The B. B. Club building has new ownership
Published 8:25 pm Wednesday, December 19, 2018
- Derek Howard, Clint Walker, Ellen Amborn and Matthew Bell, new owners of the historic B’nai B’rith Literary Association building, pose outside of the B.B. Club Wednesday. (Courtland Wells/The Vicksburg Post)
Ownership of the B’nai B’rith Literary Association building changed hands Tuesday.
Restaurateurs Derek Howard, Matthew Bell and Clint Walker, co-owners of The Anthony, have acquired the historic facility in downtown Vicksburg.
Under the new ownership, The B. B. Club will continue to operate as one of Vicksburg’s most popular event venues, Walker said.
“Our team is very excited to expand our event capabilities beyond our current location and are even more excited to keep this Vicksburg staple locally owned. We look forward to offering our full suite of services for events of all sizes,” Walker said.
Built in 1916, the B’nai B’rith Literary Association was a Jewish social club known from Memphis to New Orleans for its lavish affairs.
Most recently, Storycook Favorites has been housed in the facility offering catered events, as well as off site catering.
Event coordinator for The Anthony, Ellen Amborn, said she is excited about The Anthony’s newest venture.
“We’ve received excellent feedback on all of the events we have hosted at The Anthony and are very proud of what our team has been able to provide for Vicksburg,” Amborn said.
To book events at the B. B. Club beginning in January 2019, contact Amborn at 601-636-0008.
About Terri Cowart Frazier
Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”
Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.
Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.
Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.
“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’
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