Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Jackson’

Court-appointed receiver finding interest in former Edison 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 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

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 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 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 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.   […] [...]

Downtown Jackson still battling problems with perception issue

by Published: October 5,2009

Tags: Downtown Jackson

As owner of Steve’s Downtown Deli, Steve Long has served up his signature soups and sandwiches to hungry professionals for eight years in downtown Jackson. And he’s happy right where he is on the corner of Congress and Pearl streets, despite losing a significant amount of his customer base when Cellular South vacated the Capital […] [...]

Regions Bank has long had a downtown presence

by Published: October 5,2009

Tags: Downtown Jackson, Regions Bank

Deposit Guaranty Bank was the brainchild of 14 prominent Jackson businessmen who in 1925 decided to break into the city’s traditionally tight banking community. In 1929, Mississippi’s second-largest bank moved into a new home on Capital Street, and the Deposit Guaranty Bank building became a Jackson landmark. By the start of World War II, DGB […] [...]

After latest exodus, what’s next?

by Published: October 5,2009

Tags: Downtown Jackson, office space

Downtown Jackson leaders believe things have never been better for business district On the surface, it would appear that downtown Jackson is booming. There’s the opening of the Jackson Convention Complex and on-going restoration of the King Edward Hotel, both considered anchors of the city’s resurgence after years of playing second-fiddle to the mega-growth occurring […] [...]

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