Being flexible is good for business. And appropriately so for the newest business opening today in Fondren. Nichole Baker’s StudiOm Yoga begins classes at 11:30am after relocating from their former Belhaven location to the Woodland Hills Shopping Cneter. Baker was one of several business owners whose move was necessitated by the Baptist Hospital property purchase that is also moving Keifer’s and Pizza Shack. Baker said finding the space, formerly Continue reading “Classes Begin Today at StudiOM” »
Jeff Good has a thing or two to say about business and for good reason. The successful restaurateur is often consulted and cited for his vision and passion for Jackson’s hippest neighborhood. This time his kudos are being heaped upon Kristin Tubb, owner of the Orange Peel, a consignment boutique in Fondren. Good sends congratulations her way for choosing “an amazing new space for her wonderful shop.” Good says she wins because she gets parking, a new space, and a wraparound porch for events.
But it’s not only a wise move on Tubb’s part, he says. “Fondren wins because we keep a business that was formed and founded here, ” Good added. “This significant business is moving to an emerging hotbed of clothing and design (Mitchell Street… thank you Simmons family for being the pioneers!) and Fondren wins further because we will get another great retail shop to take the two spaces that Orange Peel has in Continue reading “Good Praises Business Move” »
Jeff Good, Best Business Owner; Best Visionary, 2nd Place; Community Activist, 2nd Place; Best Campaigner for Best of Award, 3rd Place
Beth Kander, Writer
Patrick Harkins, Rising Entrepreneur, 2nd place; Business Owner, Good Showing; Best Local Musician, Good Showing
Liz Henry, Jewelry Designer, 2nd place
Brad Reeves (Brent’s), Michele and Continue reading “JFP Best-of Winners: Movers & Shakers” »
The Fondren Renaissance Foundation has announced their newly elected board of directors. This group will guide the work of FRF during the coming year. Kathy Clem will serve as president, Derek Alley as vice president, Bill Scruggs as secretary, and Joe Wise as treasurer. Board members at large are Meredith Aldridge, Tom Fortner, Allison Fisackerly, Jeff Good, Rob Hill, Elta Livingston, Bill Nation, Leanna Owens, John Sewell, John Weaver, and Lisa White.
In order to develop closer working relationships among Fondren organizations, the board now includes representatives from Fondren Association of Businesses, Our Fondren, and SOFO.
Info provided by Fondren Renaissance Foundation
Yesterday, we began a series (re)introducing you to our Find It In Fondren Visitor’s Guide advertisers. And today, we look at six more, all ready for you to stop by and part with some of your Christmas cash! Trust me, you’ll be glad you did!
justJOYart is a magical sort of place. Walk in and pick out plain white ceramic pieces, spend a bit of time creating or allow Joy McAllister to create, and you will have a personalized item that is as unique as you! Bowls, plates, serving trays, wall hangings and more – justJOYart is in the Duling School. It’s a fun, funky way to spend some time in Fondren.
Walkers’ Drive In See that unassuming little sea green building on North State Street? Inside you will find a one of a kind. Mississippi’s only James Beard nominated chef, Derek Emerson, cooking southern classics and new creations, all with a very tasty twist. This Fondren Continue reading “Spend It in Fondren!” »
Passionate creations come from the kitchen of Sal & Mookie’s on a daily basis. But long before the doors opened or before there was a kitchen there, Andrew Robertson was helping to create a culture of passion for the restaurant’s guests and employees. The twentysomething left his position with Mangia Bene this week after 9 years with the company. As a former manager at BRAVO!, Robertson was tapped by Mangia Bene owners Jeff Good and Dan Blumenthal to help create Sal & Mookie’s. “We were learning how to build a new concept Jackson had never seen,” Robertson said on his last day this week. “A $32 pizza? Seriously?” Robertson spoke of challenges early on as he had a hand in building menus – and even walls. Working with contractors and against stereotypes, Robertson said the company sought out a unique atmosphere and a diverse and caring workforce. “No one goes to college to wait tables,” he said. The soon-to-be MC masters grad said the aim was Continue reading “‘Like Family’: Robertson Departs With Fond Memories” »
Walker’s Drive In was the site of today’s Fondren Association of Businesses board meeting, open to general membership, and focused on growing small businesses. FAB president David Waugh offered quick updates to those in attendance on safety, upcoming events, and green efforts. Jackson Police Deputy Chief Winstead said businesses who had requested a contact list for all things JPD now have one, thanks to an informative brochure produced by his department. Winstead also encouraged businesses to be proactive in their security efforts for the holiday season. JPD beat Officer Trena Yarber was introduced and recent Fondren After 5 security was lauded as highly visible and reassuring for shoppers.
Rainbow Green Services’ Luke Lundemo announced Continue reading “FAB Hosts Business Forum” »
APAC Mississippi workers say the paving of State Street will wrap up tonight. That includes striping the lanes and parking spots that are being freshly laid today.
Despite the economic downturn nationwide, Fondren continues to experience an upturn in relation to the establishment of new businesses. Over the past six months, no less than 20 businesses have either opened or are set to open within the next few weeks. If anyone has been overlooked, we apologize in advance and ask that if your business has been left out, you notify the Fondren Association of Businesses.
In Fondren Square at the intersection of Old Canton Road and Fondren Place, the following new businesses are bringing new life: Zoubir Tabout Interiors (Zoubir/Tabout), Clapton Realty Company, Bellwether Church, and Circa. (Craig & Michele Escude). Down Mitchell Street: The Shoe Bar at Pieces and Salsa Mississippi have been joined Continue reading “Fondren Continues to Attract New Businesses” »