Posts Tagged ‘eatery’

St. John, officials celebrate reopening of new-look Purple Parrot

by MBJ Staff Published: August 29,2013

Tags: branch, construction, Dining, eatery, Purple Parrot, renovation, restaurant, Robert St. John

HATTIESBURG — Robert St. John and state and local officials gathered today for the re-opening of the newly remodeled Purple Parrot Café and the addition of the new dining establishment, Branch. The renovation marks an investment of $1.3 million. “Today is an exciting day as we re-open the Purple Parrot Café in Hattiesburg and welcome […] [...]

Another city approves liquor sales at restaurants

BRANDON — Liquor will flow in Brandon. The Clarion-Ledger reports voters yesterday approved a referendum that will allow liquor sales within the city limits. Including absentee ballots, 3,051 voters said yes and 1,190 said no. As a cost-saving measure, all six wards voted in City Hall and paper ballots were used. Brandon is the seventh […] [...]

Coast restaurant damaged by early morning fire

by Associated Press Published: May 28,2013

Tags: accident, damage, destruction, eatery, emergency, fire, food, foodservice, hospitality, restaurant

GULFPORT — Authorities in Gulfport are investigating an early morning fire that damaged a restaurant. WLOX TV reports a fire was reported this morning at South China Chinese Restaurant on Courthouse Road at around 4 a.m. Gulfport Fire Department battalion chief Chris Henderson said the fire started in the kitchen where a pot was found […] [...]

Mayor wants ‘trial run’ of hotel/restaurant tax next month

GAUTIER — At the end of the this week’s Gautier City Council meeting, Mayor Tommy Fortenberry made a motion to use the June 4 ballot as a “trial run” for the 2 percent tax-levy issue. Fortenberry said he was concerned at the low turnout of the primary election and wants to make sure residents are […] [...]

One of city’s oldest buildings gets new owners

by Associated Press Published: May 2,2013

Tags: acquire, acquisition, buy, culture, eatery, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, food, history, purchase, restaurant, Restaurateur, sale, sell

NATCHEZ — A new owner plans to breathe new life into one of Natchez’s oldest structures. Natchez native, chef and restaurateur Regina Charboneau, her husband Doug and their son Jean Luc recently purchased King’s Tavern. Over the next several months, the family plans to clean up the property and eventually reopen the restaurant as early […] [...]

Port City to become ‘Hot Tamale Capital of the World’

GREENVILLE — The city of Greenville has unofficially been the known as the best place to grab some hot tamales for years. Tomorrow, the city will make it official. Mayor Chuck Jordan is scheduled to declare Greenville the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World” tomorrow at 10 a.m. on the front steps of City Hall. […] [...]

McAlister’s Delis going up in Florida, Michigan, Nebraska

by MBJ Staff Published: July 12,2012

Tags: agrrement, deli, eatery, expansion, food, foodservice, franchise, franchisee, restaurant

RIDGELAND — McAlister’s Deli has signed three multi-unit store development agreements with new and existing franchisees for 10 new restaurants in the greater Tampa, Fla. area, three new restaurants in central Michigan and five new restaurants in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb. New franchisee Brayton Knotts and McKnotts Enterprise, LLC will develop 10 McAlister’s Deli locations […] [...]

Company raising money for documentary on rebuilding of The Shed

by Associated Press Published: July 12,2012

Tags: burn, burned, documentary, eatery, film, fire, food, fundraiser, fundraising, movie, rebuild, rebuilding, restaurant

OCEAN SPRINGS — A New Orleans-based production company has launched an online campaign to raise $80,000 for a documentary film on The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs and the rebuilding efforts following the fire that burned the restaurant to the ground. Elephant Quilt Productions owner Jason Rhein tells The Sun Herald the […] [...]

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