Posts Tagged ‘Watkins Development’

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 Stephen McDill 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 [...]

Watkins sees mixed-use, ‘up-scale-discount’ as best bet for Metrocenter

by Ted Carter Published: December 12,2010

Tags: Jason Goree, Metrocenter, Watkins Development

Jason Goree, vice president of Jackson’s Watkins Development, says hundreds of thousands of dollars of research has led the developer to conclude Metrocenter can have a prosperous new life. But not totally as a retail complex, he adds. Offices, residences, lodging, entertainment venues, neighborhood gathering spots should also be considered for the mix, Goree said. […] [...]

Standard Life Building Reopens

  Watkins Development of Jackson and New Orleans-based HRI Properties prepare for tenant move in day at the historic Standard Life Building in downtown Jackson. [...]

Keeping our eye on: Brad Franklin

Age: 38 Education: BS in mass communication, Jackson State University Current Position: Director of media & community affairs, Watkins Development; president/CEO, OurGlass Entertainment Brad Franklin, better known in the Capitol City as “Kamikaze” or just plain “Kaz”, has been director of media and communications affairs for Watkins Development since 2008. “(David Watkins) is a visionary,” […] [...]

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