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Demolition moves forward to make way for Fondren hotel

By JACK WEATHERLY The dust is rising with on the demolition of property on the two-acre site for a 125-guestroom Homewood Suites. Of particular interest was the so-called Fondren House, which dated to the early 20th century. While “contributing” to the history of the Fondren Downtown Business District, it was not protected by historical status from being moved or razed. ...

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Hotel Row for Fondren? Latest plan raises possibility for lineup of lodging in district

By JACK WEATHERLY Three planned hotels stand to change the look if not the character of downtown Fondren. The north Jackson arts and entertainment district with a bohemian flair awaits the outcome of the hotels, two of which were announced 20 months ago. The most recent plan, a 125-room Homewood Suites, was revealed late last month. They would create a ...

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New restaurant ‘barrels’ into Fondren

Barrelhouse owners hope to provide economically sound business with character to community By ALEX JACKS In the heart of Fondren, where art, entertainment and, most important, fine dining take a front seat, sits the newest hub that combines all three characteristics. Barrelhouse, named for its exposed barrel rolled ceiling and prominent Cajun cuisine roots, recently opened on the Fondren strip. ...

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New homes in Fondren ahead for BancorpSouth, Wier Boerner Allin architects

By TED CARTER BancorpSouth has begun a long-planned expansion of its Fondren office at 2710 N. State St., joining a host of other nearby property owners who are either renovating buildings or constructing new ones. Over last weekend, work crews moved the banking operation into the former Sun Gallery building to the north to make way for demolition of the current ...

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The Meridian at Fondren taking reservations for pre-leasing

The Meridian at Fondren, Metro Jackson’s newest high-end apartment entry, will be ready for its first occupants by June or July and is taking reservations for pre-leasing. Construction began last February on the four-floor 241-unit luxury rental complex on Lakeland Drive across from University of Mississippi Medical Center. The entire project is expected to be completed by Labor Day. Monthly ...

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Developers of The Fondren ready for spring start on hotel tower

By TED CARTER The nearly 60-year-old Kolb’s Cleaners building and modern architecture it represents will spend the decades to come as the entrance and lobby of a nine-floor hotel. The matchup of the hotel and the dry cleaners building is architect and developer Roy Decker Jr.’s idea. He says the building that sits back off North State Street at Mitchell Avenue ...

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Adding to ‘funky’ Fondren, boutique-style hotel is first part of mixed-use project

By TED CARTER A 110-room Hampton Inn set for construction in the spring will anchor a strip of shops, offices and possibly apartments at the north end of Fondren’s State Street business district. The Whitney Place Development Group headed by attorney David Pharr and Jason Watkins, son of real estate developer David Watkins, said the hotel is the only component of ...

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Co-working ‘community’ concept coming to Fondren’s Duling Hall

By TED CARTER One really can be the loneliest number if you’re starting a business, especially an innovative one that can succeed only by making inroads into unexplored technological applications. That is an assumption Jackson attorney and entrepreneur Christopher Lomax is making with his Mantle Co-Working, a refuge in Fondren for start-up and established small business owners who can benefit from ...

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Bon Appétit puts Saltine on its Best New Restaurants list

By JACK WEATHERLY Bon Appétit  has named Saltine at 622 Duling in Jackson as one of the Best New Restaurants in 2015. Compiled by the magazine’s editor, Andrew Knowlton, the annual award honors innovative cooking at the top 50 new restaurants in America. The seafood restaurant and oyster bar, which opened a year ago, will find out Aug. 18 if ...

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Construction to start on 100-room boutique hotel in Fondren

JACKSON — Construction is scheduled to start this year on a 100-room boutique hotel in Jackson’s historic and popular Fondren neighborhood. Developer Roy Decker of Eldon Development Group tells The Clarion-Ledger that the hotel should open in mid-2017. Decker says it will have meeting and conference space, lobby and rooftop bars, an amphitheater and festival space. “It’s a great project,” Decker ...

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