Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Jackson Partners’

Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Walthall Hotel

A court-appointed receiver is in talks with several prospective buyers of downtown Jackson’s Roberts Vista Hotel, currently shuttered and awaiting repairs from water damage. The hotel, known more commonly in Jackson as The Walthall, for local Civil War figure Edward Cary Walthall, whose name it bore upon opening 85 years ago. As it as a […] [...]

Civic and arts leaders rallying to give aging Thalia Mara a fix up

It’s said Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall hasn’t got a bad seat in the house. But seats that are in bad shape? Those are about as plentiful as the number of days that make up the Broadway run of the “Phantom of the Opera.” Since its opening in 1968 as the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, the City-owned […] [...]

A touchup for Thalia Mara

It’s said Jackson’s Thalia Mara Hall hasn’t got a bad seat in the house. But seats that are in bad shape? Those are about as plentiful as the number of days that make up the Broadway run of the “Phantom of the Opera.” Since its opening in 1968 as the Jackson Municipal Auditorium, the City-owned […] [...]

Keeping our eye on: Emily Ray

Age: 24 Hometown: Greenville Education: BFA in graphic design, Mississippi State University Current Position: Graphic design & marketing, Downtown Jackson Partners Shocked. That’s the effect Emily Ray had on her customers when she temporarily moved to South Dakota with her occupational therapist sister and spent the summer working in a coffee house. “They were dumbfounded […] [...]

Watkins: Farish still on track

David Watkins wants to be clear: Farish Street is on schedule for the major tenants of its first block to open late this year. The project has not stalled for lack of money, as was reported in the Clarion-Ledger last week. Watkins, who is developing the historic district into a Beale Street-like mix of clubs […] [...]

Museum investment seen as boost for downtown

History enthusiasts are relieved and pleased by a state Legislature appropriation last week of $38 million to build a new Museum of Mississippi History and a civil rights museum on state land just north of the William F. Winter Archives and History Building, 200 North Street. But supporters of downtown development are trading high-fives, as […] [...]

Arena in right place

Ben Allen ventured onto friendly turf a few Tuesdays ago to try to re-energize a campaign for a multi-use arena in downtown Jackson. Supporters made up most of the crowd of 200 or so people who turned out for the “Arena Extravaganza” sponsored by the organization Allen heads, Downtown Jackson Partners, and the Jackson Chamber […] [...]

Arena a key piece to downtown vision, promoters say at rally

Downtown Jackson Partners, Chamber: Study will address feasibility of a downtown area Ben Allen kept the focus at his  “Arena Rollout Extravaganza” held last Tuesday on the unity of purpose that it’s going to take to erect an $80-million-plus entertainment palace downtown. The event was all about the arena, even to the point that Allen, […] [...]

New Incubator Comes to Regions Plaza

JACKSON- MBJ-TV gets a behind-the-scenes look at a new multi-use small business incubator that is setting up shop in downtown Jackson. Tenants looking for a low rent, destination location for their first start up are already lining up to get in. [...]

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