Wednesday, September 28, 2005
After you've read the Jackson Free Press online and in print, head to The Sun Herald online. Then check out The Magnolia Report for around-the-state offerings. If you're more of a television-type, WAPT boasts the best, and most hard-hitting, broadcasts.
I left my vintage clothes behind. Where can I get some new cheap threads?
Check out one of Jackson's thrift stores: Salvation Army (110 Presto Lane; 601-968-3987), Goodwill (426 N. Biederman Road; 601-939-8726) or NUTS (114 Millsaps Ave.; 601-355-7458).
I'm so not into corporate coffee. Where can I find local java shops?
Cups (several locations), Video Café (1808 N. State St.; 601-352-3939), the Gravity Coffeehouse in Clinton (202 W. Leake St.; 601-925-9808), Fusion Coffeehouse (1111-A Highland Colony Parkway; 601-856-6001), House of Brews (3220 N. State St.; 601-366-3032) or Flashbacks Espresso Café (5610 I-55 South in Byram; 601-372-3220)
I need to reconnect with my friends, and I don't have the Internet right now. Where can I find free wireless?
Jackson boasts several places with free wireless: AmSouth Center (210 E. Capitol St.), Broad Street Baking Co., (Banner Hall, 4465 I-55 North,) Cups Coffee House (1855 Lakeland Drive and 2757 Old Canton Road), McAllister's Deli (1065 River Oaks Drive, 601-939-6810) Mellow Mushroom (275 Dogwood Blvd., 601-992-7499) Que Sera Sera (2801 N. State St.), Rooster's (2906 N. State St.) and Video Café (1804 N. State St.).
I need to mail something, but my neighborhood post office closes at 4:30 p.m. and isn't open on Saturdays. Where can I find an after-hours post office?
The post office downtown on South Street stays open till 9 p.m. on weeknights and offers Saturday services, too.
I need a good book to get my mind off of things. Where can I find a good read?
Lemuria Bookstore (4465 I-55 N; 601-366-7619) is locally owned and full of character. Choctaw Books (926 North St.; 601-352-7281) is Jackson's answer to The Strand: Find thousands of used and rare books. For cheap finds, try one of the aforementioned thrift stores. For healthy magazines and other alternative reads, check out Rainbow Natural Grocery (2807 Old Canton Road; 601-366-1602).
Where can I find a nice bike path?
Our readers chose the Belhaven neighborhood as the top bike path in last year's Best of Jackson, but don't neglect the bike path sectioned off by the city on Old Canton Road in Fondren or the scenic Natchez Trace.
What's the place for yoga in town?
Our readers chose Butterfly Yoga (3218 N. State St., 601-594-2313) as top, with Joyflow Yoga Center for Healing (Fitness Depot in Madison; 601-613-4317) and Courthouse Racquet & Fitness (various locations) in second and third. Or, you can try Triangle Yoga (4800 McWillie Cir.; 601-362-0840) or Bikram Yoga (3475 Lakeland Drive; 601-420-9636) for hot yoga.
I'm itchin' to get inked. Where are the best tattoo artists in town?
Squench's Tattoos Ltd. (3780 I-55 S., 601-372-2800), Eternal Body Art (3611 I-55 S., 601-346-5963) and Animal House Tattoo Co. (420 N. Bierdeman Rd., 601-933-1120) can all turn your body into the beautiful canvas you're wanting.
Forget the early birds get the worm; I'm a night owl and need to do my shopping at night. Where can I get my late-night necessities?
Kroger (4910 I-55 N; 601-366-1141) and Walgreen's (1497 Canton Mart Road; 601-977-0757) are both open 24 hours a day (and night).
Check out part three of the JFP's Newcomer FAQ Guide next week when we bring you all you need to known on eatin' good in Jacktown.