King’s Craft Butcher is closing its Starkville location.
The restaurant at 211 S. Jackson St. first opened in 2017. After a little more than three years, the restaurant announced on social media the decision to close but promised “exciting plans for King’s in the upcoming months.”
“We would like to start by saying Thank You to the City of Starkville and to all of our valued customers for the continuous support we have received over the last (three) years,” the post read. “…We look forward to serving this great community again in the future.”
Though owner Eric King declined to comment further to The Dispatch, be sure to stay up to date on social media for King’s upcoming news that’s on the horizon.
Moving on, we’re seeing some progress with STAGgerIn Top Golf Swing Suites’ new location.
It’s been a little more than a year since STAGgerIn owner Jason Roden decided to move the restaurant and bar to College View, just off Mississippi State University’s campus.
Due to COVID-19, the bar’s relocation and expansion has been hampered by shipping delays and stress.
“I used to have brown hair back when this started,” Roden laughed. “Now it’s started to gray.”
Construction and renovations are continuing for Roden’s bar, and he is hopeful for a late July or early August opening date.
“I feel a lot better and less stressed out,” he said. “We’re getting pretty close. We got this far, so we’ll get it done.”
Roden added he’s excited to reopen the new bar with Top Golf Swing Suites, an interactive simulator that lets customers test their skills at football, baseball, hockey, golf and more. Originally, he anticipated opening June 2020, but shipping and construction delays have continually pushed that date back.
“I just want to apologize for all the delays for the people that are ready to have STAGgerIn food and play some Top Golf,” Roden said. “… We’re in a rush but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”
Keep an eye out for STAGgerIn’s new spot at 395 College View and hopefully by football season Roden will have his doors open again.
Also in Starkville, there’s a new deli on Martin Luther King Drive.
Starkville Deli, 101 MLK Drive, opened about two months ago.
The deli is in an old service station near Flavors of India and is open every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Be sure to check out Starkville’s new deli for some hamburgers, Philly cheese steaks, salads, catfish, nachos, cheese fries and more.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]