Burroughs is one part “Bonanza” and one part “Bath & Body Works.” While keeping books for the family cattle business has always been her first love, Burroughs decided last year to open up a business of her own. “I will always be a cowgirl,” the Terry wife and mother said. “Growing up I wanted […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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