Posts Tagged ‘Fondren’

DREAMS AND OYSTERS — Houstons set for August opening of Saltine in Fondren

A husband-and-wife team will see a lifelong dream realized and one of the city of Jackson’s most eclectic areas will add another unique venue in August. Chef Jesse Houston and Rachel Horn Houston are bringing a new oyster bar dubbed Saltine to the historic Duling School building in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood. Saltine, named for the […] [...]

SKD seeking lease from UMMC for mixed-used development

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease 4.4 acres on the north edge of its Jackson campus to a developer who wants to build a 224-unit apartment complex with ground-level stores and offices. The College Board approved the lease yesterday. If Attorney General Jim Hood’s office also approves, SKD Development plans […] [...]

Houstons bringing new restaurant to Fondren

JACKSON — Chef Jesse Houston and his wife, Rachel Horn Houston, have unveiled plans to open Saltine this fall in Jackson. The 100-seat oyster bar, to be located in the former Duling School building in Fondren, will focus on Southern cuisine highlighting fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to share. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday […] [...]

WILLOUGHBY: David Pharr helps coordinate first TEDx event in Mississippi

I am excited to share with our readers this week about a topic I am passionate about — TED. No, not a person — I am talking about the global phenomenon known as TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design. This week, I asked David Pharr, one of the coordinators of the first TEDx […] [...]

District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way

by Published: February 28,2014

Tags: Business, Eastover, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

Developers of the $115 million District at Eastover mixed-use development say financing has been secured and a groundbreaking is imminent for the project that was to start construction last summer. Ted Duckworth, a principal of The District Land Development Co., is promising to bring a combination of shops, restaurants, hotel, theater, offices and loft residences […] [...]

A LEASE TO HAVE FUN — Ardenland gets Duling Hall control through lease

by Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Duling Hall, entertainment, Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi

Longtime Jackson concert promoter Arden Barnett has signed a three-year lease with renewal options on the performing arts venue Duling Hall, the auditorium of the former Fondren school that has become an entertainment destination since its opening with the rest of the renovated building in 2009. Barnett, principal of entertainment booking firm ardenland, said he […] [...]

Developer: Fondren theater survey results outpace expectations

by Published: August 9,2013

Tags: Capri Theater, David Pharr, Fondren, Jason Watkins

The results of a survey conducted by a Millsaps College marketing class geared toward a proposed theater in Fondren were better than expected, one of the developers said earlier this week. Jason Watkins is part of the group that wants to restore the old Pix/Capri Theater in the historic neighborhood’s business district. Gauging interest in […] [...]

Old-fashioned speakeasy jazzes up Fondren nightlife

Something is brewing in the back of the landmark Brent’s Drugs eatery that has the whole Fondren Arts District buzzing with a clandestine excitement not seen since the Roaring Twenties. It is 8:30 on a warm July weeknight and the parking lot of the Woodland Hills Shopping District in Jackson is dark and mostly empty […] [...]

Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than […] [...]

Millsaps class finishes up Fondren theater market research project

The developers of a proposed dine-in theater in Fondren will soon have some market research to serve as a guide moving forward. A marketing class at Millsaps College wrapped earlier this week a survey designed to gauge overall demand and consumer interest in certain parts the theater, which is being developed by Jackson attorneys Jason […] [...]

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