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Business Moves with Mary: Glo prepares to move into Rex Theater by Monday

Posted 2/25/2021 in Business

After nearly a year of restorations, the old Rex Theatre is starting to "Glo." By Monday, the class project-turned-startup business Glo will move its office into the newly renovated space at 101 W. Main St.


Business Moves with Mary: Mom and Pop opens in former Biscuit Shop

Posted 2/18/2021 in Business

A little less than a year ago, Hunter Bell was preparing to debut his food truck in Starkville. As of last week, the Mom and Pop Food Truck expanded and opened its bakery in the former Biscuit Shop at 104 S. Washington St.


Business Moves with Mary: From Fred's to Rick's

Posted 2/11/2021 in Business

The former Fred's in Starkville is vacant no more. The Starkville Fred's location closed in 2019 after Fred's Inc. attempted to maintain operations by cutting under-performing stores. Starkville's Fred's was in the company's second wave of closures before Fred's decided to cease operations entirely.


Business Moves with Mary: Diabetic-friendly restaurant opening at Research Park

Posted 2/4/2021 in Business

For Kirk Hutchinson, there's a lot of power in one's passion. In less than six months, Hutchinson has transformed his hobby to a full-scale restaurant and bakery.


Business Moves with Mary: Despite bankruptcy, Belk stores expected to remain open

Posted 1/28/2021 in Business

What the Belk? The national retailer announced new restructuring plans Tuesday with intent to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Despite the company's financial woes, all stores are expected to continue operations as normal.


Business Moves with Mary: 1883 Smokehouse expanding to West Point

Posted 1/14/2021 in Business

Business owner Mark Welch is doing everything he can to survive. With COVID-19, Welch said restaurant-goers are simply staying in, putting local restaurants through critical times.


Business moves with Mary: Big Dawgs in Starkville closing

Posted 12/24/2020 in Local Columns

Big Dawgs in Starkville will close by the end of this year. The barbecue and service station at 804 Old West Point Road will be open Thursday through Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with all food products half off.


Mary Pollitz: Properties at 4300 will start hosting Sunday brunch in 2021

Posted 12/17/2020 in Area

We are nearing the end of 2020 (add huge sigh of relief), and 2021 is already looking better. Starting in January, Properties at 4300 will host Sunday brunches in Starkville.


Business Moves with Mary: McConnell Brothers Moving and Storage changes ownership

Posted 12/10/2020 in Business

We have some new owners of a transit and storage business in Columbus.


Business Moves with Mary: Two new food trucks continue craze in Columbus

Posted 12/3/2020 in Business

The food truck fad is growing strong in Columbus.


Business Moves with Mary: Golden Triangle buzzing with Black Friday deals

Posted 11/25/2020 in Business

It's that time of the year again. Time to shop till you drop and make sure your wallet doesn't pop. Black Friday deals and specials abound in the Golden Triangle this year as we're on the cusp of the Christmas season.


Business Moves with Mary: Coffee truck opens in Starkville

Posted 11/19/2020 in Business

I drink so much coffee, every single cup I make -- which is a lot -- is almost like Deja vu. Well now, there's an orange coffee trailer bouncing around Starkville, and it's definitely something I haven't seen before.


Business Moves with Mary: New women's boutique in Columbus opens Friday

Posted 11/5/2020 in Business

Teachers never quit, evidently not even after they retire. On Friday, Stephanie Studdard, who retired after more than 20 years from teaching in May, will open a women's boutique, Bella Blu, at 427 Wilkins Wise Road.


Business Moves with Mary: Boardtown Pizza and Pints opens in Starkville

Posted 10/29/2020 in Business

For Tyler Klaas it's been busy lately. He tied the knot with his wife and opened a restaurant in Starkville, all in two weeks. "All during a pandemic and a hurricane," he laughed.


Business Moves with Mary: Starkville gift store closes after 35 years due to COVID

Posted 10/22/2020 in Business

COVID-19 has continued to slash the retail industry since March. Giggleswick, a gift shop that's stayed open for 35 years in Starkville, is among the latest casualties in the Golden Triangle.


Business Moves with Mary: Massage therapist opens spa in Columbus

Posted 10/15/2020 in Business

If you're stressed and "knead" to get those knots out, there's a new place in town to help you with just that.


Business Moves with Mary: Mexican restaurant prepares for 2021 opening

Posted 10/8/2020 in Business

Whenever I'm sitting in front of a basket of hot chips and homemade salsa, I always find myself saying "one more" after each bite. That is the premise behind the new restaurant Uno Mas Tacos and Tequila, which plans to open in Starkville early in 2021.


Business Moves with Mary: Bowling alley expands with trampoline park

Posted 10/1/2020 in Business

Columbus, jump on it. Starting this weekend, kids and kids at heart can start jumping at a new trampoline park.


Business Moves with Mary: Former Fred's, Ryan's buildings in Columbus under contract

Posted 9/24/2020 in Business

The former Fred's building downtown and the old Ryan's restaurant building on Highway 45, both in Columbus, are under contract for potential sale.


Business moves with Mary: Dave's Tavern To-Go opens

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

For more than 25 years, Dave's Dark Horse Tavern has never closed for more than a two-day stretch. That all changed when March brought COVID-19, when the Starkville bar's owner, Dave Hood, shuttered for more than six months.



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