Posts Tagged ‘retail’

Contact lens investigation leads to multiple arrests

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — An undercover operation has resulted in several arrests and numerous businesses facing allegations of unauthorized dispensing of contact lenses, according to Attorney General Jim Hood. Investigators with the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection and Public Integrity Divisions, working with the Mississippi Optometry Board, conducted a two-month undercover investigation, which resulted in seven arrests […] [...]

Business owners file lawsuit over impact of road construction

HATTIESBURG — The city of Hattiesburg has denied most of the claims in a lawsuit filed by several West Fourth Street business owners who said the ongoing road construction has adversely affected commerce in the area. Defense attorney L. Clark Hicks tells The Hattiesburg American the city plans to request that the lawsuit be tossed. […] [...]

Coast mall stores closing ahead of demolition

GAUTIER — Singing River Mall is gradually moving towards change. Mall manager Angela Bishop tells The Sun Herald Cinema 5 closed last weekend and the remainder of the businesses will be out by the end of October with the exception of anchor stores Belk and JCPenney. Bishop expects demolition to begin in December and Belk […] [...]

Belk at Dogwood Festival upgrades, enlarges to meet Flowood retail demand

by Published: October 18,2013

Tags: Business, economic development, Mississippi, retail

  A $9-million expansion leaves no doubt about where Charlotte-based Belk thinks Flowood’s retail market is headed. In fact, the need to simply keep up with current market demand led Belk to enlarge its store at Dogwood Festival by 40,000 square feet, company executives say. The new expansion to 210,000 square feet is the second […] [...]

Another financial plan for proposed mall earns approval

SOUTHAVEN — A new financing plan has surfaced to pay for roads, water and sewer for a proposed outlet mall to be built in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports Southaven Board of Aldermen and the DeSoto County Board of Supervisors agreed last year to a $15-million tax increment financing plan to offset the costs of […] [...]

City approves CarMax site; lawsuit to be dropped

TUPELO — The Tupelo City Council has cleared the way for a used car dealer to open near the city’s Mall at Barnes Crossing. The council voted yesterday to update the city’s development code and zoning map, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports. Used car chair CarMax had sued the city over its denial of […] [...]

Mall sale draws prospective buyers; owners asking $6.5M

JACKSON — A dozen potential buyers have expressed interest in Jackson’s Metrocenter mall since it hit the market Sept. 24. That’s according to the building’s broker. Listing price is $6.5 million. David Sewell, Metrocenter manager, tells The Clarion-Ledger day-to-day business at the 500,000-square-foot mall, which is Mississippi’s largest and once was the state’s premier shopping […] [...]

Public-private partnership driving today’s retail development

by Published: September 27,2013

Tags: Business, Mississippi, partnership, private, public, retail

  Every Mississippi school child knows the state gave birth to the blues and brought the world Elvis. What is far less known is that the concept of public-private partnerships originated in the Magnolia State with former Gov. Hugh White‘s 1936 Balance Agriculture With Industry (BAWI) program. Leading the state into un-chartered territory, White set […] [...]

Man to be arraigned for handling counterfeit goods

GULFPORT — A 27-year-old man accused of trafficking counterfeit designer goods in Gulfport is set to be arraigned in federal court. Ousainou Mahanera had more than 100 items with counterfeit labels identifying them as products made by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Burberry and Fendi, said an indictment unsealed after his arrest. The Sun Herald reports […] [...]

City looking to hire consultant to recruit retailers

HORN LAKE — The city of Horn Lake is proceeding with plans to hire a consultant to help the city attract retail development. Mayor Allen Latimer and aldermen agree outside help is needed to bolster the city’s efforts to compete with neighboring Southaven and Olive Branch, as well as other Memphis area communities battling for […] [...]

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