Wednesday, March 22, 2006

A Bantamweight Beale?

Posted By on Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 4:00 AM

According to the Clarion Ledger, residents of Jackson, Mississippi, are getting antsy about the city’s two-block Farish Street Entertainment District.

In 2004, the city spent $12 million on street improvements and leased the space to Performa CEO John Elkington. So far, Wet Willie’s daiquiri bar, B.B. King’s Blues Club, the Funny Bone, and Crescent City Café, among others, are planning to open Farish Street locations, but the question is when. Elkington apparently thought new businesses would start opening in April, but it seems construction has been stalled for at least the last two months. “This is a complex property,” Elkington was quoted as saying, “and we’re doing it the right way. If I wasn’t as experienced as we are in these kind of projects, I’d probably give up.”

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