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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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Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Gomer Finds Fonzy, Wins Big!

Congratulations and an early Christmas gift are in order for Charles Gomer, a Fondren resident who “found Fonzy” and won the Fondren Renaissance Foundation’s holiday giveaway! FRF Consultant Jim Wilkirson said the winning entrant spotted Fonzy at Kolb’s Cleaners and logged on to Fondren.org. When he reported the reindeer’s location, he was registered to win […]

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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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Weary Shoppers Welcomed to Fondren

Weary Shoppers Welcomed to Fondren

On a national level, black Friday was a big deal yesterday with consumers picking up unheard of early morning deals. In Fondren, shop owners had a steady but more relaxed day. In an informal poll of nearly a dozen stores, about half said they had had an above average day, while a few said it […]

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