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Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
This year has been a challenging, but we have weathered
 the storm! Thank you to our Annual Sponsors for sharing
 our mission of “Sustaining and Enhancing the Downtown

Find out how you can become an Annual Sponsor for 2021!
      info@tupelomainstreet.com • (662) 841-6598
Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
                      new construction
                                                              HOTEL TUPELO
                                                                    coming soon in 2021!
                                                              The Tupelo Redevelopment Agency (TRA) and the City
                                                              of Tupelo are excited about the opportunity to partner
                                                              with the Thrash Group, LLC, a hotel development group
                                                              based in Hattiesburg, MS, on a boutique hotel in
                                                              #DowntownTupelo. Construction on this new hotel
                                                              broke ground in June.

                                                              Hotel Tupelo will be a four story 80 room hotel which
                                                              will include a potential local restaurant concept along
                                                              with ample meeting room space. The hotel will include
                                                              two suites facing Main Street. Hotel Tupelo will include
                                                              nods to Tupelo’s history while maintaining a modern and
                                                              upscale feel.

                                                              In an effort to provide adequate parking needed for the
                                                              hotel, as well as the other surrounding businesses, the
                                                              City and TRA will be creating a new parking lot behind
                                                              Mugshots and the Renasant Center for IDEAS.
                                                              Construction should conclude by Christmas 2021.
“We are grateful to the Thrash Group for sharing in our vision to grow and expand amenities offered in downtown
Tupelo,” said Mayor Jason Shelton. “For numerous years, this type of hotel has been requested by many of our existing
businesses that want to provide a unique hotel experience for their customers and clients. I know our community and
the many visitors to Tupelo will see that this hotel complements what we have going on here very well. We are thrilled
that the Thrash Group has chosen Tupelo for its next boutique hotel destination.”


Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
                      new construction
                                   construction underway!
The City of Tupelo and Tupelo Redevelopment Agency
(TRA) started construction in June on the new phase of
residential housing in the Fairpark District in
#DowntownTupelo. New roads, water and wastewater
developments are well underway for the creation of 50
new single-family residential lots!

“I would really like to thank the Mayor and City Council
for supporting the infrastructure improvemnets needed
to create these new residential lots,” said Reed Hillen,
TRA Chairman. “We anticipate having over $25 million of
private development under construction in Fairpark over
the next year. This would not have happened without
our city leaders’ commitment to our community’s vision
for Fairpark.”

“Downtown housing is in great demand and is critical for
maintaining a vibrant downtown. The private investment
in Fairpark has proven to be a great return on the City’s
                                                            CALL DTMSA OFFICE TO SECURE YOUR LOT TODAY!
investment. I commend the City Council on recognizing
both the need and the financial impact of adding 50                         (662) 841-6598
new families to our downtown,” said Mayor                         EMAIL: debbieb@tupelomainstreet.com
Jason Shelton.


Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
       new construction
             coming soon in 2021!
                       Ground broke on construction of the $15.2M exspansion
                       and renovation of the Bancorpsouth Arena and
                       Conference Center this past year (October 24, 2019).

                       The new space is still under construction and will feature
                       a covered walkway between the conference center and a
                       VIP lounge area will be available for both the conference
                       center and the arena. This VIP area will be able to
                       accommodate 200 people.

                       Construction is estimated to take up to 13 months with
                       an additional 6 months to complete renovations. Since
                       opening its doors in 1993, more than 6 million people
                       have walked through the doors of the arena.

                       Despite COVID-19 forcing events to come to a halt,
                       construction work on the arena is moving forward in
                       hopes that this will generate more revenue to the City of
                       Tupelo and #DowntownTupelo in the near future.


Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
                         new construction
                                                 THE FED
                                           coming in early 2021!
Want to live in #DowntownTupelo? Contact
hello@thefedtupelo.com to start the process! The
Federal Building was purchased by Bev Crossen, owner
of The FarmHouse, IndigoCowork and NOON in 2018.
The “Fed” will feature office space and upper floor

After moving into the new FarmHouse location (The
Rankin House) in downtown Tupelo, Crossen saw this
as an opportunity to expand her vision. The Federal
building was built in 1962. Currently, the downtown post
office is the only tenant, but soon that will all change.

Chris Chain of Columbus is heading the renovations.
Chain has renovated more than 150 buildings across the
state of MS. Utilizing historic tax credits, the renovation
will preserve the exterior of the builidng and the interior
will feautre some areas that reflect the building’s past.
The Fed will have around 18 apartments on the second
and third floors including studio, two-bedroom and
executive apartments.
Due to the limitations of using historic tax credits and restoring the building, only certain areas of the building can be
renovated, leaving Crossen with some clever and strategic thinking and planning on the design. Some apartments will
have views from large windows that extend across the front of the building facing Main Street. Residents will also have
access to the rooftop, which will be open to host gatherings and will feature grilling areas. In addition to the US Post
Office, the first floor will have available office spaces.

                                     CLICK BELOW TO STAY UPDATED!
                                              email: hello@thefedtupelo.com

                                            Bev Crossen - owner of The Fed, The Farmhouse, Indigo Cowork, and NOON
Happenings! Tupelo Downtown - Downtown Tupelo Main Street ...
                new businesses
                      NOON AT FARMHOUSE
                          opening October 14!
                        530 W Main Street
                         (662) 269-2934

          now open!
      316 N Spring Street
        (662) 681-6044

                  IN HOUSE INTERIOR & DESIGN
                            opening soon!
                          325 Main Street
                          (662) 681-6241
                    up for business
                                                              KERMIT’S SOUL KITCHEN
                                                                   or as we locals call it... KSK
                                                         Kermit’s Soul Kitchen reopened August 14 after having been
                                                         closed for 165 days as a result of COVID-19. Formally known as
                                                         Kermit’s Outlaw Kitchen (or KOK for short), KSK has reinvented
                                                         themselves with an entirely new concept! Owner and chef, Mitch
                                                         McCamey saw this as an opportunity to provide more community
                                                                    friendly atmosphere in downtown Tupelo.
                                                                            Drop by KSK and try it out!

                                                                         MONDAY - SATURDAY
                                                                          11:00am - 10:00pm
                                                                            (662) 620-6622

                        Mitch McCamey - owner and chef
                                                                124 Main Street • #DowntownTupelo

                      GET YOUR DOWNTOWN DOLLARS!
                                              makes a great gift!
   Are you struggling to find that perfect gift for that special someone? Contact the Downtown Tupelo Main Street
Association to purchase your Downtown Dollars today! You can purchase these in $5 increments and there is no limit to
the amount you are allowed to purchase. These make great gifts or stocking stuffers and can be treated as cash at the
                particiapting Downtown Tupelo locations listed below at anytime throughout the year!
                                                    Anna Elizabeth                The Main Attraction
                                                    BlairHaus                     Mugshots
                                                    BBQ by Jim                    MLM Clothiers
                                                    Cafe 212                      Papa V’s
                                                    Caron Gallery                 Park heights
                                                    Crave                         PoPSY
                                                    The Dance Studio              Raw Furniture Co
                                                    Downtown Tupelo Main          Reed’s Department Stores
                                                    Street                        Relics Marketplace
                                                    D’ Cracked Egg                R&B Specialty Printing
                                                    Fairpark Grill                Simply Sweet by Margarete
                                                    The Farmhouse                 Sprint Print
                                                    Haven Studio                  Stables
                                                    Holly Pops Bakery             Swirlz
                                                    Indigo Co-work                Tupelo Hardware
                                                    L.A. Green                    Tupelo River Coffee
                                                    Kermit’s Soul Kitchen (KSK)   Woodwork Kings

                   Contact DTMSA to get yours today!
       108 South Broadway • info@tupelomainstreet.com • (662) 841-6598
               alleyway projects
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association
in partnership with the City of Tupelo began
the process of improving existing Downtown
alleyways in 2018. The newest alley to be
completed was the North Broadway to Spring
Street alleyway.

Construction on this alley began August 3rd
and was completed on August 21st.
Removal of existing grease traps and asphalt
pavement within the entire alley was executed
and new concrete pavement was laid.
Excavation and drainage improvements were
made. While some alleys now feature stringed
lights and various murals painted by local
organizations and Tupelo High School art
students, this specific alley will serve as a
service alley allowing restaurants and
businesses the opportunity to dispose of their
trash and grease in a more efficient way. New     AFTER
garbage bins

In years to come, our hope is to see all of the
alleys in Downtown Tupelo renovated in a
similar fashion helping to fuel the mission of
“sustaining and enhancing the downtown

             Get downtown and see for yourself!
                                     in Downtown
                                     TUPELO SPIRIT T-SHIRT CAMPAIGN
                             Want to know how YOU can support our #DowntownTupelo small businesses during this
                             difficult time? Simply, purchase a tshirt for $25! Your donation will go towards helping fund
                             mini grants for our downtown businesses established by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street
                                        Association. Shirts are available on our website and at the DTMSA office.
                                           Applications outlining the grant criteria will soon be available for
                                                  businesses to either pick up at our office or emailed.

                                                       CLICK BELOW TO GET YOURS TODAY!


Our staff here at the DTMSA office are gearing up for the White Lights program. As more and more buildings are lined
with white lights each year, our downtown continues to look better and better during the holidays! This project is
headed by the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association and encourages downtown property owners and businesses
to develop a common theme for holiday decorations using “white lights” to outline the tops of their building. By
showing off our area with unified holiday decorations, we are able to project a very positive image to our community!

DTMSA has the cooperation of the Public Works Department of the City of Tupelo, who install and maintain these white
lights for you with no charge for their labor and equipment. After the one time cost for buying the strands of lights, you
will pay only for repair and replacement of bulbs in future year.

White Lights are usually installed and repaired by the first of November each year. Your participation may require
additional wiring depending on your individual situation. This can be determined by Public Works before any lights are
installed. If you are interested in having White Lights installed or repaired, please contact the DTMSA office at
(662) 841-6598 or by email at info@tupelomainstreet.com by Wednesday, September 30!

                                                   Join us in #DowntownTupelo on the weekend of Satuday,
                                                   November 7 - Sunday, November 8 as we put together a wonderful
                                                   weekend of holiday sales and promotions at some of your favorite
                                                   downtown Tupelo retailers! Taking special precautions to meet the
                                                   rules and regulations set forth by the CDC and the City of Tupelo,
                                                   our downtown businesses are open and ready to help you shop
                                                   locally in the safest way!

    NOVEMBER 7th - 8th, 2020
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