BIZ BUZZ BLOG: New mall restaurant open; updates on new stores

By Biz Buzz Blog

It was a short post by The Mall at Barnes Crossing on Facebook, but here it is: Krispy Krunchy Chicken opens today in the Food Court. CHICOS tomorrow and Francesca Collection on 3/12. The Mall At Barnes Crossing.

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Here’s what we know:

• Francesca’s Collection: it’s a specialty women’s boutique that sells clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories and other gift items. The company has stores in 44 states.

In Mississippi, it has locations in Flowood at Dogwood Festival shopping center and in Ridgeland at Renaissance Place.

• Chico’s from an earlier Biz Buzz post: The women’s boutique carries clothes, jewelry and accessories.

No word yet on what lines they will carry in Tupelo but among the more popular Chico’s lines are “So Slimming” pants and the Zenergy Golf line.

It other Mississippi stores are in Flowood, Gulfport and Ridgeland.

• As for Krispy Krunchy Chicken: As its name implies, Fried chicken, chicken tenders, plus corn dogs, catfish, honey biscuits, sides…. Hungry yet? It’s next to Sbarro in the Food Court.