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State’s only Whole Foods Market is ‘changing the way people shop’

By BECKY GILLETTE The only Whole Foods Market in Mississippi, located in Highland Village in the heart of Jackson, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary. Billed as “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store,” Whole Foods has become an even better shopping destination since being acquired by Amazon, said Masa Liles, general manager of Highland Village. “When you see what Amazon is doing, they ...

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Aplós opens in Highland Village

By JACK WEATHERLY Alex Eaton says the cuisine at his Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, opened in October 2013, is “Mediterranean with Southern roots.” The latest restaurant opened Aug. 6 by Eaton and business partner Steven O’Neill is simply Mediterranean. The name of the restaurant, Aplós, is Greek for “simple.” That’s because of a distillation of all those cultural influences, says Eaton, ...

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Highland Village adds three, loses one

By JACK WEATHERLY August has been a good month for Highland Village overall, as the upscale shopping center in northeast Jackson has added two retailers and a restaurant. Vineyard Vines, as in Martha’s Vineyard in Cape Cod, is a self-styled preppy shop that features a smiling pink whale as its good-times logo. Two brothers, Ian and Shep Murray, are celebrating ...

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Highland Village names Lynsie Armstrong as Marketing Director

Highland Village has named Lynsie Armstrong as its new Marketing Director. After years of marking work for local companies from nonprofits to restaurants, Armstrong started her own marketing company, Simpatico. She later joined the management team at Highland Village. As marketing director, she will focus on creating community events, social media buzz, tenant relations and consumer engagement programs. Armstrong is ...

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McWilliams new Property Coordinator at Highland Village

Highland Village has named Beth McWilliams as its new Property Coordinator. McWilliams joins Highland Village after years of managing multi-million dollar budgets serving as the Financial Controller of a Jackson-area church. McWilliams enjoys spending time with her husband, Tim, following SEC sports and making memories with their 3-year-old granddaughter, Katherine. She enjoys music and travel.

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Highland Village: the more it changes, the more it’s the same

By JACK WEATHERLY Masa Liles, general manager of Highland Village, thinks of herself as a curator. Selecting new pieces and keeping certain “old” pieces has been the signature approach since the shopping center was opened in 1972. In an era when naysayers are predicting the demise of shopping aggregations, especially enclosed malls, Highland Village closes in on 50 years in ...

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ALAN TURNER — Full circle for Masa Liles

During the past few years, I’ve met and become acquainted with a number of business professionals who grew up in Mississippi, left to pursue careers, and wound up coming home to the Magnolia State. However, I don’t recall any whose career travels have been more extensive than Masa Liles, the new Property Manager at Highland Village. Having grown up in ...

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Vintage Highland Village gets a ‘lifestyle’ remake

By JACK WEATHERLY  Jimmy Fowler founded Highland Village in 1972 and for two generations it maintained its niche as a premier high-end shopping place in Jackson. “Curated,” is the term that Lou Masiello uses to describe how Fowler and his son-in-law, Guy Boyle, managed the center. The upscale center at the Northside Drive exit on Interstate 55 has kept its ...

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Seller of understated fashion J.McLaughlin opening in Highland Village

Fashion retailer J.McLaughlin will be opening its first location in Mississippi at Highland Village at 10 a.m. Friday, directly across from High Cotton. Recognized for a distinctive flair for color and a signature portfolio of prints, J.McLaughlin is a American sportswear and accessories brand for men and women. The J.McLaughlin sensibility is influenced by where their customer lives and plays, and the ...

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J.McLaughlin to open in Highland Village next spring

Highland Village will be home to Mississippi’s first J.McLaughlin. WS Development, owner of Highland Village, said in a news release that J.McLaughlin is on track to open in the spring of 2015. “We are so happy to have the opportunity to bring this special brand together with this special project,” said Samantha David, Head of Up Markets for WS Development. ...

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