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Editor Randall Haley

Welcome! On behalf of our team at New Media Lab, LLC, parent company of HottyToddy.com and Experience Oxford Magazine, and our advertisers, we hope you enjoy this issue of our magazine. We also encourage you to visit HottyToddy.com, our online media company, which has grown to have over 3.4 million viewers (and still growing) in the past year. At HottyToddy.com we provide daily news, sports, information and entertainment. Our social media presences (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat) have a combined following of more than 100,000 people and are growing every day. New Media Lab’s media ventures exist as real-world “new media” companies, which are excellent environments for Ole Miss students to get internship experience.

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About Ed Meek Ed Meek is the founder and president of New Media Lab, LLC. He is former Assistant Vice Chancellor for Public Relations and Marketing at the University of Mississippi and CEO of Oxford Publishing, a national publishing and trade show group. He was the founder of the Tupelo Furniture Market, one of the largest exhibition centers in America, a Fellow of the American Council on Education and a recipient of the Mississippi Governor’s Distinguished Citizen Award. He is the author or co-author of several books. He and his wife, Becky, are loyal Ole Miss alumni and benefactors who established the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at The University of Mississippi.

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Table of Contents

9 Here's a Record You Can Move to: Visit Oxford Partners with Ole Miss SAA to bring one of Double Decker’s best music lineups yet

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20 Pizzerias in Oxford : How much pizza is too much pizza?

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Weekend Rentals in Oxford: Benefits of booking with Kay Hightower

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Let the Good Times Roll Find out how Malco is more than just a theatre

From LA to MB: Miss Behavin is bringing LA grunge to Oxford this spring

Faith as Small as a Mustard Seed How the Mustard Seed Antique Emporium reinvents shopping in Oxford

Oxford Spotlight: Rolling Out the Green Carpet: Oxford's 2nd annual Landscaping Camp

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What to Eat

Where to Stay

Things to Do

Where to Shop

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Community Events

Grove Bowl Annual Spring Football Scrimmage April 7th Vaught-Hemingway Stadium 1 p.m. • Free Admission

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North Mississippi Classic - Web.com Tour April 16th - 22nd The Country Club of Oxford will host the North MS Classic with 156 players competing for a $550,000 purse. This tournament will be the third PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be held annually in Mississippi, along with the Sanderson Farms Championship and the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic on PGA TOUR Champions. Mississippi is one of only five states to host an annual tournament on all three tours. The North MS Classic will be managed by Century Club Charities, a group that has donated over $14 million to charity. Venue: 300 Pinehurst Cove Oxford, MS

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Double Decker Arts Festival April 27th - 28th The 23rd annual Double Decker Festival will be held on April 27-28, 2018. Originally inspired by the Double Decker bus that Oxford imported from England in 1994, the festival showcases Oxford as a town that supports the arts and has grown to be one of the biggest events in the region. The event will kick-off on Friday evening with Thacker Mountain Radio, which will host a live broadcast complete with music. Saturday is an all-day event that features almost two hundred art and food vendors with live music from local and touring musicians. doubledeckersar tsfestival.com

Double Decker Spring Run April 28th RACE TIMES: 5k and 10k Run/Walk - 7:30 a.m. Kids Fun Run - 9 a.m.

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April & May Events Sundays in June at the Ford Center

April 10th - May 5th Huck & Tom & the Mighty Mississippi Tuesday, April 10th 9:30 am - 12:00 p.m. Macbeth, Ole Miss Theatre April 20th- 7:30 p.m. April 21st- 2:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. April 22nd- 2:00 p.m.

Annual Tunes & Tails Benefitting Holding Hands Resale Shop May 20th Held by the Ole Miss Rotary Club at the Old Armory Pavilion, this event will feature live entertainment, crawfish, drinks, and a kid's area!

Sunday @ 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Roger & Hammerstein's Cinderella, National Tour Tuesday, April 24th 7:30 p.m. Oxford Academy of Dance Recital Saturday, May 5th 5:30 p.m. fo rd ce nte r.o rg/eve nt s

Public Double Decker Bus Tour May 11th Starting at 2 p.m. and ending at 3 p.m., pickup for the Double Decker Bus Tour will be at the Visit Oxford office on 1013 Jackson Ave E, off the Square.

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Oxford & Ole Miss Landscaping Camp May 25th - 27th Take a personal tour from Jeff McManus, the man who made Ole Miss beautiful! Price: $375 (discluding hotel accomodations) ($300 until March 1st!) Registration: Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce: 662-234-4651

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Here’s a Record You Can Move to Visit Oxford Partners with Ole Miss SAA to bring one of Double Decker’s best music lineups yet

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By Randall Haley

le Miss students Bradley Baker and Brady Ruffin stepped into the office of Visit Oxford last fall with an idea. The two members of the Ole Miss Student Activities Association (SAA) weren’t interested in hosting their annual Spring Concert in the Grove, despite the big names – Nelly, Thomas Rhett, Travis Porter – they’ve attracted over the years. “Bradley Baker and Brady Ruffin came to us at Visit Oxford,” said Lee Ann Stubbs, coordinator of the Double Decker Arts Festival. “They wanted to talk about a partnership and were interested in sponsoring the headlining band.” The SAA Spring Concerts were always scheduled to take place on the Sunday of Double Decker weekend. But a desire to build a stronger relationship between

the Oxford community and the Ole Miss students led SAA members to take their chances in bringing Oxford’s biggest events of the year together. “There is already such an incredible relationship between the City of Oxford and the University of Mississippi,” Ruffin said. “We thought this partnership with Visit Oxford and the Double Decker Festival would be another great way to strengthen that bond.” The SAA was able to sponsor the headlining band for the 23rd Double Decker Arts Festival, and this year’s music lineup has been all the rage ever since its unveiling in February. Because SAA sponsored the headlining band, Cold War Kids, in full, Visit Oxford’s music budget had a little bit further to reach for the following band on the lineup. Visit hottytoddy.com for news, arts, sports and fun! | 9


“They had never been to Oxford before,” Stubbs said. “I think that’s kind of how we attracted them. They were excited to play, so Oxford’s a good place. When bands start researching Oxford, they get excited about it. It’s something different they haven’t done before.” Stubbs is also excited to finally have Houndmouth perform at Double Decker. Visit Oxford staff has talked about bringing Houndmouth to perform at Double Decker for years, and this year, those hopes became a reality.

“I’m really excited about all of the bands,” Stubbs said. “The whole community is excited about this lineup, especially just being a well diverse lineup from beginning to end. We wanted the lineup to attract everybody. We don’t want to just cater to students, or just middle-aged. We want everybody, and this lineup does that.” Neither the SAA nor Visit Oxford staff were sure Cold War Kids would fit a small Oxford town into their schedule, but Stubbs said they were as ecstatic as all of Oxford was to have them headlining the music. As it just so happened to fit their time frame, Cold War Kids accepted the offer.

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“It just has never worked out for us,” Stubbs said, “with their routing and getting it together, but this year, it did and we’re so excited. They’re supposed to be having a new record release in the next few months, and they have got a great following.” This year will also boast country band Whitey Morgan and the 78’s as well as a New Orleans funk and soul group who’s expected to have the crowd hip hop and boppin’ all over the Square – Tank and the Bangas. A partnership with SAA, however, wasn’t solely focused on a bigger, better music lineup. Every aspect of the biggest festival around is of utmost importance for both the SAA and Visit Oxford. “It was a good way to tie in the students coming to Double Decker and being more involved in the festival,” Stubbs said. “They are helping us as volunteers this year, so you’ll see SAA students all over


the festival throughout the weekend. They’ll be backstage, in the kids areas, at the merchandise tents … So we’ve got them really helping us. This partnership is great, and we’ve enjoyed working with them.” It’s to no surprise the Double Decker Arts Festival is bigger with each passing year. And when that Saturday finally arrives, Stubbs is usually the first one to the Oxford Square at 4 a.m. She walks around at looks at each of the art vendors that she was responsible for placing. She admires what each vendor will be selling as the day grows busy. “I like to go around to see all the vendors because I placed them,” she said.

“I emailed them. I talked to them. So I want to see what they have before the crowd comes.” But even that rewarding feeling of seeing the art vendors that have taken most of her time in planning this year’s festival doesn’t compare to one special moment later in the day. After what little bit of downtime she’s had to spend with her family, she goes behind the stage. “At the end of the day, we can kind of look up from behind the stage and see all the people out in the crowd,” she said. “And that’s when you realize … We did this. These people are here because we did this.”

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DOUBLE DECKER

MUSIC LINE UP

ARTS FESTIVAL

Photo Credits: Joey Brent

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 6:00 PM | Liz Brasher 7:00 PM | Thacker Mountain Radio Hour 8:00 PM | The Delta Saints

SATURDAY, APRIL 28 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM | Sharde Thomas Rising Star Fife and Drum 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM | Como Mamas 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Don Bryant 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM | Squirrel Nut Zippers 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | Tank and the Bangas 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Whitey Morgan 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Houndmouth 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM | Cold War Kids

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ENTIRE MENU *excluding alcohol

Papitos Mexican Restaurant & Grill 2570 Jackson Ave W #21, Oxford, MS (662) 234-4011

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WHAT TO EAT

FINE DINING

Chancellor's Grill & Lounge 425 South Lamar Blvd 662-371-1400 City Grocery Southern Cuisine 152 Courthouse Square (662) 232-8080 (Reservations Recommended) Colonels Quarters Fine Dining 120 Castlehill Dr (662) 234-3735 Lenora’s Italian Southern Dining 309 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. C (662) 236-1144 McEwen’s Southern Steakhouse 1110 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-7003 Mesquite Chop House Steak House 1001 Jackson Avenue East (662) 232-8855 Oxford Grillehouse Seafood & Steaks 114 Courthouse Sq (662) 701-8285 Ravine Contemporary Southern Cuisine 53 County Road 321 (662) 234-4555

Saint Leo 1101 Jackson Avenue East (662) 380-5141 Snackbar 721 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-6363 Stella 208 S. Lamar Blvd. (662) 380-5047 Tarasque Cucina 14 CR 307 (662) 380-0381 The Wine Bar 401 S. Lamar Blvd. (662) 238-3500

CASUAL DINING 6’n Tubbs Pizzas & Calzones 2625 W Oxford Loop (662) 563-6562

Abner’s Chicken Tenders & Wraps 430 S Lamar Blvd (662) 232-8659 1927 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-3080 Bacchus On the Square Seafood 122 Courthouse Square (662) 638-3800

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Beacon Restaurant Home Cooked Meals 1200 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-5041 Big Bad Breakfast 719 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-2666 Chicken Salad Chick 1300 Merchants Dr. 662-380-5582 Dodo's Pizza 614 Jackson Ave E. (662) 638-3555 Greenline Salads 1002 Van Buren Ave. 662-234-7829 Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches 2206 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-7117 King's Steak House 1007 College Hill Road (662) 638-3933 Mama Jo’s Plate Lunches & Daily Specials 1503 N Lamar Blvd (662) 513-0235 McAlister’s Deli Sandwiches, Salads, Potatoes & Desserts 1515 University Ave (662) 234-1363


WHAT TO EAT Pizza Hut 1103 W Jackson Ave 662) 236-3333 1506 E University Ave (662) 236-2005

Newk’s Salads, Sandwiches & Califonia Style Pizzas 1309 University Ave (662) 513-5303 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 217 (662) 238-2727 newks.com Oby’s Cajun Cuisine 1931 University Ave (662) 234-4530 Oxford Burger Co. 920 Jackson E. (662) 238-6101 Oxford Canteen 766 N Lamar Blvd (662) 638-3393 Phillips Grocery Hamburgers, Chicken, Salads & Desserts 2406 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-5951 Pizza Den Spaghetti & Sandwiches 499 Heritage Dr (662) 234-5537

Sizzler Steak House Family Steak House 582 Hwy 6 E (662) 234-4667 Soulshine Pizza Factory Pizza, Calzones & Salads 308 S Lamar Blvd (662) 533-7685 Southern Craft Stove & Tap 705 Sisk Avenue, Suite 111 (662) 234-6007 The Coop at Graduate Oxford 400 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-3031

FUN DINING

Ajax Diner Catfish & Daily Specials 118 Courthouse Square (662) 232-8880

Bouré Upscale Family Dining 110 Courthouse Sq (662) 234-1968 Buffalo Wild Wings Draft Beer & Wings 2315 W Jackson Ave (662) 238-2716 Chili’s 2576 W Jackson Ave (662) 281-3951 Frank and Marlee’s Steaks & Sandwiches 1210 Harrison Ave (662) 259-2442 Funky’s Pizza & Daiquiris 1012 E Jackson Ave (662) 259-2881 Green Roof Lounge Comforting & Seasonal Cuisine 305 West Jackson Ave (662) 638-6017

Bim Bam Burgers Burgers & Toppings Bar 2204 W Jackson Ave (662) 238-7802 The Blind Pig Sandwiches & Craft Beer Flights 105 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-5119

Gus's Fried Chicken 306 South Lamar Blvd. (662) 638-3420 gusfriedchicken.com/oxfordmississippi-location/

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WHAT TO EAT Lamar Lounge Burgers & Specialty Drinks 1309 N Lamar Blvd (662) 513-6197 The Levee Burgers & Wings 1008 Jackson Ave (662) 513-3223 The Library Burgers & Sandwiches 120 S 11th St (662) 234-1411 Local's Restaurant & Bar 309 North Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-9594 Lost Pizza Co. 7102 College Hill Rd. (662) 371-1576

Mugshots 400 Merchants Dr. (662) 380-5054 mugshotsgrillandbar.com Old Venice Pizza Co. 1112 Van Buren Ave (662) 236-6872 Panera Bread 1902 West Jackson Ave. 662-234-3793

Pita Pit 319 Old Hwy 7 N (662) 238-3535 The Corner Bar Sandwiches, Wraps & Fries 1002 Jackson Ave (662) 380-5029

FAST DINING

Burger King 1741 University Ave (662) 281-0870 Captain D’s 2533 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-7347

Proud Larry’s Pizza, Pasta & Salads 211 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-0050 Rafter's Music & Food 1002 Jackson Avenue E. (662) 234-5757 The Roundtable Plate Lunches & Burgers 132 Courthouse Sq (662) 513-0588

Chick-Fil-A 2307 W Jackson Ave (662) 232-8787 chick-fil-a.com Chipotle 2151 Jackson Ave W (662) 236-6412

Square Pizza 1101 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-9333

Domino’s Pizza 1603 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-3840

Tallahatchie Gourmet 1221 Van Buren Ave. (662) 380-5047

Firehouse Subs 1501 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-0707

Taylor Grocery Catfish, Steaks & Brown Bag Old Taylor Rd, Taylor, MS (662) 236-1716

Five Guys Burgers & Fries 2153 Jackson Ave W (662) 550-4607

Thacker 564 3000 Old Taylor Road, Suite C (662) 380-0381

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Huddle House 1925 W Jackson Ave (662) 238-2977 IHOP 2152 W Jackson Ave (662) 513-9991


WHAT TO EAT Krystal's 459 Hwy 6 W (662) 234-1469

Taco Bell 1726 University Ave (662) 234-4403

LB’s Meat Market Burgers & Lunch Plates 2008 University Ave, Ste. E (662) 259-2999

Wendy’s 1904 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-9207 703 Sisk Ave (662) 236-4745

Lenny’s Sub Shop 2580 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-3600 Little Caesar’s Pizza 1725 University Ave (662) 234-7878 McDonald’s 1900 E University Ave (662) 234-3800 1803 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-6600 Papa John’s 1506 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-8648 Popeye’s 2622 Jackson Ave W (662) 234-4700

Wingstop 1522 Jackson Ave. W (662) 380-5667 Zaxby’s Wings, Tenders & Salads 2574 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-1024

INTERNATIONAL

Aloha Thai-Hawaiian Restuarant 2580 Jackson Ave W #30 (662) 202-6661

El Agave Authentic Mexican 2305 Jackson Ave W #211 (662) 715-1740 El Milagros Taqueria 1420 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-1717 H20 Oriental Café Pan-Asian Cuisine 1304 University Ave (662) 513-6288 Jinsei Sushi 713 N Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-0109 Kabuki Sushi Bar & Japanese Steakhouse 1631 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-7346

Casa Mexicana Mexican Food 1908 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-3855

Sonic Drive-ln 2000 Jackson Ave W. (662) 234-8005

China Royal Asian Cuisine & Buffet 1938 University Ave (662) 513-4999

La Perla Tapatia Mexican Food 1912 University Ave #8 (662) 638-3873

Subway 1948 University Ave (662) 236-1008 1901 W Jackson Ave, Ste. C (662) 234-7545

Chow King Grill & Buffet Asian Buffet 2142 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-6664

Maharaja Indian Cuisine 2570 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 23 (662) 234-1975 Toyo Japanese Sushi Bar & Hibachi 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 207 (662) 232-8668

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WHAT TO EAT

Zaap Thai Kitchen 1438 N Lamar Blvd #3 (662) 801-9991

BBQ Papito’s Mexican Restaurant 2570 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 21 (662) 234-4011 papitosmexicanrestaurant.com

B’s BBQ Smoked Pork Tenderloin, Chicken, Ribs & Sides 825 College Hill Rd (662) 513-0401

Pick Thai 1101 Frontage Rd (662) 380-5428

Dickey's BBQ 311 Jackson Ave W #301 (662) 801-9260

Rice and Spice Authentic Thai Food 1520 W Jackson Ave (662) 801-9338

Handy Andy BBQ, Sandwiches, Ribs, Peach & Apple Fried Pies 800 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-4621

Salsarita's 1801 Jackson Ave W. (662) 638-0595 South Depot Taco Shop Tacos, Quesadillas & Nachos 1004 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-7866 The Noodle Bowl Asian Bistro 1501 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-4974

Louisiana Rubdown BBQ & Burgers 78 Highway 30 E (662) 380-5010 Moe’s BBQ BBQ, Ribs, Sandwiches & Nachos 311 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-6637

The Taco Shop 1921 University Ave (662) 234-9668

Neon Pig BBQ & Burgers 711 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 638-3257

Volta Taverna Greek Cuisine 710 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-1871

Rebel Barn 1412 Jackson Ave W. (662) 469-6227

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BAKERIES & CAFES Beagle Bagel Cafe 1801 West Jackson Ave. Ste.B-104 (662) 380-5094 Bottletree Bakery 923 Van Buren Ave (662) 236-5000 Community Donuts 1703 University Ave (662) 638-3839 Cup's of Oxford 1543 Jackson Ave W Oxford (662) 380-5027 Honey Baked Ham Hams, Turkeys, Roasts & Desserts 204 Merchant's Drive (662) 234-4472 Living Foods Wellness Cafe & Juicery 809 College Hill Rd (662) 234-4443 Lusa’s Pastry Café Pastries & Sandwiches 1120 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-9208 Mugg Cakes Online Catering (662) 771-6844 Shipley’s Do-Nuts 2151 S Lamar Blvd (662) 281-8414


WHAT TO EAT Square Books Café 160 Courthouse Square (662) 236-2262

Starbucks Coffee 1804 West Jackson Ave (662) 281-3964 Uptown Coffee 265 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. G (662) 513-0905

SWEET TREATS

Holli’s Sweet Tooth Ice Cream & Candies 265 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-7505 Insomnia Cookies 303 South Lamar Blvd. (877) 632-6654 Juva Juice & Smoothie Bar 1801 Jackson Ave W. (662) 380-5043

Baskin Robbins Ice Cream & Milkshakes 550 Hwy 7 S (662) 513-0156

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Gourmet Chocolate & Candies 2305 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-2911

Great American Cookie & Marble Slab Creamery 1801 Jackson Ave West A-102 (770) 514-4500

Smoothie King 2311 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 307 (662) 259-2651

Sno Biz 1707 University Ave (662) 234-8889 Chaney’s Pharmacy’s Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt 501 Bramlett Blvd (662) 234-7221 Vienna Desserts House Of Fine European Cakes, Pastries & Desserts 2102 Harris Dr (662)-234-0088 Ya’s Ya’s Yogurt Frozen Yogurts 100 Courthouse Sq (662) 234-0038

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WHAT TO EAT

How Much Pizza Is Too Much Pizza?

Is there such a thing as an excess of pizza? Here’s what some of Oxford’s leading pie makers have to say. By Randall Haley

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ith at least 15 restaurants now serving delicious pizza—from newcomers like Southern Craft Stove + Tap to mainstays like Old Venice and Proud Larry’s—we decided to ask around and find out if Oxford has enough pizza lovers to pay for all that pepperoni and sausage. How much pizza, we wondered, is too much pizza? Is there even such a thing? Ask Jim Bulian, owner of Old Venice Pizza Co. on the Square, if Oxford has too many pizzerias, and he'll tell you absolutely not. "First of all, there's no such thing as too much pizza. Pizza lovers abound. They're everywhere," Bulian said. "Oxford’s always growing, so I feel there’s always room for a new pizza place." Mandy and Donnie McCord, owners of 6 N Tubbs on West Oxford Loop, don't feel threatened by new pizzerias either. "Yeah, there's a lot of pizza places," Mandy said, "but every pizza place in Oxford offers something different." Donnie agreed, adding, "We cook it traditional style, the New York style. We don't use a conveyor oven like most places use." While great-tasting food is the key factor to success, location is just as important. Brooks Robert, co-founder of 20 | Sign up for Daily Headlines from hottytoddy.com

the Indianola-headquartered Lost Pizza Co. chain, looked to bring his restaurant to Oxford for years, but couldn't decide just where to open it. "None of [the locations] felt right for us, not to mention all of the really good pizza options already on and near the Square," Roberts said. "Then we looked at the 800 Park location on College Hill Road. This location was perfect for Lost Pizza Co. There are a ton of houses out on this side of town with lots of people who may not want to go into the busy parts of town to eat." While some pizzeria owners think Oxford has plenty of pizza lovers, they don't wish to see more pizza shops open anytime soon. “The pie is only so big,” noted Proud Larry's co-owner Scott Caradine. "You don't want to keep slicing it up forever." Caradine doesn't feel threatened by the newest pizzerias, however, since Proud Larry's, located on the Square, has plenty of other menu items to boast about. He takes it as a challenge. "I think competition makes people better," he said. "Competition kind of helps people step up their game. We feel like our pizza stands for itself."


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Alena Tikhova, owner of Dodo Pizza, a delivery/carryout operation on West Jackson Ave., said the pizza market is definitely becoming more competitive in Oxford. "I wouldn't put my money into a dine-in pizza place in Oxford these days, simply because the market is moving toward its saturation point," Tikhova said. "Managing deliveries in the right way is a lot more complicated than managing just a dine-in, but it pays off because not so many places could be really good at delivering pizzas." David Campanella, general manager of Soulshine Pizza Factory on the Square, said he, too, would hesitate to open another pizzeria in Oxford. But he thinks the ones in place now will do just fine. "Usually the first people to the marketplace are the ones who kind of maintain and stay," he said. Speaking of first to the marketplace, Jeff Whiteaker, co-owner of Pizza Den (founded in 1966) on Heritage Drive, said he's learned a thing or two about the keys to success. "For us, [pizza lovers] may go somewhere and try something, but they always come on back," Whiteaker said. "We put out the same thing we've been putting out. Things have to taste the same as the last time you ate them."

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WHAT TO EAT

Just Plain Folks

These four down-home Oxford eateries offer amazing southern-style, stick-to-your ribs comfort food. By Rick Hynum

Ajax Diner

118 COURTHOUSE SQUARE, OXFORD, MS (662) 232-8880

Sing along with us: “Nothing could be finer than to eat at Ajax Diner in the mooorning.” Unfortunately, Ajax doesn’t serve breakfast—owner Randy Yates is not exactly a morning person, we hear—so you’ll have to wait until lunchtime to dig into his famous meat loaf, butterbeans, fried okra and chicken dumplings. The portions are, shall we say, ample—you would have to be some of kind of gluttonous behemoth to go away hungry—and the servers love their jobs, even when they’re slammed, which is pretty much every lunch shift. Start dinner off with the Purple Hull Pea Catfish Cakes, then move on to the Hot Tamale Pie or the Buffalo Porterhouse Pork Chop. Or all of the above if you’re a gluttonous behemoth.

Gus's

306 S. LAMAR BLVD. • (662) 638-3420

If fried chicken is your weakness, Gus’s will bring you to your knees and make you beg for mercy. These folks know what they’re good at, and that’s what they focus on—dark meat, white meat, legs and thighs and wings, all hormone-free and fried in peanut oil like God intended. Looking for duck confit or pheasant under glass? You won’t find those fancy, high-falutin’ birds here. This is strictly a barnyard fowl kind of joint. Throw in a side order of potato salad, some baked beans and a sweet potato pie for dessert, and you’ve got yourself all you need for a picnic in Avent Park.

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WHAT TO EAT

The Beacon

1200 N. LAMAR BLVD, OXFORD, MS (662) 234-5041

Mama Jo's Country Cookin

Don’t bother trying to find The Beacon’s menu online. Defiantly unhip and proud of it, Tony Mize’s family-owned business, the oldest restaurant in town, has no web presence to speak of, but they don’t need no stinkin’ Facebook page. Not with those juicy, greasy, chin-dribbling, oh-my-godthey’re-good burgers and blue-plate specials like the gravy-laden Big Bubba hamburger steak and the catfish and hushpuppies. And unlike Ajax Diner, The Beacon is all about the morning repast: They’ll whip up a full stack of pancakes or a big slab of country ham with red-eyed gravy for your breakfast. And the waitresses will call you “honey.” Trust us, that’s not for show. It’s a lifelong habit.

1503 OLD HWY 7 N. OXFORD, MS • (662) 513-0235 From pig’s feet to smothered pork chops, Joester “Mama Jo” Brassell, Oxford’s reigning queen of soul food, knows pretty much everything you can do with pig meat. She’ll use it to season her turnip greens or boil up the innards for chitlins (that’s chitterlings for you snooty types). The down-home buffet runs the gamut from fried catfish and candied yams to boiled okra and Rotel chicken. It’s so good that Andrew Zimmern, host of the Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods,” paid her a visit in 2012 and later tweeted that her smothered pork chops and neck bones were “epic” and her sides were “even better.” Mama Jo says many of her dishes come to her in visions from God, and we believe her. They taste like heaven to us.

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WHERE TO STAY

APARTMENTS Anderson Estates 1731 Anderson Rd (662) 234-0380

Creekwood Located on Old Sardis Rd (662) 236-7736

ARCHIVE Oxford 2212 Jackson Ave. West (662) 234-7460 Faulkner Flats 2998 Old Taylor Road (601) 707-1097 liveatfaulknerflats.com Cambridge Station 801 Frontage Rd. (662) 234-1801 liveatcambridgestationapts.com

Campus Creek 101 Creekmore Blvd (662) 513-4980 Canterbury Crest Apartments 1531 Tyler Cove (662) 234-1012 Clearbrook Located on Old Sardis Rd (662) 236-7736 Cotton Creek Located on Old Sardis Rd (662) 236-7736 Cove Apartments 1903 Anderson Rd (662) 234-1422

Flatts at South Campus 900 Whirlpool Drive (662) 281-1335 flattsatsouthcampus.com Fox Hollow Located on College Hill Rd (662) 236-7736

Highland Square 206 Town Center Dr, Ste. 100 (866) 978-2497 Leasing Office: 309 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. A (662) 550-2020 Hub at Oxford 109 Anchorage Rd (662) 234-2833

Lafayette Place 1711 Anderson Rd (662) 513-6222 liveatlafayetteplace.com

Gather Oxford 207 Hathorn Road (662) 382-9612

Lexington Pointe 2000 Lexington Pointe Dr. Phone: (662) 281-0402 Fax: (662) 281-1173 liveatlexingtonpointeapts. com

Heritage Park 600 McElroy Dr (662) 236-4433

Maplewood Apartments 49 Effie Circle (662) 236-7091

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Molly Barr Ridge 1101 Molly Bar Rd. (662) 816-0444


WHERE TO STAY Molly Barr Trails 1021 Molly Barr Rd (662) 816-8800

The Links 44 Private Rd 3151 (662) 513-4949

Cottages at Hooper Hollow 2743 S Lamar Blvd (662) 202-2490

Oak Grove Apartments 3036 Davis Dr (662) 236-4749

The Retreat 2405 Anderson Rd (662) 550-2003

Edinburgh Place Condos 1500 Anderson Rd (662) 238-2930

Oak View Apartments 41 Rubin Dr (662) 236-3927

U Club Townhomes at Oxford 100 U Club Cove (662) 233-5235

Esplanade Ridge Located on Anderson Rd (662) 801-5170

Old Sardis Place Located on Old Sardis Rd (662) 236-7736

Uncommon Oxford 514 East Jackson Ave. (662) 368-1090

High Pointe Condos 26-30 Thacker Heights (662) 236-9611

Old Taylor Place 2112 Old Taylor Rd. Phone: (662) 236-4300

University Arbors 805 College Hill Rd. (662) 234-0170

Jackson Square Condos 119 Chestnut St (662) 236-9790

Pine Grove Apartments 2400 Anderson Rd (662) 234-1550

University Trails Oxford 900 Whirlpool Dr (662) 281-1335

Solo Apartments 1430 University Ave (662) 234-4144

West 100 Jackson Ave. (662) 513-9990

Marks Condominium Located on Old Taylor Rd (662) 234-8718 or (662) 816-7873

Solo 2 Apartments 1304 Elliot Drive (662) 234-4144

Westwind Townhomes Michael Dr (662) 234-0000

Taylor Bend Apartments 101 Old Taylor Rd (208) 356-6686

CONDOMINIUMS

The Connection 2000 Oxford Way (662) 236-3160 The Domain at Oxford 2002 Oxford Way (662) 638-6363

Aspen Ridge 2214 Anderson Rd (662) 513-0011

Cedar Ridge Condos 588 Hathorn Rd (662) 234-5421

Orleans Oaks 98 Rd 1084 Provence Park Condos 1102 Frontage Rd (662) 801-1815 Soleil Condominiums 100 Private Rd 3049 (662) 234-9364 Tanglewood 112 S 17th St. (662) 513-9990

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WHERE TO STAY The Park 1100 Park Lane 662-816-4293 Turnberry Condominiums 2100 Old Taylor Rd West End Robbins Circle (662) 801-5170

Hampton Inn Conference Center & Hotel 103 Ed Perry Blvd. (662) 234-5565 Hampton Inn West Hotel 110 Heritage Dr. (662) 232-2442

HOTELS/LODGING 512 Bed and Breakfast Bed & Breakfast 512 Van Buren Ave. (662) 234-8043

The Z Bed and Breakfast Bed & Breakfast 1405 Pierce Ave. (832) 259-0088 Blue Creek Cabin Bed & Breakfast 535 Hwy. 30 East (662) 238-2897 Castle Hill Resort 120 Castlehill Dr. (662) 234-3735 Chancellor’s House Hotel 425 South Lamar Blvd. (662) 371-1400 Courtyard by Marriott Oxford 305 Jackson Avenue E (662) 638-6014 Graduate Oxford Hotel 400 North Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-3031

Oak Hill Stables 670 CR 101 (662) 234-8848 Ole Miss Motel 1517 University Ave. (662) 234-2424 Quality Inn & Suites 1808 West Jackson Ave (662) 234-6000 Ravine Bed and Breakfast 53 CR 321 (662) 234-4555

Hermitage Gardens Senior Care 1488 Belk Blvd (662) 234-8244 fivestarseniorliving.com Holiday Inn Express 112 Heritage Dr. (662) 236-2500 Home2 Suites Oxford Hotel 101 South Lamar Court (662) 238-3400 Little Q Ranch Bed & Breakfast 1018 CR 251 (662) 801-5764 Nests BnB and Events Bed & Breakfast 81 CR 231 (662) 236-7733

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Super 8 Motel 2201 West Jackson Ave. (662) 234-7013 The Barnloft at Willowdale Farm Bed & Breakfast 28 CR 225 (662) 801-8600 The Burrows Bed & Breakfast 40 CR 287 (662) 292-2220 The Inn at Ole Miss 120 Alumni Drive (662) 234-2331 Towneplace Suites by Marriott Oxford Hotel 105 Ed Perry Blvd. (662) 238-3533 University Inn Hotel 1101 Frontage Road (662) 234-9500


WHERE TO STAY

Faulkner Flats is Oxford's premiere, luxurious apartment community! We offer 1, 2, & 3 bedroom floor plans, with or without garages, plus flexible lease terms from 6 to 13 months. All of our apartments boast custom finishes including, granite counter tops, stainless appliances, plank flooring, extra large closets and much more! Our awesome amenities include, Golf Simulator, 24/7 Fitness Center with Free Weights, Cyber Cafe, Study Room, Gas and Charcoal Grilling Stations, Sparkling Pool with Private Cabanas, just to name a few.

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Booking a Stay with Kay Having years of experience in the realty business, Kay Hightower knows a thing or two about the value of a rental property. More importantly, she knows the value of a happy client. By Savannah Woods

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pring is in the air, and Oxford is blooming with tourism. Baseball season is in full swing, the highlyanticipated Double Decker Arts Festival will soon hit the streets of the Oxford Square and some will walk across the University of Mississippi Grove for the last time as an Ole Miss student as they take part in commencement weekend.

As these big weekends approach, Hightower said her weekends rentals are in the ideal locations. “We have several properties available for big weekends, like graduation,” Hightower said. “All of them are close to the Square and campus, about a mile or less.”

While Oxford welcomes in the crowd, the local hotels and Airbnbs are bursting at the seams. Kay Hightower, local realtor of three years in Oxford, has a unique business with offers that differ from any typical lodging options.

Hightower’s properties are conveniently located allowing guests to park with ease within walking distance of almost anywhere. But aside from location, Hightower’s guests stay at the top of her priority list, and she strives to offer the best experience possible when one rents from her.

Since 2007, Hightower has created a weekend rental business with a plethora of quaint, cozy Oxford staple properties. Guests of Kay Hightower’s properties can pick their style — town homes, condos, duplexes and stand-alone homes, depending on the price and size.

“When you do business with me, you know what you're getting,” Hightower said. “I am credited by the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating. I am a wellknown person around Oxford, and my properties have a reputation for their excellent quality.”

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WHERE TO STAY When booking a stay with Kay Hightower, her properties have anything one could possibly need, and more. With fully functional kitchen and laundry facilities, there’s more space than any hotel can offer — some properties have large yards and even extra entertainment space for social gatherings. “I put my main focus on my clients when they rent from me,” Hightower said. “I want everyone to have enough space and be pleased with the property they choose. I meet them at the house to check-in and get them accommodated, then I am on-call and available 24/7 if my renters are in need of my assistance.”

Lexington Pointe is located just off Jackson Avenue, minutes from campus and walking distance from dining, shopping and entertainment. Our community offers spacious 1, 2, & 3 bedrooms with flexible lease terms from 6 to 13 months, in addition to awesome amenities such as outdoor kitchen area, sparkling pool, tanning salon, tennis courts, and much more. Cable & internet are included!

These properties provide all of the materials one will need, from kitchen equipment to soap and clean linens. Hightower believes her weekend rentals are all about the experience, and that’s why she creates an environment to leave a lasting impact for her renters and ensures they have a great visit to her beloved town. “Through the weekend rentals, I love the variety of people I get to meet,” Hightower said. “I have made some long lasting friendships and regular renters through my business. When my clients leave my properties, I hope that they had an excellent time and that they leave knowing they have a new friend in me.”

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GENERAL MAP

E ssential Oxford Contacts City Clerk's Office oxfordms.net 662-236-1310

Fire Department oxfordms.net 662-232-2418

Human Resources oxfordms.net 662-232-2453

Oxford Public Library firstregional.org 662-234-5751

City Court oxfordms.net 662-232-2320

FNC Park fncpark.com 662-236-1012

Mayor's Office oxfordms.net 662-232-2301

Oxford Conference Center oxfordconferencecenter.com 662-232-2367

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Oxford Park Commission oxfordparkcommission.com 662-232-2380

Parking Division oxfordms.net 662-238-2793

Oxford University Transit oxfordms.net 662-234-3540

Visit Oxford visitoxfordms.com 662-232-2477

Police Department oxfordms.net 662-232-2306

Volunteer Oxford volunteeroxford.org 662-236-6662

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THINGS TO DO

THE ARTS

Oxford Artist's Guild Gallery Upstairs of Sugar Magnolia Antiques (1919 University Ave) Oxford Treehouse Gallery 328 Country Rd (662) 236-1667 Southside Gallery Art Exhibits & Receptions 150 Courthouse Square (662) 234-9090 Thacker Mountain Radio Live radio show every Thursday at Off Square Books The Blues Archives Largest collection of blues recordings housed in the J.D. Williams Library at the University of Mississippi The Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts Performance Facility 100 University Ave (662) 915-2787 The Lyric Oxford Performance Theater & Drinks 1006 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-5333

The Powerhouse Community Arts Center Houses Public Art Events 413 S 14th St (662) 236-6429 U of M Museum University Ave & 5th St (662) 915-7073

BARS/NIGHTLIFE Ajax Diner Local Music Performances & Folk Art 118 Courthouse Square (662) 232-8880 The Blind Pig Pub Beer Flights, "Allure" Live Music, & Trivia 132 Courthouse Square (662) 234-5119 Bouré Balcony Space & Appetizers 110 Courthouse Square (662) 234-1968 Buffalo Wild Wings Draft Beer & Wing Specials 2315 W Jackson Ave (662) 238-2716 City Grocery Balcony Space & Drink Specials 152 Courthouse Square (662) 232-8080

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Frank & Marlee’s Outdoor Seating & Dueling Pianos 1210 Harrison Ave (662) 259-2442 Funky's Daiquiri Bar & Pizza 1012 E Jackson Ave (662) 259-2881 Green Roof Lounge Rooftop Bar 305 West Jackson Ave (662) 638-6017 Gus’s Fried Chicken 306 S Lamar Blvd. (662) 638-3420 The Growler 265 N Lamar Blvd Suite Y (662) 638-0600 Jinsei 713 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-0109 Lenora’s Seated Bar Area & Specialty Drinks 309 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. C (662) 236-1144 The Levee Bar and Grill 1008 Jackson Ave E. (662) 513-3223 Local’s 309 N Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-9594


THINGS TO DO Proud Larry’s Live Music & Margaritas 211 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-0050

The Corner Bar Music, Drinks & Sports 1002 E Jackson Ave

Moe’s Original BBQ BBQ, Beer Specials, & Trivia 311 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-6637

The Library Sports Bar Sports Broadcasting & DJ Music 120 S 11th St (662) 234-1411

Rafter’s Music & Food Live Music, Sports Bar 1002 Jackson Ave E (662) 234-5757

The Summit Ski Lodge Bar 1112 Van Buren Ave (662) 236-6872

Rooster’s Blues House Live Music & Pool 114 Courthouse Square (662) 236- 7970

The Wine Bar Global Wines, Craft Beer, & Specialty Cocktails 401 S Lamar Blvd (662) 238-3500

Round Table Outdoor Seating with 3 Bars 132 Courthouse Square (662) 513-0588 Snackbar Oysters & Specialty Drinks 721 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-6363 Soulshine Pizza Factory Live Music & Draft Beer Pitchers 308 S Lamar Blvd (662) 533-7685 The Coop at the Graduate Rooftop Bar 400 N Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-3031

FAMILY FUN

America’s Escape Game Oxford 1621 Jackson Ave. (662) 638-3411

Premier Lanes Bowling, Laser Tag, & Arcade 204 Commonwealth Blvd. (662) 234-8431

PARKING

Park Oxford Assists Visitors & Citizens Parking 107 Courthouse Square (662) 232-8605 U of M Department of Parking & Transportation Campus visitors must purchase a $1 daily hangtag and park in the appropriate marked parking lots. Lester Hall Room 120 (662) 915-7235

TAXI/CAR SERVICES Angel Taxi (662) 236-5557 (662) 715-9382 Austin Taxi (662) 832-9705 Colonel’s Taxi (662) 832-7325 Daniel’s Taxi & Shuttle (662) 816-9626

Malco Theatre 1111 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-4962 Oxford Commons 206 Commonwealth Blvd. (662) 638-0365 malco.com

Dixie Taxi (662) 550-0104 Hotty Toddy Taxi (662) 832-8636 Q’s Taxi (662) 897-0975

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THINGS TO DO Magnolia Taxi (662) 400-5286 Need A Ride (662) 607-2631 Oxford Taxi (662) 701-7310

Heritage Liquor & Wines 111 Heritage Dr (662) 238-6070

PJ’s Wine & Liquor 2015 University Ave (662) 234-9234

High Cotton Wine & Spirits 2216 Jackson Ave W (662) 236-9463

Poppa’s Wine & Spirits 2305 Jackson Ave W

Oxford Limousine Service (662) 259-0508

Safari Wine & Spirits 407 S 11th St, Ste. A (662) 234-2679

Rebel Taxi (662) 832-7433 Rose’s Taxi Service (662) 638-3395 University Designated Drivers (662) 607-6387 Varsity Taxi (662) 832-2197

WINE & SPIRITS

Jackson Beer Co. 1801 Jackson Ave W. (662) 638-3642 jacksonbeerco.com Kiamie Package Store 1609 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-0610

Chuy’s Place 1350 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. 2 (662) 236-3768

Magnolia Wine & Spirits 1453 S Lamar Blvd (662) 801-3002

Colonel’s Wine & Liquor 2101 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-9300

Old Taylor Wine & Liquor 2500 Old Taylor Rd (662) 234-0607

Habit’s Beer & Tobacco 2030 University Ave (662) 236-6651

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Oxford Wine & Spirits 800 College Hill Rd Suite 6101 (662) 832-2040

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Star Package Store 308 E Jackson Ave (662) 234-3331 Tony’s Wine & Spirits 307 Thacker Loop (662) 281-1165 Twin Package 1429 Old Hwy 7 N (662) 234-5824 West Jackson Wine & Spirits 2570 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-3400


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Let the Good Times

Roll By Adam Brown

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hen one thinks Malco, one thinks movies. But screenplay isn’t always the main attraction at the Malco located at the Oxford Commons. Any given Monday or Tuesday night, one can hear the competition escalate next door. League bowlers are battling it out on the alleys of Premiere Lanes. Experience Oxford’s Adam Brown met with Selby LaBarre, general manager of Premier Lanes, to learn more about Oxford’s intense game of league bowling.

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THINGS TO DO EO: How many bowling leagues and teams compete at Premier Lanes? SL: Currently we have two leagues, one on Monday and one on Tuesday. Monday has 10 teams, and Tuesday has 13 teams. We will have a summer league that will begin in late May/early June that will run 10 weeks. Last year, we had 10-12 teams. A lot of our sanctioned bowlers only bowl during USBC sanctioned leagues, so they do not participate. EO: How long does a sanctioned bowling league typically last? SL: The fall/spring leagues are USBC sanctioned leagues and the summer league is a fun league, which just allows our bowlers to keep up with their practice and offer competition year-round. Both sanctioned leagues begin in the fall and end in the spring. Monday night league is a 30-week league, Tuesday is a 28-week league. EO: How many league bowlers have scored perfect games at Premiere Lanes? SL: Currently, during league play, we have only ever had one perfect 300 bowled. The bowler that completed it is named Zach Cobb. He has been a league bowler with us since we first started offering leagues in May 2015. We have had a few perfect games outside of league, during open bowling, maybe two. EO: Are there any bowling specials, and are these limited to league bowlers only? SL: By offering so many different activities, we definitely have something for everyone. We have different specials available throughout the week. Our most popular special is $2 Tuesdays and Thursdays. We offer $2 games and $2 shoe rentals on those days. We just started

a new promotion on Sundays called Super Sunday. For children, we offer three free games of bowling with purchase of shoe rental, adults are able to purchase games for $3 each, and shoe rentals are $3 each, as well. Also on Sundays, we have arcade specials, where you purchase two $10 arcade play cards and receive a third $10 card free. EO: What makes Premier’s bowling lanes unique? SL: The main thing that sets us aside from other bowling centers is that we are not simply a bowling alley. We are a Family Entertainment Center. In addition to bowling, we offer a full service cafe, full service bar, an arcade with over 40 games where you can win tickets to redeem for prizes. We also have a VIP bowling section. The VIP has lowered lights and fewer lanes, so you feel a little more private. You are in a different room than the main bowling lanes, as well. On top of that, we have projectors and screens over the lanes, so that you can watch whatever televised event is currently airing. The VIP also has its own bar that we use for large group rentals, etc. On top of all of that, our bowling equipment is state-of-the-art. We have the latest and greatest bowling technology available, including touchscreen control panels that will allow you to customize your game, take your picture for display and use in some mini-games, and several other mini-games that are fun for everyone. There you have it. Whether you want to show these competitors what you’ve got as a league bowler or keep it laid back with a fun night of bowling with your best friends, memories are waiting to be made at Oxford’s Premier Lanes inside the Malco Oxford Commons Cinema. Visit hottytoddy.com for news, arts, sports and fun! | 39


WHERE TO SHOP

ANTIQUE SHOPS

Bea’s Antiques 1315 North Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-3376 Cotton Boll Antiques 1501 Molly Bar Rd. (662) 234-8383 Crème de la Crème Antique Furniture, Home Accessories & Gifts 605 S Lamar Blvd (662) 234-1463 Old Taylor Antiques 447 County Rd 303 (662) 234-9797

Mustard Seed Antique Antiques, Shabby Chic Furniture & Accessories 1901 A Jackson Ave W (662) 380-5051 Sugar Magnolia Antique Mall Antique Collectibles 1919 University Ave (662) 234-6330 The Depot Antiques Mall Over 100 Booths 709 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-1979

HOME & GARDENING GNC Nutrition & Health Products 2214 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-5687 Good Nutrition Health & Nutrition 1151 Frontage Rd (662) 281-8448 Hollywood Feed Natural, Holistic Pet Food 2210 W Jackson Ave (662) 638-0435 Home Depot Home Supplies 201 Home Depot Dr (662) 234-7863 Hue Oxford Paints & Supplies 2311 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 306 (662) 380-5086

Magnolia Lighting Light Fixtures & Décor 2206 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-0025 Mississippi Madness Mississippi Made Products 141 Courthouse Square (662) 234-5280 Oxford Home Furnishings 1925 University Ave. (662) 638-3522 Oxford in Bloom Plants, Scrubs & Pine Straw 1446 S Lamar Blvd (662) 236-4686 Provisions 1611 University Ave (662) 638-0480 Sherwin Williams-Floor Covering Store 2617 West Oxford Lp (662) 234-4156 Sherwin Williams-Paint Store 1905 Jackson Ave (662) 234-8131

Johnson’s Furniture Showroom 2128 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-7711 johnsonsfurnitureonline.com Jones at Home 1005 Jackson Ave E. (662) 232-8690

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Sneed’s Ace Hardware Home & Garden Supplies 1400 University Ave (662) 234-3232 Something Southern Home Furnishings, Décor & Accessories 1223 E Jackson Ave (662) 236-3977


WHERE TO SHOP Stash Furniture & Home Décor 137 Courthouse Sq (662) 236-1120

Chaney’s Pharmacy Pharmacy Services & Gifts 501 Bramlett Blvd (662) 234-7221

Treehouse Toys Toys & Gifts 1201 Merchants Dr. (662) 371-1234

SummerHouse 405 S. Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-8100

Katherine Beck Gifts 134 Courthouse Square (662) 234-9361

The Barn Trading Company 2657 W Oxford Loop (662) 238-7730

Lily Pad Gifts & Accessories Sorority Gifts, Vera Bradley & Unique Jewelry 128 Courthouse Square (662) 238-2900

University Florists Fresh Flowers 1912 University Ave (662) 234-6044

The Green Door Company Distinctive Furniture 128 MS-30 (901) 647-5850 Tuesday Morning 1925 University Ave (662) 513-0795 Unique Furnishings 1612 University Ave (662) 234-0405

FLORALS & GIFTS Amelia Handmade Jewelry, Home Goods & Gifts 1006 Van Buren Ave (901) 355-0311

Material Girlz Fabric 1917 University Ave. 662-234-4466 Mimosa Flowers & Gifts Flowers, Gifts & Quality Candles 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 207 (662) 234-4440 Nest Paper Studio Custom Invitations & Paper Products 265 N Lamar Blvd (662) 281-8808

Amit’s Hallmark Creative Gifts, Cards & Candy 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 205 (662) 236-4107

Olive Juice Gifts & Mississippi Made Products 302 S Lamar Blvd (662) 259-2696

Bette’s Flowers Order Flowers with Same Day Delivery 1798 University Ave (662) 234-6717

Oxford Floral Floral Services, Gifts & Accessories 1103 Jefferson Ave (662) 234-2515

SEWING & MONOGRAMS Knit 1 Oxford Yarns & Patterns 303 Heritage Dr. (662) 238-2829

Sit N’ Rock Quilt & Sewing Shop 1502 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-0800 Square Alterations 203 N Lamar Blvd (662) 513-0600

THE ARTS

Frame Solutions Art Gallery & Frames 1453 S Lamar Blvd (662) 259-2400 The Frame-Up Framing & Art 125 Courthouse Square (662) 234-6641 Off Square Books Books & Artist Events 129 Courthouse Square (662) 236-2828

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WHERE TO SHOP Rebel Music Musical Instruments 1605 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-0999

Ann Taylor Loft 2317 Jackson Avenue Oxford Galleria (662) 234-4527

Ron’s Music Center Musical Instruments 717 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 234-0051

Austin’s Shoes 2202 Jackson Ave W (662) 638-3108

S&J Art Gallery Gifts, Art & Framing 1010 E Jackson Ave (662) 234-8139 Southside Gallery Art Gallery 150 Courthouse Square (662) 234-9090

Belk Department Store 2319 Jackson Ave W (662) 281-1378 Belles & Beaus Children’s & Maternity 1005 Van Buren Ave (662) 236-6880

CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES

A Look Ahead Eyewear 102 Courthouse Square (662) 236-3626 Amy Head Cosmetics Make-up & one-on-one consultation 301 S Lamar Blvd (662) 513-0711

Frock Fashions Fashionable Clothing, Gifts & Accessories 201 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-1360 Gingersnaps Jewelry 1405 E. Jackson Ave (662) 832-6676 Hemline 1106 Van Buren Ave. (662) 638-3633 Hinton & Hinton Outfitters Fashion Apparel, Men’s Suites & Designer Lines 135 Courthouse Sq (662) 234-0691

Square Books 160 Courthouse Square (662) 236-2262 Square Books, Jr. Children’s Bookstore & Toys 111 Courthouse Square (662) 236-2207

Francesca’s 1801 Jackson Ave W (662) 234-5159

Cat Daddy’s T-Shirt Shop 304 S Lamar Blvd 662-236-2639 Cicada for Her Boutique Designer 307 S Lamar Blvd (662) 281-0541 ext. 100 DSquared 918 Jackson Ave Factory Connection Men’s & Women’s Clothing 1911 University Ave (662) 513-9941

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Indigo’s Women’s Clothing, Gifts & Accessories 265 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-9707 Jos A. Bank Men’s Suits, Tailoring & Casual Menswear 1501 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 105 (662) 281-7475 Kaleidoscope Boutique Women’s Clothing, Designer Shoes & Gifts 2305 Jackson Ave W, Ste 209 (662) 234-6722


WHERE TO SHOP Kinnucan’s Outdoor Apparel, Shoes & Accessories 2317 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-9930 Lammon’s Jewelry Engagement Rings, Earrings, Pendants & Men’s Jewelry 1126 N Lamar Blvd (662) 234-2777 Landry’s Menswear Traditional Apparel for Southern Gentlemen 302 S Lamar Blvd (662) 281-0846 LuLu’s Shoes & Accessories 265 N Lamar Blvd, Ste. J (662) 234-4111 Maison Weiss 2 130 Courthouse Sq (662) 236-5477 Marshall’s 500 Merchants Dr. (662) 236-2856 Material Girls 403 S Lamar Blvd (662) 513-0888 Melody’s Beauty & Fashions Women’s Clothing & Beauty Products 1927 University Ave (662) 234-2273 Merle Norman 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 205 (662) 236-4107

Oxford T-Shirt Company 1453 S Lamar Blvd. 662-234-0345

Miss Behavin’ Make Rules, Break Rules, Fashion Rules 107 N Lamar Blvd (662) 513-4177 shopmissbehavin.com My Favorite Shoes 138 Courthouse Sq (662) 234-0059 Neilson’s Department Store The Oldest Store in the South 119 Courthouse Sq (662) 234-1161

Peas & Carrots High Quality Children’s Clothing 1906 University Ave (662) 236-5566 Pink and Proper Clothing and Accessories 265 N Lamar Blvd (662) 281-1111 Popfizz 400 S Lamar Blvd. (662) 380-5170

Nella’s Women’s Clothing 103 Courthouse Sq (662) 281-8711 New York Fashion Men & Women Clothing 1710 University Ave (662) 234-3182 Oxford Bridal Wedding, Bridesmaid & Prom Dresses 1550 University Ave (662) 234-5811 Oxford Printwear 1722 University Ave (662) 234-5051 Visit hottytoddy.com for news, arts, sports and fun! | 43


WHERE TO SHOP Private Gallery 306 South Lamar Blvd. 662-236-4022 Rack Room Shoes 2305 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 212 (662) 236-3412 Ross 400 Merchants Dr (662) 281-5751 Sally Beauty Supply Beauty Products & Supplies 2580 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-6986 Shoe Carnival 800 Merchants Dr. (662) 236-6670 The Brooks Collection Jewelers 127 Courthouse Square 662-259-2887 The Shoe Dept Brand Name Footwear 2550 W Jackson Ave, Ste. 9 (662) 281-8508 Therapy 136 Courthouse Square 662-234-9907 Thomas Brothers Formalwear 1504 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-2642 Tres Belle 126 Courthouse Square 662-238-6226

Tummies Maternity Maternity Accessories 1003 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-1001 Turkoyz Jewelry & Accessories 1105 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-3427 Van Atkins Jewelers 124 Courthouse Square (662) 236-5012 Village Taylor Women’s Boutique 145 Courthouse Square (662) 234-8217 Vincent’s Boot & Shoe Working Boots & Shoes 2008 University Ave (662) 234-1876 Zoe Cosmetics, Fragrances & Bath Accessories 265 N Lamar Blvd (662) 281-8989

SPORTING GOODS

Campus Book Mart Ole Miss Apparel, University Books & School Supplies 2128 Jackson Ave (662) 234-5993 Dick’s Sporting Goods 300 Merchants Dr. 662-281-5814

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Hibbett Sports Sporting Footwear, Equipment & Apparel 2317 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-2844 Rebel Locker Room by LIDS 1801 Jackson Ave 662-915-8400 Rebel Rags Ole Miss Gear & Apparel 2302 W Jackson Ave (662) 234-7247 The Trophy Shop Custom Plaques, Awards & Trophies 1533 University Ave (662) 236-3726 University Sporting Goods 105 Courthouse Square (662) 234-1736


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Miss Behavin Is Bringing LA Grunge to Oxford This Spring By Talbert Toole

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very spring, Miss Behavin revamps its well-known storefront window. As spring sets in, clothing store staff sets their eyes on a new theme. This year’s window infuses grunge and the style that floods the streets of Los Angeles. Owner Ivy Jackson, along with store managers Jasmine Gerald and Abby Rigsby, travels to market in LA every year to draw inspiration and purchases new merchandise to add to Oxford’s fashion trends.

Jackson and the managers then scope out what their fellow coworkers believe are the newest styles and trends in fashion and bring that back to the clothing racks of Miss Behavin. This allows for a larger range of style throughout the store. “We try to throw a spin on it, too, so people get stuff that they don’t know they want,” Gerald said. Gerald said this year, the window display will incorporate black chain-link fences and neon signs featuring Miss Behavin’s logo and phrases such as “Good Vibes Only.”

With each new season of spring, Miss Behavin’s window display embodies those LA styles and trends. Last year, the store’s front window was filled top to bottom with flowers. This year’s inspiration came from the ’90s vibe flooding the style scene, especially on the streets of LA.

The mannequins placed in the storefront window will be decked out in streetwear, which is a far cry from last year’s flower power aesthetic, Gerald said. The incorporation of chain-link fences and neon signs will also fill the walls and decor of the store’s interior.

“It is a lot of work but a lot of fun,” Gerald said. “We make our [sales associates] tell us what they want to see more of at the store and what their styles are.”

Miss Behavin pushes the boundaries of fashion and trends by the staff’s willingness to break rules as their slogan says, “Make Rules. Break Rules. Fashion Rules.”

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WHERE TO SHOP With a mixture of styles and trends, anyone can shop at Miss Behavin, Gerald said. The store has a versatile ability that offers anything from graphic t-shirts to frilly skirts. “Not everything has to match but everything flows,” Gerald said. “We try to make it easy for everyone to come in here and shop and find something that will work for them.” Miss Behavin will also have a sidewalk sale on a variety of clothing, such as skirts and dresses, during Double Decker festivities. It will be an all-cash exclusive with items ranging from $1 to $10.

The store has also reduced prices throughout the store, which has led to a rise in sales and customer satisfaction, Gerald said. For someone who has been to Miss Behavin, the store strives on having the best customer service, Gerald said. “We try to make it as personable as possible and make sure everyone has the best experience they can here,” Gerald said. “We want them to leave here feeling like, ‘I love that store. I want my daughter to come here and buy everything she can from here because they are good people.’” Miss Behavin has been in operation since 2003 and continues to bring the best styles and trends of the LA streets to the Oxford Square.

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More than Just Feed & Fertilizer How Oxford's Barn Trading Co. Can Tackle Any Springtime Demand

By Callie Daniels Bryant

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right yellow and white daffodils heralded spring’s return to Oxford. Time to gather dead branches and enliven the bare ground with new flowers. The Barn Trading Company on West Oxford Loop is ready to help Oxonians carry out their annual mission: make their homes bright and green again. “We have annuals, perennials and tree shrubs,” said Turner Barnes, owner of The Barn. “My favorite kinds of flowers are annuals that people put in their pots along with impatiens and potato vines.” Glistening vases of all sizes and colors, from grass green to cerulean, line the front porch of the store. Once inside, the sight is cozy and plentiful. There is a stand of bulbs – from tulips to lilies – being sold at half price, a display of succulents in all sizes and shapes, and the largest selection of trees to be found in Lafayette County. Unsurprisingly, this store was voted Oxford’s Best Garden Center. 48 | Sign up for Daily Headlines from hottytoddy.com

Now that you know The Barn has a lot more than plants and fertilizer. Step inside and see their plant containers that are just as bright as the flowers, the feed for all types of birds and small critters (including hot nut bars to discourage unwanted animals) and feed for livestock. Want to create or restock a pond? The Barn provides fish for that. Turner Barnes got into the business of selling plants, fertilizer, animal feed and – you name it – for Oxonians’ homes and yards as the city rapidly expanded. “Oxford was growing so fast eight or nine years ago, and they needed a good garden center,” Barnes said. “We put a plan together, and we made it work. We like to keep product lines that compete with big box stores. We try to get unique stuff that will drive and help our customers.” Barnes loves seeing the flowers throughout the city and university campus, as the landscapers keep busy year round. To keep up, Barnes’ store is ready to tackle the demand, especially during springtime planting.


WHERE TO SHOP “The busiest time of the year is the end of March through July, and then October through December,” Barnes said. “We have a good fall season as well with pumpkins and then Christmas trees.” Barnes said preparing for spring time takes him around six weeks as he works at the store every day to get the greenhouse in shape and fill out orders for more flowers. “There are new varieties of plants every year, and we have to stay on top of our game,” Barnes said. “We have the core plants that people order every year, but we have to change it up so we can have new products.” The store offers seeds and bulbs along with potting soil and fertilizers to help with lacking soil, encouraging colorful growth or simply maintaining a lush garden.

Barnes goes to conferences and plant shows each year to provide new and trendy products. Recently, he went to Las Vegas for new chemical products to use for yard control, from weeds to ants and pests. With extensive knowledge and willingness to keep with the trends, Barnes welcomes everyone, especially those without a green thumb, to his store. “Come see us,” he said. “We’ll walk you through the process and help you be the best gardener you can be. That’s what we’re here for: to help, not just to sell. We want to make sure what you want is going to last. For example, some people plant in full shade and then don’t understand why their flowers aren’t blooming. Well, just come here, and we’ll help you out.”

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Faith as Small as a

Mustard Seed By Talbert Toole

From stay-at-home mom to Oxford business owner, Kimberly Bumgardner has reinvented the shopping experience for Oxonians with The Mustard Seed Antique Emporium.

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efore becoming a business owner, Bumgardner set her own work hours while she raised her children, just like her mother did by working for Mary Kay Cosmetics. Bumgardner appreciated that her mother was able to attend all of her school functions growing up, and she knew she wanted to do the same for her four children. Bumgardner always had a passion to own her own gift shop in the town in which she was raised. And in July of 2014, the perfect opportunity presented itself. “When the owner of The Mustard Seed was ready to retire, she called and asked if I would like to buy it,” Bumgardner said. “We jumped on the opportunity and haven’t looked back.” Since buying The Mustard Seed, Bumgardner has faced unexpected challenges. When she originally bought the store, it was located in a shopping 50 | Sign up for Daily Headlines from hottytoddy.com

center on University Ave. where she was renting the space. Now, she owns the building that houses The Mustard Seed across town on Jackson Ave.“Since the day we bought The Mustard Seed, we had been looking for somewhere to buy our own building so we didn’t have to pay rent,” Bumgardner said. Bumgardner and her husband looked several places before purchasing the building on Jackson Ave. Unfortunately, the deals fell through time and time again. “I knew God had something out there for us,” Bumgardner said. “We just had to wait for his timing.” After praying and searching, the prime location on Jackson Ave. became available. As shops, businesses and restaurants continue to fill Jackson Ave., the Bumgardners finally found “the best move.”


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Now the couple has flexibility for renovations and upgrades in their new space. “One huge advantage of owning our own building is we do not have the stress and worry if we will have to move for reasons beyond our control,” Bumgardner said. With new ownership and a new location, changes quickly took place at The Mustard Seed. “We have eliminated the vendors who sometimes use this type of business as warehouse and garage sale purposes,” Bumgardner said. “We have an application process to weed out garage sale items and only offer current appealing product.” The Mustard Seed has tripled in vendors since the changes took place. Now, the shop boasts 100 vendors for shoppers to choose from. “We have a variety [of items], from clothing to house decor and furniture,” Bumgardner said.

“I knew God had something out there for us,” Bumgardner said. “We just had to wait for his timing.”

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In addition to more vendors, The Mustard Seed also offers a little something for the men … a “man cave.” “We have added an area for the men to sit and watch sports on TV while the women shop,” Bumgardner said. And if one gets hungry while relaxing in the man cave or shopping, The Mustard Seed has a permanent food truck, Landshark Crawfish. These are just a few things that The Mustard Seed has to offer for Oxonians who are looking for a one-stop, shop all. Bumgardner still has more ideas in the works that will continue to offer shoppers a different experience than other business in Oxford.

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Rolling Out THE GREEN CARPET THE 2ND ANNUAL LANDSCAPING CAMP Story by Maggie Chambers

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OXFORD SPOTLIGHT

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s the sun shines and brings warmer weather, everyone starts thinking about how to make their outdoor space luscious and colorful to enjoy those long sunny days. Ole Miss’ landscape is the model for an ideal spring garden, boasting vibrant multi-colored flowers in perfect rows and patches of bright green grass. Landscaping Director Jeff McManus, the man behind the magic, will be teaching tricks to a beautiful garden with the least amount of effort at the Landscaping Camp, hosted by the Oxford- Lafayette Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Foundation’s Retiree Attraction program. The camp features many professional gardening speakers and exclusive tours of Faulkner’s Rowan Oak and Diane and Dickie Scruggs’ residence gardens, which are also maintained by McManus. If you can’t be a master gardener, then the next best thing is to learn from the masters themselves. Donna Yowell, president of the Mississippi Urban Council and a cut flower gardening specialist, will share how to create and maintain a cut flower garden to adorn your house in lively, home-grown flowers. Nellie Neal, aka “The Garden Mama,” known for her helpful gardening radio show, will teach you how to grow a healthy and dynamic container garden, perfect for decorating any front door area. And who doesn’t love some good old Southern cuisine? Melissa Booth Hall, managing director of Southern Foodways

Alliance, will speak about the connections between Southern gardens, Southern food and Southern larder. Ed Croom, a retired botanist from the University of Mississippi, will be leading the campers on an exclusive tour of Rowan Oak. The camp, held over Memorial Day weekend from May 25-27 at the Inn at Ole Miss, is a perfect way to get out and experience some landscaping magic over the long weekend. If you are interested in taking these tips and tricks home to keep your garden looking beautiful all summer long, then you can register for the camp at www.oxfordms.com/retire-in-oxford/ landscaping-camp or call 662-234-4651.

Cost to register is $375 per person (does not include accommodations) with the registration deadline set for May 18. Hotel reservations may be made online at www.theinnatolemiss.com and reference the group code 3677 or by calling 1-888486-7666. Deadline for discounted rate is April 25 so sign up now! Visit hottytoddy.com for news, arts, sports and fun! | 55


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APARTMENTS/ RENTALS Archive Oxford 1000 Archive Circle (662) 234-7460 Cambridge Station 801 Frontage Rd. (844) 827-0392 Faulkner Flats 2998 Old Taylor Rd. (844) 734-4644 Flatts at South Campus 900 Whirlpool Dr. (662) 205-0283 Harrison Square Luxury Condos Coming Soon 1200 Harrison Ave. Blake Cannon: (662) 380-7144 Mark Cleary: (713) 303-8924 Hermitage Gardens Assisted Living 1488 Belk Blvd. (662) 234-8244 Lafayette Place 1711 Anderson Rd. (662) 513-6222 Lexington Pointe 2000 Lexington Pointe Dr. (833) 723-4106 BANKS/INVESTMENTS First National Bank Main Branch: 101 Courthouse Sq. (662) 234-2821 Mississippi Federal Credit Union 1101 Jackson Ave W. (662) 236-9099

Raymond James & Associates Investments 1013 E. Jackson Ave. (662) 234-3414 FOOD/DINING Chick Fil A Student Union Dr. 2307 Jackson Ave. W. (662) 232-8787 Gus’s Fried Chicken 306 S Lamar Blvd. (662) 638-3420

McEwen's 1110 Van Buren Ave. (662) 234-7003 Moe's Original BBQ 311 S Lamar Blvd. (662) 236-6637 Mugshots Galleria II 1400 Merchants Dr. (662) 380-5054

Greenline Salads 1002 Van Buren Ave. (662) 234-7829

Newk’s Downtown 1309 University Ave. (662) 513-5303 Newk’s W. Jackson 2305 W. Jackson Ave. Galleria Mall (662) 238-2727

HIgh Cotton WIne & Spirits 2216 Jackson Ave W. (662) 236-9463

Papito's 2570 Jackson Ave W. #21 (662) 234-4011

Honey Baked Ham 204 Merchants Dr. (662) 234-4472

Stella 208 S. Lamar Blvd. (662) 380-5047

Jackson Beer Co. Craft Beer Store 1801 Jackson Ave. W. (662) 638-3642

South Depot Taco Shop 1004 Van Buren Ave. (662) 234-7886

Kabuki Sushi Bar & Steak House 1631 Jackson Ave. W. (662) 236-7346 La Perla Tapatia Authentic Mexican 1912 University Ave. #8 (662) 638-3873 Lost Pizza Co. 7102 College Hill Rd. (662) 371-1576

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INSURANCE Alfa InsuranceFreddie Pinion 2621 W. Oxford Loop (662) 236-1575 Farm Bureau Insurance 2604 W. Oxford Loop (662) 234-6232 Tom Davis- State Farm Insurance 1015 University Ave. (662) 236-2281


Main Street Taylor P.O. Box 118 Taylor, MS (662) 234-3151 Oxford Properties 428 N. Lamar Blvd. #105 (662) 832-3987 RE/MAX Blake Cannon 1923 University Ave. Office: (662) 234-5621 SERVICES Alice & Co. 1729 University Ave. (662) 234-3896 Bella Mia Salon Beauty Salon 1112 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 380-5097 Blo/Dry Bar Beauty Salon 1801 Jackson Ave. (662) 638-3310 Crossroads Animal Hospital 466 MS-6 (662) 234-2928 Chiniche Law Firm 1200 Jefferson Ave. #200b (662) 234-4319 C-Spire Wireless Services 1608 Jackson Ave. (855) 277-4735

Family Resource Center 104 Skyline Dr. (662) 638-6999 Hale Roofing 59 First St., Taylor, MS (901) 651-1154 Holly Springs Tourism 195 East Van Dorn Ave. Holly Springs, MS (662)252-2515 Janna Hughes Advertising 15 Spring Lake Circle, Pearl, MS (601) 573-0221 Luxe Styling Studio Beauty Salon 1308 University Ave. (662) 638-3356 Maris, West & Baker Ad Agency 18 Northtown Drive, Jackson, MS (601) 977-9257 Oxford Conference Center Meetings and Events 102 Ed Perry Blvd. (662) 232-2367 Pack Move Solutions Packing/Moving/Cleaning 1739 University Ave. #104 (662) 321-1682 Tupelo Main Street Assn. 108 S Broadway St, Tupelo, MS (662) 841-6598 Visit Oxford 1013 Jackson Avenue E. (662)232-2477

SHOPPING Austin's Shoes 2202 Jackson Ave W. (662) 638-3108 Barnes and Noble/ Ole Miss Bookstore 1111 W. Jackson Ave. (662) 915-5894 Cat Daddy’s/Ink Spot Ole Miss Apparel 1301 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 236-2639 Clark Jewelry & Interiors 800 College Hill Road Suite 6102 (662) 721-5150 Johnson's Furniture Furniture and Showroom 2128 Jackson Ave. W. (662) 234-7711 Malco Movie Theatre/Bowling 206 Commonwealth Blvd (662) 638-0365 Miss Behavin’ Women’s Apparrel 107 N. Lamar Blvd. (662) 513-4177 Mustard Seed Antiques 1901-A Jackson Ave W (662) 380-5051 Stout's Carpet & Flooring 2 Skyline Dr. (662) 234-5227 Treehouse Toys 1201 Merchants Dr. (662) 371-1234

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REAL ESTATE Heritage Properties 116 One Madison Plaza, Suite 2100, Madison, MS (601) 605-1015


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107 Courthouse Square (662) 236-1310

Lafayette County Detention Center 711 E Jackson Ave (662) 234-6421

Oxford City Hall Visitor Information Available inside City Hall 107 Courthouse Square (662) 236-1310

Oxford Fire Department Fire Chief, Cary Sallis 658 N Lamar Blvd (662) 232-2418 (662) 232-2412 (662) 232-2413

Oxford-Lafayette County Chamber of Commerce

Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society 413 McElroy Dr (662) 236-7631 (662) 236-7633

Yoknapatawpha Arts Council Lafayette County & Oxford’s Arts Agency 413 S 14th St (662) 236-6429 www.oxfordarts.com

U of M Museum

Kinard Hall Wing C, Floors 2 & 3 (662) 915-7234

Malco Theatre Oxford Studio Cinema 1111 W Jackson Ave (662) 236-4962

First Baptist Church of Oxford

Day & Night Walk-In Care 1487 Belk Blvd (662) 234-1090

U.S. Postal Service

University Police Department

440 N Lamar Blvd (662) 236-4265

Urgent Care Clinic of Oxford

Oxford Police Department

Plastic, Cans, Newspaper and Mixed Paper 719 Molly Barr Rd (662) 232-2745

United Way of Lafayette/Oxford/ University

Malco Theatre

The UPS Store

Recycling Drop Off

2535 W Jackson Ave (662) 238-2606

Exhibits Art & Historical Artifacts University Ave & 5th St (662) 915-7073

Businesses & Visitor Info 299 W Jackson Ave P.O. Box 147 (662) 234-4651 info@oxfordms.com

Chief of Police, Joey East 715 Molly Barr Rd (662) 232-2400

Office Depot

Mailing, Packaging & Delivery Services 1739 E University Ave (662) 236-3800

Stamps, Boxes, Mailing Services & Pick-Up 401 McElroy Dr (662) 234-5615 1 Student Union Dr (662) 234-1316 505 Jackson Ave (662) 281-8329

Baptist Memorial Hospital Emergency Services 24/7 1100 Belk Blvd. (662) 232-8100

Oxford Commons 206 Commonwealth Blvd (662) 638-0365

800 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-3515

North Oxford Baptist Church 304 County Road 101 (662) 234-1101

Oxford-University United Methodist Church 424 South 10th St (662) 234-5278

First Presbyterian Church 924 Van Buren Ave (662) 234-1757

St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church 403 University Ave (662) 234-6073

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church 113 S Ninth St (662) 234-1269

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