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Watkins: Farish Street NOT “back on the shelf”

A story in today’s Clarion-Ledger that said work on the Farish Street development in Jackson had halted has caused quite a stir.

Magnolia Marketplace just got off the phone with David Watkins, who spoke to us on his cell phone while he walked around Farish Street.

Here’s the gist of what he told us: The story, he said, is “totally off the mark. We are absolutely not shut down. We’re out here working every day.”

Watkins added that the B.B. King Blues Club and Itta Bena restaurant, Zac Harmon’s Subway Lounge, Flagrant Sports Lounge and a cigar store would open as scheduled.  

“They’re  all this year,” he said.

So there’s that. We’ll have an expanded story in next week’s MBJ so be on the lookout.

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