Posts Tagged ‘Downtown Jackson’

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 […] [...]

Developing downtown

by Published: May 11,2009

Tags: Downtown Jackson, revitalization

King Edward Hotel, Farish Street at the heart of Jackson’s downtown revitalization After a hang-up involving the building’s windows, the redevelopment of the King Edward Hotel in downtown Jackson is on track for completion Nov. 1. The $89.6-million project, whose public funding in the form of loans and tax incremental financing bonds is less than […] [...]

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