The Bargain Hunt building, 2312 Hwy. 45, is up for auction.
Commercial Real Estate company Crexi posted the online auction, slated for Nov. 1-3, on its website on Sept. 19. The opening bid is listed at $400,000, and participants must pay a $10,000 deposit to register for the auction.
Berkeley Capital Advisors is the listing agent. According to Lowndes County tax records, Seritage SRC Finance LLC is listed as the building’s current owner.
The nearly 50,000 square-foot building and its 4.85 acre lot will officially be up for grabs. The auction includes the 44,000 square-foot retail space occupied by Bargain Hunt as well as small retail spaces on either side that total 5,600 square feet. According to Crexi’s listing, the property includes four units with one current tenant. The building was built in 1994 and once housed the Columbus Family Market.
The auction does not mean Bargain Hunt is closing, however.
“Columbus Centre is an opportunity zone, making the site eligible for preferential tax treatment,” the listing reads. “This offering includes Bargain Hunt (44,000 SF) with 5,600 SF available space. Bargain Hunt is a national credit tenant with six years of remaining term and an option to extend.”
Just across the street on 45, there’s a new health clinic opening Saturday.
Fast Pace Health, a walk in urgent care clinic, is located at 2225 Hwy. 45. For its grand opening, the Columbus location will host an online giveaway on its Facebook page for a 50-inch 4K television. Be sure to follow Fast Pace Health for a chance to win.
The Columbus clinic will have an on-site lab, COVID-19 testing, x-rays and offer telehealth.
“We have built our name and reputation on our compassionate, reliable and affordable approach to health care with services that can be scarce in smaller communities,” said Fast Pace Health CEO Greg Steil in a press release. “Especially during a pandemic, patients need immediate solutions, and our safe and convenient Columbus clinic will offer treatment for a wide range of illnesses with walk-in urgent, primary and preventative health care services. We also offer scheduled services for behavioral health, telehealth, and occupational health care needs.”
The Columbus location is just one of more than 150 in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Indiana and Louisiana. The clinic will be open Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Moving to Starkville, there’s a new pumpkin patch preparing for its debut season.
The Farm, 5733 Blackjack Road, will have its grand opening at 10 a.m. Oct. 9. If you’re ready for pumpkin season, check out The Farm’s Facebook page to purchase tickets in advance. The Farm will be open Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. until Halloween.
The new pumpkin patch is owned by the Mayfield family: couples Alex and Addie Mayfield and Michael and Lizzie Mayfield.
Tickets include the corn maze, riding in a cotton trailer, the corn pit, yard games, fishing games and more. Customers can purchase concessions and pumpkins for additional costs.
“We are trying to make it educational as well, so people can learn more about where their food comes from and to better understand Mississippi’s biggest industry: agriculture,” Addie said. “We’re a family rooted in agriculture, so it’s always been a dream to be able to do something like this and share our story and passion with others.”
Though this is the inaugural season, ideas are bouncing around for Addie and Lizzie. The Mayfields hope to expand and continue to be the place to be for various agricultural events throughout the year. Lizzie added they are hoping to reopen during the winter with locally sourced Christmas trees, apple cider and smores.
“The endless potential we have as a venue is going to be really cool to explore,” Lizzie said. “It’s really exciting.”
Be sure to check out The Farm’s social media for updates, ticket information and all future events. I know it’s football season too, but don’t worry the folks at The Farm will have a projector and screen set up so you can watch the games while your children learn about Mississippi’s agriculture.
“To see it finally coming to fruition is a great feeling,” Addie said. “We still have a lot of growing to do, so it’s a little intimidating to open our doors to the public, but Starkville is such an incredibly supportive community and we’re excited to bring something new to the area that we can continue to build and grow over time.”
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]