Business Moves with Mary: Georgia Blue restaurant, bakery coming to Starkville


Mary Pollitz

Mary Pollitz



Mary Pollitz



A new restaurant and bakery are coming to downtown Starkville. 


Brent Robinson, vice president of concept and development, confirmed to The Dispatch via email that Georgia Blue plans to open two locations in Starkville, though he did not respond to questions regarding details and timelines. 


Mayor Lynn Spruill said plans were for Georgia Blue to place a bakery at South Jackson Street, in the front part of the old Mississippi Motors building that now houses King's Kraft Butchers in the back. Georgia Blue's restaurant will be in the building north of the bakery, with an open-air courtyard between the two. 


The southern-style restaurant offers plates ranging from ribeyes, shrimp and grits, rice and beans, Salmon and fried green tomatoes. 


Georgia Blue, a family-owned enterprise, opened in 2010 in central Mississippi and now has locations in Madison, Flowood, Brandon and Brookhaven. 


Elsewhere in Starkville, Midtown Outfitters reopened in its new store Tuesday. The apparel store moved from its Russell Street location to 327 Hwy. 12 W. Midtown Outfitters offers Mississippi State apparel and customizable shirts, shoes, coolers, hats and more. Check out the new store Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 


Columbus has a new restaurant that also looks to add to the city's nightlife scene.  


JB's House of Blues manager Michael Ellis said the restaurant at 120 22nd St. S. opened for business on Monday. By day, JB's House of Blues offers a variety of salads, baked potatoes, chicken tenders and more. The restaurant is open every day from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 


After the restaurant portion closes, JB's opens up for entertainment, hosting concerts and live DJs from 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday through Sunday. 


Elsewhere in Columbus, the Chamber of Commerce and West Point-based information technology company VM Squared are cohosting a business seminar on Tuesday at Lion Hills Center focused on offering cyber security tips. The event will run from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. If interested, you must register at the Chamber's website for the $15 tickets. 


Over in West Point, the newly remodeled Wendy's at 312 Hwy. 45 Alternate N., reopened Tuesday after extensive renovations. 


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