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Mall redevelopment will mean massive demolition

GAUTIER — The redeveloped Singing River Mall will be an open-air shopping center that requires demolition of about 250,000 square feet of existing space. That’s according to an agreement on the city council’s agenda last week. The Mississippi Press reports the proposed agreement points to a 350,000-square-foot high-quality mixed-use development with anchor, junior anchor and […] [...]

Mall gets new name while still under construction

PEARL — Mississippi’s largest outlet shopping center is currently under construction and will be known by a new name — Outlets of Mississippi. The 325,000-square-foot value retail center, formerly known as The Outlets of Bloomfield, will be located in the city of Pearl. “The new name reflects the sense of pride our new outlet shopping […] [...]

Old depot to begin new life as shopping destination this week

GULFPORT — The city of Gulfport is trying to turn what was once a busy train depot into a shopping destination. The historic old train depot in downtown Gulfport stopped operating in the early 1950s. Since then, it has served as a temporary site for a restaurant and a museum. The city spent about half […] [...]

City looks to honor former Catfish Alley business owners

COLUMBUS — Columbus Mayor Robert Smith says the city hopes to place a monument to honor the black men and women who operated businesses on Fourth Street South between Main Street and College Street, commonly known as Catfish Alley. Smith tells The Commercial Dispatch plans are for a mid-April dedication. The city is spending $25,000 […] [...]

Mall could qualify for tax incentive funds via ‘cultural retailing’

PEARL — The state Senate has passed a bill to add “cultural retail” attractions to the definition of a tourism project so an outlet mall being built in Pearl will qualify for about $22 million in sales tax incentive funds. State Sen. Dean Kirby, R-Pearl, tells The Clarion-Ledger the state will get a lot more […] [...]

Capital City losing Sam’s Club to Madison

JACKSON — Sam’s Club in Jackson will close in late 2014, according to Wal-Mart company officials. The Clarion-Ledger reports the move will leave the capital city without a wholesale retailer of any kind. Wal-Mart spokesman Daniel Morales says the store will move to Madison once a new store can be built. Wal-Mart operates a Sam’s […] [...]

NRF forecasts retail growth this year to lag 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Retail Federation released its 2013 economic forecast today, projecting retail industry sales (which exclude automobiles, gas stations, and restaurants) will increase 3.4 percent, slightly less than the preliminary 4.2 percent growth seen in 2012. The subdued forecast comes on the heels of a holiday season that went head-to-head with Washington’s […] [...]

Demolition begins of historic downtown building

PASACGOULA — Crews are tearing down the Brumfield’s Building, a fixture in downtown Pascagoula since the 1920s. Hurricane Isaac damaged its roof, which caused damage to walls. The family corporation that owns it determined the cost would be too high to save the building, which was a bank before it became a premier men’s clothing […] [...]

City extends term of tax increment financing plan for mall

SOUTHAVEN — Officials have extended the time frame of the $15-million tax increment financing plan for the proposed outlet mall in Southaven. The Commercial Appeal reports Mayor Greg Davis made clear the amount of funding was not changing, just the time period for the plan was being extended from 15 years to 20 years. Tax […] [...]

Boat dealer makes magazine’s top 100 ranking

BAY ST. LOUIS — Breath’s Boats & Motors has made Boating Industry magazine’s eighth-annual Top 100 Dealers program, which recognizes the best-of-the-best from the thousands of marine dealers in North America. “Our editorial staff was extremely impressed with the dealership’s knowledge of its local market,” said Jonathan Sweet, Boating Industry magazine’s editor-in-chief. “For example, Breath’s […] [...]

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