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The Mall at Barnes Crossing - Tupelo, MS
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Veteran camps out at mall to help other veterans
7/4/2013
United Way makes changes to Back 2 School resource
6/29/2013
Mall welcomes three new tenants by Sarah Robinson
3/1/2013
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Veteran camps out at mall to help other veterans
7/4/2013
Veteran camps out at mall to help other veterans by M. Scott Morris/NEMS Daily Journal 8 days ago | 962 views | 0 Comments and 0 Reactions | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print Scott Burns, a disabled veteran, slept on a bed beneath the stage at The Mall at Barnes Crossing Food Court for seven days to raise money to help other disabled veterans. Visit isupportthetroops.org to donate. (Lauren Wood) Scott Burns, a disabled veteran, slept on a bed beneath the stage at The Mall at Barnes Crossing Food Court for seven days to raise money to help other disabled veterans. Visit isupportthetroops.org to donate. (Lauren Wood) TUPELO – The Mall at Barnes Crossing became a veteran’s house for a week, so other veterans could get better houses. Tupelo resident Scott Burns, 41, a disabled veteran, camped at the food court for seven days to raise money for Purple Heart Homes. “I have a bed under the stage and a little office area,” Burns said Wednesday, his last day at the mall. Thanks to his efforts, people have donated more than $43,000 to the program over the past seven years. This year’s total was more than $7,500. “It makes it a lot easier to sleep out here when the money comes in,” he said. He entertained mall visitors and gave out prizes to people who donated. One woman won an American flag, which turned out to be a special moment for her. “I found out her husband had just left for his third tour in Afghanistan,” he said. Burns, a Tupelo disc jockey, was injured while serving in the Marines and later had his left leg amputated. The money he raised will support other disabled veterans. Garrett Garland, vice chairman of Purple Heart Homes’ board of directors, said the organization modifies homes to make them wheelchair accessible, and also helps disabled veterans buy homes. Mitch Beard, 56, of Tupelo, is a Marine veteran who injured both knees when he jumped off a tank. The injury has gotten worse over the years. “I was waiting a couple of years for Veterans Administration grants,” he said. “I filled out applications with (Purple Heart Homes) in March. By May, I was approved.” He’ll be the group’s first Mississippi-based veteran. The doors to his house will be widened, his bathroom will be made accessible and he’ll get a wheelchair ramp. “It’ll cost $20,000 to $30,000 to redo the house,” he said. Visit isupportthetroops.org to make a donation. Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Veteran camps out at mall to help other veterans

United Way makes changes to Back 2 School resource
6/29/2013
United Way makes changes to Back 2 School resource fair by Sarah Robinson/NEMS Daily Journal 23 days ago | 1075 views | 1 Comment and 0 Reactions | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend | print The United Way of Northeast Mississippi is helping more families get ready for the upcoming school year. The Back 2 School resource fair, now in its third year, distributes free backpacks and school supplies to area children. “No one is turned away,” said Robin Matkin, the campaign and funds distribution assistant for the organization. Backpacks are available to any child entering kindergarten through sixth grade. Children must be present to receive a backpack. The 2013 resource fair will be a little different from last year’s event. Instead of holding one fair at the BancorpSouth Arena, the agency will host fairs at six locations throughout the region to try to reach a larger audience. According to Matkin, the United Way last year gave away about 3,200 backpacks, and about 250 kids got extra supplies. “This year we’re looking to give away more than 5,000 backpacks,” she said. Also in a change from last year, parents do not need to preregister for the event. The first two events will be held July 20 in Tupelo and Fulton. Four additional events will be held July 27 in Pontotoc, New Albany, Iuka and Booneville. Matkin said the United Way also is looking for additional help with the event. Those who wish to donate to the Back 2 School Resource Fairs can do so online at www.unitedwaynems.org. A donation of $10 offsets the cost of a backpack and supplies for one child. Volunteers are also needed to work at the resource fairs. Businesses and other nonprofit organizations can get on board by setting up a booth at one of the events. The United Way asks that all vendors provide attendees only with information, activities or giveaways. Back 2 School Resource Fairs • Lee and Chickasaw counties: July 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.,The Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo • Itawamba County: July 20 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.,at Itawamba Attendance Center in Fulton • Pontotoc County: July 27 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.,West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc • Prentiss County: July 27, from 9 a.m. to noon, Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville • Tishomingo County: July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, Families First Resource Center in Iuka • Union County: July 27, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., New Albany Elementary Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - United Way makes changes to Back 2 School resource fair

Mall welcomes three new tenants by Sarah Robinson
3/1/2013
TUPELO – The Mall at Barnes Crossing ushered in its 23rd year by welcoming new tenants this month, and more are on their way, officials said. Despite recent national reports that show meager spending and gloomy consumer sentiment, mall general manager Jeff Snyder said sales at the mall were up 4 percent in 2012. He said the strong sales history makes the regional mall – which opened in 1990 – attractive to national retailers. According to Snyder, 13.8 million people visited the mall last year. Retailers may spend years studying a location’s sales data before deciding to open a store. That Barnes Crossing has never experienced negative growth in either income or traffic is a strong selling point to potential tenants. This weekend, the third new tenant in just the last two weeks is slated to open. Francesca’s, a national retail chain for women’s clothing, is scheduled to open Saturday. The store was originally going to open sooner but has was forced to delay. Employees at the store declined to comment. Another new retailer specializing in women’s wear opened March 8. Chico’s moved into the space formerly occupied by the Gap, which moved to a shopping center just outside the mall a few weeks earlier. Chico’s is a large, national retailer with more than 600 boutiques nationwide. The parent company also owns popular labels White House Black Market, Soma and Boston Proper. Erin Wallace, general manager of the brand’s Germantown store, was in Tupelo to help with the opening. She said the retailer will be “a great fit here" in Northeast Mississippi. The store opened Friday and according to the Tupelo manager Melissa Shaul, the public has been receptive to the new business. “So far, so good,” she said. Moe Hamoud, owner of Pizza Pro and co-owner of Tutti Fruitti, opened Krispy Krunchy Chicken, a franchise fast food chicken restaurant in the food court. “I think we’ve upped the profile with the addition of Chico’s and Francesca’s ... that’s what we’ll continue to do,” said Philip Purdom. Purdom serves as the senior vice president of mall leasing for David Hocker and Associates, one of the development companies that owns the mall. He said the company “has a lot in the works right now” and that proposals have been made to a number of additional retailers. Purdom said new additions should be announced by May. Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Mall welcomes three new tenants

Gap Outlet
1/23/2013
Gap is moving forward on its new outlet store in Tupelo. The sign was installed this afternoon. The store is slated Jan. 30, according to Jeff Snyder, general manager at The Mall at Barnes Crossing. The Gap Factory Store replaces the Gap store inside the mall (previous coverage). What you’ll find at a Gap Outlet: Save up to 40% on everyday low prices at Gap Factory Store. Gap Factory Stores offer Gap style at exceptional value. With great-fitting denim in an assortment of styles and washes for men and women, as well as the best in khakis, t-shirts, active wear and accessories, there’s always something for everyone at Gap Factory Stores.

Tupelo students make Barnes Crossing commercial
12/19/2012
Cute video from two Tupelo High students. This video will bring you back to your teenage days of being silly at the mall. mall at barnes crossing logo Thanks to Biz Buzz reader T. Braden Bishop for sending the commercial our way. What Bishop, a teacher at THS, said about the video: Senior Cassidy Pitts, City Council president Fred Pitt’s granddaughter, and Bailey Scott made it for their Super Bowl iMovie commercial. The project is a lesson we do in Economics about how Super Bowl commercials impact our economy. They chose to go with something more relevant and local. Excellent use of stop-motion and digital technology with our THS MacBooks.

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