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New life for Edison Walthall Hotel hinges on winning bid

The fate of downtown Jackson landmark the Edison Walthall Hotel could be decided through an online real estate auction May 22. Auctioneer Benny Taylor indicates a bargain is in the making on the sale of the eight-floor hotel, closed down since early 2010 after burst water pipes extensively damaged the lower floors. Sellers “are very motivated,” Taylor said to the ...

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(UPDATE) Lease flap threatens future of popular Hal & Mal's

A lost lease has created an uncertain future for Jackson entertainment institution Hal & Mal’s, a gathering place for Jacksonians for more than three decades. Owner Malcolm White said he wants the business to “stay and continue to be the cultural center of the redevelopment of downtown” but insisted: “We want our lease back.” White, who lost his brother and ...

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