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Education Key to A+ Cups Coffee Experience

Education Key to A+ Cups Coffee Experience

Meet Shawn Rogers, master roaster for Cups, An Espresso Cafe. Now, ask him anything you want to know about coffee. He’s not scrambling for an answer. Something tells us this guy roasts in his sleep. From the growing process to the final cup, Rogers has it down, but says he’s still learning. The 14 year […]

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Found Here: More Ways to Say Fondren

Found Here: More Ways to Say Fondren

We continue to show you ways to do business in Fondren and thank our Find It in Fondren advertisers. These are the folks who make Fondren Jackson’s hippest neighborhood! At Rainbow Co-op & Fair Trade Green, the rule is shop fair, shop conscious, shop local, and shop green. Rainbow is Jackson’s answer to Whole Foods […]

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Still Finding Fondren!

Still Finding Fondren!

When we think of Fondren, we think of these great Find It In Fondren sponsors, the ones who make this Jackson’s hippest neighborhood! Whether for one of the area’s best burgers, blue plates, salads or red beans and rice, Rooster’s is a popular spot to dine and enjoy the atmosphere of Fondren. With house made […]

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More Ways to Find Fondren!

More Ways to Find Fondren!

In our five part post-Christmas series, we take time to reintroduce you to the folks who make Fondren fabulous! These are our advertisers, and the folks we hope you will think of doing business with  when you are in the neighborhood. Custom Optical is located in the Woodland Hills Shopping Center near Brent’s. Trish Hammons, […]

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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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