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Farish Street Festival celebrates new construction

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - The 32nd annual Farish Street Festival was in full swing and gaining momentum with news of future development to the historic area.

Festival goers can look forward to a night filled with live blues, R & B and gospel music.  Watkins development is bringing businesses back to Farish Street, an area that has been nearly abandoned for more than a decade.  The developers are the same people who restored the King Edward Hotel and Standard Life Building in downtown Jackson.

They said five new businesses will open in November with more construction to follow.  Meanwhile, F. Jones Corner was celebrating their first year at the Farish Street location.

"We got a liquor license now so we're down here partying, making it hotter. This year, we're just a year strong now.  We're still offering good times, good food and good blues," said F. Jones Corner co-owner Adam Hayes.

The gates opened at 4:00 PM in the historic Farish Street District.  Tickets to the festival are $15.

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