Mary Means Business: Magnolia Social gears up for launch next week
There’s a new kid in the downtown Starkville neighborhood.
Magnolia Social, located inside the historic Hotel Chester at 111 N. Jackson St., will officially open next Tuesday.
Owners Ellen and William Rogers are both happy to serve customers in the newly renovated restaurant.
âWe are thrilled and we did it all,â said Ellen. âWe have done complete renovations. It just looks completely different. â¦ We have created some really cool areas for people to dine and we also have a stage for live music.
In addition to completely renovating the old dining room of the Chester Hotel, the couple will also begin renovations on the old Beer Garden. Hopefully by spring, The Magnolia Social Courtyard will have its grand opening offering cornhole, beer and camaraderie for people to enjoy the warmer months.
Magnolia Social will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In November, they will also open for Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The menu has something for everyone, including steaks, salmon, fried green tomatoes, wings and more. People can also choose from craft cocktails, craft beers, and wine.
âThere is something for everyone,â said Ellen. âMy experience and that of my husband come from 15 years each of gastronomy. We like to cook this way, but that’s not the price of fine dining. We take great care in the way we plate and garnish and we take great care in it. â¦ We are really delighted to be here. Our staff did a very good job. We are really proud of them.
Make sure to check out the new local restaurant next week.
Moving to Columbus, the new children’s clothing store is open for business.
Kid’s Cavern Clothing Company opened in late September in the former Rae’s Jewelry building at 110 Fifth St. S.
Don’t forget to visit the new boutique from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also in Columbus, Replays Gameware Movies and More is officially closed. The second-hand movie and video game store closed in late August after nearly 15 years in Columbus.
However, a new business has already opened at its location at 1906 Hwy. 45.
45 Tobacco and Vape opened last week. The vape, tobacco and phone cases store is open every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Moving to West Point, we have a new scrub store in the Mossy Oak Mall.
Couple Cantise and Carl Carter opened Cognition T’s, Scrubs & More on Friday at 5771 Hwy. 45 Alt. S.
The new store offers personalized t-shirts, nursing scrubs, stethoscopes, lab coats, jackets, nursing shoes, work boots and more. Each item can also be personalized, embroidered or monogrammed.
âIt’s a one stop shop,â Cantise said. ââ¦ There is a great need for this in West Point. I’m a nurse, so I know there is mostly a need for scrubs. We had to go to Tupelo, Columbus or Starkville.
For the rest of the month, medical professionals and law enforcement officers will receive a 10% discount on an item as a special opening offer. Already, Cantise said business is booming with nurses coming from various emergency care and medical clinics in the area.
âIt just took off,â she said.
Discover the new store from Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The news from West Point keeps growing. Plum Creek Environmental, a manufacturer and distributor of waste and recycling containers and equipment, will have a $ 3 million expansion that will translate into 50 additional jobs for the region.
Plum Creek was founded in Columbus in 2007 and expanded in 2016 when the company moved to a 60,000 square foot facility in West Point.
According to the Golden Triangle LINK press release, Plum Creek currently has over 80 employees and plans to add 50 more by the end of this year.
âWe also plan to add new product lines in the near future,â said Jim Wamble, president of Plum Creek Environmental, in a press release. âOur local partnership with East Mississippi Community College has been great in providing a constant flow of qualified welders. We look forward to long term success in West Point, Mississippi.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send advice to [emailÂ protected]