It looks like a new retailer is moving into the former Office Depot location.
Signs are posted outside the vacant building advertising a Ross Dress for Less coming soon to 1480 Old Aberdeen Road.
Columbus’ Office Depot closed in 2019, leaving the building vacant for more than two years. Ross Dress for Less, a discount department store, first opened in the early 1980s and now has more than 1,500 stores.
Work has already started and construction crews are renovating the building to accommodate the incoming store. This will be the first Ross located in the Golden Triangle with the closest stores being in Tupelo and Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
The Dispatch did not hear back from the corporate office before press time today. The signs advertise the new store is coming soon, so keep an eye out for updates.
Moving downtown, it looks like we have a new barbershop on the way.
Uppercuts on Main Barbershop and Saloon is coming to 422 Main St. According to the Secretary of State’s Office website, Nijule Coggins formed Uppercuts on Main LLC in mid-July.
On to Starkville, a bed and breakfast is continuing to expand.
Properties at 4300, located at 4300 S. Montgomery St., has now added a tapas restaurant with a full bar offering fine wines, craft beers and cocktails.
Tables at 4300 is a tapas-style restaurant located at the bed and breakfast in the now-enclosed courtyard.
Owner Robin Husbands curated the menu items which includes pulled duck sliders, grilled lamb loin chops, sweet potato rounds with goat cheese and pecans and more.
“We are so grateful for the support being shown by the Starkville community during our recent expansion,” Husbands said. “(We) look forward to the many new faces that will pass through our doors.”
Tables at 4300 is open Tuesday through Thursday, 4-10 p.m., with a happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Guests can feel free to make reservations but they are not required.
We have a new loaded tea shop in West Point.
KC Nutrition, 6130 Hwy. 45 Alt. S., opened earlier this month. It offers nutritional teas, kids’ teas and meal replacement protein shakes. You can check out the new tea shop Monday through Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
The West Point news keeps on coming.
Pernell’s BBQ is hosting its grand opening Friday at its new location at 6140 Hwy. 45.
The new location is larger, but no worries for those Pernell barbecue faithfuls, the menu and recipes will remain the same.
“They will experience the same great taste and sauce that has been around since the ‘80s,” owners Felicia and Natasha Pernell said. “All of our customers new and old are loved by us and we can’t wait to see them.”
Check out Pernell’s new location Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. The restaurant is considering expanding its hours so be sure to stay up to date on Pernell’s Facebook page.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]