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Northpark Mall becomes a hall of echoes during pandemic

By JACK WEATHERLY You could play Frisbee golf in the biggest mall in Mississippi. There was virtually no business going on Saturday afternoon in the 958,000-square-foot mall on the Ridgeland side of County Line Road. Many of the mall’s 92 tenants were closed due to the corona virus pandemic. Others were open but had few customers. Dillard’s was open but ...

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Shops, restaurants at Renaissance try new ways to survive

By JACK WEATHERLY “Our usual advertising theme is ‘your dining and shopping destination.’” “Now we say: ‘We’re your curbside dining and shopping destination,’” Jan Mattiace jokingly said in an interview on Wednesday. But the corona virus epidemic’s disruption of commerce and just about everything else in the country and world, is no joke, Mattiace said. Many retailers across the nation ...

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At long last, Costco opens in Ridgeland

By JACK WEATHERLY The fear for some had been that the traffic would be a nightmare, but the only jam at the Costco Wholesale Store on opening day Thursday was for those who had not joined. That meant an hour’s application and approval of membership, whose basic fee is $60 a year, before they could enter the giant store on ...

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Ridgeland chamber announces new president and board

The Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2020 president is Chase Bryan, a shareholder at Young Wells Williams, P.A. with over 28 years of litigation and courtroom experience in the Southeastern United States. Bryan, a native Mississippian is a graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received a law degree in 1992.  His diverse practice includes construction law, ...

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Cinema Grill theater opens at Renaissance at Colony Park

The Renaissance Cinema Grill in Ridgeland opened Dec. 12. The theater is in the Renaissance at Colony Park, and  features luxury reserved recliner seating in all auditoriums, as well as Dolby 7.1 digital surround sound. It will be located at the entrance to the new synchronized water and music feature. The Malco Grill will offer gourmet quick-casual selections, with a ...

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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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Work underway on Costco station while suit is pending

By JACK WEATHERLY The question: will Costco Wholesale proceed with construction of the 150,000-square-foot store in Ridgeland without building a fueling station? The city of Ridgeland has now gotten court clearance to build the so-called “third phase” of the Renaissance Colony Parkway mall, which would be anchored by Costco. The Mississippi Supreme Court ruled 7-0 in April 2017 in a ...

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Work to upgrade Northpark theater starts; Rainbow Co-op reopens in mall

By JACK WEATHERLY Work to transform the former UA Northpark 14 into a multi-screen theater with a bar area and power recliners began Tuesday. The Northpark Mall bought the theater in September 2018 and began weighing options for best use of the property. It decided that an updated theater was the best option. United Development of Southlake, Texas, which had ...

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Grantham to address Rotary members on medical marijuana

The Sept. 19 speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club is Jamie Grantham. Jamie is the Communications Director for the Medical Marijuana 2020 Campaign. She has served previously in a variety of marketing, communication, and development positions, including at First Liberty in Plano, Texas, and The Heritage Foundation in Washington D.C. She serves as the public spokesperson for the campaign, in ...

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Speaker to discuss medical marijuana in Ridgeland

The speaker at the Madison-Ridgeland Rotary Club for Thursday, Aug. 22, will be Dr. Kenneth Cleveland.  Dr. Cleveland is a native of Alabama and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center as Chief Surgical Resident in 2001.  He since has practiced medicine in Mississippi in surgical and administrative capacities.  He comes to the Mississippi Board of Medical ...

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