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JACK WEATHERLY — Accidental tourists, or what have you got for us?

A couple from Seattle dressed in West Coast black stood in front of the Hotel King Edward, which was bathed in bright late-winter sunlight in all its resurrected glory. The couple was in town to catch a baseball game, of all things. They were accidental tourists. Their son was the starting shortstop for the visiting University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks, who ...

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Rethinking Farish Street — Mayor, Jackson city council want to take over redevelopment effort

Jackson’s mayor and City Council say they want to begin calling the shots on redeveloping downtown’s Farish Street. Voicing frustration last week with the years of starts, stops and legal entanglements that have marked the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s handling of the now-dead redevelopment, Mayor Tony Yarber and the council say they want the entire project “rethought.” And they want to ...

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Getting state office tenants could be challenge for revived Landmark

While making ambitious plans to convert Jackson’s Landmark Center to a mix of apartments, offices and retail, the building’s new owners want to recruit office tenants for the four floors situated below the two top floors designated for apartments. Each floor has about 50,000 square feet. A Cushman & Wakefield study in 2011 put leasing rates at $14 a square ...

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Jackson’s Landmark Center slated for mixed-use conversion

An Israeli lawyer who is part of a partnership that bought downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center plans to convert the vacant seven-floor office building into a mix of apartments, offices and retail. Zeev Yochelman, whose partnership acquired the 366,000-square-foot Capital Street building through an Internet auction in late July, detailed his plans to an informal breakfast gathering in Jackson on a ...

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Landmark's future under new owner is anyone's guess

» Mystery man said to have placed winning bid for Jackson office building The new owner of Jackson’s Landmark Center is reported to be of foreign descent, though Central Business District leaders say the buyer’s plans for the vacant seven-story Capitol Street building are a mystery. The building sold at a minimum bid auction for about $2.125 million on July ...

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New buyer interest in Jackson’s Landmark Center after UMMC drops deal

A potential new buyer is ready to seek a deal on downtown Jackson’s Landmark Center now that the University of Mississippi Medical Center no longer wants the vacant office building. The Hertz Investment Group, owners of 1.2 million square feet of metro Jackson office space, wants to be 100 percent sure UMMC is out of the deal before approaching representatives ...

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