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District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way

Developers of the $115 million District at Eastover mixed-use development say financing has been secured and a groundbreaking is imminent for the project that was to start construction last summer. Ted Duckworth, a principal of The District Land Development Co., is promising to bring a combination of shops, restaurants, hotel, theater, offices and loft residences unmatched in Mississippi. “There is ...

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District at Eastover construction to start later this year

A mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s Old Blind School has confirmed tenants a few months before construction begins. The District at Eastover will sit on Interstate 55 and be bordered by the Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods. So far, a Residence Inn by Marriott, Community Trust Bank, Cantina Laredo restaurant, a movie theater, a main office building and 190 ...

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Eastover development on track for 2014 opening

The developers of a mixed-use development on the site of Jackson’s School for the Blind say the project is on schedule for construction to start next summer. Until then, finalizing building plans and getting a grip on exactly where each piece of the project will sit on the 23-acre site is top priority. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, principals of ...

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Read September 24 issue of MBJ

>> EASTOVER 2.0 New retail development on track for 2014 opening— by Clay Chandler Also in this week’s paper: >>BANKING Mississippi still atop the list of state’s with most unbanked households by Ted Carter >> ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Golden Triangle economic development model could be copied across state— by Clay Chandler >> AGRICULTURE Isaac’s toll on Mississippi crops far less than ...

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Construction to start by year’s end on Eastover development

Developers of The District at Eastover in Northeast Jackson finally own the site for the mixed-use project. Ted Duckworth and Breck Hines, co-owners of the The District Land Development Co., bought the 21-acre Old Blind School site from the state for $3.3 million. The deal closed Feb. 24. Hines said in an interview last week that construction should start on ...

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THE WHOLE PACKAGE — Whole Foods in Jackson could mean renaissance for Eastover, Fondren and other neighborhoods

Not quite a year ago, the folks who operate Highland Village got a phone call that brought some very good news for the shopping center in Northeast Jackson. On the line were officials from Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market, which sits at the top of the A-list of health food grocers. Whole Foods had decided it was ready to enter ...

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Read the September 26th issue of the MBJ online

In this week’s MBJ, Stephen McDill broke the national news that Cellular South is changing its name to C Spire Wireless. Cellular South is the nation’s largest privately-owned wireless company. The official announcement was made on the website www.personalizedwireless.com. Speculation had run rampant all week that hat the company was making major changes to its corporate. Also in this week’s ...

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Eastover negotiations come to halt

Negotiations between a Jackson developer and the state to build a mixed-use development on the Old Blind School site in Jackson have broken down. Ted Duckworth said last week that he would seek to modify the legislation that outlines the terms that have governed negotiations between him and the Mississippi Development Authority and Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann.  The sticking ...

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Eastover negotiations break down

Parties can’t agree about timelines and overall costs, which could de-rail the entire project   Negotiations between a Jackson developer who wants to build a 640,000-square-foot mixed-use development on the site of the old Blind School and the state have stalled over timelines and the overall cost of the project. Ted Duckworth, president and CEO of Duckworth Realty, would lease ...

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