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Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Fondren People to Know: Yosef Ali

Is it wise to open a restaurant on little to no experience in a town you barely know? If you ask restaurateur Yosef Ali, the short answer is yes. Leaving Ethiopia in 1994 to play soccer at college, ali says his venture into the food industry was almost by accident. Coming to the United States […]

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Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

Staying Power Keeps Bookseller in Fondren

In film and literature, Lemuria is a lost continent. In Fondren, Lemuria is found, and indeed a “find” – a unique 35 year old treasure. The once “counter culture” bookseller is now facing an uprising again, this time stemming the tide against technology. Sixty year old John Evans is the Jackson revolutionary at the helm, […]

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Rave Reviewer: Babalu a Hit With Locals

Rave Reviewer: Babalu a Hit With Locals

I was thrilled to receive an invitation to be a part of the “Friends and Family Night” at Babalu Tacos and Tapas earlier this week in Fondren. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the opening of the neighborhood’s newest eatery since hearing rumors almost five months ago. Braving tornado warnings and slippery asphalt, I sped from downtown, […]

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Passionate Living Births circa.

Passionate Living Births circa.

When Craig and Michele Escude married twenty years ago, they never realized their lifestyle would one day lead them to open a store. But that’s exactly what the pair have done in the form of circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING, in business for nearly a month in Fondren. Craftsmen in their own right, the Escudes have […]

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FAB Hosts Business Forum

FAB Hosts Business Forum

Walker’s Drive-In was the site of today’s Fondren Association of Businesses board meeting, open to the 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 […]

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circa. Plans Grand Opening

circa. Plans Grand Opening

Artisans Craig and Michele Escude invite you to experience their latest creation with the grand opening of circa. URABN ARTISAN LIVING on November 18 during Fondren Unwrapped. The store, opened a week and a half ago in Fondren, is a mix of home, body, garden, and lifestyle, best described from their website as “Living a […]

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The Market: Quality, Homegrown – Perfect in Fondren!

The Market: Quality, Homegrown – Perfect in Fondren!

The first season of  The MARKET in Fondren is now almost complete and classified as a huge success!  Begun in July of this year, The MARKET is 100% volunteer driven and free to the public each month.  The MARKET returns this month during Fondren Unwrapped on November 18. Then in March 2011 to welcome the […]

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Fondren Continues to Attract New Businesses

Fondren Continues to Attract New Businesses

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 […]

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Mississippi Opera Celebrates National Opera Week

Mississippi Opera Celebrates National Opera Week

Nov. 2 and 3 Opera Appetizers. These performances are free, traveling, live vignettes of opera at the following local area Jackson restaurants: Opera Appetizers Tuesday, November 2, 2010 5:00 PM Broad Street Bakery Free Admission – bring the attached coupon! Opera Appetizers Tuesday, November 2, 2010 6:00 PM Sal & Mookie’s 565 Taylor Street at […]

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