Posts Tagged ‘Farish Street’

MBJ November 15th Digital Edition

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Liens are first battleground in Watkins fight with JRA

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: business downtown, Farish Street, JACKSON, Mississippi

The Jackson Redevelopment Authority has countered a lien filed recently by Watkins Development on behalf of the Farish Street Group and another by Dale Architects against the Farish Street redevelopment project with a court claim that the publicly property is immune from liens. The JRA further claims that Watkins Development has no standing to initiate […] [...]

Watkins frustrated but hopeful amid Farish Street strife

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, downtown, Farish Street, JACKSON, Mississippi

» Developer says he’s optimistic ‘city leadership and new mayor are going to get to the bottom of this.’ Though the first downtown block of Farish Street to its corner at East Griffith can be walked in a minute or so, the longest tape measure might not cover the distance between views of the main […] [...]

Displaced Farish St. developer says project ‘basis’ gives him edge in JRA fight

by Published: November 1,2013

Tags: Business, downtown, Farish Street, JACKSON, Mississippi

» David Watkins alleges Jackson Redevelopment Authority secretly recruited Farish Group minor partners to persuade Yates Co. to take over project The 2008 effort to rescue the bankrupt Farish Street redevelopment project led Jackson’s civic and government leaders to the doorstep of David Watkins, a local lawyer turned developer who was drawing acclaim for putting […] [...]

Read the November 21st issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ — THE COLLEGE BUBBLE: Amy McCullough takes a look at whether a college education in Mississippi is even relevant any more. Also in this week’s paper: >> THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! Find out what shocking discovery Toyota ran across in its first Corolla to come off the line at the new […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Farish Street signs up B.B. King’s Blues Club

Look for the New Year to bring a return of live blues to Jackson’s Farish Street with the opening of Mississippi’s first B.B. King’s Blues Club, says Tommy Peters, president of Memphis-based Beale Street Blues Co. Inc. Beale Street Blues Co.’s recent signing of a 15-year lease on the former Star Laundry building on Farish […] [...]

Farish Street Renaissance?

by Published: April 18,2011

Tags: Farish Street, Watkins Development

JACKSON- Watkins Development is the latest commercial developer to tackle Jackson’s economically barren Farish Street. MBJ-TV and MBJ staff writer Ted Carter get a behind-the-scenes look at the historic district’s first block of scheduled renovations [...]

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