For the past four months, Artie Sutherland has been delivering fresh seafood to the Starkville area.
Less than a month ago, he officially opened The Blind Tiger Butcher Shop and Seafood Express at 332 Hwy 12.
Customers can choose from a selection of premium meats and fresh gulf shrimp, crayfish, crab, oysters and more Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. TBT is closed on Thursdays so Sutherland can come to shore and restock.
“We are delighted to be in Starkville,” said the former Mississippi State. “The support has been unreal quite honestly. We hope to continue to be a Starkville store. We want to be a people’s store and make sure we grow with what everyone wants. “
Over time, Sutherland said he hopes to expand his business by offering lunch and dinner plates and possibly delivery.
Customers can also order specialty items online at tbtbutchershop.com to pick them up on Friday. Be sure to follow TBT on social media for updates, specialist articles and more.
All aboard the alcohol cruise.
By the end of next week, Starkville residents will be able to start ordering adult drinks from the comfort of their homes.
Jordon Stong, owner of Booze Cruise, said customers can choose from a wide selection of beers, craft beers, wines and spirits on the Booze Cruise app at www.boozecruise.app.
You drink, and he drives.
Customers must be 21 years of age or older and must show ID upon delivery.
Be on the lookout for the new local delivery service and stay up to date with Booze Cruise on social media.
In Columbus, we have an upcoming bakery expansion.
Southern Flour Bakery, which has been open in Columbus for nearly a decade, has found a new home.
Owner Nicole Huff is very excited about the new bakery business. In August, Southern Flour will move from Kroger Plaza to the old Yo ‘Bar at 1902-2 Hwy. 45.
Huff goes from a 1,200 square foot bakery to approximately 3,600 square feet.
“We plan to expand the menu and hope to add another chef,” Huff said. “… We’re going to have a cake decorating room with a window where people can watch us decorate cakes. “
Huff hopes to add a cafe-esque menu with sandwiches, soups, salads and more. The new Southern Flour will also include a party room where Huff hopes to host cake and cookie decorating classes for private parties.
Huff is also looking to hire more employees, including cake decorators, bakers, and front desk workers.
For Huff, leaving her business home for the past few years has been difficult, but she has been able to see the bright side as she takes her next steps.
“I always wanted a bigger place,” Huff said. “At first I was upset that I had to move out of (Kroger Plaza), but God is fixing everything. He constantly helps me. Just when I think it’s a dead end, it’s not the dead end I thought it was.
Keep up to date with bakery renovations and updates on Southern Flour’s social media.
There is also a new business downtown.
Evolutions on Fifth, 122 Fifth St. N., opened in the former Bella Derma Spa in May.
Pam Bolling, owner of the Body Enhancement Clinic, first rented the space in February 2020. After more than a year of delays due to COVID-19, she is delighted to finally open her doors.
Evolutions on Fifth offers non-invasive body treatments for men and women including Brazilian butt lift, cryoskin toning, cryoskin thinning, cryoskin facials, teeth whitening, spray tanning and more.
The cryoskin machine technology uses heating and cooling to smooth your skin. Bolling said the clinic measures before and after so clients can see real results after treatments.
“We shape the tough areas that diet and exercise can’t reach,” Bolling said. “… I’m not supporting anything that I don’t believe in. I believe in it because I have seen the results. It really works. “
Evolutions on Fifth is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday by appointment only. Don’t forget to check the company’s Facebook page for promotions and updates.
Former Dispatch reporter Mary Pollitz writes about business openings and closings, as well as other unique business news. Send advice to [email protected]