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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

How the Gulf Coast McDonald's all-day breakfast menu will differ from the rest of the U.S. | gulflive.com

How the Gulf Coast McDonald's all-day breakfast menu will differ from the rest of the U.S. | gulflive.com: Today is the launch of McDonald's all-day breakfast, but customers' elation soon turned to sadness when they learned hash browns aren't part of the all-day menu at all locations.

According to BuzzFeed, about 10 percent of McDonald's restaurants won't be offering the fried breakfast potatoes on the menu, but all is not lost.�

"If a location isn't able to offer hash browns at this point, that doesn't mean they never may offer them as more learning continues to happen," McDonald's spokesperson Lisa McComb told BuzzFeed. "There may be another solution in the future."

One other difference: Most of the Gulf Coast states will have a menu different from other parts of the country. This menu – known as the Biscuit Menu – will replace the famous McMuffins with Biscuits.

Encore Retail, LLC Closes on Gulfport Plaza - Houston Business Journal

Encore Retail, LLC Closes on Gulfport Plaza - Houston Business Journal: Encore Retail, LLC, a subsidiary of Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc., has announced the sale of Gulfport Plaza, a 34,036 square-foot retail center located in Gulfport, Mississippi.

"Our strategy for Gulfport Plaza was one of value add repositioning," said Nicholas Barber, President of Encore Retail. "We were able to increase gross leasable area by 28% and secure Petco as a new, long-term anchor. This allowed us to maximize the value of the project for our investors."

The property is shadow anchored by a Super Wal-Mart and boasts myriad national and regional retailers including CATO, It's Fashion, Advance America, GNC, Sally Beauty Supply, GameStop, and Petco.

Jackson-Newell Paper acquires Mississippi Paper - Daily Journal

Jackson-Newell Paper acquires Mississippi Paper - Daily Journal: Mississippi Paper Co. has a new owner, having been recently acquired by Jackson-based Jackson-Newell Paper Group for an undisclosed sum.

“We’ve got a lot of business in the Tupelo area and we’re looking to support the customers we have and expand business by making this acquisition,” said Bill Allen, chairman and CEO of the Jackson Paper Co. Group.

Book on soul food restaurants rooted in Memphis inspiration

Book on soul food restaurants rooted in Memphis inspiration: When Chicago's Dave Hoekstra started interviews for his new book about soul food restaurants, his first stop was Memphis.

"When you're writing about soul food, where better to start?" he asked.

Hoekstra's book, "The People's Place: Soul Food Restaurants and Reminiscences From the Civil Rights Era to Today" (Chicago Review Press; $29.95), was published Thursday and features two Memphis places, The Four Way and Alcenia's. The day before it came out, he had lunch at Four Way with owner Willie Bates, stopping by on his way to start his book tour in New Orleans.

Henry Varnell dedicated his life to making Memphis better

Henry Varnell dedicated his life to making Memphis better: While many Memphians may never have heard of Henry Varnell, if you've enjoyed the theater, or ever been helped when you're down on your luck, you might just have him to thank.

Mr. Varnell was a devoted philanthropist who, after growing wealthy during a long business career with Exxon, decided to spend his resources trying to make Memphis a better place.

Destin Community Happenings Oct. 7 - News

Community Happenings Oct. 7 - News - The Destin Log - Destin, FL: Environmental Symposium
The Mattie M. Kelly Environmental Institute hosts the eighth annual Environmental Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Robert E. Greene Jr. Science Building (Building 350), Room 110, on the Niceville Campus of NWFSC. The symposium will feature presentations and discussions of local natural resources and the environment. Complete the registration form, at www.nwfsc.edu, and email Oct. 4 to mkei@nwfsc.edu. There is a registration fee of $25, or $15 for students, which includes breakfast and lunch.



Bereavement Support Group
Share and learn more about the grief journey you are enduring with an Emerald Coast Hospice bereavement group at 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Destin Library. Groups are free and ongoing.