Columbus folks, another retailer has moved into the Friendly City.
A couple of years ago we all saw the sign poised in front of the former Office Depot.
Ross Dress For Less, the discount retailer, was on its way. However, the opening date was to be determined. The time is here, y’all. Ross, 1480 Old Aberdeen Road, will have its grand opening on March 5, according to the store’s website.
Though hours are not listed online yet, the Tupelo store hours are 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m.-10 p.m. on Sundays.
Moving to Starkville, there’s some food news.
The Blind Tiger Seafood Express and Butcher Shop has outgrown its location. Business has been moving and grooving so much, TBT moved to 329 University Drive.
“We moved because our two-year plan was reached in seven months,” Owner Artie Sutherland said.
Starkville’s demand for Sutherland’s products was growing and it appeared his room in the freezer was starting to shrink. His new location, the former Welcome Home Beef storefront, simply offers more space for inventory with TBT’s continued expansions.
“The certified kitchen area will allow us to implement our next phase of business, cooking poboys, prime rib sandwiches, fish and shrimp tacos, and boiled crawfish,” Sutherland continued.
Sutherland will start selling some coast favorites in the next couple weeks. Keep an eye out and be sure to check out the new TBT every day 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
More food news, Easy Street Brunch Co. is holding its grand opening on Friday. The food truck will be open for breakfast Tuesday through Friday 7:30-9: a.m. and brunch Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
You can try breakfast sandwiches, “street cakes,” brunch burgers, twisted burgers, steak and eggs burritos, benedict sandwiches, brunch bowls and more.
On opening day, the first 15 customers will get a free cup of coffee. Head out to the food truck park on Main Street to check them out. Follow Easy Street on social media for more updates.
We’re hitting that third point of the Golden Triangle this week.
We’ve got some tasty fast food news. The Fry Love Express, a 43-foot Checker’s traveling trailer, is coming to West Point on Saturday. The fry truck traverses the country passing out the best gift to all Americans: free French fries. The only negative side is, this FRYday is happening on Saturday, missing out on the greatest pun that writes itself.
Saturday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m., you can check out the Fry Love Express by the newly opened Checker’s at 6720 Hwy. 45. I tell no lies about free fries.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]