Public records, comments confirm Starbucks a possibility

Published 2:45 pm Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The rush for a fresh cup of coffee each morning could get a bit busier if a deal to bring a Starbucks to Vicksburg is finalized.

Although economic development officials would not comment on business plans for Starbucks, Mayor George Flaggs Jr. made reference to the company locating in Vicksburg during a Sept. 5 public hearing to review the city’s 2020 fiscal budget.

During his comments, Flaggs said the project is expected to be an $800,000 investment in Vicksburg.

In February, a site plan was submitted to the city’s community development office, showing a Starbucks located at 3405 Halls Ferry Road, which is the former Regions Bank branch next to Chick-fil-A.

The site plan was designed and submitted by LeCraw Engineering, out of Duluth, Ga. On LeCraw’s website, they list Starbucks as a “high profile, repeat client.”

Jeff Richardson, interim community development director, said Tuesday he was unaware of a timeline for demolition and construction of the Starbucks location but did confirm permits filed by Bradford Building, out of Birmingham, were in place for work on the exterior and the interior of the building.

On the site plan, the building’s approximate size would be 2,200 square feet.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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