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Capitol Art Lofts finally heads toward becoming reality

By JACK WEATHERLY Cold westerly winds of change barreled down Capitol Street in downtown Jackson Monday morning as a long-awaited project turned its last corner toward becoming a reality. The Capitol Art Lofts had been stalled several years in the planning stage due to funding problems. But New Orleans-based HRI Properties Inc. announced Sept. 14 that the last part of ...

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Developer finally gets financing for Jackson art lofts

By JACK WEATHERLY HRI Properties Inc. announced Wednesday that it has finally closed on the finances for the $10.4 million Capitol Art Lofts in downtown Jackson. Construction will start immediately, with completion expected in one year, Joshua Collen, senior vice president for development services for the New Orleans-based developer, said in a release. The apartments — to be created from seven ...

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JRA set to hire law firm to evaluate financial viability of hotel proposal

By TED CARTER Jackson Redevelopment Authority is preparing to pay law firm Watkins & Eager $90,000 to examine the financial soundness of the proposal selected for building a convention center hotel. Though the scope of work has not yet been determined, the Jackson law firm would supposedly look into the financial viability of the deal Engineering Design Technologies offered on building ...

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Hertz ready to step in with City Centre conversion to hotel

  By TED CARTER A continued absence of progress on a Jackson convention center hotel could create an opening for Hertz Investment Group to convert downtown’s City Centre, a two-tower office complex, into a convention hotel. The only snag is a pair of tenant leases that do not expire until 2017 and 2018, according to Jim Ingram, executive VP and ...

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Downtown Jackson Westin plans Aug. 4 construction start

By TED CARTER The newest entry to downtown’s Jackson’s hotel market, a 204-room Westin, will break ground at 9 a.m. on Aug. 4, developer Joseph Simpson says. The $60 million hotel is planned for 315 Tombigbee St. at the site of the vacant Mississippi Valley Title building. Project funding includes $10 million in urban renewal bonds issued by the Jackson ...

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Jackson seeks $15M for 3 main corridors

JACKSON — Jackson is seeking a $15 million federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to improve portions of State Street, Capitol Street and Medgar Evers Boulevard. Robert Lee, the city’s construction and engineering manager, tells The Clarion-Ledger a decision on the application should be known this fall. Lee said if the state receives the grant money, it would ...

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Avectus relocating to downtown Corinth building

CORINTH — Avectus Healthcare Solutions of Corinth is adding 50 new jobs in a local expansion. The announcement came today during a ceremony attended by Gov. Phil Bryant and company officials in Corinth. The company is moving into the former Chadco building in downtown Corinth. The project represents a corporate investment of $300,000. Officials said the move into the larger ...

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Council rebrands in effort to push more visitors to Oxford Square

OXFORD — The Oxford Downtown Council has recently been rebranded as the Oxford Square Alliance. The Alliance has a new logo, and decals with the logo will be placed at member locations around the historic Oxford Square. “People from all over the world know about the Oxford Square,” says Mark Huelse, chair of the Oxford Square Alliance and co-owner of ...

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Communities awarded national Main Street accreditation

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Main Street Association has designated cities as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. The cities are Aberdeen, Corinth, Pascagoula, Amory, Greenville, Philadelphia, Baldwyn, Greenwood, Picayune, Batesville, Gulfport, Pontotoc, Belhaven, Hattiesburg, Ripley, Biloxi, Hernando, Senatobia, Booneville, Indianola, Starkville, Canton, Kosciusko, Tunica, Carthage, ...

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City changes rules on serving alcohol outside

MERIDIAN — Some restaurants in downtown Meridian can legally start serving beer, wine and cocktails to customers dining at tables on sidewalks. The city council recently changed the rules that regulate alcohol consumption on public streets. The new policy allows alcohol to be served at tables that restaurants put on sidewalks just outside their buildings, said Michael Goggans, a former ...

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