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City officials targeting BYOB nightclubs

TUPELO — Officials say eliminating “bring your own bottle” nightclubs could help control littering, public intoxication, disorderly conduct and assaults in Tupelo. The proposal would require a city beer permit or a state alcohol permit for establishments that serve alcohol and provide entertainment, The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. “For me, it’s safety,” said Tupelo police chief Tony Carleton. He ...

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City wants legislators to approve vote on restaurant/bar tax

GAUTIER — The Gautier City Council has approved a resolution asking for legislative authority to hold a referendum on a 1 percent tax on restaurant and bar sales to fund recreation, economic development and tourism promotion. The Mississippi Press reports the vote without comment at yesterday’s council meeting is for a “local and private bill” in the Legislature. If approved, ...

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Farish Street Group getting $10.2M loan from JRA

JACKSON — Developers of the Farish Street Entertainment District have taken the first step toward securing money needed to finish construction on the first block of the $100 million project in downtown Jackson. Yesterday, the Jackson Redevelopment Authority approved a non-binding agreement with Farish Street Group for a $10.2 million loan. As collateral, developers would put up $11 million in ...

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Remnants of iconic nightclub demolished

GREENVILLE — For many in the Greenville area and for many years, the bar and restaurant called One Block East was a home away from home. The city tore the building down yesterday. Stanley Sherman, who owned the establishment when it opened in 1971, said he has only one thing to say. “What a shame,” he said. He opened One ...

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Owners of Hub City nightclub file Chapter 11

HATTIESBURG — The owners of a Hattiesburg nightclub where three University of Southern Mississippi football players were shot and wounded in November have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. William D. Norris, along with several limited liability corporations he controls, filed petitions March 15 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the Northern District of Mississippi, The Hattiesburg American reported. After four ...

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