While a couple of retail businesses exited the Corinth market in the last few weeks, a new entry to the city’s restaurant scene is currently under construction.

The building taking shape near Malco is another addition to the Mexican dining choices available in the city – G&M Contractors is building Mi Pueblo at 2501 South Harper Road. According to the city building department, the restaurant will encompass about 6,000 square feet with a project value of $400,000.

The contractor told Building Inspector Greg Tyson the Corinth opening is expected sometime later this year, depending on weather.

The Tex-Mex restaurant has several other locations in Northeast Mississippi, including Ripley and New Albany.

The recent closures include a couple of national retail chains.

Kay Jewelers, which opened in 2016 in the former Radio Shack location at Corinth Plaza near Walmart, closed its doors last week. The store brand is one of several under the Signet Jewelers Limited banner. As of Jan. 2, the company said it has closed 355 of its planned 380 store closures this fiscal year.

Corinth Commons has a newly vacant space with the closing of the Kirkland’s Home store. The company closed six stores during the third quarter, giving it a total of 381 at the end of that quarter, with 51 fewer stores than a year earlier.

Staff Writer

Jebb Johnston is a 1991 Alcorn Central High School graduate and a 1995 Ole Miss journalism graduate. His primary beats are city and county government.

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