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Business Moves with Mary: Boardtown Pizza and Pints opens in Starkville

Posted 10/29/2020 in Business

For Tyler Klaas it's been busy lately. He tied the knot with his wife and opened a restaurant in Starkville, all in two weeks. "All during a pandemic and a hurricane," he laughed.


Business Moves with Mary: Starkville gift store closes after 35 years due to COVID

Posted 10/22/2020 in Business

COVID-19 has continued to slash the retail industry since March. Giggleswick, a gift shop that's stayed open for 35 years in Starkville, is among the latest casualties in the Golden Triangle.


Business Moves with Mary: Massage therapist opens spa in Columbus

Posted 10/15/2020 in Business

If you're stressed and "knead" to get those knots out, there's a new place in town to help you with just that.


Business Moves with Mary: Mexican restaurant prepares for 2021 opening

Posted 10/8/2020 in Business

Whenever I'm sitting in front of a basket of hot chips and homemade salsa, I always find myself saying "one more" after each bite. That is the premise behind the new restaurant Uno Mas Tacos and Tequila, which plans to open in Starkville early in 2021.


Business Moves with Mary: Bowling alley expands with trampoline park

Posted 10/1/2020 in Business

Columbus, jump on it. Starting this weekend, kids and kids at heart can start jumping at a new trampoline park.


Business Moves with Mary: Former Fred's, Ryan's buildings in Columbus under contract

Posted 9/24/2020 in Business

The former Fred's building downtown and the old Ryan's restaurant building on Highway 45, both in Columbus, are under contract for potential sale.


Business moves with Mary: Dave's Tavern To-Go opens

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

For more than 25 years, Dave's Dark Horse Tavern has never closed for more than a two-day stretch. That all changed when March brought COVID-19, when the Starkville bar's owner, Dave Hood, shuttered for more than six months.


Business Moves with Mary: Beer garden slated for October opening

Posted 9/10/2020 in Business

Everyone has had to adapt and be flexible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Sometimes you have to just go with the flow and roll with the punches in times like these.


Business Moves with Mary: Friendly City Books prepares for opening

Posted 9/3/2020 in Business

Friendly City Books hopes to open in Columbus in November. Emily Liner, a 2004 Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science alumna, lived in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade before deciding to move back to the Friendly City.


Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Malco prepares for September reopening

Posted 8/27/2020 in Business

The movie theater news continues this week. After closing temporarily in late March, the Columbus Malco is preparing for a Sept. 3 reopening date.


Business moves with Mary: Starkville movie theater prepares for opening

Posted 8/20/2020 in Local Columns

There are a lot of opinions concerning COVID-19; however, one thing most everyone agrees on is the immense impact it has had on the economy and business in general. Particularly speaking, movie theaters nationwide have taken a hit, closing their doors as early as March.


Business Moves with Mary: New salon opens in Starkville

Posted 8/13/2020 in Business

Last week Sarah Dempsey opened her salon in downtown Starkville.


Business Moves with Mary: New pumpkin patch coming to Caledonia

Posted 8/6/2020 in Business

By mid-September, there's going to be a new pumpkin patch in Caledonia. William Darnell of Darnell Farms, 8989 Wolfe Road, planted about eight acres of pumpkins to prepare for the inaugural Darnell Farms Pumpkin Patch.


Business Moves with Mary: Columbus Tuesday Morning starts store closing sale

Posted 7/30/2020 in Business

The Tuesday Morning store in Columbus is officially closing. Earlier this year, that national chain announced it declared bankruptcy due to financial hardships during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Business Moves with Mary: Barbecue joint to open downtown

Posted 7/23/2020 in Business

Months before opening, Jimmy Sherrod already started building his clientele for his new restaurant. In fact, you've probably seen cars and customers lining up at a mobile food unit at 2526 Main St. on Fridays and Saturdays.


Business Moves with Mary: New store prepares for August opening in Columbus

Posted 7/16/2020 in Business

Lisa Halverson's dream is coming to fruition. By August, Halverson will officially open her new storefront, Mudd Dobbers Vintage Shop, in Columbus.


Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant opens in Columbus

Posted 7/9/2020 in Business

Ever since I was a kid, my parents had to bribe me to come inside for dinner. Being outside has always been a constant place for me.


Business Moves with Mary: New restaurant in West Point

Posted 7/2/2020 in Business

Truth be told, you just can't beat Southern cooking. Pearl's Southern Cooking, 7066 Hwy. 45 N., is officially open in West Point with soul food specials and Southern delights.


Business Moves with Mary: New hangout opening in Possum Town

Posted 6/25/2020 in Business

Possum Town Hangout, 1469 Hwy. 69, is slated to open July 1, pending inspection.


Business Moves with Mary: The Burning Piano open for business

Posted 6/18/2020 in Business

The Burning Piano is open for business, at long last. In October, Ben Sala, along with his sister and brother-in-law, Lisa and Stephen Sims, started renovating the former Catfish and Chords building at 2222 Military Road into a "different kind of bar."



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