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September 2017 Newsletter

Meet our newest board member!

Clay Hays
LeFleur East welcomes its newest Board member J. Clay Hays, Jr., M.D. Dr. Hays grew up in Jackson, completed medical school at UMC, and still resides in Jackson. Dr. Hays is a cardiologist with Jackson Heart Clinic located at St. Dominic Hospital.

Dr. Hays is invested in the LeFleur East and surrounding communities in many ways and has a passion for caring for his home, his family and all around it. He is into many outdoor and healthy activities as is shown through his work, along with David Pharr, on the forthcoming multi-purpose trails in this area. He wants this area to be multi-generational as that lends itself to having a more vibrant and beneficial urban environment. Dr. Hays knows that beautification, landscaping, communication and commitment to home are what LeFleur East is all about. He further believes that Jackson needs to remain a stable base for the entire metro area to launch from and that cynics never lead. He says that LeFleur East breeds that kind of interdependence and commitment, and he is very glad to be a part of it.

We welcome Dr. Clay Hays to the LeFleur East Board of Directors!


MS Science Fest is happening soon!

The 2017 Mississippi Science Fest (MSF), presented by C Spire, is a fun, hands-on event hosted by the four museums of the LeFleur Museum District (LMD) in Jackson, Mississippi on September 22-23, 2017.

Each museum is hosting unique, interactive activities on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

·     MDWFP’s Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

·     Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum

·     Mississippi Children’s Museum

·     Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

Get more information here.


News from Highland Village Shopping Center

Mercedes-Benz of Jackson named Official Automotive Partner of Highland Village

The Highland Village Shopping Center has named Mercedes-Benz of Jackson its Official Automotive Partner. The partnership creates immediate cross promotional opportunities for both brands, including Mercedes-Benz of Jackson permanently displaying three luxury vehicles – two Mercedes-Benz and one Porsche – on-site throughout the Highland Village property.

 

Read more here.

 

 

Courtney Peters Interior Design opens a new store location!

Courtney Peters is an artist and interior designer with a new boutique showroom in Jackson, MS.

She has an Art degree from the University of Mississippi, and has continued her education in Interior Design. This has given her the necessary technical skills of drafting, and space planning to create functionality in designs for clients.

Courtney believes in creating spaces that are made for family lifestyles; to be used and enjoyed, functional and refined; while utilizing all the space given in a home!

Courtney bought this new building on March 1st, and began remodeling. This was a dream of Courtney to own a store in a “house setting”.

For her, this new building is truly a dream come true!

Their grand opening was August 24th, and they are off to a great start!

Come by to see Courtney for interior design needs, and home furnishings items. She also has items for gifts and pick ups. She wants everyone to enjoy shopping in the new space!

 

Eaton’s Aplos Restaurant to debut in 2018

Aplos Restaurant, a fast fine dining concept that is the concept of Alex Eaton, executive chef and owner of The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen in Jackson, will debut at Highland Village in Jackson in 2018.

 

Read more here.

 

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Petco to Celebrate Grand Opening Weekend in Jackson from October 28-30

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Petco, a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services, will celebrate the grand opening of its new store in Jackson at Maywood Mart (1220 E. Northside Drive) October 28th – 30th.

Petco stores provide a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while addressing the holistic health needs of pets via grooming salon, self-serve dog wash, dog training areas and in-store Vetco clinics.

The store will offer a wide selection of private label offerings sold exclusively at Petco, including the newly released Trolls Pet Fans Collection, as well as the popular Star Wars and Dr. Seuss Pet Fans Collections.

Grand opening activities include ribbon cutting ceremonies, as well as in-store adoption events and special offers for Pals Rewards customers, and people and pets are invited to attend.  A special Wellness Center celebration will be held the following weekend, where pet parents will receive a voucher for a free vaccination package for their dog or cat.

For more information about the grand opening activities and Halloween costume contests, visit, petco.com/storelocator and petco.com/events.

For additional information, visit www.petco.comFacebook.com/PetcoTwitter.com/Petco and Instagram.com/Petco.


Moe’s Southwest Grill Opens New Location in Jackson

“Welcome to Moe’s!®” has been heard on the streets of Jackson since Moe’s Southwest Grill® opened at Maywood Mart on Thursday, October 20th.

The Jackson Moe’s is owned and operated by franchisee Josh Snyder and his partner Jesse Husmann who have plans to open additional locations in Madison, Ridgeland, and Flowood. Snyder also has three additional Moe’s locations in Columbia, S.C

“Moe’s is a rapidly growing brand with a loyal following across the country and we believe Jackson will also enjoy Moe’s fresh, flavorful food and family-friendly atmosphere,” said Snyder. “We’re delighted to open our doors and look forward to building long-lasting relationships with our guests and the community.”

There are three things Moe’s newbies should know: the crew will say, “Welcome to Moe’s!” when you walk in the door (don’t be jolted – it’s normal), the most popular burrito is lovingly called the Homewrecker, and Moe’s Famous Queso is famous for a reason.

Each meal is created-to-order in a way that is as unique as the people Moe’s serves. With honestly good ingredients like all-natural chicken, grass-fed steak, organic tofu and handcrafted guacamole, Moe’s offers a wide variety of options to meet guests’ unique tastes and lifestyle. And no matter the meal, guests can always count on getting free chips and salsa.

And whether you’re hosting a party, business function or wedding, or you’re tailgating before a big game, Moe’s catering has you covered. Moe’s offers one-of-a-kind caterings filled with flavorful options that please even the pickiest of eaters (vegetarian, gluten-sensitive, lower calorie). Check out www.moes.com/catering for more information.

Moe’s in Jackson is open Sunday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Friday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, guests may call (601) 667-4753 or visit www.moes.com.


Highland Village Welcomes Jingle – A Pop-Up Shop by Turkoyz

Seasonal Christmas-themed boutique will offer a wide assortment of ornaments, candles, wreaths, furniture pieces and other holiday décor accessories.

JACKSON, Miss., Highland Village is pleased to announce that Jingle – A Pop-Up Shop by Turkoyz will open for the holiday season on October 7th. The 2,340 square foot seasonal Christmas-themed boutique will be located in the northeast corner of Highland Village’s beautifully renovated courtyard.

“Jingle will put you in the Christmas spirit the second you walk through the door,” said Turkoyz Co-Owner Fran Weeks. “The sights, sounds and smells will project a holiday vibe guaranteed to put a smile on your face. The store will have a ‘Santa’s workshop’ feel – as our employees will wear slippers with jingle bells and monogramed aprons.”

Weeks said Jingle will offer a wide assortment of ornaments, candles, trees, wreaths and foliage, Santa and reindeer figurines, furniture pieces and other holiday décor accessories. “We will have hundreds of Christmas candles and thousands of ornaments with prices starting at $6.50. We will be the one-stop shop for ornament swap parties.”

Jingle will also offer pre-packaged Christmas cookies made in Mississippi, and holiday motif pillows, doormats and table settings. There will even be a ‘pet section’ with Christmas-themed toys, collars and pillows. “If you can put a jingle bell on it, we’re selling it,” Weeks said. Highland Village Jingle Coins will also be available for purchase as gift certificates for use at any of the center’s retail locations.

Alan Weeks, Turkoyz Co-Owner, said the idea for a Christmas-themed pop-up boutique stemmed from increased customer demand for holiday décor merchandise at Turkoyz At Home over the last several years. “Since opening the Home store at Highland Village four years ago, we have stocked a designated Christmas section during the holidays,” he said. “Last year, when we sold over 5,000 Christmas pieces, we knew there was an opportunity to take this to the next level as a natural progression of the Turkoyz brand.”

Weeks said this is the 10th anniversary of the Turkoyz jewelry store at Highland Village – the company’s flagship location and the first of seven stores around Mississippi. “Highland Village has been instrumental in our success through the years,” he said. “Jingle is just one example of their passion for helping tenants succeed. From a collaborative standpoint, they’ve been working to help us bring this concept to life since day one.”
“Fran and Alan Weeks are incredibly talented and have such a knack for curating a merchandise mix that is always relevant and in-demand,” said Masa Liles, general manager at Highland Village. “They have been dream tenants for more than a decade, and we are so excited about this next step in the relationship.”

Ms. Liles said Highland Village wanted to create a pop-up store area specifically for holiday shopping that activates the center’s beautifully renovated courtyard. “This will be an inviting Christmas experience like no other,” she said. “The Mississippi Children’s Museum is opening a pop-up toy store that will be amazing; we will have photographers on-site taking formal indoor and outdoor Santa photos; and our Salvation Army Angel Tree will make it easy to fulfill an underprivileged child’s Christmas wish.”

Ms. Liles said Highland Village will formally kick-off the season with its Holiday Open House on October 14th.

Jingle store hours will be Monday through Saturday 10a – 6p and 12p – 5p Sunday.


Upcoming Bellwether Events

For more information, visit bellwetherchurch.org.


Where is LeFleur East Exactly?

LE is easy to describe to friends and neighbors. Basically, it’s the area along I-55 from LeFleur’s Bluff State Park to Canton Mart Road, all the way back to the Pearl River. If you’re within those borders, chances are you’re in LeFleur East. So spread the word about Fondren’s neighbor to the east! Forward this email to friends & neighbors and encourage them to patronize our many great retailers, restaurants and more!


Join The Conversation on Nextdoor

If you’re not familiar with Nextdoor, now’s the time to check it out. Nextdoor is a social media and sharing platform designed exclusively for neighborhoods where neighbors can…

  • Facilitate neighborhood watch activities
  • Ask & answer neighbors’ questions
  • Post items for sale (or FREE items!)
  • Put the word out about lost or found pets
  • Share interesting information and much more

Interested? Simply visit Nextdoor to enter your address and sign up for your FREE account. You can also download their smartphone app form the Apple App Store or Google Play.

LE’s website features an area map that corresponds with Nextdoor, and the Foundation is now working with Nextdoor to correct and refine its neighborhood designations. So watch this space for more information as we receive it.


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LE Newsletter September 2016

HIGHLAND VILLAGE NEWS

Highland Village Welcomes Upscale Nail Treatment and Personal Grooming Boutique

The Nail Lounge to offer nail treatment and personal grooming services in chic, relaxing setting complete with full-service beer and wine menu

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JACKSON, Miss., Highland Village is excited to announce the opening of a unique, upscale nail treatment and personal grooming boutique to open early 2017. The Nail Lounge will offer a host of services in an ultra-chic, relaxing setting complete with a full-service beer and wine menu. Offerings will range from deluxe manicures and pedicures to pristine nail, cuticle and eyelash treatments to waxing services.

The distinctive boutique’s 1,900 square foot open concept floor plan includes bar and bench height stations, where customers may enjoy some much needed pampering alone – or with a group of friends. The Nail Lounge will be located between Maison Weiss and Red Square near the north-facing end of the Highland Village property.

“The Nail Lounge will be an upscale pampering experience like no other in this region, “ said Son and Jane Nguyen, the boutique’s owners. “Our inspiration for the concept stems from a trip to Miami, Florida, where we noticed the lengths personal grooming boutiques were willing to go in terms of delivering quality services in gorgeous settings, using only premium products. With The Nail Lounge, we are bringing that vibe to Mississippi, and we think customers are going to be blown away.”

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Son and Jane moved to Jackson with their parents approximately 20 years ago. They estimate the boutique will employ between six and ten experienced grooming technicians.

“The fact that Son and Jane, longtime Jackson residents, approached us first with this entirely unique and upscale concept speaks volumes for our reputation as one of Mississippi’s premier go-to destinations for ‘first-and-only’ retail locations,” said Masa Liles, Highland Village General Manager.

“The Nail Lounge will be an ideal next-door neighbor, and we cannot wait for them to open their doors,” said Ken Szilasi, Maison Weiss President. “What could be better than a convenient shopping and pampering excursion? I feel certain our customers will love this new addition.”

The Nail Lounge store hours will be 9a – 7p Monday – Saturday and 12p – 5p on Sunday. Both appointments and walk-ins will be accepted.


 

Highland Village Welcomes Deep South Popsdeep-south-pops

Popular provider of handcrafted ice pops, gourmet ice cream, coffee and craft beer to open second location in southeast corner of center’s recently renovated courtyard.

JACKSON, Miss., Deep South Pops, a popular provider of handcrafted ice pops, gourmet ice cream, coffee and craft beer, is opening its second location in the southeast corner of Highland Village’s recently renovated courtyard in October.

Since opening its first location in June 2015 at 1800 North State Street, Deep South Pops has evolved into a popular stop for loyal customers of all ages: business professionals wanting coffee in the mornings, college students needing a place to study or relax and visit, and elementary and high school students wanting an after-school treat.

Deep South Pops’ Highland Village location will serve pops made at the North State Street location and feature the same menu, including up to 16 choices of ice pops in flavors such as Creole Cream Cheesecake, Grapefruit Rosemary and Watermelon Lime Mint, and gelato and sorbet manufactured by Sweet Magnolia Gelato Co. in Clarksdale.

The menu will also include coffee roasted by Mississippi Coffee Co. in Flowood, European-style pastries from La Brioche in Jackson, and craft beers from throughout the Southeast. Deep South Pops will also offer nitro coffee — cold-brewed coffee that is infused with nitrogen and served on tap.

Jake Franklin, who opened the original Deep South Pops with his wife Kristy, said Highland Village was selected as a second location because it is a high-traffic area during the day, including a built-in customer base of 500+ employees between retailers and offices on-site, and a different environment from the North State Street location, which is in a more residential area.

“The opportunity to be in a retail setting and a location with free WiFi and easy access to a large courtyard made Highland Village a great fit for us,” said Franklin. “The courtyard is beautiful, and a perfect setting for relaxing with friends or enjoying live music and other family friendly events, such as bingo night, which we will host on a regular basis.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Deep South Pops, as gourmet pops are the rage right now,” said Masa Liles, general manager at Highland Village. “For Highland Village, this is about providing the trendiest and highest demand shopping experience possible to our customers. Deep South Pops has a feverish following of loyal customers of all ages. There are days when they have sold more than 1,000 pops. We’re so excited to bring this locally-grown merchant and their trendy vibe to the center.” Ms. Liles said Deep South Pops will be the first of several pop-up merchants coming to Highland Village in time for the holiday shopping season. They have signed a lease through January 31, 2017, and will have the option to extend at that time.

Deep South Pops store hours will be 7a – 9p seven days a week, with the schedule subject to adjustment as needed.


The District at Eastover Developers Acquire One Eastover Center

JACKSON, Miss., Sept. 7, 2016 – OEC District, LLC – led by the development team behind The District at Eastover – has acquired One Eastover Center, the signature Class A office building and parking garage anchoring the leading-edge mixed-use development taking shape in the heart of Metro Jackson.

OEC District purchased the space from Eastover Jackson, LLC, and terms of the deal were not disclosed. OEC principals Breck Hines and Ted Duckworth orchestrated the deal, and financing was provided by Origin Bank.

Completed in 2015, One Eastover Center is home to the Baker Donelson law firm, Ross & Yerger insurance, and Cosmich Simmons & Brown law firm, and includes 115,000 square feet of office space on five floors, and an adjacent 400-space parking garage. It is located on the north end of The District at Eastover.

“We are excited to bring One Eastover Center back into the ownership purview of The District at Eastover and our related ownership entities,” said Hines. “By doing so, we are able to ensure the long-term quality of operation and experience at One Eastover matches that of the entire development. The location and visibility of the building are unsurpassed in the Metro-Jackson marketplace, and as a result is nearly 100 percent leased by a great roster of tenants who have made long-term commitments to this building and The District at Eastover.”

In addition to this acquisition, the developers and their affiliates recently opened a Residence Inn by Marriott at The District at Eastover. Other cornerstone developments under construction are The District Lofts, The BankPlus Building, and 115,000 square feet of ground floor retail and restaurant space, which will be completed in 2017.

About The District at Eastover

The District at Eastover represents the best of mixed-use urban revitalization in the heart of Mississippi’s capital city. Conveniently located between Jackson’s historic Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods and adjacent to the I-55 corridor and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The District offers a transformative destination characterized by boutique shopping, acclaimed restaurants, thoughtfully planned office space and luxury residential living opportunities. Learn more about The District at www.thedistrictateastover.com


Piccadilly Cafeterias in Jackson Undergo $1M Upgrade

Piccadilly Cafeterias is investing $1 million in its two Jackson stores – the flagship property in Lefleur’s Gallery on the Interstate 55 North Frontage Road, along with the Robinson Road Shopping Center location in south Jackson.  The upgrade includes new décor, customer-flow enhancements and the addition of televisions, including one as part of an audio-visual system for the newly created meeting room.  Read Mississippi Business Journal story here:  http://msbusiness.com/2016/09/piccadillys-jackson-undergoing-1m-upgrade/.


Where is LeFleur East Exactly?

LE is easy to describe to friends and neighbors. Basically, it’s the area along I-55 from LeFleur’s Bluff State Park to Canton Mart Road, all the way back to the Pearl River. If you’re within those borders, chances are you’re in LeFleur East. So spread the word about Fondren’s neighbor to the east! Forward this email to friends & neighbors and encourage them to patronize our many great retailers, restaurants and more!


Join The Conversation on Nextdoor

If you’re not familiar with Nextdoor, now’s the time to check it out. Nextdoor is a social media and sharing platform designed exclusively for neighborhoods where neighbors can…

  • Facilitate neighborhood watch activities
  • Ask & answer neighbors’ questions
  • Post items for sale (or FREE items!)
  • Put the word out about lost or found pets
  • Share interesting information and much more

Interested? Simply visit Nextdoor to enter your address and sign up for your FREE account. You can also download their smartphone app form the Apple App Store or Google Play.

LE’s website features an area map that corresponds with Nextdoor, and the Foundation is now working with Nextdoor to correct and refine its neighborhood designations. So watch this space for more information as we receive it.


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