While COVID-19 has caused problems for some businesses, others have opened during the pandemic. The local fitness scene continues to grow with a new Pilates studio and retail store, Core Fitness Oxford, that opened June 8 off South Lamar Boulevard next to First Watch and Marco’s Pizza.
Before COVID-19 abruptly paused the music scene, Tristen Rolling was working in marketing for Winter Circle Productions in New Orleans. She never planned to start an art business until her family and friends suggested it. That led to the creation of Swamp Sprouts.
Throughout Mississippi, Southern hospitality is shown in many ways. However, in the Mississippi Delta, it’s often demonstrated through food. Bill Burrus, 51, a Greenwood native and former sports journalist, has started a new occupation as a restaurant owner.
Natalie Cooper, an up-and-coming Memphis artist, is gaining popularity for her custom acrylic pet portraits and pop art Memphis collages. Cooper strives to bring happiness through her paintings and create personal connections with customers.