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State's first 'certified green' cafe settled in Jackson's Standard Life Building

After stints in the kitchens of the Mississippi Museum of Art, County Line Hilton and the Governor’s Mansion, Chef Luis Bruno has turned his sights on the Standard Life Building. Named for Bruno’s line of seasonings, Bruno’s Adobo opened nearly a year ago on the ground floor of the former insurance-office-turned-residential-high-rise in Jackson. “We’re definitely not Mexican,” Bruno says. “We’re ...

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Downtown conversions – too much demand chasing too little product

Ted Duckworth’s math tells him downtown residential is a-can’t-lose proposition. He’d be at the table but the dealer has no more cards to deal in a game that is all about converting decades-old commercial buildings instead of building anew. “Of the available buildings somebody else is already working on them,” said Duckworth, principal of Duckworth Realty. “I wish we had ...

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Getting a brand new look with an old, classic style

Imitation is not only the sincerest form of flattery; it can be a profitable business opportunity for contractors and skilled laborers. Throughout the state and across the nation, old buildings are finding new life through their preservation and adaptive reuse. Prime examples of such undertakings are projects in Jackson with the Standard Life Building, the King Edward Hotel, the Federal ...

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