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“What we need is nice stuff across the street from nice stuff.” —Leland Speed 11 JXN Flag Day A different kind of star-spangled banner waves on many Jackson flagpoles. 12 On Parade Brush up on your St. Paddy’s and Zippity Doo Dah history before the party weekends. 12 Peekaboo From Rapunzel to court rules, see what Dorsey Carson carries around. 16 PROGRESS Duling to downtown, new management is shaking things up.

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editor’s note

Choose Jackson // by Kathleen M. Mitchell

Managing Editor Kathleen Morrison Mitchell Art Director Kristin Brenemen Assistant Editors Amber Helsel // Briana Robinson Editorial Writers Tommy Burton // Tyler Cleveland Richard Coupe // Alexis Moody // R.L. Nave Julie Skipper // Christina Spann Listings Editor // Latasha Willis Stylist // Nicole Wyatt Photography Staff Photographer // Trip Burns Photographer // Tate K. Nations Ad Design Zilpha Young Design Intern Jesse Flowers Business and Sales Advertising Director // Kimberly Griffin Account Executives // Gina Haug // David Rahaim Director of Operations // David Joseph Executive Assistant // Leslie La Cour Distribution Manager // Richard Laswell Bookkeeper // Aprile Smith Operations Assistant // Caroline Lacy-Crawford Publisher Todd Stauffer CONTACT US Letters to the Editor // editor@boomjackson.com Story ideas and pitches // editor@boomjackson.com Ad Sales // ads@boomjackson.com BOOM Jackson P.O. Box 5067, Jackson, MS 39296 p 601.362.6121 f 601.510.9019 Would you like copies of BOOM Jackson for recruiting, welcome packets or other corporate, institutional or educational uses? Call 601.362.6121 x16 or email davidjoseph@jacksonfreepress.com. BOOM Jackson is a publication of Jackson Free Press Inc. BOOM Jackson, which publishes every other month, focuses on the urban experience in Jackson, Miss., emphasizing entrepreneurship, economic growth, culture, style and city life. © 2014 Jackson Free Press Inc.

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didn’t choose Jackson. That is, when building. When I returned from Boston in I moved to Jackson the first time, I summer 2012, it had become a beautiful, didn’t really come here for the city itbustling, and desirable hotel and apartment self. I moved here to attend Millsaps space. The first time I went to our art muCollege (which I consider one of the best seum, sometime around 2007, it was a small decisions I’ve ever made). I don’t know if I space in the Arts Center building. Now, in ever considered myself its newish location a a “Jacksonian” in my stone’s throw away, the first four years here. Mississippi Museum On campus, people of Art is among my top talk about the “Millsaps three favorite places in Bubble,” meaning many town. And speaking of students have a tenart, our midtown and dency to live, work, eat, Fondren art communilearn and play all on our ties are getting nationsmall plot of earth in ally recognized. Boston, as in the middle of the city. Sure, I knew many of the country’s there was life outside biggest cities, was enour campus gates, but joying a booming foodManaging Editor Kathleen Mitchell I didn’t spend much (right) with Liz Lancaster at a MPB truck culture while I time in the city beyond premiere event at the Mississippi lived there. Well, we’ve Museum of Art. dinner dates at local got food trucks now restaurants, shopping too, along with new excursions, volunteer (again, ish) eateries opportunities set up through the college that I now can’t imagine how I lived without, and the occasional ladies’ night at Fenian’s such as Babalu Tacos and Tapas, La Finestra or George Street. I can remember coming and the Apothecary at Brent’s Drugs. Soon, downtown only a handful of times—trekwe will have an oyster bar in Fondren. Aren’t we fancy, Jackson? king with a group of friends to one of the At Millsaps, the “Bubble” still rings true last JubileeJAM! festivals, dancing at date parties and formals at the Capital Club and in many ways, but I can see that students Edison Walthall, and attending a smattering are more involved with Jackson these days, of musicals and plays at Thalia Mara. I never with the culture and the events and the local even made it to the Mal’s St. Paddy’s Parade scene. Part of that is because the college is while in college, to my utter regret. making a concerted effort to better connect I had friends who lived and played off with the city through initiatives of business, campus, but I had no desire to commute community service, etc. But it’s also because Jackson is changor pay rent, and partying in the fraternity houses or dorms with my friends seemed ing. The city is blooming before our eyes. I cheaper and safer, while just as much fun as see it in every neighborhood, and even enbar-hopping. joy a bird’s eye view of some of that change Jackson’s renaissance really took off from our new offices downtown. We often talk about how it’s not the while my back was turned. I studied abroad in fall 2009 and then left for graduate school same place it was 50 years ago. But we don’t in Boston in spring 2010. The semester in always give ourselves credit for the fact that between was my last as an undergrad and Jackson isn’t the same place it was even five involved all the fantastic last-chance silliyears ago. It’s becoming the type of city ness such a time deserves. So I didn’t notice young, thriving, creative people choose. as new restaurants opened, and as developers took buildings that once seemed lost and converted them into new jewels. I recall the King Edward as a hulking, crumbling urban-legend-ridden shell of a

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Bringing The Community Together: Promoting Racial Harmony and Facilitating Understanding

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1. Latasha Willis Events Editor Latasha Willis is a native Jacksonian, a freelance graphic designer and the mother of one cat. See her design portfolio at latashawillis.com. She compiles the event listings in every BOOM.

Jackson 2000 presents dialogue circles, a series of facilitated, curriculum-based discussion sessions that can open minds, change hearts and build lasting friendships.

More information: www.jackson2000.org

2. Tommy Burton

   

Jackson Free Press Music Listings Editor Tommy Burton is keeping the dream alive one record at a time. He can usually be seen with a pair of headphones on. He wrote a music story for this issue.

3. R.L. Nave R.L. Nave, native Missourian and JFP news editor, roots for St. Louis (and the Mizzou Tigers)â&#x20AC;&#x201D;and for Jackson. Send him news tips at rlnave@jacksonfreepress.com. He wrote the downtown business feature.

4. Julie Skipper Julie Skipper lives, works and plays downtown. Ask her about it if you want an earful. She hopes to learn to cook one day, but mostly thinks of the kitchen as additional closet space. She wrote a food story and the expat feature.

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Hoist Your Flag // by Amber Helsel

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f you look at a map, you’ll notice that Jackson is at the crossroads between major cities. The city sits on two major U.S. roadways—Interstate 55 and Interstate 20. Go down Interstate 55 far enough, you’ll find yourself in the middle of New Orleans. You go up, and you’ll end up in Chicago. If you go far enough either way on Interstate 20, you’ll find yourself in Dallas or Atlanta. That’s why Jackson was once known as the “Crossroads of the South,” and also why a white cross spans the city flag. And yes—Jackson has a flag. You can see it flying in front of City Hall, as well as around town. Designed by Clay Moss and others, the outer area is a dark green (technically Dartmouth green) like a forest, symbolizing growth, the land and opportunity. The blue symbolizes the city’s location on the Pearl River, and the yellow star in the middle symbolizes Jackson’s position as the capital of Mississippi. The city adopted the flag in November 1992 and raised it Jan. 6, 1993. This year, the flag is officially 21 years old. And we’re still proud of it.

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Kermit the Frog serves as the paradeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grand marshal.

The St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festivities spill out into Friday night before the parade with the start of the Marching MALfunction & Second Line Stomp, featuring music and the various krewes from the next dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parade.

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A Parade Town

Jill Conner Browne and the Sweet Potato Queens establish their own weekend, Zippity Doo Dah, which attracts SPQ chapters from all over the nation.

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Malcolm and Hal Whiteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s daughters, Zita White and Brandi White Lee, form a new generationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s krewe for the Malâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade, the Nugget League of Mayhem.

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Malcolm White and friends celebrate St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day by dressing as Tennessee Williams characters and having a pub crawl-slash-parade up Capitol Street. Jill Conner Browne dubs herself a Sweet Potato Queen and, with some friends, jumps in the back of a pickup truck for the parade, throwing sweet potatoes at passersby.

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The theme is â&#x20AC;&#x153;2002, A Palindrome.â&#x20AC;?

The Sweet Potato Queensâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;who have been a part of the parade since the beginning and have spawned other chapters around the countryâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;inspire 10,000 Queens to come to Jackson to march in the 2005 parade. The number grows each year.

The theme for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Malâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade (March 15) is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Drink Local, Think Global.â&#x20AC;? The grand marshal is longtime bartender Cotton Baronich. The Zippity Doo Dah weekend (March 20-23) honors Vietnam Veterans.

The St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 5K is established. The race is the morning of the parade and benefits Blair E. Batson Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hospital.

Arts, Eats, and Beats, which Fondren Renaissance Foundation calls â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fondrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s official rites of spring,â&#x20AC;? moves to May 1.

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The Malâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s St. Paddyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Parade, as it becomes known, moves from St. Patrickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day to the Saturday before, to avoid affecting workday traffic.

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Lesley McHardy starts the marching krewe the Green Ladies, the third major krewe in the parade,

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the building, are the last obstacle holding up because it would just help our attempts to grow our neighborhood of already 300-plus A deal is in place for the University of the sale. UMMC is expected to do some additionMississippi Medical Center to purchase the residents.” long-vacant Landmark Building in downtown Jackson. BAPTIST FILLS UMMC spokesman Jack THE BELHAVEN Mazurak confirmed that the Baptist Health Sysschool reached an agreement tems has filled the comwith Capitol Street Associates, mercial space inside The the group that currently owns Belhaven, the hospital’s the building, to purchase the five-story medical office 366,500-square-foot, seven-stoand retail building located across State Street from ry building for $6.25 million. It was previously listed for Baptist Hospital. Landmark Property $7.5 million. Management manages the “The building is in rela180,000-square-foot buildtively good shape,” Mazurak said. “But we’re still working ing, which houses three through a couple of requireeateries—The Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, Millie ments we have to meet beD’s Frozen Yogurt and Eincause we are a state entity. It The University of Mississippi Medical Center is purchasing the Landmark could be a couple of months stein Brothers Bagels—on Building downtown, with the hopes of bringing more of the medical before we close the deal, but the first floor. The second community downtown. Meantime, the two-waying of Capitol Street goes on. the good news is that they through fifth floors hold a want to sell it, and we want to dozen private clinics, rangbuy it, and we’ve agreed on ing in services from eye care the price.” al renovation, depending on how the school’s to a muscle and nerve specialist. The Landmark Building has been empty leadership decides to use the building. MaBecause city zoning ordinances since primary tenant AT&T moved out in zurak said tentative plans include using the require builders to construct residen2011. It was one of two sites proposed as the first floor as commercial space, and possibly tial or commercial property on each new home for the State of Mississippi Departa health clinic of some kind. side of the garage, Baptist is building “We currently don’t have any kind of 11 town homes along the east and south ment of Revenue in 2012, but the state chose a specialized health-care services like that,” side of the parking garage adjacent to location in Clinton, instead. Downtown Jackson Partners Associate DirecMazurak, who serves as assistant direcThe Belhaven.Floor plans for the town homes tor of media relations for UMMC, added that tor John Gomez said. “But we’re very excited range in size from 1,983 to 2,800 square feet the renovations, which include a new roof for about that proposition, if it comes to fruition, and prices range from $310,000 to $399,000.

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DULING: UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT On Jan. 1, Arden Barnett, founder of entertainment company ardenland, finalized a long-term lease for Duling Hall with building owner Mike Peters of Peters Development for Duling Hall in Fondren. Barnett had previously been running ardenland out of his home and is looking forward to his business having a place of its own. “I’ve been doing shows at Duling Hall for two-and-a-half years now, so when I decided to get a place for my business, I knew it was the place,” Barnett said. “The neighborhood is phenomenal. The building has such a nostalgic feel, and the sound quality makes it one of the best rooms in the state. Every band that plays there wants to come back, and the customer experience is fantastic whether it’s a seated or standing show. Duling is, in general, a very warm and inviting building.” Barnett plans to make a number of improvements to the building for the sake of both customers and staff. “A lot of what we’re going to be doing is cosmetic changes to enhance the customers’ experience,” Barnett said. “We do a lot of private events, weddings and fundraisers. With that in mind, we’re also going to improve the kitchen and bar.” Barnett is prepared to make full use of his new acquisition, with shows booked from March to August.

OLD BROADMOOR CHURCH FOR SALE The old Broadmoor Baptist Church on Northside Drive is for sale, and could be primed to become another church, an entertainment venue or a school. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

ONE PERCENT AT A TIME Jackson residents voted in January to add an extra 1 percent tax on commercial sales inside city limits, a move Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba said could be huge for luring new businesses to the capital city. Since coming into office, Lumumba has leveraged his goodwill from voters to add $700,000 in new revenue to the city’s budget through sewer-and-water rate hikes and the referendum vote. With the new tax, he said, the city can leverage the new funds to rebuild the infrastructure of the city and set the table for the construction of a new economic structure. “We call it the new economic frontier; that’s an infrastructure frontier that we’re building in order to expand our economy and give people more jobs,” Lumumba said. “We want to create more homeowners, create more businesses. It’s what we’re about in Jackson. We’re going to set an example for the rest of Mississippi, the rest of the country and, if necessary, the rest of the world.”

HOSEMANN’S NEW DIGS An early January announcement from the management of Capital Towers at 125 S. Congress St. to tenants revealed that Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann had signed a lease to move a portion of his offices into the building. At Capital Towers, the secretary of state will have offices on multiple floors, but Hosemann himself will not have an office in the building. Hosemann has Jackson offices at 401 Mississippi St., downtown near the governor’s mansion; 700 North St., in Belhaven; and in the Capitol building. The move is expected to add 90 more people to the downtown Jackson workforce. For more business and development news, subscribe free to jfpdaily.com.

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ne evening in February, about 30 people who live, work and own businesses in downtown Jackson packed into a small room in the 10th-floor offices of engineering consulting firm Neel-Schaffer for an intervention of sorts. In this case, the loved one—and the subject of everyone’s concern—was Smith Park. The park has seen better days. Smith Park was officially converted into a public square—bounded by Congress, Amite, Yazoo and West streets—in 1884 and fenced off with funds donated by local businessman James Smith Jr., for whom the park is named. In the 1970s, the park underwent a major renovation including the installation of a pavilion, ponds and other water features. Since then, in tandem with much of downtown Jackson, the park has notoriously spiraled into a state of neglect and disrepair. “Smith Park is a beautiful piece of art, but nobody uses it,” said Rick Griffin, a landscape architect who worked for the city of Jackson during its 1974 renovation, in starting the Neel-Schaffer planning meeting, also known as a charrette. By most accounts, Smith Park is on the rebound. Organizers of the charrette made it clear that the meeting’s purpose was to reimagine the park, to figure out what to add, what to take away, or whether to bulldoze it and start over from scratch. Smith Park and downtown are blank canvases. As with its decline, the beginning of Smith Park’s renaissance is taking place just as other aspects of downtown are also starting to grow again. After years of abandoning downtown, firms and government entities are inking deals to fill hundreds of thousands of square feet in now-vacant spaces in downtown’s office buildings. And they’re being served by a respectable menu of new restaurants. Residential development is moving more slowly, but for the first time it seems to be within reach. Although there is still is no convention18

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Mayor Chokwe Lumumba chose downtown’s Smith Park for a city-wide block party to celebrate his mayoral victory in June 2013.

center hotel deal in place, there appears to be less handwringing over the availability of downtown lodging with the introduction of a new luxury high-rise that will break ground within the next few weeks. In 2012, the Hinds County Board of Supervisors sold the long-dormant Mississippi Valley Title Building to Capital Hotel Associates LLC for a 205-room Westin hotel. That agreement came after working out a deal to let the county retain about 100 parking spaces, said Capital Hotel Associates’ managing member and lead developer, Joseph Simpson. Simpson said the company hopes to demolish the Valley Title Building in March or April 2014 and commence construction in June. Although timelines are tough to nail down with large-scale developments, Simpson expects the construction to take 15 to 18 months, wrapping up around October 2015. Wischermann Partners, a Minnesotabased operator of Starwood hotels, will manage the hotel that will include a restaurant, bar, Heavenly Day Spa and 15,000 square feet of meeting space. Simpson said that the project will inject an estimated $40 million in an-

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nual tax revenue in to the city. That would complement additional revenue that is already pouring into Jackson from new eateries now open in downtown. Right across the street from Smith Park, for example, Tom Ramsey opened his first restaurant venture, La Finestra, which specializes in Italian cuisine, serving lunch and dinner. “The whole idea was to do a place that is affordable, because Italian food really should be affordable,” Ramsey told the Jackson Free Press in January. Ramsey, who attended the planning charrette for Smith Park, compared the park to Europe’s famous open plazas that are often built around a central focal point such as a statue or a fountain. “The walls and the (landscaping) berms separate people from the park,” Ramsey told BOOM Jackson. While downtown’s identify is inextricably linked to its businesses, boosters say its growth is tied to attracting people who will feel safe enough to have a picnic in one of the parks and, eventually, live downtown. That may be the biggest challenge, however. boomjackson.com


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between updating the Eastland buildOne project, Capitol Art Lofts, had brought high hopes to finally ing and preserving its past. The Misaddress what many people consissippi Department of Archives and History placed the building on the sider an eyesore across from the National Registry of protected builddowntown’s crown jewel—the King Edward Hotel—but is temporarily ings in 1976 as part of the Smith Park on the shelf as developers search for Architectural District, so Decker new financing. The original plan for must take some of the building’s oldthe $20 million development called est and most distinct features into for 31 moderately priced loft apartconsideration. ments and included fitness and busiIn the meantime, much of the The revived Gumbo Fest brought music lovers from all over the progress seems to be taking place ness centers as well as space for art metro to downtown Jackson. in downtown’s office buildings such galleries and studios. as the Capital Towers building (see Leland Speed, chairman of the Progress, page 16-17). board of directors for Jackson-based Backers of the plan to renovate Smith EastGroup Properties Inc. and former directransform the historic Art Deco building into Park estimate it could take up to one year to tor of the Mississippi Development Authora mixed-used space that could be open to resiity, calls Capitol Art Lofts the most important dents in about a year. The $20 million project develop a final plan. George Ewing, a landproject in downtown, more so even than the will involve installing a new heat and air-conscape architect for the city of Jackson, added Farish Street Entertainment District. ditioning unit as well as a new stairwell in the that there would likely more public meetings “What we need is nice stuff across the about the park’s future. U-shaped building. street from nice stuff. That block is the only Then, fundraisers might have to raise the “We’d like to open up the fifth-floor resiplace where that’s a possibility,” Speed said of dential area by summer of 2014, and if we hit cash to do the actual renovations. In all likelithe 200 block of West Capitol Street. that mark, we should be able to open the rest hood, Ewing said that downtowners are goAnother opportunity for residential deof the building by the end of the year,” Goree ing to have to adopt Smith Park and be comtold the JFP in fall 2013. velopment is in the James O. Eastland Fedmitted to remaking if that’s what they want Another challenge, and the one that Roy to happen. eral Building, at the corner of Capitol and Decker, owner of Duvall Decker, is the most West streets. Investor and lead developer Ja“People have to stand up for their neighexcited about, is the balance he must strike borhoods,” Ewing said. son Goree hired Duvall Decker Architects to

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ur grandparents knew much more about building science than we do now. Of course, they didn’t call it that, Jeff Seabold explains in his small second-floor studio just off North State Street in Fondren. “But they knew what window to open to let the breeze in or what shade to draw at what time of the day to keep the heat out. … The most sustainable houses we have were built 100 years ago, with local wood and local labor.”

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Seabold should know. He is quickly becoming “the green guy” in Jackson area architecture. The architect, who grew up in what he calls “Mississippi’s most northern city, Memphis,” came to Jackson to attend Millsaps College. After graduating, he worked a while but didn’t feel connected to his job. He ended up in architecture school at Mississippi State University and found a career that brought together art and business. Seabold worked at Pearl River Glass for a bit, and then collaborated with fellow architect John Weaver on primarily residential projects for six or seven years before opening Seabold Architectural Studio. His firm just celebrated five years. Green building wasn’t always Seabold’s main concern. “I definitely found my way into that niche,” he says. “(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification) hasn’t been around a very long time. I worked with some groups to get the U.S. Green Building Council chapter started here in Mississippi. LEED was still in its early inceptions at that point. “I knew that nobody was really focusing on (green design) exclusively, so I looked at that as an opportunity. We were always designing well-built homes, and nobody comes in and says, ‘Come what may, whatever our power bill is, let it be.’ Nobody wants an energy-inefficient place. Focusing on more durable, better-built homes—I view it as a better business practice.” A passion for better business practices is evident in how Seabold describes his chosen field. “People rarely understand that ‘built to code’ is a home that just barely can’t break the law,” he says. “We take owner-

ship in trying to help educate all of our clients.” Studies show that making anything greener also makes it more affordable, and housing costs are no different—a greener home results in lower utility bills. But when it comes to making buildings more sustainable, Seabold says, its not just about slapping solar panels on a structure. “That’s kind of like buying an engine and trying to find a car to put it in,” he says. Instead, he first looks at immediate ways to cut down a home or building’s footprint and corresponding costs, from simply unplugging rarely used electric-sucking items to using windows and shade more effectively. Next come the bigger systems, such as installing a more efficient water heater. Once he reduces the energy demand of a building, then he starts considering largescale changes like solar power. His approach to remodel and new design is nuanced as well, considering everything from where the wood is sourced to which way a master bedroom should be situated to catch (or avoid) the sun. National groups are noticing, and Seabold is a top-10 finalist in Green America’s Green Business People and Planet Award. The contest website says the award honors those who “represent both an overall green way of doing business, and also shine in their commitment to helping create green and healthy homes.” In the end, Seabold just wants to continue making Jackson and the southeast more aware and more sustainable, one building at a time. “Architecture does change lives,” Seabold says. “We have the power to make that change and make people’s lives for the better.”

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Hilton Hollis brings his big-city fashion clout back to his home state to benefit Mississippians.

Dana Buchman in Memphis. Though he enjoyed working for a fellow southerner, he went back to New York to freelance for men’s designer John Bartlett. By 2001, Hollis had acquired a devoted following of women who purchased his custom evening gowns for events, and he decided to launch his own high-end American couture evening collection in New York. The opening date of his store was Sept. 10, 2001. Then, everything changed. “9/11 put me out of business,” he says. In the year following the attacks, parties and events were cancelled, and “that (evening gown) business just went away.” Unable to find a job in the fashion industry, Hollis worked as a makeup artist to make ends meet. “I made it work and didn’t give up,” he says. “One of the things I learned growing up in the South was that where there’s a will, there’s a way.” His persistence paid off, and Hollis started freelancing for Ralph Lauren Purple Label as well as a manufacturer of private labels for department stores and major retail chains. This gave him valuable experience and knowledge of various COURT ESY HIL TON H

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ississippi native Hilton Hollis, 39, didn’t let small-town resources (or lack thereof) stifle his dream to work in the fashion industry. In fact, his southern upbringing taught him the resourcefulness and determination needed to make it in New York City. Born in Natchez, Hollis’ family moved to their hometown of Carthage when he was 3 years old. As a young man, he became interested in the arts, but his exposure and opportunities were limited. Realizing he wanted to pursue an education and, eventually, a career in fashion, Hollis sought out a local artist in Carthage willing to teach him the basics of drawing. With little more than that, Hollis moved to New York in 1997 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he specialized in tailoring because, as he explains, “If you can tailor a garment in the proper way, in the old Italian style … you can make anything.” While in school, he honed his skills under mentor Tim Gardner from Calvin Klein. After graduating in 1999, Hollis returned to the South to work with designer

price points and price levels. Hollis launched a line of women’s wear in June 2005. Currently producing two full collections a year, he relishes the creative process of owning a label. “When it’s your own, you come up with the concepts, find the fabrics, and create and implement your own vision,” he says. “You have to be very specific and detail-oriented. That’s what makes the collection special. … My customers notice things when wearing a piece that you might not even notice just looking at it on the hanger.” Hollis hasn’t forgotten the obstacles he overcame to achieve his dream. “It’s amazing to me how (Mississippi) as a state doesn’t have those opportunities to explore the creative process,” he says, recalling that at his school, Carthage High School, only students who qualified for the gifted program got exposure to art classes. With that in mind, in 2013, Hollis started a fashion show in Carthage called the Local Fashion Advantage, for which he helped build a runway in the auditorium of his old elementary school, Carthage Elementary School. About 350 people attended the show, and 40 girls from around the state had the opportunity to model. This year, Hollis hopes to add more focus to the creative process and add a design competition. He adds that, after the experience of the show, models went on to participate in Birmingham and Memphis fashion weeks, and at least one signed with JEA Model Management in Jackson. He wants to keep the fashion show going “to expose those girls to a different way of thinking—that just because you’re from a small town in Mississippi, it doesn’t mean you can’t go out and make it.” Hollis proves that even if you start small, you can make it big. “It’s about making what you love to do work for you,” he says. Visit hiltonhollis.com for more information on Hollis and his fashion design career. boomjackson.com


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Old School/ New School A Collaborative Office Makeover // by Donna Ladd

The Zen Den—BOOM Jackson’s staff photographer coined the name—is part of our new downtown office dynamic. And it sure beats a stodgy conference room.

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t was all about a rent increase. The new owners of the Fondren building where the Jackson Free Press and then BOOM Jackson had lived for a decade suddenly announced last fall that they were jacking up our rent 40 percent within weeks. Considering that no repair schedule for our crumbling space came along with the rent-increase message, we knew it was time to find new work digs. It was also the chance to do something we’d wanted for a long time: set up shop in downtown Jackson, where our reporters could walk to the Capitol, to City Hall, to courthouses, and we could do our part to help make downtown a more creative, collaborative place, as we had in Fondren.

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Our friends, Andrew and Jan Mattiace, own Capital Towers—you know, the tall (for Jackson) building with the big cross on it during the holidays and the Capital Club on the top floor. We told them that we’re not exactly a high-priced law firm and needed to find affordable space. So they brought us to the 13th Floor (next door to the Associated Press) and showed us a big, raw space on the southeastern corner of the building. Let’s be frank: It had rockin’ views and huge windows, but the space had been some sort of printing business, with ink stains on the walls and ugly cubicles along one side. Scrawny power poles dotted the main large space. I was skeptical at best. Techy Todd Stauffer, my partner and the publisher, saw something else, though: potential. He started talking about how we could set up a large, Silicon Valley-style collaborative room (or a real “newsroom,” in newspaper-speak) Mattiace’s property/construction team (led by Jack Lowery, the property manager, and Gordon Lewis) promised they could add and move walls, paint, build us an open kitchen and get rid of the ugly poles—all in less than a month. And we could even pick our carpet. Well, then. I was skeptical—what about the noise?— but I also know how our younger workers and interns will just line up three to a desk and work

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elbow-to-elbow even when there is other space available. I agreed to consider it. I started Googling “collaborative offices,” and was blown away by colorful, creative spaces (including Google’s) where team members work in close proximity, but have “break-out spaces” they can escape to. I saw huge rooms with move-

Members of the student-run Starkville Free Press and some BOOM staff members sat—or lay—in on Editor in Chief Donna Ladd’s “Writing to Change Your World” class Feb. 8.

team was excited about giving us the foundation for it. So we sketched an idea for creative “pods” in the big room for the news, features and design teams, and drew in what we’ve come to call our Zen Den. We would use four tables that fit together well as a meeting and entertainment table in the large space, and the Zen Den would function as a break room, an extra working space and a spot for comfortable meetings. The sales team would have its own big whiteboarded office that opens directly into Todd-the-publisher’s office, much as my office opens into the newsroom. We decided to rip out the ugly desks in the cubicles and turn them into colorful break-out spaces for staff and interns. And our favorite For more office transformation photos, visit jfp.ms/newoffice. part? Mattiace would build us a small open able meeting spaces, comfy libraries and “living kitchen right next to the community table. rooms” replacing conference rooms. I liked what Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects, who I saw. A lot. Suddenly, I was all in. work with Mattiace, sent back a blueprint showBut I also knew that we don’t have Google ing where the walls could go and where halls and Zappos-level budgets. We’re more a DIY could become doors, and the construction team crowd here, but I could see how we could make went to work, ripping out, painting, building. the space our own, considering that Mattiace’s Even though members of the staff were

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Donna Ladd held a planning session with Starkville Free Press students at our moveable tables, between our open kitchen (right) and Zen Den (left). The chairs are floor samples from Barefield Workplace Solutions in Jackson.

also nervous about noise and the lack of privacy, everyone was excited about the idea and kept visiting the office to watch and Instagram the progress (#jfpmove) as we packed and decluttered the old office. (The new one has no room for clutter, and only one storage room. Goodbye, broken computers.) Once in here, shortly before Thanksgiving, two things happened: First, we fell in love with the open-space concept. Sure, it can get noisy if you’re not careful, but so could our last office. And here, people tend to self-monitor the noise better and be more accountable because, let’s be honest, it’s hard to hide in this space. Second, as we started to make the office our own, it seemed to spark creativity and action in all parts of our company. Even more than in the old space, this feels like a learning environment. With white boards and a blackboard wall lining the space, it’s hard to forget that we’re here to learn from and teach each other, not be part of a workspace where people slack or try to game the system. This space keeps us honest and engaged and, I’m guessing, will always filter out people who don’t want to work in this kind of immediate, get-er-done environment. And that’s good. As I write this in February, we’re still making the space our

own (and we finally got all the awards on the wall in the front office). The Mattiace team has been remarkable, giving us large, used white boards they found in storage, hanging some of our art and boards so they’ll actually stay up, and painting our blackboard and seafoam-blue wall for us. They’re our heroes. We use the space as it’s designed to be: We had a holiday potluck around the big-room table(s); I teach classes and workshops here with staffers wearing headphones to tune us out; and I see and hear all sorts of collaboration going on outside my office door. We even craft, spreading supplies out on the table and floor to make holiday wreathes to feature in our paper and to decoupage mini covers onto an old table for our front office. And there are rumors of an upcoming dance party in the big room. The most fun time so far was the afternoon when we opened staff Christmas presents; passed around wine, beer and eggnog; and broke out the table-tennis set and inaugurated the dart board. And right before I wrote this, I napped in the Zen Den after teaching a writing class with our advertising director working on her laptop in the comfy chair next to me. We’ve quickly learned how much a creative space can foster team spirit, increase accountability to each other, and keep our work exciting. We’re thrilled that we got hit with that rent increase. It made this magic happen.

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creative things and toys, but you can’t just leave piles of unsorted papers and boxes sitting around. Everything needs a home, and all team members need to straighten their spaces at least once a week—and no random junk in the store room!

2. Store creatively. Team members who share “pods” need spaces for their own belongings. Keep an eye out for bins, small shelves that can be tucked under desks, and other ways to hide necessities.

3. The walls matter. Collaborative spaces can quickly look junky if you don’t have a plan for what goes on the most visible common walls. Our creative team together chose a soothing, but vibrant blue for the wall of the Zen Den, which is our main focus wall. We then worked together to add a red salon grouping that adds a creative punch to the room.

a wall.

4. You might not have

BOOM’s managing editor, Kathleen Mitchell, keeps her calendared white board on an easel behind her desk. And we bought a bunch of red coat racks.

5. Use iChat or other chat systems.

You can’t keep team members from wearing headphones for privacy, so have a way to reach them so you don’t have to get up every time. But get up, too.

6. Don’t shy away from all noise. Yes, too much personal conversation is distracting. But what we think of as “newsroom noise”—calling out questions or breaking news—is a vital part of the creative, collaborative vibe. Just don’t overdo it.

7. Keep common furniture configurable. We can move our main four tables as needed, as well as chairs and small tables to set up impromptu workspaces. And keep pieces light. Our meeting chairs from Barefield are mismatched—on purpose.

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Collaborate from page 27 8. Have a sofa for naps. Or even floor cushions or yoga mats. We love, love, love our Zen Den (named by our photographer Trip Burns) with its easy chair, wall of books, small TV, and even turntable and albums. It’s where the JFP Chick Ball committee meets, and it’s a calming space for staff meetings. Conference rooms are so last century. Get a lava lamp.

10. Use your open space for parties. Invite your neighbors (look for an invitation soon, 13th floor!), have family members in, welcome their kids, keep a toy basket, stock a beer fridge (yes, we have a little one).

coffee, lots of tea, and a Keurig so that people can bring in their own K-Cups (we can’t afford to provide them). If they want sugar water, they need to buy it themselves.

13. Use color. No one wants to work in drab, dark, windowless rooms (and even if they think they do, they’re usually not productive). Color brings out creativity (our main ones are red and seafoam blue in the big room), and bright colors are great for spaces without enough light. Studies show the best light comes from a mixture of overhead light and from lamps that

9. Embrace play.

Play doesn’t mean goofing off constantly. It means bringing out some craft beers and playing darts after a big project, putting together puzzles in the Zen den on break, sitting on the sofa clipping magazines for your inspiration board (have one!), drawing pictures on the white and blackboards, or even mindmapping a complicated story idea.

artwork of and by staff members; workshop ideas or a manifesto, and post it somewhere; give quirky awards. Todd started hosting what he calls DrinkThinks on occasional Fridays to bounce ideas for innovation off staff members. (One led to the new Best of Jackson rules!)

11. Food is the great connector. In our office, if the food is on the big table(s), anyone can eat it. Staff members constantly bring in goodies to share—which we believe is a sign of an engaged staff. Also, having a common space for food brings everyone together often, regardless of department.

12. Build tribal spirit.

I love Seth Godin’s concept of tribebuilding, whether in the office or the community. Hang pictures and

shine upward, along with a healthy dose of natural light.

14. Have good water and coffee. We provide a filtered water cooler, brew dark-roast

15. Provide lots of white boards, wall stickies and sketchpads. And colorful markers and other art supplies, even Play-Doh. Encourage staffers to bring in fun toys and art. The Gensler workplace study shows that good work performance and happiness stems from four combined elements: learning, socializing, focusing and collaborating.

16. Encourage “breakouts.” If someone needs to concentrate, they may need to hide out in the Zen Den, or change spots for new ideas. Hey, as long as the work gets done and deadlines are met. — D.L.

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his year’s class of Coolest Offices inspires creativity in very different ways: from a soft, lovely white space where beauty blooms both inside your head and on the tables to a modern tech paradise where everything is designed with productivity in mind. Each space distinctively matches the workforce that uses it—Jackson State professors would find Tulip’s low-tech showroom a poor place to design digital classroom tools, while the bright, advertisement-filled spaces of Godwin Group might not provide the best space for Lesley Frascogna to envision beautiful bouquets.

eading up to Godwin Group’s 75th anniversary in 2012, the most successful print ad campaigns, and a couple of areas are fully advertising agency decided it needed a space to match its themed to clients such as Louisville Slugger and Trustmark Bank— success. The company fully overhauled its offices in One Godwin’s longest-running client. When renovating, the company considered what environment Jackson Place, going from a dark-wood law firm-esque office to a bright, modern space that screams 21st-century ad agency. No dewould inspire each type of employee, even down to which inspiring tail was overlooked, and the result is offices that are not only striking to quotes are stenciled on the walls in which area of the office. Creatives work in pods with room for look at, but feed the creativity of the multiple departments that work within them. customization and decoration. Their breakThe lobby sets the tone, with cherry red accents, ads out room (nicknamed the Kaleidoscope) Bright and for Godwin clients running on loop on a television wall, and has an entire cork wall, Etch-a-Sketches for inspiring, Godwin shelves of the golden statuettes and glass awards that are mental stimulation and a rainbow of colored clustered in nearly every room. chairs. On the other side of the office, execuGroup’s office just The centerpiece of the office is a hallway-length visual tives can pop into spaces with floor-to-ceiling timeline of the Godwin Group’s 75-year history, going back white boards or high-tech meeting rooms works, in every to 1937 and covering some of the company’s many mile(such as one nicknamed Brand Central Stasense of the word. stones. Around the office hang some of Godwin Group’s tion) to work out their ideas. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

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hen Lesley Frascogna saw a “for rent” sign in front of an unassuming brick office building on North State Street, she knew immediately it was the space for her. The Chicago native jumped at the chance to move her floral-design business, Tulip, from Fondren to downtown. “I always like to be different and do something different from everybody else, so I thought it was maybe a little bit edgy to move downtown,” she says. Plus, she adds, the space sold itself—even her retail store back in Chicago wasn’t as beautiful as her downtown digs here in Jackson. Once she got her hands on it, the front half of her 2,500 square feet transformed into a soothing space for sore eyes. Frascogna redid the floor and covered the brick walls with her signature shade (white), making the soaring ceiling a focal point. An accent wall of floral wallpaper provides just a hint of pattern. Fitting with her modern eclectic style, Frascogna pairs flea-market antiques

with hyper-modern pieces like a clear acrylic coffee table. Scattered across shelves are vases, milk glass and objets d’art such as sleek ceramic dogs. Everywhere, little puffs of greenery—mostly succulents and air plants—give a pop of soft emerald or olive or jade. A softly pink chandelier hangs over a 12-foot table that a friend made for her. Tulip isn’t the average floral shop where you can walk in any time and leave with a package of peonies or handful of hollyhocks. Frascogna specializes in event florals, mainly for weddings, so Tulip is only open by appointment—except when Frascogna hosts workshops and pop-up holiday shops in the showroom. Recently, Frascogna expanded her business to include full event planning (again, mostly weddings), and she just booked her first client to plan the details from start to finish. Behind the scenes of the consultation showroom, Frascogna and her team have plenty of workspace, including a floral process room with large sinks and steel tables. In the back is storage space filled with fabric, tools, and shelves upon shelves of vases, flower pots, stands and more. See more of Tulip in the fashion spread, pp 51-55.

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hen Jackson State University began its re-accreditation process (something all colleges go through every 10 years) a few years ago, the school used the time to kickstart a quality enhancement plan that is slowly but surely making JSU one of the most competitive universities in the south in terms of 21st-century learning objectives. The plan has already led to a scholarship that gives every incoming freshman an iPad on which to study newly revised digital textbooks for courses based around cyberlearning. Now the campus has a physical space to support that cyberlearning, the Innovate Center. Dr. Robert Blaine, head of the center, says Innovate is a place where people can bring ideas and leave with a product such as a digital textbook, reimagined course plan or teaching podcast. JSU worked with Barefield Workplace Solutions to outfit the center with modern Steelcase furniture that incorporates extensive research

JSU’s Innovate Center helps faculty and staff take the university to new scholastic heights.

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on how furniture can boost productivity. High-tech collaboration nooks feature tables with hidden plugs and cords to connect devices—keeping everything neat and organized on the surface—as well as screens for showing work and sharing ideas. A prototype classroom, which JSU hopes to eventually replicate in every teaching building on campus, offers professors a place to come for special classes. Every wall is a white board or dry-erase glass, the tables are configurable to fit many different types of class style (particularly collaborative ones), and even the traditional classroom desks have gotten a facelift, with wheels and a more customizable seat. Large “mondopads” offer video conferencing, touch-screen capabilities and online access. Blaine says the classroom meets two objectives. “One, it promotes active learning. Not just what I call ‘preaching and sleeping,’” he says. “And two, it is expanding the bounds of traditional learning.” So far, the Innovate Center is just for professors and faculty, but the adjoining writing center has been updated with similar technology and furniture as well. The next phase will involve upgrading the student space next door, which JSU plans to dub “Create.” 31


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he Belhaven area has a new neighborhood restaurant at a faand tried to find a niche to make their own. “California cuisine popped into my head, not only because nobody miliar location. 1908 Provisions opened in the space formerly known as Sophia’s at the Fairview Inn this January. Executive (in the area) is really doing that, but also because it’s got great food, great Chef Gary Hawkins points to the success of the Library Lounge, wines, and it’s fresh and light with lots of flavor,” he says. Hawkins visited created in December 2012 as a bar in the hisSan Francisco and Napa Valley for six days to conduct research. The restaurant gets some products from California, intoric inn’s actual library, as the catalyst. “We had no idea what to expect (when Library cluding olive oil and cream cheese from Bohemian Creamery. Lounge opened), but its craft cocktails and But patrons can expect those ingredients merged with familsmall plates have been well received and iar southern flavors. “We’re still using pork belly and quail,” brought in a younger crowd as well as a lot Hawkins says. He anticipates changing the menu five or six times of folks from the neighborhood as regulars,” Hawkins says. a year to incorporate the freshest prodExecutive Chef Gary Hawkins On the heels of the lounge’s success, ucts and keep people coming back to he and owner Peter Sharpe decided it was see what’s new. The Fairview The updated wine list incorporates more a good time to freshen up the on-site resbuilding InnThe added a taurant. “We wanted to make it a less forCalifornia offerings while still offering a wide ownersin added library the mal experience, as opposed to thinking of selection from other regions. The drink menu a library in the year 1908, it as a place only for special occasions. We want folks to come also includes California-inspired cocktails, year 1908, which which inspired enjoy the restaurant several times a month or even a week,” such as L.A. Lips and the Napa Divide. inspired the of name the name In addition to a nightly chalkboard feaHawkins says. of Fairview’s new the inn’s new The environment of 1908 Provisions is warm and welcomture, the menu has “for the table” items to restaurant. restaurant. ing, with a laid-back and approachable feeling and modern share, including boiled peanut hummus updates, including a dark hardwood floor and neutral fabrics and flatbread pizza, first courses and salads, featuring simple linear patterns, and low table arrangements of about 10 entrees and desserts. Down the succulents. Servers wear jeans and black bistro aprons. line, the restaurant hopes to conduct special “culinary tours” featuring 1908 Provisions specializes in fresh, clean flavors and a fusion of Calidifferent California wines and vintners. 1908 Provisions (734 Fairview St., 601.948.3429) is open for lunch fornian and southern influences, such as its boiled peanut hummus and curried chicken salad. Hawkins explains that while brainstorming on the and dinner Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and 5 to 9:30 p.m. concept, his team considered what restaurants in Jackson already offered and Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Reservations are encouraged. Work. Live. Play. Prosper.

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onroe Jackson Jr., 28, remembers being teased at elementary school because he smelled like donuts. He stated working at his fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shop, Monroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts, when he was 5 years old. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I barely had a childhood,â&#x20AC;? he says, adding, â&#x20AC;&#x153;We never had a vacation.â&#x20AC;? He and his older sister worked in the bakery every weekday morning before school and on Saturdays, starting at 4 a.m., through high school. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funny now, though,â&#x20AC;? Jackson says, â&#x20AC;&#x153;because the very same people who used to tease me are now coming to me for advice on starting a business.â&#x20AC;? Monroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts, a Jackson institution since 1995, now has four stores in the metro areaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the latest stores opened on Rice Road in Ridgeland in December 2013 and in Capital Towers downtown in January of this year. The company is a family-run, father-and-son businessâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;Monroe Jackson Sr. and Monroe Jackson Jr. Monroe Sr. learned to be a baker in Chicago and worked there for many years before returning to Mississippi in 1989. The original Monroeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Donuts was a 16-by-20-foot shed beside the family residence on Highway 49. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The den of our house was the bakery where the doughnuts were fried,â&#x20AC;? Monroe Jr. says. The shed is long gone now, replaced by an iconic, orange and yellow, two-story structure with a peaked roof, looking a little like a cross between a ski chalet and a beach house. Located on Medgar Evers Boulevard just west of Interstate 220, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s easily recognizable, although itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what one expects a doughnut shop to look like.

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Nor does Monroe Jr. look like a stereotypical baker. He is slim and well dressed, wearing a canary-yellow shirt with the company logo over his left breast. The logo is as eclectic as its building, featuring an African American male wearing shorts with vertical orange lightning stripes, blues socks and orange tennis shoes, and peeking through the hole of a large doughnut. The advice that Monroe Jr. gives to his friends about entrepreneurship comes in two parts: First, have a good product, and second, know how to manage it. He wants others to know, especially other African Americans wanting to start their own businesses, that it can be done, and that college is not always necessary. Monroe Jr. graduated from Callaway High School, tried a little college and then took a 9-to-5 job, but he returned to the bakery, because, he says: â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is nothing like having your own business. It is such a pleasure to serve a good product and to hear positive feedback.â&#x20AC;? Monroe Jr. speaks of his father with great respect. â&#x20AC;&#x153;He started out in the cotton fields, and that gave him a work ethic and a strong backbone,â&#x20AC;? he says.

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Thick slices of tender roast beef piled high on Gambino’s French bread. Topped with mozzarella and broiled to warm it all up. Served with side of au jus.

Meatball Sub Our homemade beef meatballs on Gambino’s French bread, smothered in our marinara and topped with mozzarella cheese. 9” of Italian Bliss!

AJ’s Linguini & Meatballs A classic Italian favorite & customer favorite!! Served with 2 Meatballs.

Baked Lasagna Heavenly layers of Italian. Filled with cheeses, herbs, ground beef & marinara.

Chicken Alfredo Grilled chicken on linguini pasta covered in our “oh so good, I can drink it” parmesan Alfredo sauce.

Pasta Primavera Delicious handpicked vegetable medley sautéed in garlic herbed butter over linguini pasta.

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Sandwiches

CHIPS &SALSA $6 roasted salsa made in house with tri-color tortilla chips

BBQ Chicken (chopped w/ slaw relish) Garlic Bread ............................. .85 ..................................................... 4.95 Brunswick Stew w/ homemade BBQ Pork (chopped w/ slaw relish) cornbread: 1/2 pint - 4.95, pint - 8.25, ..................................................... 4.95 1/2 gallon - 26.40, gallon - 49.50

NACHOS $8 tri-color chips topped with chili, sour cream, shredded cheese & roasted salsa QUESADILLA $8 (Add chicken $3 Add steak $5) 12 inch flour tortilla with a Mexican cheese blend, caramelized onions & roasted salsa

STADIUM FRIES $9 covered in chili, cheese, sour cream & salsa topped with bacon bits CHICKEN TENDERS $6 a half dozen tenders Grilled or Fried in your favorite sauce

HEveryday APPY HOUR • 3 - 7pm

$1 off draft & bottle beer 1/2 Price Shots, Wells & Calls B URGERS Our 8oz Certified Angus Beef Patty (All burgers are served on our

house or wheat bun with lettuce, tomato, pickle & your choice of side)

CAPITOL $10 Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato,

onion, pickle, &mayo BLACK & BLEU $13 Cajun seasoned patty, topped with pecan smoked bacon & blue cheese crumbles SCREAMING JALAPENO $12 Pepper jack cheese, fresh sautéed jalapenos MUSHROOM ONION SWISS $13 Sautéed mushrooms &onions topped with melted Swiss CAPITOL CHILI $14 smothered in our house made chili topped with cheese served open faced THE AGGIE $12 Smokey barbeque sauce, house ranch & two strips of pecan smoked bacon MAC ‘N CHEESE $13 Our signature burger topped with bacon and our house made macaroni and cheese

POBOYS

(All po-boys are served w/ lettuce, tomato, mayo & a side)

REDFISH $7/$13 CRAWFISH $7/$12 SHRIMP $7/$11 HAM MELT $6/$10 TURKEY CLUB $7/$11 PHILLY STEAK $7/$11 BLT $6/$10

THE GAMECOCKS

Fried whole chicken wings with your choice of sauce. Comes celery sticks &ranch (sweet barbeque , hot, teriyaki, spicy garlic, Caribbean jerk)

(3) Wings $5 (6) Wings $10 (12) Wings $14 (24) Wings $25

PLATES &PLATTERS REBEL RED BEANS $9

PULLED PORK $10 GRILLED CHICKEN $9

REDFISH $16 SHRIMP $11

Visit our website for our entire menu & daily express lunch specials.

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STEAKS

RIBEYE $25 our 12 oz ribeye

served with your choice of two sides

FILET $23 6 oz filet with choice of 2 sides

PORK RIBEYE $14 beautiful

10 oz flavor injected pork ribeye cooked medium or higher w/ 2 sides

BULLDOGS

all dogs come with potato chips

Extra Fixins

BBQ Beef (chopped w/ slaw relish) Assorted Potato Chips ........... .95 ..................................................... 5.25 Onion Rings ............................ 3.55 Smoked Ham (lettuce, tomato & mayo) Fries (fresh cut taters) ................. 3.25 ..................................................... 5.75 Regular or Sweet Potato with cheese ................................ 6.95 Small Garden Salad .............. 3.85 Smoked Turkey (lettuce, tomato & mayo) (Come Back, Ranch, or Raspberry ..................................................... 5.75 Vinaigrette) with cheese ................................ 6.95 Chef Salad ............................. 10.75 Hamburger ............................. 4.35 (topped with cheddar and swiss (lettuce, tomato, mayo, mustard, cheese, boiled egg, smoked chicken or pickles & onion) with cheese ....... 5.50 smoked ham & turkey, with a choice Double Hamburger ............... 5.45 of Come Back, Ranch or Raspberry with cheese ................................. 7.25 Vinaigrette) Po-Boys your choice of Pork, Chicken, Beef, Ham or Turkey (lettuce, tomato, mayo & Ruffles) ........................... 9.50 with cheese ............................... 10.75

Tater Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, BBQ Sauce: single - 2.25, 1/2 pint - 2.95, pint - 4.59, 1/2 gallon - 16.80, gallon - 29.95

Grilled Cheese ........................ 3.75 extra cheese ................................ 1.25

Homemade Pies

Special Sandwich Platter ...... 8.55 (BBQ Chicken, Pork, Beef, Ham, Hamburger, or Turkey Sandwiches. Choice of two fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings or baked beans)

BBQ Plates Choice of 2 of our delicious fixins: garden salad, slaw, tater salad, home fries or baked beans and Texas toast! BBQ Pork (chopped) ............. 11.75

Lemon or Pecan ..................... 4.35 Hershey Bar ............................ 4.95 Carrot Cake ............................. 4.50 Coconut Cake .......................... 4.95

We also sell Whole Pies!

Party Packs Serves 10 Adults .................. 44.95 (2lb. pork or beef or 2 whole chickens; 2 pints beans, 2 pints slaw & 6 slices of Texas toast or 10 buns)

BBQ Beef (chopped) .............. 12.25

1/2 Party Pack ....................... 23.75 Pork Ribs (wet or dry) Rib Party Pack (serves 4) ....... 52.15 1/2 slab ..................................... 14.95 (2 slabs ribs, 1 pint beans, 1 pint slaw, 1 whole slab ................................ 25.95 pint potato salad, 4 slices of Texas toast) BBQ Chicken (1/2 cluck) .......... 11.95 Combination (1/2 cluck, 1/2 slab) . .................................................. 22.75

We sell BBQ Pork, Beef, Ribs, Chicken, Ham & Turkey by the pound.

Ask About Our Catering!

CAPITOL DOG $6 UGA DOG $8 HAIL STATE $6

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MONDAY - FRIDAY Blue Plate Lunch

$8

with corn bread and tea or coffee

25

As well as the usual favorites!

Seafood Gumbo, Red Beans and Rice, Burgers, Fried Pickles, Onion Rings and Homemade Soups made daily. *Fridays: Catfish Plates are $9.75

*Bringing back some old favorites and creating new items daily like: Roasted Duck Sandwich, Crawfish Etouffee, Crystal Scallops, Homemade Chicken Salad

BUY GROWLERS OF YOUR FAVORITE BEER TO TAKE HOME $24 for first time fill for high gravity beer. Refills are $20.00 $19 for first time fill for regular beer. Refills are $15.00

Book with us for holiday parties, events & rehearsal dinners! 3 rooms to choose from! visit HalandMals.com for a full menu and concert schedule

601.948.0888

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Serving the area for over 30 yrs

APPETIZERS

*Home Fries ........ 4.25 *Fresh Onion Rings ........................... 5.95 *Fried Jalapenos .. 6.25 *Mozzarella Cheese ........................... 7.75 *Fried Pickles ...... 5.95

Combination ..8.95 Any three with * Cajun Chips ......... 4.75 Chili Cheese Nachos ... ........................... 8.75 Hot Wings ........... 8.95 Chicken Strips ..... 8.75 Egg Rolls ............. 8.95 Sausage & Cheese Plate ........................... 8.95 Chicken Cheese Quesadilla .......... 8.95 The “T.J.” ..........10.75

National Register of Historic Places This historic 1910 building located in downtown Jackson, was once a neighborhood grocery called George Street Grocery. The famous Pulitzer Prize winning author, Eudora Welty, lived just around the corner until she was age 16. She frequented the store often and wrote a short story about it. The store was converted into a restaurant/bar in 1973. In 2008, under new ownership with some renovations, it was renamed “Ole Tavern On George Street”. We have captured the essence of the South’s unique culinary flair and good ole fashioned home cooking inspired by the local fares of Jackson and New Orleans. Cuisine ranges from Fried Green Tomatoes and Pimento Cheese Fritters to Seared Tuna Sandwich, Portabella Burger, and King George Burger to Gumbo, Red Beans & Rice, Fried Catfish and Country Fried Steak.

Our night life includes: Mon. Pub Quiz, Tues.-Open Mic, Wed.-Karaoke, Thurs.-Ladies Night with D.J., Fri./Sat.- a variety of live music from national and local bands and DJs. 416 George Street Jackson | 601.960.2700

www.oletavern.com

(Call 601-960-2705 for Catering and Private Parties) Restaurant: Mon.-Fri., 11a.m.-10p.m. | Sat., 4p.m.-10p.m. Bar Hours : Mon.-Fri., 11a.m.-2a.m. | Sat.,-4p.m.-2a.m. Happy Hours: Mon.-Sat., 4p.m.-7p.m.

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PIZZA

Cheese Pizza 7.75 Additional toppings available: Green Peppers...... .50¢ Sausage .............. 1.25 Jalapenos ............ .50¢ Ground Beef ....... 1.25 Onions ............... .50¢ Pepperoni ........... 1.25 Mushrooms ......... .95¢ Chicken .............. 1.50

LUNCH SPECIAL

Served Monday thru Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes: 1 Meat, 2 vegetables, roll, dessert, and iced tea

WINE BURGERS

SANDWICHES AND PO-BOYS

Club ................... 8.25 Grilled Ham & Cheese ........................... 8.25 Steak Melt ........... 9.00 McB’s Favorite BLT 8.95 BLT..................... 7.25 Grilled Chicken Hoagie ........................... 9.25 Po-Boy ...............10.75 French Dip Po-Boy..8.75 Grilled Chicken Breast ........................... 8.75 Chicken Cordon Bleu ........................... 9.50 Asian Grilled Chicken ........................... 9.25 Grilled Mahi Mahi ..........................11.25 Ribeye Hoagie ....11.95 Italian Beef Po-Boy ..........................10.25

ENTREES

Grilled Chicken Breast ..........................11.95 Steak .................10.95 Chicken Strip Dinner ..........................10.95 Country Fried Steak ........................... 9.95 Red Beans and Rice ........................... 9.50 Shrimp Dinner ...14.25 Grilled Mahi Mahi ..........................21.95 Ribeye Steak .......25.95

Large Cheese ....... 8.95 Large Burger ....... 8.25 Large S\ W Burger 9.95 Big Blue Bacon Burger .9.95 Small Cheese ...... 7.25 Small Burger ....... 6.75 Small S\W Burger 7.95 Baby Blue Bacon Burger ................ 7.95 LIVE MUSIC | KARAOKE | LADIES NIGHT HAPPY HOUR | DRINK SPECIALS | 11 HDTVs LUNCH SPECIALS | COLD DRINKS | GREAT FOOD| COME EARLY STAY LATE

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Voted Best Pizza 2009-2014 Best of Jackson HAPPY HOUR 4 - 6 PM

Lunch. Dinner...

Belhaven Location: 601-352-2001 North Jackson Location: 601-957-1975 SPECIALTY PIZZAS

Chicken Curry Delight Double Cheeseburger Cajun Joe Turkey Club Supreme Carnivore Veggie Deluxe Hawaiian BBQ Pork or Chicken Shrimp, Spinach or Chicken Alfredo Chicken Fajita Three Cheese Thai Chicken The Greek Mexican Fiesta Margarita Chicken Cordon Bleu Andy’s Buffalo Ranch Chicken Italian Cowboy Steak Fajita

• SMALL

OYSTERS GULF/PREMIUM

soy mignonette/cocktail/seasonal sorbet

OYSTER ROCKEFELLER

creamed greens/pork belly/parmesan

SUBS

Italian Submarine Philly Cheese Steak Meatball Roast Beef Dip Chicken Salad Sub BLT Sub Veggie Chicken Club Rosie O’ Cado La Dupree

STEELHEAD SASHIMI

fennel/yuzu vinaigrette/chopsticks

or LookMFenu Newtems I

ON A BUN

Joe’s Sloppy Joe BBQ Pulled Pork or Chicken Buffalo Ranch Chicken

DELI SANDWICHES Smoked Turkey Turkey Club Roast Beef Ham Vegetarian Ultimate Chicken Salad BLT

BLOODY MARY MUSSELS

cathead/celery seed/fried potatoes

CHICKEN+WAFFLE

charred onion waffle/fried thigh/hotsauce honey dijon

KIBBEH

royal farms lamb/sumac yogurt/pine nut salad

DUCK SAUSAGE

delta grind grits/muscadine jus/kale/duck cracklings

GENERAL THO’S PORK CHEEKS

sesame+scallion grits/local green kimchi/pimento cheese wontons

BUFFALO WINGS

Flavors: Southwest Garlic Ranch, Garlic Parmesan, Lemon Pepper, Traditional BBQ, Citrus Chipotle, Honey Mustard, BBQ, Traditional Hot, Fire Starter, Teriyaki, & Spicy Thai

SALADS

Asian Chicken Salad Chef Antipasto Garden Caesar Chicken Caesar Chicken Salad

CHICKEN LIVERS

watermelon bbq/pimento cheese/compressed fruit

CHARCUTERIE

house cured meats/preserved vegetables/seasonal mustard + cheese

BELHAVEN: 925 East Fortification Street

115 W. Capitol St • Jackson, MS 39201 601.360.0090 events@parlormarket.com www.parlormarket.com

NORTH JACKSON: 5046 Parkway Drive • Colonial Mart Shopping Center

Complimentary Valet

SIDES Bread Sticks • Cheese Sticks • Side Salad

(In the former FabraCare Building, between Kats & Fenian’s) (behind Great Harvest Bread Company off Old Canton Road)

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Patio Brunch

“1st Place Best Wings 2009-2014” Best of Jackson Awards (Saturday & Sunday 11am-4pm)

Prime Rib Herb Crusted And Slow Roasted Petite 8oz $16 • Shea’s Cut 12oz $24 • Chef’s Cut 16oz $32 With 2 Eggs, Home Fried Potatoes, Fresh Fruit And A Muffin Shea’s Loaded Delta Omelet $12 Ham, Bacon, Sausage, Onions, Bell Peppers, Tomato, Cheese Fried Green Benedict $18 2 Fried Green Tomatoes, Topped With Our Crab Cakes, Poached Eggs And Remoulade

On The Start

Oysters… On The Half Shell 1/2 Dozen $7 Or Full Dozen $13 Charbroiled 1/2 Dozen $10 Or Full Dozen $16 Spicy Deep Fried $12

Traditional Eggs Benedict | $14 2 Poached Eggs Over Grilled Ham On English Muffins With Hollandaise Sauce Steak & Eggs $18 8 Ounce Ribeye, Grilled Or Blackened With 2 Eggs Any Way Shea’s Fried Chicken & Waffles $16 A Thick Belgium Topped With A Pecan Crusted Chicken Breast And Maple Syrup. Served With Fresh Fruit And A Blueberry Muffin

Fried Green Tomatoes $7 Jalapeno Mac & Cheese Bites $7 Crab Fritters $10 Mozzarella Caprese $9

Huge Salads & Homemade Soups File Gumbo Cup $4 • Bowl $8 Mt. Olympus $14

Shea’s Chopped Olive Salad $8 Strawberry Walnut $12

Sandwhiches

Fried Green Tomato Blt $8 The Ultimate Veggie Burger $9

Mahi Tacos $12 BBQ Chicken Sliders $10

The Blue Plates $10 Served daily until 2pm Every Day Special Soup & Salad Combo (Does Not Include Sides) • Choice Of Side Garden, Side Caesar, Or Side Olive Salad And A Bowl Of File Gumbo Or Chef’s Soup Of The Day. Monday Country Fried Pork Chop – With Gravy Red Beans And Rice - With Grilled Green Onion Smoked Sausage Tuesday Pot Roast • Pecan Crusted Chicken Wednesday Meatloaf • Catfish Reuben - Blackened

Entrees

Catfish, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese, And Remoulade On A Marble Rye Bread Thursday French Onion Salisbury Steak - Garlic Cheese Toast With French • Onion Gravy • Chicken Spaghetti - With Fresh Angel Hair Pasta, Loaded With Chicken Friday Seafood Platter - Fried Catfish And Fried Shrimp • Mahi Tacos - Blackened Mahi, Shredded Cabbage, Mango Salsa Drizzled With A Pineapple Mango Bbq Sauce On Flour Tortillas

served with choice of garden or chopped olive, or ceasar salad

Shea’s Ribeye Filet 16 Ounces $36 10 Ounces $39 Pork Ribeye $18 Crab Cakes $20 Top With Crawfish Cream Sauce $5

New Orleans Style Bbq Shrimp $19 Jambalaya $18 Seafood Risotto $22

Order online - www.wingstop.com CLINTON RIDGELAND JACKSON JACKSON (601) 969-6400 (601) 605-0504 (601) 969-0606 (601) 924-2423 952 N. State St. 398 Hwy 51 N 1430 Ellis Ave. 1001 Hamptead Blvd.

WING FLAVORS

ATOMIC, CAJUN, ORIGINAL HOT, MILD, TERIYAKI, HICKORY SMOKED BBQ, LEMON PEPER, GARLIC PARMESAN, HAWAIIAN

Sauced and Tossed in your favorite flavor!

COMBO MEALS

FAMILY PACKS

MIX AND MATCH REGULAR AND BONELESS WINGS

REGULAR/ BONELESS WINGS

Wing Combo Meals are sauced and tossed and served up with Specialty Dip, Fries, and Beverage.

6pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) .........7.99 8pc (2 flavors, 1 dip) ...... 8.99 10pc (2 flavors, 1 dip) .... 9.79 15pc (2 flavors, 2 dips, 2 drinks) ...................................... 16.99

BONELESS STRIP COMBOS

3pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) .........7.99 5pc (1 flavor, 1 dip) ........ 8.99 10pc (2 flavors, 2 dips, 2 drinks) ...................................... 17.99 Add 5 wings to any order ....................................... 3.79

GLIDERS

2 Gliders...............................$4.99 4 Gliders...............................$9.89 6 Gliders.............................$13.99 Glider Combo......................$6.99 Add a Glider to any order 2.59

REGULAR/ BONELESS WINGS

10pc (2 flavors) .............7.29 20pc (2 flavors) .......... 14.19 35pc (3 flavors) ......... 24.29 50pc (4 flavors) ......... 33.49 75pc (4 flavors) ..........47.99 100pc (4 flavors) ........ 60.99

BONELESS STRIPS

4pc (1 flavor) ................ 5.99 7pc (2 flavors) ............. 8.99 16pc (3 flavors)............ 17.99 24pc (4 flavors) ......... 24.99 32pc (4 flavors) .......... 33.99

Complete meals for large orders. Packs the perfect size to feed family, small gatherings and large parties.

30pc (3 flavors, 3 dips, large fries, veggies) .............. 25.99 40pc (4 flavors, 4 dips, large fries, veggies) .............. 33.99 50pc (4 flavors, 4 dips, large fries, large side, veggies) ...................................... 41.99

SPECIALTY DIPS

Creamy Ranch, Chunky Bleu Cheese or Honey Mustard. Great for wings (fries too). Single Serving......................$0.59 Large........................................$3.29

HOMEMADE SIDES

FRESH CUT SEASONED FRIES Regular.....................................$1.99 Large.......................................$3.19 CREAMY COLE SLAW Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 FRESH POTATO SALAD Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 BOURBON BAKED BEANS Regular.....................................$1.99 Large........................................$3.19 HOT AGED CHEDDAR CHEESE SAUCE Regular....................................$0.99 Medium....................................$1.75 Large........................................$3.49 CRISP VEGGIE STICKS Regular....................................$0.99 FRESH BAKED YEAST ROLLS Each.........................................$0.59 Half Dozen.............................$2.99 Dozen.......................................$5.79

BEVERAGES

ICED TEA/SODA 20 oz. $1.99 32 oz. $2.49 BEER Domestic $3 Specialty $4

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Rock-N-Roll Sushi & Hibachi

Some Of Our

904B E. Fortification Str. Located Inside Basil’s 904 in Belhaven

Most Rocking Japanese,

Chinese & Asian

601.352.2002 glennfoods.com Monday - Thursday 11 am - 9 pm

Inspired Dishes!

2560 Lakeland Dr. • Flowood 601.420.4058

Friday & Saturday 11 am - 10 pm

The Pizzas PEPPERONI $11 tomato sauce, cheese blend, pepperoni, basil

tomato & white sauce, basil, sliced meatballs

Build Your Own ($10

CHEESE PLUS...)

CHEESE $10 FRESH HERBS tomato sauce, basil cheese blend, cilantro basil parsley

Hibachi

Served with Fried Rice, Soup, Salad, Noodles & Vegetables

Chicken Scallops N.Y Strip Steak Salmon Filet Mignon

Lobster Shrimp Veggies Share Plate

Sushi Rolls Hall of Fame Crazy Ninja Roll Hard Rock Roll 6 String Ninja Roll Narley Roll Live to ROCK Wild Thang Fire & Desire Roll Thriller Roll Good Times Roll Drum and Snare Roll

Legendary Tuna, Salmon, or Yellowtail Roll (available in Spicy & Spicy Crunchy)

Spicy Crawfish Roll Philly Roll Shrimp Tempura Roll Cucumber Roll Avocado Roll Rainbow Roll Veggie Roll

Bento Boxes

All Bento Boxes Served with Soup, Salad, Spring Roll, Dumpling, and Fried Rice. Your choice of Chicken, Steak or Shrimp Rockin’ Raw Sushi Available Nigiri: Fish on Rice Sashimi: Cuts of Fresh Fish without Rice Sushi Platters Available Served with Miso Soup & Ginger Salad. Chef Choice of Nigiri & Sashimi. M46

MARGHERITA $13 SAUCES tomato sauce, honey bbq fresh mozz, basil, tomato - lightly roasted tomatoes seasoned with BBQ CHICKEN $16 a kick honey bbq sauce, white - spiced cilantro, chicken, bechamel creamy pesto caramelized onions, bacon, jalapeños

$1 TOPPINGS caramelized onions POPEYE $15 red onions white sauce, spinach, chicken, mushrooms roasted garlic roasted garlic pepperoni black olives THE BELHAVEN $16 spinach creamy pesto, chicken, artichoke jalapeños hearts, asparagus $2 TOPPINGS red bell pepper MILLSAPS $13 tomato sauce, asparagus roasted tomatoes garlic, roasted tomatoes, spinach artichoke hearts Italian sausage THE 904 $15 bacon white sauce, fresh mozz spinach, roasted extra cheese garlic, Italian $3 TOPPINGS sausage, chicken pepperoni meatballs MEATBALL $15

Lunch Specials DailySpecials

Mon - Sat 11 am - 2 pm

1/2

CHEESE OR

PEPPERONI

+ side salad $7.50

1/2

DAILY

SPECIAL

+ side salad $8.75

Monday : Millsaps Tuesday : The 904 Wednesday : BBQ Chicken Thursday : Popeye Friday : Meatball Saturday : Surprise

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JA PA N E SE SU SH I BAR & HIBACH I GRI LL

U.S. Farm Raised Catfish•All Shrimp North American Gulf Shrimp•WE ALSO SELL FRESH GAMBINOS BREAD FROM NEW ORLEANS APPETIZERS LUNCH SPECIALS Tuesday through Friday Only Crabmeat Stuffed 11:00 am - 2:00 pm Jalapeños (5) 5.50 Served with salad bar add 1.00 Fried Crabclaws 9.95 Fish Plate (french fries & Fried Crawfish Tails 8.95 hushpuppies) 7.99 Crabcakes (2 large) 7.95 Pork Chop Plate (rice Oysters on Half Shell w/gravy & squash) 7.99 1/2 doz. 6.95 doz. 10.95 Red Beans & Rice (sauFried Pickles 3.75 sage & bread) 7.99 Onion Rings 4.49 Chicken Fried Steak 7.99 SOUPS & SALADS Grilled Red Snapper (new All salads served on a bed of potatoes & squash) 7.99 lettuce with cherry tomatoes Boiled Popcorn Shrimp 8.75 Stuffed Flounder (new Fried Popcorn Shrimp 8.75 potatoes & squash) 7.99 Fried Crawfish Tails 9.50 6 Fried Jumbo Shrimp Crabmeat (Lump) 10.95 (new potatoes & squash) 7.99 Fried Chicken Salad 7.95 Oyster Salad 10.95 PLATES All FRIED and served with Seafood Gumbo french fries and salad Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 bar. Baked potato served after 5:00 pm. French bread Crawfish Ettoufee Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 served on request. Trio (8 shrimp, 4 oysters, 3 Red Beans & Rice 14.50 Cup 3.95 Bowl 6.25 catfish) Combo PO-BOYS (10 shrimp, 3 catfish) 12.95 Served on Gambinos New Orleans french bread Combo Add .50 for swiss, american, (8 oysters, 3 catfish) 14.95 or provolone cheese Shrimp (10) & Oysters (6) Sal’s Supreme (roast beef, ham & cheese) 9.50 Stuffed Shrimp (5) 13.95 11.95 Roast Beef 8.50 (15) 12.95 Veal Cutlet 7.25 Shrimp (12) 14.95 Hamburger 6.25 Oysters (6) 12.95 Ham 6.25 Catfish Crab (2) 11.95 Ham & Cheese 7.25 Stuffed Shell Crab Chicken Strip 6.75 Soft 12.95 Smoked Sausage 6.75 (1 - in season) Tails 11.95 Oyster 10.95 Crawfish Popcorn Shrimp Shrimp 9.50 Chicken Strips (4) 11.95 7.50 Catfish 9.25 Seafood Platter 15.95 Crawfish Tails 9.25 (3 catfish filets, 8 shrimp, 4 Soft Shell Crab (in season) oysters, and 2 stuffed shrimp) 10.95 BEVERAGES Crab Cake 8.75 Soft Drinks, Tea, Fried Grouper or Lemonade 1.75 Red Fish 9.50 & Domestic Beer 3.00 Muffuletta 4.00 Half 7.45 Whole 12.95 Import Beer EXTRAS BOILED SHRIMP 10 Large 5.99 French Fries 1.75 18 Large 9.25 Baked Potato 1.75 30 Large (with salad bar) 1.50 13.50 Hushpuppies DESSERTS Chips 0.95 Cobbler (with vanilla ice (only after 5) 2.95 cream add 0.50) 2.25 Pasta Fried/Grilled Squash 2.49 Homemade Bread 2.95 Pudding 3.50 Salad Bar

YOU WORK HARD.

DON’T WORK HARDER FOR LUNCH. STEVE’S BOX LUNCHES

Made from the freshest ingredients and include a sandwich or wrap of your choice, side item, and one of our famous fresh-baked cookies.

Side Item Choices

Miss Vickie’s Chips, Baked Lay’s Chips, Pretzels, Sugar-Free Fruit Cup, Lemon Dijon Pasta Salad, or Cole Slaw.

Metro Deli Box | $8 per person

Oven-roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, or chicken salad sandwich on house-baked focaccia, croissant or wheat bread.

Club Box | $9.75 per person

Oven-roasted turkey breast, smoked ham, bacon & provolone on house-baked focaccia, croissant or wheat bread.

Wrap Box | $9.75 per person

Chicken Club Wrap, Smoked Brisket, Sausalito Wrap, Area 51, or Mediterranean Wrap on wheat or sun-dried tomato tortilla

QUICHE BOX LUNCHES

Thinking outside the box? Looking for a sandwich alternative? How about a slice of our hand-made quiche with a salad or a cup of one of our famous soups. Vegetarian options always available.

Quiche & Greens Box | $10.75 per person One slice of quiche; field greens salad with dressing; and a fresh-baked cookie.

Quiche & Soup Box | $10.75 per person One slice of quiche; 8 oz. cup of soup; and a fresh-baked cookie.

SANDWICH TRAYS Small Sandwich Tray | $50

Eight cut deli sandwiches (turkey breast, ham, chicken salad). Feeds 8 – 12

Large Sandwich Tray | $73

Twelve cut deli sandwiches, Feeds 12-18

Custom Catering | Starts at $12 per person Hot lunches served buffet style with tea and desert. 125 S. Congress St. | Capital Towers T:601-969-1119 F: 601-969-7058

BOILED AND LIVE CRAWFISH

200 S. Lamar St. | City Centre North T: 601-714-5683 F: 601-714-6989

6600 Old Canton Road • 601-957-1188 Tues - Thurs 11am - 9pm • Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Sun 11am - 8pm • CLOSED MONDAYS TAKEOUT: Call ( 601) 957-1188 OR Fax: (601) 957-2939

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VOTED BEST SUSHI AND JAPANESE 2009-2014

APPETIZERS

DINNER SPECIAL

* indicates raw material

Edamame 4.95 Gyoza 5.95 Soft Shell Crab 8.95 Oyster Tempura 8.95 Chicken Tempura 5.95 Shrimp Tempura 5.95 Vegetable Tempura 4.95 *beef Tataki 7.95 *tuna Tataki 7.95 BbQ Squid 7.95 Yellow Tail Neck 6.95 Shrimp And Avocado 4.95 Baked Salmon & Scallop 7.95 Japanese Egg Roll 4.95 Cheese Wonton 4.95 Sashimi (8pcs.) 11.95 LUNCH SPECIAL * indicates raw material

L1. Chicken Teriyaki 8.95 L2. Beef Teriyaki 9.50 L3.*sushi Lunch Special 9.95 L4. *chirashi Lunch Special 10.95 L5. Tempura 8.95 L6. Chicken Tempura 8.95 CREATE YOUR OWN COMBO LUNCH (any two items) 11.95 Shrimp/Chicken Tempura Chicken/Beef Teriyaki * Sushi HIBACHI LUNCH Served with soup, fried rice and veg. Vegetable 6.95 Chicken 7.95 Steak 9.95 Shrimp 9.95 Salmon 9.95 Scallop 10.95 Combination (Choose two) 12.95

Chicken, Steak, Shrimp, Scallop, Salmon

Nagoya Lunch

(Chicken, shrimp and steak)

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Note: Consuming raw animal products such as egg, beef, or fish can be hazardous to your health. *A gratuity may be added to the bill for a group with six or more. You are free to remove any item from any order. But any substitution may cost you extra money. And for some specific items, no special request is available.

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Victoria is wearing a red dress ($22) and denim shirt ($13) from Fondren Muse; leopard tee ($56) and Waverly boots ($194) from Mulberry Dreams; hat ($58) from Free People; gold bracelet ($109) and geode necklace ($142) from High Cotton; glasses ($600) from Spectacles; and Chan Lu earrings ($40) from the Shoe Bar at Pieces.


Abbie is wearing a blue silk romper ($110) and Chan Lu earrings ($40) from the Shoe Bar at Pieces; denim blazer ($79) from Soma Wilai; and Dolce Vita heels ($96) from Mulberry Dreams.

Ryan is wearing a denim-wash linen dress shirt ($165), tie ($145) and tie clip ($45) from Great Scott; handmade lapel pin ($20) from MaxLux Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s accessories; glasses ($680) from Spectacles; black dress pants ($95) from Kinkadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s; and Adidas ($80) from Swell-O-Phonic.

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Abbie is wearing a vintage Trina Turk Dress ($138) and vintage Louis Vuitton briefcase ($895) from Fondren Muse; geode necklace ($114) from High Cotton; gold Jeffrey Campbell booties ($160) from the Shoe Bar at Pieces; and a sequinsleeve army jacket ($108) from Mulberry Dreams.

From page 51: Victoria is wearing a vintage Diane Von Furstenburg silk dress ($89.98) from Fondren Muse; electric green vegan leather jacket ($147) and gold stud belt ($42) from High Cotton; and glow-in-the-dark Jeffrey Campbell pumps ($25) from the Shoe Bar at Pieces. Ryan is wearing a pink gingham dress shirt ($89.95) and Cole Haan shoes ($198) from Kinkade’s; element chino ($49) from Swell-O-Phonic; belt ($115) from Great Scott; and local-made floral bow tie ($25) from MaxLux Men’s accessories. Abbie is wearing a teal blouse ($48) from Mulberry Dreams; a vegan leather shift ($51.50) Blush + Bashful; hat ($58) from Free People; glasses ($600) from Spectacles; a striped clutch ($70) from High Cotton; tights belonging to the stylist and her own shoes.

WHERE2SHOP:

Bargain Boutique (5070 Parkway Drive, 601.991.0500); Blush and Bashful (619 Crawford St., Vicksburg, 601.883.0090); Fondren Muse (3413 N. State St., 601.345.1155); Free People (1000 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 5018, Ridgeland, 601.605.0406); Great Scott (4400 Old Canton Road, Suite 101, 60. 984.3500); High Cotton (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 188, 601.982.3280); Kinkade’s Fine Clothing (120 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601.898.0513); MaxLux Men’s accessories (maxluxmen@gmail.com); Mulberry Dreams (3026 N. State St., 601.559.7074); The Shoe Bar at Pieces (135 Market St., Flowood, 601.992.9057); Soma Wilai (2906 N. State St. Suite 103, 601.366.9955); Spectacles (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 143, 601.398.4662); Swell-O-Phonic (2906 N. State St., 601.981.3547) 54

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Ryan is wearing a Touch by Ballin dress shirt ($150), Ike Behar tie ($95), black dress pants ($95) and Cole Haan loafers ($198), all from Kinkadeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Victoria is wearing a white dress ($54) from Soma Wilai; an orange tweed blazer, part of a vintage St. John Collection suit ($550) and yellow statement necklace ($68) from Fondren Muse; glow-in-the-dark Jeffrey Campbell pumps ($25) from the Shoe Bar at Pieces; and mint-colored glasses ($600) from Spectacles. (Also on the cover.)

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COURTESY BONNIE DICKERSON

ARTS // calcium carbonate

// by Kathleen M. Mitchell

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Bonnie Dickerson’s chalk art is popping up all over Jackson. 58

onnie Dickerson calls herself a crazed creative seeker. Her verve for all things beautiful and inspiring spills over into every aspect of her life and out into Jackson through her brand, Southern Sprout. Southern Sprout doesn’t have a single driving focus, but ebbs and flows with 32-year-old Dickerson’s artistic pursuits. “It involves all creative aspects of just kind of being me,” she says. Dickerson’s husband, Doss Dingli, also does projects under Southern Sprout’s umbrella—mostly woodworking and home DIY—and contributes to the blog the couple writes at southernsprout.com. Dickerson, a Gulfport native who moved to Jackson for work after Hurricane Katrina, earned a graphic-design degree at Mississippi State (she also studied some fine art while there) and is the art director of Mississippi Magazine. She started Southern Sprout in 2011 as a way to officially pursue some of her creative side interests. These days, graphic design, calligraphy and chalk art are Dickerson’s main endeavors, with chalk art being her most public contribution around Jackson. Her chalkboard artistry gives life to decor at The Manship Wood-Fired Kitchen, collaborative message boards at Josh Hailey’s HeARTalot space, much of Fondren Public, the Livingston Farmers Market and more.

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She evolved into the art form naturally after learning calligraphy at a Millsaps College community enrichment course. “The calligraphy took off for a little while, and that was keeping me pretty busy,” she says. Then, just about a year ago, some people saw her calligraphy and asked her to do a largescale piece on chalkboard for a wedding. Drawing inspiration from old signage, books and labels, Dickerson dove in and loved the new medium. “I think it helps that with a background in graphic design, you’ve got a lot of typography experience—layout and stuff like that,” she says. “Then, my fine-art background kind of merged with it, so it became a perfect little outlet.” Art is evident in Southern Sprout’s creations, which go beyond someone with nice penmanship writing on a chalkboard. Dickerson practices her craft on a huge blackboard in her house. “It’s my blank slate that I can sketch on and play, try new techniques with shading,” she says. “Of course, a main part of it is putting chalk on the board, but a lot of the creativity comes from taking away from the chalk with a wet sponge or brush.” Since creating her first chalkboard for the wedding, Dickerson has created chalk art for numerous private events as well as the two restaurants and HeARTalot. Soon, she’ll begin what calls phase two at Fondren Public, creating a big boomjackson.com


board for the back deck with the rules of bocce ball and cornhole, and another chalkboard piece to hang by the outdoor bar. Her chalk art has led to exciting cross-country collaborations. “I did a chalkboard for a wedding that was shot by Elizabeth Messina. She’s this big-deal wedding photographer,” Dickerson says. “We just kind of struck up a good exchange while she was here. … Every year she does this big annual photography workshop where she works with amazing vendors, and she asked me to do some chalkboard signage for the event. I was just kind of starstruck and said, ‘Sign me up.’ (The event and my art) has been blogged and published in a couple different magazines.” Instagram has also helped Southern Sprout get noticed beyond Jackson. “A wedding planner in Washington, D.C., saw some of my work on Instagram … and called me up and (asked for signage for) a Great Gatsby-inspired birthday party in D.C.” Dickerson did some graphic design as well as the chalkboards and shipped it all—as carefully as one would a painting—to D.C. Although she has ways to make the chalk art less prone to smudging and accidental erasures, Dickerson says the impermanence of the

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medium is one of the things that she is attracted to. “That’s kind of the beauty and the downfall of chalk art,” she says. “You really get that handdrawn textured look, but in the end, it can be erased. But that’s what I like about it.” As an artist, Dickerson is always growing, expanding what Southern Sprout can do. “Last

year was chalk. This year might be linowork or cross-stitch or something. Who knows?” she says. “I think that’s the cool thing about creative people, they’re always moving to different areas. I don’t want to get stuck in one area.” To follow Dickerson’s creative adventures, find her on Instagram at @SouthernSprout.

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1. Malaco Records W. Northside Drive

2. Ace Records W. Capitol Street

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Fighting Violent Cycles

Arian Thigpen wants to educate the public about recognizing early signs of abuse.

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Founded in 1980 by local area organizations including Catholic Charities, MCADV is a safe space to get information or get in contact with someone who can help with domestic-abuse situations. The group provides information, lectures and services to Mississippi survivors of domestic violence all around the state. MCADV can also help victims leave abusive or dangerous situations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;(Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re) there with counselors, day cares and work to provide employment if needed,â&#x20AC;? Thigpen says. In 2013, the coalition added a new focus to its roster of programs, centered on LBGT relationships and combating domestic abuse in that particular community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When you get into the LBGT community, it can be less cut-and-dried,â&#x20AC;? Thigpen says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people in that community are less likely to come

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forward about being abused, because they are afraid they are usually going to be discriminated against if they report it. If we can provide law enforcement and social workers with resources on how to understand their relationships and what to look for, then we have done a service to that community to get help if they need it.â&#x20AC;? Upcoming MCADV events include a Domestic Violence Training Tour in conjunction with the Mississippi Coalition Against Sexual Assault. The coalition also hosts a brown-bag lunch series at the Eudora Welty Library (300 N. State St., 601.968.5811), which covers a different domestic violence-related topic each session. The next lunch hours are March 6 and June 5. For more information or to schedule a talk with prevention and intervention specialist Keisha Varnell, visit mcadv.org.

Greg Patin has been executive director of Catholic Charities for five years.

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At work at the Mississippi Museum of Art, Elizabeth Tyler is surrounded by creative beauty all day. Here are 10 things that catch her eye around Jackson.

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7) The vitamin section at Rainbow Co-op (2807 Old Canton Road, 601.366.1602). These folks know everything and, if they don’t know, they will find out for you. I trust the product and the customer service. Rainbow, don’t ever leave! 8) Art Remix at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515). I never miss this annual outdoor music fest, which the Mississippi Museum of Art hosts. It’s free to the public and always features some cool, funky, bands that people with great taste have heard of, but not me. It’s a laid back but fun scene with food vendors and beer. Now, to get Motley Crue to headline …

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9) Kats Wine and Spirit (921 E. Fortification St., 601.983.5287). Great selection, great customer service. I go here to see Robert (except he doesn’t work on Tuesdays). Oh, and for all my alcohol needs. 10) The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art (380 S. Lamar St., 601.960.1515). Yes, I work here. However, if you want a green space to sit and enjoy your lunch on a pretty day, this is the place. On some Wednesdays, bands play at lunch. This is a hidden oasis in the concrete jungle of downtown. To get out of the sun, go in and check out the permanent collection. It’s totally free—and you can’t beat that. boomjackson.com

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