Biz Roundup

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Try Transit Day, 'Rough Rugged and Raw,' and Mississippi Coding Academies

The City of Jackson's public transportation service, JATRAN, will offer free rides on all of the city's fixed bus routes on Thursday, June 20, from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. as part of "Try Transit Day."

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Eritaj Cookery, Popcorn in the 'Park and Hope Housing Visionary Award

Felicia Bell, a Brandon native and owner of RD&S Farm, opened "Eritaj Cookery, a Restorative Food Cafe" on Monday, June 3, at the Kundi Compound in Jackson.

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Mississippi Food and Wine, Daniel Tiger and Innovate Angel Fund

BankPlus in Jackson, the Fondren Renaissance Foundation and Visit Jackson are partnering to host the inaugural Mississippi Food and Wine event June 13-15 in Fondren.

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Chipper and Coco, Your CBD Store and B&B Theatres at Northpark

Jackson native Ann Somers and her husband Bob Potesky opened a new pet store called Chipper and Coco at The District at Eastover on Wednesday, May 15, across from Fine & Dandy.

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Urban Foxes, Olivia's Taco Shop and Flash Dash at The District

Cody Cox, a Jackson musician and owner of record label Elegant Trainwreck Productions, will open a small-batch bakery called Urban Foxes in Jackson's Belhaven Heights neighborhood on Monday, May 20.

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Waisted Nutrition, Fondren Fitness and Great Lengths at the Outlets of Mississippi

Clinton resident Johnny Markham opened Waisted Nutrition, a shake shop that sells meal-replacement shakes and "loaded" energy teas, in downtown Jackson on Monday, April 15.

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Shiro Opens, Roderick Red Named to Top 50 Under 40 and Canopy Children's Mental Health Summit

Jackson resident Samuel "Sam" Tilahun partnered with Yosef Ali, owner of Aladdin Mediterranean Grill in Fondren, to open an Ethiopian restaurant called Shiro Cafe & Restaurant in downtown Jackson on Monday, April 22.

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Poetry Out Loud, LeFleur Museum District and Silhouettes at the Art Museum

Mississippi Public Broadcasting will air its footage of the 2019 Poetry Out Loud competition statewide on MPB Television at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, with a second airing scheduled for 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 28.

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Garver Chain Reaction Challenge, Godfrey's, Jackson Youth Fish Tales Rodeo and Good Problems at Offbeat

Germantown Middle School in Madison was the first school in Mississippi to participate in the Garver Chain Reaction Challenge on Thursday, April 11.

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Early Easter Events, and Van's CCG and Names & Faces Lounge Opening

Repeat Street and Dogwood Festival are both celebrating Easter early on Saturday, April 13, with an outdoor Easter market and Easter Bunny Festival.