Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Jackson’

With most financing in hand, Capitol & West developers looking for a 2014 opening

by Ted Carter Published: October 4,2013

Tags: Business, capital, Downtown Jackson, Mississippi

» Transformation of the circa 1934 federal courthouse at  245 E. Capitol St. will rely heavily on federal and state historic tax credits By Ted Carter Financing of the slightly more than $20-million conversion of the James O. Eastland Federal Courthouse in downtown Jackson to mixed-use residential will be completed as soon as the bank […] [...]

UMMC in talks to make Jackson’s Landmark home for 300 workers

Downtown’s long vacant Landmark Center is the preferred choice of the University of Mississippi’s Medical Center for a new workplace for around 300 information technology workers and other support staff. The governing board of the Mississippi Institutes of Higher Learning would have to approve UMMC’s purchase of the 340,000 square-foot building, which is on the […] [...]

Unease sets in as Hal & Mal’s owner contemplates life under new landlord

by Ted Carter Published: May 10,2013

Tags: Downtown Jackson, Hal and Mals, Hal White, landlord, Malcolm White

Malcolm White says he wants the business to ‘stay and continue to be the cultural center of the redevelopment of downtown but insists: ‘We want our lease back.’ Malcolm White says he always hoped to own the train depot that he and his late brother Hal restored and made the home of downtown Jackson food […] [...]

Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison Walthall Hotel

by Ted Carter Published: October 21,2012

Tags: Downtown Jackson, hospitality, hotel, Roberts Vista, The Walthall, William Singletary

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 is known more commonly in Jackson as The Walthall, for Civil War figure Edward Cary Walthall, whose name it bore upon opening 85 years ago. As it has several […] [...]

Landmark closing pushing Central business district office vacancy to historic level

by Ted Carter Published: October 15,2012

Tags: AT&T, Downtown Jackson, John Barton, Landmark Center, Parkway Properties

Downtown Jackson’s office vacancy rate will head toward 40 percent with the shutdown of the Landmark Center once master tenant AT&T vacates at the end of the year, says John Barton, a Parkway Properties senior vice president and senior asset manager who participated in the Parkway’s quarterly office market surveys until the company ceased doing […] [...]

Downtown Jackson sees DOR move as key remedy to empty office space

by Ted Carter Published: November 6,2011

Tags: Downtown Jackson, real estate

Downtown Jackson’s office vacancy rate languished at 27 percent at the end of the third quarter, a worrisome figure that has changed little in the nearly three years since the departure of such major tenants as the Butler Snow law firm, HORNE CPAs and a large piece of Regions Bank’s operation. All along, Central Business […] [...]

Read the November 7th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — AN INDELIBLE IMPACT: Amy McCullough takes a look at how one man’s words more than 40 years ago may shape the economic future of Mississippi. Also in this week’s paper: >> KEMPER PLANT KEY IN HEATED PSC CONTEST: Adams makes false claims in attempt to win election — by AMY […] [...]

Read the October 24th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — THE NATIONAL TELECOM TAKE ON C SPIRE: Stephen McDill asks national telecom experts what they think of the new marriage between Apple Inc. and Ridgeland-based C Spire. You might be surprised at what they told the Mississippi Business Journal. Also in this week’s paper: >> VOTER ID: Will the National […] [...]

Scurlock’s Donut Shop

by Stephen McDill Published: September 20,2011

Tags: donuts, Downtown Jackson, Mark Scurlock, small business

Since 2009, Scurlock’s has been waking up early to give downtown Jacksonians a tasty destination for breakfast and lunch. MBJ-TV goes into the kitchen for a behind-the-scenes look at this small business success story. [...]

Birmingham, Little Rock offer solid evidence that convention hotel will work

by Clay Chandler Published: July 4,2010

Tags: convention hotel, Downtown Jackson

  Jackson City Council backs up $200-million Capitol City Center project with emergency fund; complex expected to be completed by early 2012   The Jackson City Council voted last week to set up an emergency fund that would partially pay for a Crowne Plaza hotel that would attach via skywalk to the Jackson Convention Complex.   […] [...]

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