Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Fire at Trademart

There is a fire at the site of the new Mississippi Trademart. A picture is posted below.  JJ is trying to obtain  more information. 




Kingfish note: Please, please jump over to the Coliseum.  Please.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Please jump over to the rest of the dumpster fire of a city.

BigHorsepower said...

Just a sewer smoke test.

Anonymous said...

On seeing the smoke, I was hoping it was the Jackson Convention Center Complex.

Anonymous said...

please jump over to rankin county and burn the entire place to the ground

Anonymous said...

Burn Fondren and Belhaven!

DWF said...

Welding caught the insulation on fire.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I thought it was the Ghost of General Sherman coming back to burn down Jackson again.

Anonymous said...

Is the new one or the old one on fire?

Anonymous said...

Damn Ironworker’s! They never look where they weld or cut!

Anonymous said...

What would you call a major fire in Jackson????

Urban renewal!

Anonymous said...

Its the new one. The one they funded in 2018 when they came out bragging AGAIN that they are cutting the size of state government.

Anonymous said...

Burn Baby Burn!

Anonymous said...

@12:50 pm the new one that is currently under construction

Anonymous said...

Off topic, but what was the reasoning for building a new trade mart adjacent to a dilapidated coliseum that needs to be replaced sooner rather than later?

Anonymous said...

Not to worry.

The new building wasn't really damaged.

The Jackson Gun & Knife Show will still have a fresh venue for many years to come.

I only wish their little girl from the late 80's would make an appearance.

Gawd she was hot!

Wearing "Daisy Dukes", loading an automatic shotgun with one hand . . . and smiling at the camera the entire time . . . while saying, "Sure as shooting . . . I hope to see you there !"

Ahhh, the good ole days.



Anonymous said...

Well maybe they can build a third one on the parcel on High Street where the funeral home was.

Or maybe they can build a fourth one where the Sun and Sand was.

Hell, the state has bought up most of downtown Jackson. We could have the biggest trademart building in nation.

Anonymous said...

Burn it down for insurance....isn't that what happens to every failing restaurant in America?

Shad needs to put his fire gear on and get his ass down there.

Anonymous said...

I only wish their little girl from the late 80's would make an appearance.

Gawd she was hot


Thanks for that memory........she was a babe!

Anonymous said...

Shazam, I hope that ain't the Free Biscuits a burnin.

Anonymous said...

The State of Mississippi now owns the Wright and Ferguson property. The major problem is that they can not demolish the building for a parking garage and office building because some dimwit in the House of Representatives altered the bill to purchase the property by inserting the language that "the state agrees to maintain the historical integrity of the property in consultation with the Department of Archives and History" and that the property shall not be demolished! Of course, the Public Property Chairman in the Senate had nothing to do with this, even though his wife is the Executive Director of the Department of Archives and history. The building was built in the late 1940's - most of the houses built in Jackson were built around the same time - does that make them historical? The Legislature passed SB 2685 in 2015, which was authored by Senator David Blount, husband of the Director of Archives and History. Sounds like the Ethics Commission may need to look into this! No wonder the city of Jackson is in bad shape!

Anonymous said...

As I understand it, the new Trade Mart will have less square footage than the old one! Thanks Cindy Hyde-Smith. They should have taken that $30,000,000.00 and refurbish the existing Trade Mart with about $15,000,000.00 and make it look like brand new. The other $15,000,000.00 could have gone into the renovation of the old National Guard Armory located on the fairgrounds where receptions and other events could take place. Commissioner "White Hat" Gipson should have stopped the construction of the new Trade Mart when he was sworn into office last year, but he had to go around the State in his white hat, instead of staying in Jackson learning more about the Department of Agriculture. I won't let my children go ice skating at the fair this year! Can you imagine the problems they are going to have with the crime in Jackson and on the fairgrounds. We are an open carry State, so bring your guns and come on down to the fair. They are legal, so stand your ground!

Anonymous said...

Y'all were so distracted, you forgot the gun and knife show woman introduced herself as Heather.

Anonymous said...

"Hi, I'm Heather," she would say, standing there in her skimpy outfit with a short barreled pump shotgun with a pistol grip. Then she would invite everyone to the show, and follow it up with, "Sure as shootin' (racks the shotgun's action), I'll probably see you there." Which always seemed intentionally ambiguous to me - she starts out with a certainty, (Sure as shootin') and then qualifies it with a "probably." It was all a tease, of course - I never saw her there, and I never missed a show. But it was certainly a memorable piece of advertising. Wonder where Heather is now?

Anonymous said...

On the funeral home comment -- Thank you David Blount for working to preserve this iconic building.

Anonymous said...

Heather for the Baton Rouge Gunshow

Anonymous said...

DFA bought the funeral home for $1,700,000.00 and now they want to spend another 3-4 million to remodel for state offices. How dumb can you get. Well, I take that back - we've got Phil as our Gov! If anybody with any sense would drive around that property, you can see that it needs to be torn down and replaced with a multi level garage. No telling how much it's going to cost to dig out all that yazoo clay. And don't forget, DEQ will get involved with the cleanup. No telling what kind of chemicals and fluids have gone into the ground.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone want a dilapidated funeral home and motel to stay put for historical value? Maintaining a sh@th*le eyesore has historical value? Get over yourselves baby boomers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, 11:26. That brought back memories.

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