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Hertz targeting Regions building for apartments

Downtown Jackson’s Regions building has borne many names in its nearly 85 years, but the 18-floor historic landmark may soon be called “home” for renters eager to live downtown. Developers for several years have eyed the circa 1928 office building for conversion to residential apartments. The challenges of lining up financing and securing the requisite historic and new market tax ...

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Restoration developers pursue more downtown Jackson success

The New Orleans historic restoration company that helped to bring Jackson’s King Edward Hotel and Standard Life Building back to life has returned to the Capital City to transform a row of circa 1928 storefronts across the street from the King Edward into urban lofts. HRI Properties expects to begin work on the $20 million Capitol Art Lofts in February ...

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Jackson mourns loss of Parlor Market owner

Noone fulfilled dream in downtown Jackson Craig Noone, chef and owner of Parlor Market restaurant, knew that a thriving downtown needs thriving restaurants. Noone fulfilled his lifelong vision of opening a restaurant and did it successfully while being part of downtown Jackson’s revitalization efforts. Noone’s death Oct. 14 from a car crash is a loss for the city and particularly ...

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Can Jackson…Walk the walk? (Update)

Riverwalk could transform Capital City over next decade, but will Jackson, mayor be on board for the expedition? Waterfront property around the Reservoir in Madison and Rankin counties is among the most valued in the Jackson metro area. If developer David Watkins has his way, downtown Jackson will eventually have waterfront real estate of its own. At a media luncheon ...

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Another community joins Main Street network

GRENADA — You can add Grenada to the growing list of Mississippi cities designated as a Downtown Network Member Community. Grenada joins the cities of Eupora and Newton as a member of the DNMB, sponsored by the Mississippi Main Street Association. The dedication ceremony will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Orleans Bistro on South Main Street in ...

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Peavey takes renovations personally

MERIDIAN — Hartley Peavey’s mission to restore the sound of Meridian’s historic Hamasa Shrine Temple Theater to its former glory is more than just a professional challenge. To the founder of Peavey Electronics Corporation, it is personal. Peavey’s grandfather, Joseph Lane Peavey, was very active in the Hamasa Shriners, and his name is even engraved on the Moorish Revival theater’s ...

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