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Biz Update: COVID-19 Task Force, What's Still Open and Meal Drop-off Coalition

As locally owned businesses face unprecedented threats from the coronavirus, Fondren Renaissance Foundation President Roy Campbell has assembled a task force to make recommendations and decide best practices to keep residents and the business community healthy.

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B&B Theaters Northpark Grand Opening, Walthall Lofts and Vertex Aerospace

Northpark announced on Wednesday, March 4, that it plans to hold the grand opening for B&B Theaters, a new 14-screen movie theater, in April 2020.

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St. Patrick’s Day JXN Goodies Galore

We all love the fun that comes with St. Patrick's Day, but let's not forget that the capital city also houses a number of restaurants that offer specialty food and drink items.

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Old Spaces, New Faces

Spring inches ever closer, and to coincide with the season of renewal, let's review a list of recently opened businesses that have breathed new life into some older buildings and spaces in the Jackson metro.

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Gumbo Girl Moves to Ridgeland, Thrive @ Work Luncheon and Trustmark Brandon

Marilyn and James Kithuka, owners of Gumbo Girl, recently moved their restaurant from Highway 18 in Jackson to a new, larger location at 900 E. County Line Road in Ridgeland, inside what was formerly AJ's Seafood.

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Native Coffee, Sweetie Pie's Reopens and 1908 Provisions Dinner Service

Matt Flinn, a former North Carolina resident who moved to Jackson with his wife, Anna, will open a new coffee shop in Belhaven called Native Coffee in March 2020, inside the former location of Deep South Pops.

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Honey Hush, Mississippi Gem and Mineral Show and BrickUniverse LEGO Convention

Jackson native Chad Segrest, owner of Beagle Bagel Madison and the Atlas Greek Down South food stall at Cultivation Food Hall, opened a second food stall at Cultivation called Honey Hush on Wednesday, Feb. 5.

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Grand Opening for Elvie’s and District Drugs, La Brioche Expands Menu

Hunter Evans, a Jackson chef who previously worked as chef de cuisine at Lou’s Full-Serv in Jackson since 2015, held a grand opening for his own restaurant, Elvie’s, on Monday, Feb. 3.

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Hungry Goat Fondren, Babalu Remodeling and Yakiniku Grill

Flowood residents Jordan and Paul Yamas opened a second location for their restaurant, The Hungry Goat, in Fondren on Monday, Jan. 27.

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Roberts Co. Purchasing McDade's, Junior League Jumble and Double Up Mississippi

Hattiesburg-based Roberts Company, Inc., will assume ownership of the four McDade's Market and Froogel's Market locations in Jackson, as well as McDade's Wine and Spirits in Maywood Mart, effective Monday, Jan. 27.

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JXN Welcome Center, Iron Horse Patio and Mural and Food Truck Face-off

Visit Jackson opened the JXN Welcome Center, first full-service welcome center in Jackson on Friday, Jan. 10, inside the Electric Building at the corner of East Pearl and West Streets.

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The Dapper Doughnut, The Lost Cajun and La Brioche Renovations

Gabe Jackson, a Liberty, Miss., native and a guard for the Oakland Raiders football team, opened the first Mississippi location of The Dapper Doughnut, a Las Vegas-based donut franchise with 21 locations, together with his wife Eryn Jackson in Flowood on Thursday, Jan. 2.

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New Stores and Holiday Pop-up Shop at The District, Energy Donation

The District at Eastover recently announced the opening of two new stores, as well as the launch of a pop-up shop at District Drugs & Mercantile.

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Pepper Palace, The Odditorium and Sweetie Pie's

The Pepper Palace, a store that specializes in hand-crafted small batches of hot sauce, salsa, dips, seasonings, barbeque sauce, marinades, pepper jellies, rubs and more, opened at The Outlets of Mississippi on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Coming Soon: A Movie Theater Explosion

While some businesses are busy introducing themselves to the Jackson metropolitan community, others who have already established their presence are finding innovative ways push forward even further.

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