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Vintage Highland Village gets a ‘lifestyle’ remake

Above photo shows the two different shades of whitewash painted throughout the site.  To the rights are the new hardscape and landscape areas between the storefronts. These materials, plantings, and furniture are extended into the courtyard.

By JACK WEATHERLY  Jimmy Fowler founded Highland Village in 1972 and for two generations it maintained its niche as a premier high-end shopping place in Jackson. “Curated,” is the term that Lou Masiello uses to describe how Fowler and his son-in-law, Guy Boyle, managed the center. The upscale center at the Northside Drive exit on Interstate 55 has kept its ...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Whole Foods is a good buy

Editor: Ahead of the pending opening of Whole Foods Market in Jackson, Ted Carter wrote in a column that John Mackey, founder and co-chief executive officer of Whole Foods, has put his “ego ahead of shareholders” due to Mackey’s statements in opposition to the Affordable Care Act.    Mr. Carter’s piece had many statements about Mr. Mackey and Whole Foods which I ...

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New owners plan cautious change for Highland Village

As lease renewal time arrived, second-generation Highland Village retailers Ken and Tracy Szilasi weighed the tremendous potential of Ridgeland’s Renaissance at Colony Park and Madison’s thriving retail centers. The Maison Weiss owners ultimately decided their best play was to stay put and continue catering to a customer base Ken Szilasi’s grandparents Nell and Bernie Weiss began cultivating when they opened ...

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‘NO FEAR’ — Rainbow Co-op says it is prepared for the arrival of Whole Foods

By Becky Gillette   The Rainbow Natural Grocery Cooperative located on Old Canton Road has been a mainstay for shoppers interested in organic and natural foods since 1980. Soon it will be facing competition from one of the biggest natural food chains in the country, Whole Foods, which is building a 30,000-square-foot store in Highland Village. But the Rainbow Co-op ...

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Read November 16 issue of the MBJ

HEALTHCARE Bryant’s support, $10M grant give new life to medical school plans— by Ted Carter RETAIL ‘Whole Foods Effect’ likely to hit Highland Village— by Clay Chandler BANKING Strong reaction from community banks cited for Basel III delay— by Ted Carter ENERGY PSC to ask utilities to extend small business incentives— by Clay Chandler  HALEY BARBOUR Setting the record straight on the Kemper coal ...

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