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Mississippi’s home sales aided by shrinking inventory amid COVID-19 crisis

Many buyers eager to get deals done, brokers say   By TED CARTER Home sale closings conducted in parking lots, virtual showings and carefully staged open houses have helped the state’s home sales stay steady in the early days of the coronavirus, say Realtors in north, central and south Mississippi. The residential sector went into the new year as a ...

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Shops, restaurants at Renaissance try new ways to survive

By JACK WEATHERLY “Our usual advertising theme is ‘your dining and shopping destination.’” “Now we say: ‘We’re your curbside dining and shopping destination,’” Jan Mattiace jokingly said in an interview on Wednesday. But the corona virus epidemic’s disruption of commerce and just about everything else in the country and world, is no joke, Mattiace said. Many retailers across the nation ...

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Walk-on’s will take the field in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY Walk-ons are known for their enthusiasm. They are not scholarship players. They have to scrap and hustle just to make the squad. Rudy Ruettiger was a legendary walk-on for the Notre Dame football team. A movie bearing his first name made him a legend. Brandon Landry and Jack Warner brought that kind of enthusiasm as walk-ons on ...

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Murky Waters is a clear success now operating in three South Mississippi locations

By BECKY GILLETTE Three guys who went to high school together, graduating from Long Beach High School in 2008, worked at restaurants from an early age. Now, the dynamic trio who are still not even 30 years old own and operate three Murky Waters Blues and BBQ restaurants, and were named Mississippi SBA Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2019. They ...

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Cultivation Food Hall adds ‘Greek Down South’ vendor

Cultivation Food Hall announces a new vendor, Atlas, a concept that owner Chad Segrest describes as “Greek Down South.” The menu features Greek staples such as a hummus plate, falafel, salads and gyros, each with a street food approach and Southern twist. Cultivation Food Hall is on the ground floor of the BankPlus Building in The District at Eastover in ...

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Hotel and Restaurant Supply finds new home nearby in Hawkins Field Industrial Park

By JACK WEATHERLY jack.weatherly@msbusiness.com Bricks and mortar and e-commerce are often seen as competitors. But Mason Greene sees them as complementary for Hotel and Restaurant Supply. The company was founded in 1953 by his grandfather, Percy Greene, long before anyone had dreamed of something like the Internet. Now Mason, 44, is president and his father, Jerry Greene, chief executive, are ...

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