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Returning life to Fondren After 5 — Sept. 4 event features dog park, music, wall painting

What has four block parties, 30-plus musicians, dog park, skateboard demos, local  artists and craftsmen, food, boutique shopping and Ron Chane smiling? The new and improved Fondren After 5, of course. Always the first Thursdays of each month, the next Fondren After 5 is Sept. 4 and will feature a dog park and the “live” wall painting with a local ...

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Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary sign on at Ramey Agency

The Ramey Agency has made three new hires — Katherine Capocelli, Emily Cutrer and Joshua McCrary. Capocelli, originally from Richmond, Virginia, earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications/business and master’s degree in brand management at Virginia Commonwealth University. Before joining Ramey, she worked at Moroch and AKQA. She has joined Ramey as an account supervisor helping to lead and coordinate ...

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MASK: TEDx could be big for Jackson

By TIM MASK  For the MBJ Any of you who are familiar with much of the work I do or the efforts in which I am involved know that I am a huge advocate of Mississippi. I see our potential and all the innovative aspects of our society and it gets me really excited about the future. I’m the first ...

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DREAMS AND OYSTERS — Houstons set for August opening of Saltine in Fondren

A husband-and-wife team will see a lifelong dream realized and one of the city of Jackson’s most eclectic areas will add another unique venue in August. Chef Jesse Houston and Rachel Horn Houston are bringing a new oyster bar dubbed Saltine to the historic Duling School building in Jackson’s Fondren neighborhood. Saltine, named for the cracker commonly eaten with oysters, ...

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SKD seeking lease from UMMC for mixed-used development

JACKSON — The University of Mississippi Medical Center plans to lease 4.4 acres on the north edge of its Jackson campus to a developer who wants to build a 224-unit apartment complex with ground-level stores and offices. The College Board approved the lease yesterday. If Attorney General Jim Hood’s office also approves, SKD Development plans to go forward with the ...

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Houstons bringing new restaurant to Fondren

JACKSON — Chef Jesse Houston and his wife, Rachel Horn Houston, have unveiled plans to open Saltine this fall in Jackson. The 100-seat oyster bar, to be located in the former Duling School building in Fondren, will focus on Southern cuisine highlighting fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables to share. Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Sunday, the 3,000-square-foot casual ...

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Fondren to host TEDx talk Nov. 6

The Mississippi Business Journal has learned that there will be a TEDx Talk in Fondren Nov. 6. More details are to come. According to the TEDx website, TEDx is an international community that organizes TED-style events anywhere and everywhere — celebrating locally-driven ideas and elevating them to a global stage. TEDx events are produced independently of TED conferences, each event curates ...

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District at Eastover takes shape with financing in place, tenant signings under way

Developers of the $115 million District at Eastover mixed-use development say financing has been secured and a groundbreaking is imminent for the project that was to start construction last summer. Ted Duckworth, a principal of The District Land Development Co., is promising to bring a combination of shops, restaurants, hotel, theater, offices and loft residences unmatched in Mississippi. “There is ...

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