With the addition of a new mural on University Avenue and Oxford’s arts center, the Powerhouse, located there – this semester Oxford Stories is embarking on a small solutions journalism project. Our reporters are starting a community conversation about the possibility of a continued arts emphasis in the University Avenue area.
Established local businesses line University Avenue – an older, yet still thriving part of Oxford. Business owners on this side of town say it’s vital that local businesses remain in the area, and some believe an arts district could attract more.
If you spend a lot of time on the west side of town, you may not have much of a reason to venture over to University Avenue for anything, which might lead you to believe business is declining in that area. However, according to two University Avenue business owners, business has been steady.
From working in a family-owned restaurant at age 16, to taking a desk job in corporate America, Brooke Krizbai realized working for someone wasn’t an option anymore. Today, she owns two Oxford restaurants – Volta Taverna and Track 61.
One of the best things about Oxford is there is a shop for almost anything you could want or need, but up until August, there were no specialty ice cream stores.
My Michelle’s, an Oxford restaurant, is the place to grab a home-cooked meal, order one for tailgating in the Grove, or to relax and get creative on Wine Wednesday.
To many outsiders, the South is racist, uneducated, country, and uninformed about events outside Mississippi. At first, these were my opinions too, but living here and experiencing it, the outside world has their views wrong.
Based on countless testimonials about this activity completely changing, and even saving lives, one would think it must be some sort of magic. But it’s not. It’s CrossFit.
Senior year of high school was the first time I became obsessed with my weight. I never had a problem with my weight before. I was a healthy and fit girl. I was playing basketball, softball, and cheerleading and was always active. I had a fast metabolism and my sleeping schedule was nearly perfect. I had friends and life was great.
What we have seen in recent years is nothing compared to what will happen should the planet warm to the threshold of 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels estimated by the panel. These effects are just the tip of the melting iceberg.
Children aged 10 to 17 in Mississippi are leading the nation in obesity. Adults follow close behind, as Mississippi has the second highest obesity rate in the nation, according to the State of Obesity Website.
Who Dat is now a question you can ask in Oxford. Who Dat’s Drive-Thru & Bar, at 1412 Jackson Avenue, is a drive-thru daiquiri shop that opened in Oxford in February. Owner Wylie Coleman, who also owns part of King’s restaurant in Oxford, has brought a taste of New Orleans to Oxford.
In high school, Alex Coleman stole materials from construction sites and used them to build doghouses to sell. But one day, he was caught.
What started as a mother-daughter bonding activity has led to a business for one University of Mississippi student. Nashville native Sarah-Catherine Martin, an exercise science major, recently started a small business called Scat’s Cookies featuring decorative and custom-made sugar cookies.
A Vietnamese-style iced coffee and breakfast tacos are a unique way to start the morning in Oxford.
Wine and art. It’s a trendy combination that has led to the creation of many business in the U.S. in the last few years. Board & Brush Creative Studio at 1525 University Ave. is a different take on the traditional art business that allows customers to create their own artwork.