Biz Buzz: 'Toddlers & Tiaras' filming in Tupelo; Shogun closed for good

By Carlie Kollath/NEMS Daily Journal

From the Biz Buzz business blog …

‘Toddlers & Tiaras’ filming in Tupelo

TLC’s “Toddlers & Tiaras” is filming in Tupelo this week.

The crew is following around 22-month-old Oliviana “Ollie” Steele and her family as they prepare to compete in a pageant this weekend in Atlanta.

Today, Ollie, her mom, Delia, her dad, Rob, and her 7-year-old brother, Dominick, visited Little Divas to get a French manicure and pedicure for the beauty queen. It was her first professional nail experience.

Find out how she did when the show airs this fall.

Ollie has been in 40 pageants, according to her parents. She started when she was 3 months old.

Read more about Ollie and her outing today in Wednesday’s Journal.

Shogun closed for good

Japanese restaurant Shogun has closed.

Owners Jack Lim and Karen Ma said employees problems led them to retire a year earlier than they had planned.

The couple today told the Daily Journal that they are moving back to Korea next month.

They opened the North Gloster restaurant seven years ago. It featured traditional Japanese food, sushi and Tupelo’s first hibachi table.

“We’re so sad about our customers,” Ma said. “We prepared for a couple of years. It’s not bankruptcy. It’s not suddenly. We’re so happy to retire and go back to my country.”

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