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Developer: Fondren theater survey results outpace expectations

The results of a survey conducted by a Millsaps College marketing class geared toward a proposed theater in Fondren were better than expected, one of the developers said earlier this week. Jason Watkins is part of the group that wants to restore the old Pix/Capri Theater in the historic neighborhood’s business district. Gauging interest in the project was part of ...

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Jackson businessmen plan pub for Fondren

Later this summer, Fondren’s newest locally owned business will open, and it will be something the neighborhood does not already have. Marty Clapton and his partners are opening a pub next to Cups coffee shop. Plans for Fondren Public, which Clapton hopes will serve as a gathering place for locals, were first formulated more than two years ago, shortly after ...

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Millsaps class finishes up Fondren theater market research project

The developers of a proposed dine-in theater in Fondren will soon have some market research to serve as a guide moving forward. A marketing class at Millsaps College wrapped earlier this week a survey designed to gauge overall demand and consumer interest in certain parts the theater, which is being developed by Jackson attorneys Jason Watkins and David Pharr. The ...

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Read November 23 issue of the MBJ

  GAMING Casino industry matures across Mississippi over two decades— by Clay Chandler HOLIDAYS Temporary ice rinks attract skaters, business for communities— by Stephen McDill KEMPER UPDATE Analysts dispute claim coal plant is almost complete— by Clay Chandler FONDREN Plans are in the works to makeover business district— by Clay Chandler BILL CRAWFORD Wipe out the debt and curb deficit ...

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MAKEOVER: Plans finalized for street upgrades in Fondren Business District

Fondren’s business district will soon undergo beautification and traffic-calming work designed to make it more pedestrian-friendly and bring parts of the area into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The work is part of a $2-million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, with the City of Jackson contributing $500,000 in matching funds. Construction is scheduled to start in ...

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Meadowbrook McRae’s building sits mostly empty, but full of potential

The old McRae’s building on Meadowbrook Drive in Jackson has sat mostly vacant since 2005, save for a small clothing store and a cash advance place. Just under 68,000 square feet of the total 86,000 square feet sits empty. An advocacy organization for the Fondren neighborhood has renewed its hopes that development of the building could turn north Fondren’s business ...

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Brent’s Drug Store preserves the feel of a bygone era

The building housing one of the South’s oldest soda fountain drug stores was in danger of becoming vacant when the pharmacist owner sold Brent’s Drug Store to a chain in 2009, and the pharmacy part of the business was relocated. A local attorney and Fondren resident, Brad Reeves, who as a kid was taken by his parents to the soda ...

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Fondren's Treehouse Boutique is a pipeline to fashion

The Treehouse Boutique in Fondren is known for being a pipeline to the latest fashions and gift trends while providing a unique shopping experience in a customer-friendly store housed in a home that is 100 years old. “Whenever you come into our store, you are coming into our home,” said owner Jude Muse. “It is a unique shopping experience. I ...

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Read June 25 issue of MBJ

>> IS FARMING REAL BUSINESS? Ag commissioner seeking more emphasis on agriculture in state’s economic development— By Ted Carter Also in this week’s paper: >> RISING CATTLE PRICES RAISE RUSTLER WORRIES Cattle theft on the rise with beef prices— by Ted Carter

 >> MSC: UMMC SUBJECT TO CON LAW “Certificate of need” applies to state’s largest research hospital— by Clay Chandler >> ...

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Everyday Gardener great for giving and gardening

The Everyday Gardener in Fondren specializes in “the art of giving and gardening.” Whether you are looking for a gift for others or yourself, you are likely to find something among the store’s unique selection of home accents, vases, containers and works of art that will brighten a home or office. The business also carries a large selection of ferns, ...

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