Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Food Truck Friday, a weekly event series in which local food trucks gather to sell lunch items in downtown Jackson's Smith Park, returned on Oct. 7 for its first event since May. Another event is scheduled for Oct. 21.
"Last year, we were testing the waters to see what kind of response the event got," Theresa Kennedy, quality of life program manager for the Greater Jackson Arts Council, said. "It proved to be an overwhelmingly positive response, and people expressed that they wanted something like this to happen more often. There is a growing population of food trucks in Jackson, but especially in summer time, people don't often go out looking for them because of the heat, so it's good to be able to get a lot of them in one place."
The Oct. 21 event will feature Southern Wangz, Green Ghost Tacos, Small Town Treats, One Guy Steak and Chicken, Grant's Kitchen, Hog Heaven and Deep South Pops.
Local food trucks that want to participate in Food Truck Friday can contact Kennedy at 601-960-1557 ext. 222 or email [email protected].
Soft Surroundings Comes to Mississippi
Soft Surroundings, a retailer of women's apparel, beauty and home items with 40 locations, will open its first Mississippi location on Friday, Oct. 21, at the Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland. The 4,510-square-foot space is located at the clock tower at the Renaissance.
Soft Surroundings will hold a grand-opening celebration for the new location from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. that will feature complimentary macarons, drinks, beauty treatments and gift bags containing more than $200 worth of merchandise for the first 100 customers. In addition, everything in the store will be 15 percent off for the day.
Headquartered in St. Louis, Soft Surroundings got its start as a catalogue store in 1999 and later expanded to online service. Its first retail store opened in St. Louis in 2005.
Soft Surroundings (1000 Highland Colony Pkwy., Suite 9012) is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit softsurroundings.com.
Altitude Trampoline Park Coming to Ridgeland
Altitude Trampoline Park, a 25,000-square-foot facility in Ridgeland (853 Wilson Drive, Ridgeland), is set to open its doors by the end of October. The park features a general trampoline area, foam pits, a tumble run for cheer-style activities, a trampoline dodge-ball court and more.
Admission to the park is $12.95 per person for one hour, $21.95 for two hours and $27.95 for three hours. Visitors are required to wear special safety socks while using the facilities, which cost $2.50 per person, and the customer can take them home after purchasing and bring them along for their next visit. Altitude also offers birthday party packages with pricing varying based on day of the week and group size. Overnight slumber parties with staff supervision are also available on Friday and Saturday nights.
Altitude will host a grand-opening celebration and ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce shortly after opening, but details are still pending.
The park is open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, call 601-206-5867 or visit altituderidgeland.com.
Rockstar Ink Opens in Canton
Tattoo artist, painter and photographer Stevie Hendrix opened Canton's first tattoo parlor, Rockstar Ink (356 W. Peace St., Canton), on Sept. 19. Hendrix's shop is unique in that he also uses the space to display prints and paintings he has made to sell.
Prices on tattoos at Rockstar Ink start at $30 and vary by size and location. Prints start at $10 apiece and paintings start at $100.
Rockstar Ink is open Monday through Thursday from noon to 8 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 9 p.m. For more information, call 769-572-1208 or find the shop on Facebook or Instagram.