Matthew and Britney Haddix are the new owners of Big Dawgs Station 26 at 804 Old West Point Road.
Matthew, the son of former store owners Michael and Yulanda Haddix, is changing things up a bit without losing the same at-home environment as Big Dawgs.
“We are going to make it more into a café and a coffee house, serve breakfast and brunch,” Haddix said. “But we’re still going to have barbecue and even implement that into different types of foods.”
You can check out the new setup up Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Matthew has already expanded the menu, adding coffee, chicken and waffles, brisket quiche, paninis and more.
In addition, the new couple is bringing in items from their online mercantile shop. Folks can drink fresh coffee and shop for candles, beard oils, soaps, skin care products, wallets and more. As far as future plans, Matthew said he hopes to start selling gas again in the old service station and even add an electric car charging station. Other than incredible barbecue, he intends to continue his parents’ tradition of hosting various events and uplifting the community.
“We love the small town vibe, the people here, the atmosphere,” Matthew said. “We wanted to bring something down here that a lot of people weren’t familiar with. …We wanted to bring a fun atmosphere with new products and new foods.”
For the couple, taking this step and expanding a shop in Starkville just seemed like the right decision. After traveling from Texas to Tennessee, to Utah and now Starkville, Britney said she hopes they can make an impact in Starkville.
Also in Starkville, there’s another spa in town.
Luxe Massage Therapy, 1107 Stark Road, officially opened this week. Owner Kathryn Lindsey offers Swedish and deep tissue massages. The spa is closed Mondays and Tuesdays and clients can make appointments online at luxe-starkville.square.site.
Luxe is open Wednesday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8a.m.-8 p.m., and Sundays 3-8 p.m.
Moving to Columbus, Premier Family Practice is holding its grand opening on Saturday 2-4 p.m. During the grand opening, Premier Family Practice will have various specials, prizes and refreshments.
The family medical clinic is located at 219 Eighth St. N. Not only does the clinic provide wellness visits, walk-ins, and chronic disease management, it also provides Botox, dermal fillers, ear and nose piercings.
Check out the new medical clinic Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send tips to [email protected]