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Jackson honored at the 2019 MTA Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The Mississippi Tourism Association (MTA) recognized the impact and accomplishments of the state’s tourism industry at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism held at the Trotter Convention Center in Columbus on Sept. 22-24, 2019. As a top honor, Rickey Thigpen, Executive Director/CEO of Visit Jackson, was awarded MTA Member of the Year. As a Jackson native, Thigpen has served Visit Jackson ...

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Cantina Laredo will close Feb. 25

By JACK WEATHERLY Cantina Laredo will close on Feb. 25, to be replaced with an independent restaurant concept that will open later this year, according to the District at Eastover. The Mexican-fare restaurant opened in late July of 2017. The new restaurant will be owned and operated by MH Ventures of Jackson, the restaurant group behind Fine & Dandy, which ...

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Developing large projects not for the weak

The complexities of developing a large-scale project from concept to ribbon-cutting aren’t for the faint-hearted. Dealing with plans, permits, titles and unimaginable obstacles can take years and even then, things can go awry on any given day and it’s back to the drawing board. And then there’s the courtship of tenants for retail space and people to fill residential space. ...

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‘Whole Foods Effect’ likely to hit Highland Village

When Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods Market announced earlier this year that it would build a store at Jackson’s Highland Village shopping center, it was assumed that nearby commercial and residential real estate would receive at least a small bump in value. Two studies conducted within the past six years — one by Realtors in Portland, Ore., another by Citigroup — ...

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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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