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Spring/Summer Guide Hot Off Presses!

Spring/Summer Guide Hot Off Presses!

There’s a new kid in town: the Find It In Fondren™ Spring/Summer Visitor’s and Newcomer’s Guide! The 40 page publication is the essential Fondren information source for the people, places, food, recreation, shopping and arts of Jackson’s Hippest Neighborhood™. Published semi-annually, Find It In Fondren™ was born out of the need for a “tourism publication” […]

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Niemi Says Faith Inspires Work

Niemi Says Faith Inspires Work

Find It In Fondren™ had the honor of meeting with Bruce Niemi yesterday. The internationally acclaimed sculptor is in town for an artist’s reception tonight at circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING in Fondren.  We sat down with the Kenosha, Wisconsin man to learn about his work and inspiration. So a Northerner, huh? Yes, Northern Illinois born […]

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Stovetop is Palette For Aspiring Artist

Stovetop is Palette For Aspiring Artist

He’s experienced kitchen prep in Chicago’s Tru Restaurant under Executive Chef Anthony Martin, a James Beard nominee. Just last weekend, he was in the Viking kitchen under Chris Hastings, owner and executive chef of Hot and Hot Fish Club of Birmingham. Tomorrow night, he brings his talents to the St. James Episcopal Church kitchen in […]

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Eddie Prosser: Why I Work in Fondren

Eddie Prosser: Why I Work in Fondren

For those of you who have not met me, I am Eddie Prosser, store manager of the Fondren McDade’s Market. I am not your ordinary kind of manager who makes sure that the shelves are full of green beans, the floor is spotless and that everything is spaced just right. No, I am more. I […]

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Coming in April: Culinary Art With Extra Sauce

Coming in April: Culinary Art With Extra Sauce

March 2012 A culinary project years in the making is taking shape – and taking chances in Fondren. Fatsumo Sushi will open its doors in April to a crowd who has patiently watched as the Fondren Place space sat idle for many months. Now, the Gulf Coast’s Scott Meinka is taking a hands-on approach as […]

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Of Modems, Majorettes, and Music

Of Modems, Majorettes, and Music

Pianist George Winston is a different sort of soul. His friend Janet Schriver says he’s from another planet. If that planet is where musical genius is born, book yourself a flight. Better yet, come out to circa. URBAN ARTISAN LIVING tonight or tomorrow night. The Grammy winning pianist plays two shows in Fondren this weekend […]

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Cups Offering Nutritious Breakfast Choice

Cups Offering Nutritious Breakfast Choice

There’s a new breakfast option in town by way of Roseburg, Oregon. Cups Coffee Shop now offers Umpqua Oats, a convenient “take it with you” cup of another kind, filled with oatmeal. Cups began carrying the product late last week and says feedback thus far has been extremely positive. Wanting to offer customers a healthy, […]

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New “Experience” To Be Had at Fondren Shop

New “Experience” To Be Had at Fondren Shop

Experience-based shopping. It’s something Ron Chane says you’ll get when you come to his Fondren Corner boutiques Swell-O-Phonic and Soma. There’s no cookie cutter, sellout store here. With kitschy, catchy shirt designs that poke fun and reminisce, Chane says they’re constantly evolving. So much so, the 13+ year old business has completed its 20th renovation. […]

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Architect Moves to “Neighborhood Like No Other”

Architect Moves to “Neighborhood Like No Other”

Before the neighborhood became what it is today, architect Jeff Seabold loved Fondren. So much so, he wrote his architectural school thesis on the subject. And late last year, the 36 year old Belhaven resident uprooted his Seabold Architectural Studio for a move to Jackson’s hippest neighborhood. The chairman for Mississippi’s chapter of the U.S. […]

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