Articles by Mary Pollitz
We’ve got some restaurant news for Columbus folks.
True southerner, Jeff Dudley, has finally moved back to his roots.
After living in Portland, Oregon, he’s glad to be back in the South and he’s brought a new food concept with him.
After nearly a decade, Farmstead Restaurant has officially closed.
King’s Craft Butcher is closing its Starkville location.
Renasant Bank has officially closed its Main Street location in Columbus. You may have noticed the new vacancy. The branch at 905 Main St. shuttered April 2, Renasant public relations vice president Liz McIntyre confirmed.
Mississippi DJ Events officially opened in February in Columbus.
Although the DJ company is new to Columbus, owner Charles Akujobi is no stranger to Mississippi.
The Power of the Almond is officially open today in Starkville.
Owner Kirk Hutchinson announced the keto, celiac and diabetic friendly restaurant and bakery earlier this year.
Good things come to those who wait.
Smoothie King has officially started its dirt work for the long-anticipated Starkville location.
By mid April, folks leaving Ola J. Pickett Park can stop for an afternoon treat.
After four years of operating, Three Sisters Pie Company will close March 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After nearly 20 years of business, The Veranda owners announced the Starkville restaurant is officially closed.
Co-owner Frank Jones confirmed the restaurant’s official closure and said the COVID-19 pandemic forced Jones and fellow owner Jay Yates to a “quick-decision close” in mid-December.
After nearly a year of restorations, the old Rex Theatre is starting to “Glo.”
By Monday, the class project-turned-startup business Glo will move its office into the newly renovated space at 101 W. Main St.
A little less than a year ago, Hunter Bell was preparing to debut his food truck in Starkville.
As of last week, the Mom and Pop Food Truck expanded and opened its bakery in the former Biscuit Shop at 104 S. Washington St.
The former Fred’s in Starkville is vacant no more.
The Starkville Fred’s location closed in 2019 after Fred’s Inc. attempted to maintain operations by cutting under-performing stores. Starkville’s Fred’s was in the company’s second wave of closures before Fred’s decided to cease operations entirely.
For Kirk Hutchinson, there’s a lot of power in one’s passion.
In less than six months, Hutchinson has transformed his hobby to a full-scale restaurant and bakery.
What the Belk?
The national retailer announced new restructuring plans Tuesday with intent to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Despite the company’s financial woes, all stores are expected to continue operations as normal.
Business owner Mark Welch is doing everything he can to survive.
With COVID-19, Welch said restaurant-goers are simply staying in, putting local restaurants through critical times.
Big Dawgs in Starkville will close by the end of this year. The barbecue and service station at 804 Old West Point Road will be open Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with all food products half off.
We are nearing the end of 2020 (add huge sigh of relief), and 2021 is already looking better.
Starting in January, Properties at 4300 will host Sunday brunches in Starkville.
We have some new owners of a transit and storage business in Columbus.