Posts Tagged ‘Fondren’

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

by Ted Carter 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 Ted Carter 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 Clay Chandler 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

by Stephen McDill Published: July 19,2013

Tags: Brad Reeves, Fondren, Prohibition, speakeasy bars, The Apothecary at Brent's Drugs

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

by Clay Chandler Published: May 31,2013

Tags: Dining, entertainment, Fondren, Fondren Public, JACKSON, nightlife, pub

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

by Clay Chandler Published: April 12,2013

Tags: Capri Theater, David Pharr, Fondren, Jason Watkins, Millsaps College, Penny Prenshaw

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 […] [...]

Read November 23 issue of the MBJ

by MBJ Staff Published: November 23,2012

Tags: Fondren, gaming, Kyle Veazey, Mike Chaney

  GAMING Casino industry matures across Mississippi over two decades— by Clay Chandler HOLIDAYS Temporary ice rinks attract skaters, business for communities— by Stephen McDill KEMPER UPDATE Analysts dispute claim coal plant is almost complete— by Clay Chandler FONDREN Plans are in the works to makeover business district— by Clay Chandler BILL CRAWFORD Wipe out […] [...]

MAKEOVER: Plans finalized for street upgrades in Fondren Business District

by Clay Chandler Published: November 21,2012

Tags: Fondren, JACKSON, Mississippi, Mississippi Business Journal, real estate

Fondren’s business district will soon undergo beautification and traffic-calming work designed to make it more pedestrian-friendly and bring parts of the area into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work is part of a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the City of Jackson contributing $500,000 in matching funds. Construction […] [...]

Meadowbrook McRae’s building sits mostly empty, but full of potential

The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Drive in Jackson has sat mostly vacant since 2005, save for a small clothing store and a cash advance place. Just under 68,000 square feet of the total 86,000 square feet sits empty. An advocacy organization for the Fondren neighborhood has renewed its hopes that development of the building […] [...]

Brent’s Drug Store preserves the feel of a bygone era

by Becky Gillette Published: July 15,2012

Tags: Brad Reeves, Brent's Drugs, diner, Fondren, JACKSON, soda shop, State Street, The Help, Woodland Hills

The building housing one of the South’s oldest soda fountain drug stores was in danger of becoming vacant when the pharmacist owner sold Brent’s Drug Store to a chain in 2009, and the pharmacy part of the business was relocated. A local attorney and Fondren resident, Brad Reeves, who as a kid was taken by […] [...]

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