Fondren continues to experience an upturn in business development ranging from retail to restaurants to professional offices. Just this month, two new restaurants have opened their doors and our bakery has undergone a major transition. We welcome the addition of Petra Cafe to the former Jerusalem Cafe location where the owner has completed a major interior renovation with an outdoor patio in process. Adding to the exotic palette of the area, a long awaited sushi bar has arrived on Duling. Fatsumo Sushi is now open and will hold its grand opening on the April 11. After a major interior re-design, Campbell’s Bakery has re-opened on North State.

Change has come down Mitchell Street. In growing wesfo, Social Agenda has re-located to the building next to the Shoe Bar at Pieces and the Orange Peel has moved in across the street. On State Street in Fondren Corner, a retail branch of the Mississippi Craftsmen’s Guild and Eunique Studio (a hair salon) now have homes.

Duling Avenue continues to be busy. Duling School has welcomed Silly Billy’s, a new consignment shop, and the Bohemian Kitchen has re-located within the building. Richard McKey has expanded his Fondren Art Gallery to take in the corner of Duling at North State. Salsa Mississippi has re-located their dance studio to the former location of Dream Beads. With all of these, we must add the numerous merchants who will be selling their wares at the monthly The MARKET in Fondren which re-opens on April 16 and continues on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

In Woodland Hills Plaza, you will find a remodeled Cindy E. Walsh Interiors being joined by StudiOM Yoga and Hair by Nicole. An upscale wine retailer is soon to open their doors in the vacant shop by Custom Optical.

fab salutes these business owners who have invested themselves and their business in the future of Fondren.

fab President David Waugh contributed this business round up