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A LEASE TO HAVE FUN — Ardenland gets Duling Hall control through lease

Longtime Jackson concert promoter Arden Barnett has signed a three-year lease with renewal options on the performing arts venue Duling Hall, the auditorium of the former Fondren school that has become an entertainment destination since its opening with the rest of the renovated building in 2009. Barnett, principal of entertainment booking firm ardenland, said he plans to invest from $50,000 ...

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Red Square Clothing to open at Jackson's Highland Village

WS Development announces that Red Square Clothing Company will open a location at Highland Village, adding another unique Jackson-based specialty retailer to the center’s tenant mix. Highland Village will represent Red Square’s second shop in the Jackson area. Owner/manager Myles Harris debuted the clothing retailer’s first store five years ago. Red Square offers a full line of unisex clothing and ...

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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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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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