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RVI announces sale of Tupelo’s Big Oaks Crossing

On June 30, Retail Value Inc. closed on the sale of Big Oaks Crossing in Tupelo for $21 million. Ninety percent of the net proceeds were used to repay mortgage debt associated with RVI with the remaining proceeds retained as cash. Subsequent to the transaction, RVI owns interests in 13 properties located in the continental U.S. and 12 properties in ...

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Plans for Tupelo’s four-story Fairpark building revealed

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal A proposed four-story building in Fairpark – part of the overall Fairpark Towers project launched three years ago – will contain commercial and residential space. An earlier version of this story said the building would be named “The Presley,” but that is no longer the case. Elvis Presley Enterprises in Memphis said the name ...

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Downtown boutique hotel to be named Hotel Tupelo, open in December 2021

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal TUPELO • The four-story, 80-room boutique hotel to be built in Fairpark in downtown Tupelo has an official name: Hotel Tupelo, and it should be completed by December 2021. The name is a nod to the past, as a Hotel Tupelo once stood downtown. Its Blue Room was where the Community Development Foundation got its ...

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Walk-On’s Sports Bistreux taps franchisees for Starkville, Tupelo

Walk-On’s Sports Bistreaux, a popular Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based chain, has more than 100 locations under development in 15 states, and Mississippi is one of its prime targets. Earlier this week, company co-founder Brandon Landry tweeted that Eddie and Allen Gant became franchisees for Starkville, Tupelo and Meridian. Currently, the Hattiesburg store is the only Mississippi location. The company’s website also ...

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Cooper Tire to begin process of reopening plants next week

After being closed for five weeks, the Cooper Tire plant in Tupelo will start the process of reopening next week. The plant, which opened in 1984, employs some 1,300 workers. Cooper officials announced today that its manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Serbia “will begin the process of reopening and ramping up production next week.” U.S. plant locations include Findlay, ...

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Festival for king of rock ‘n’ roll goes virtual amid virus

The switch to virtual events during the coronavirus pandemic includes a festival honoring the king of rock ‘n’ roll. Organizers for the Tupelo Elvis Festival in Mississippi announced Wednesday the music event slated to be held in June will now be a virtual gathering. “The health and safety of our patrons is most important, but we are excited to share our festival ...

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Five airlines submit bids for Tupelo Regional Airport

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Air service has seen a remarkable turnaround in Tupelo the past four years under Nashville-based Contour Airlines, reaching passenger boardings unseen in a decade. “It’s good to see so many interested in service in Tupelo,” said airport Executive Director Cliff Nash. The current contract expires Sept. 30, and four other airlines are proposing to ...

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Mississippi businesses shift production during pandemic

As the nation hunkers down and people shelter in place amid the coronavirus pandemic, several Mississippi businesses have stayed open, switching gears to make much-needed products. A jeans company is making face guards, a coffeehouse is making loaves of bread and distilleries are making hand sanitizer. They’re hoping to keep their employees working as they help fellow Mississippians battle the ...

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Tupelo building new fire station, renovating reception hall

A city in northeast Mississippi is working toward building a new fire station and renovating a facility that is rented out for wedding receptions and other activities. The Tupelo City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to award contracts to local architecture companies, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported. ArchitectureSouth received a contract to draft plans for renovations to the Bel Air Center. ...

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TPSD awarded District Of Innovation Distinction

In the midst of unparalleled uncertainties regarding education due to COVID-19, the Tupelo Public School District received some highly-anticipated news Thursday morning when it was named a District of Innovation. The 18-month process, led by Innovative Program Facilitator Stewart McMillan, was officially finalized during the Mississippi Board of Education’s meeting in Jackson with a unanimous vote. This coveted distinction, which was also awarded to ...

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