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Cookie baking that started on a whim becomes a franchise chain

By JACK WEATHERLY The story of Whimsy Cookie Co. began where you might imagine – in someone’s home kitchen. Laurie Suriff began by making cookies for her husband’s clients, then for others. Then she began selling them. That’s the way things went for several years. Then, by chance, she joined forces with Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose adoptive son, Michael Oher, ...

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Zea Rotisserie to open in Renaissance

By JACK WEATHERLY Zea Rotisserie and Bar will be the first retailer to open in the second phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park. The restaurant will open Nov. 20 and will be the 10th in the New Orleans-based chain and the first in Mississippi. As the name suggests, the eatery will feature rotisserie-cooked meats, along with grilled ribs and roasted ...

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CAET restaurant opens in larger quarters in Renaissance

By JACK WEATHERLY “I guess you could say we’re officially open,” Derek Emerson said on Tuesday as he watched the CAET Seafood Oysterette restaurant sign being hoisted into place above a blue-and-white-striped canopy flapping in the brisk wind. Emerson, who, with his wife Jennifer, owns the wine bar and restaurant, said the eatery had a soft opening on May 10 ...

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Show fountain will be focal point of Renaissance phase 2

By MBJ STAFF A show fountain will be the centerpiece and gathering place for the second phase of the Renaissance at Colony Park. “This will be the first retail show fountain of this magnitude in the state of Mississippi,” said J. Wickham Zimmerman, chief executive officer of Outside the Lines, the designer and builder. “The property co-owner and developer, The ...

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Shops, eatery thrown into the Renaissance mixture

By JACK WEATHERLY The mix, if not the churn, at Renaissance at Colony Park continues. The lifestyle shopping mall in Ridgeland is marking its 10th anniversary as new and newish tenants arrive and even an old tenant returns. Newish? The Aerie subsidiary of American Eagle Outfitters opened last month. AEO, of course, has been around for four decades as a ...

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MDEQ board approves permit for Renaissance expansion

By JACK WEATHERLY The Mississippi Environmental Quality Permit Board on Thursday unanimously approved a water permit to allow the contested expansion of the Renaissance at Colony Park to proceed. The plan for 45-acre site along the east side of Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland calls for the clearing and filling of 14 acres of forested wetlands, channelization and excavation of ...

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Developer defends sealing Renaissance documents

RIDGELAND — The Madison County developer who was granted a protective order last week barring the release of public records relating to Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland said he feels the order is in the best interest of economic development. Andrew Mattiace, developer of Renaissance phases I and II and the proposed phase III, said he sought the order ...

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