Monday, August 24, 2020

BAM Staying

The Going Out of Business sale is gone.  The "store closing" signs disappeared from Books A Million.  It appears the bookstore will continue to operate in Northeast Jackson.  An employee said the store is no longer closing.  Good news. 


Anonymous said...

That’s good and all but it’s in a awful location and It’s only a matter of time.

Anonymous said...

So true, 10:19, that Kroger next to it doesn't do any business....

Anonymous said...

@10:19 AM, to hell with you and your negativity. To this news I say BAM!

Anonymous said...

You sure are a “Debbie Downer” you can find the clouds in every silver lining....., Jeff

Anonymous said...

Yes, well...10:19 am, it's no surprise to see some can't ever welcome "good news" about Jackson.

Eastover and CCJ and Belhaven and Fondren aren't moving to the suburbs.

Anonymous said...

"Eastover and CCJ and Belhaven and Fondren aren't moving to the suburbs." Thank God for that.

Anonymous said...

I wish they would lower their tarot card prices. My cards will sometimes disintegrate during divination sessions with certain clients. I hate shopping online. I need to supply about 20 decks a week for my practice.

Anonymous said...

That Kroger does no business ?? It is packed everyday!!!

Anonymous said...

City of Jackson needs to protect The Canton Mart area. Canton Mart is the central business district of Northeast Jackson. Once that goes Jackson is will really hit rock bottom.

Anonymous said...

That's good to hear although my inner deal shopper is a little let down.

Kingfish said...

The leaders don't have a clue as to how to do that. Even if they want to and there is serious doubt they do.

Anonymous said...

The old Jerry Lake going out of business sale trick again.

Anonymous said...

11:33, that Kroger is two grocery stores in one; it's essentially a Piggly Wiggly and a Fresh Market (maybe a bit better) under the same roof. I know Madisonians who work in Jackson that shop there on the way home because the selection is so much better than what they can get at their stores.

Anonymous said...

" The old Jerry Lake going out of business sale trick again " .

Laughing too hard.

Although I vaguely remember that one, my favorite was a thunderstorm on High Street in 2007.
Jerry ran his flooded store ads until the 2008 Christmas season.


I can say that !
Lake is a friend of mine.

He's a great showman, astute businessman, and seriously . . . a great guy !
I can honestly say I don't work on his ad campaigns, but I will say he is one of the fairest jewelry dealers anywhere within the Deep South.

Anonymous said...

402 - I think the comment was made tounge in cheek - maybe just a little bit of sarcasm exhibited here on JJ?

Anonymous said...

@ 7:06

"fairest jewelry dealer" is an oxymoron

Anonymous said...

I shop at that Kroger twice a week and it's packed. Why don't you nitwits look at the parking lot sometime? I bet that store does more in sales than either one in Madison.

Anonymous said...

@8:42 is probably right, but only because there's hardly any grocery stores left in jackson.

Kingfish said...

The Kroger has a much better selection than other Krogers in the area. The Kroger stays busy all the time but there are two other grocery stores within a half mile away: Whole Foods and Corner Market. Walmart isn't that far away either. The Kroger stays packed.

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love BAM, and this one was my favorite. I'm glad it's not closing.

Anonymous said...

If you want to see how NOT to do a going out of business sale, visit any of the 3 local Stein Marts. Ten per cent off is not a bargain, and they have managed to make what was a nice department store vibe into a discount store. I saw a lot of people this AM walking through, looking around and leaving empty handed.

Unknown said...


I couldn't agree more. They have had better sales for years. My wife and I went Sunday and didn't buy a thing. 10% off? Please

Suscribe to latest on JJ.

Recent Comments

Search Jackson Jambalaya

Subscribe to JJ's Youtube channel


Trollfest '09

Trollfest '07 was such a success that Jackson Jambalaya will once again host Trollfest '09. Catch this great event which will leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Othor Cain and his band, The Black Power Structure headline the night while Sonjay Poontang returns for an encore performance. Former Frank Melton bodyguard Marcus Wright makes his premier appearance at Trollfest singing "I'm a Sweet Transvestite" from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." Kamikaze will sing his new hit, “How I sold out to da Man.” Robbie Bell again performs: “Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be Bells” and “Any friend of Ed Peters is a friend of mine”. After the show, Ms. Bell will autograph copies of her mug shot photos. In a salute to “Dancing with the Stars”, Ms. Bell and Hinds County District Attorney Robert Smith will dance the Wango Tango.

Wrestling returns, except this time it will be a Battle Royal with Othor Cain, Ben Allen, Kim Wade, Haley Fisackerly, Alan Lange, and “Big Cat” Donna Ladd all in the ring at the same time. The Battle Royal will be in a steel cage, no time limit, no referee, and the losers must leave town. Marshand Crisler will be the honorary referee (as it gives him a title without actually having to do anything).

Meet KIM Waaaaaade at the Entergy Tent. For five pesos, Kim will sell you a chance to win a deed to a crack house on Ridgeway Street stuffed in the Howard Industries pinata. Don't worry if the pinata is beaten to shreds, as Mr. Wade has Jose, Emmanuel, and Carlos, all illegal immigrants, available as replacements for the it. Upon leaving the Entergy tent, fig leaves will be available in case Entergy literally takes everything you have as part of its Trollfest ticket price adjustment charge.

Donna Ladd of The Jackson Free Press will give several classes on learning how to write. Smearing, writing without factchecking, and reporting only one side of a story will be covered. A donation to pay their taxes will be accepted and she will be signing copies of their former federal tax liens. Ms. Ladd will give a dramatic reading of her two award-winning essays (They received The Jackson Free Press "Best Of" awards.) "Why everything is always about me" and "Why I cover murders better than anyone else in Jackson".

In the spirit of helping those who are less fortunate, Trollfest '09 adopts a cause for which a portion of the proceeds and donations will be donated: Keeping Frank Melton in his home. The “Keep Frank Melton From Being Homeless” booth will sell chances for five dollars to pin the tail on the jackass. John Reeves has graciously volunteered to be the jackass for this honorable excursion into saving Frank's ass. What's an ass between two friends after all? If Mr. Reeves is unable to um, perform, Speaker Billy McCoy has also volunteered as when the word “jackass” was mentioned he immediately ran as fast as he could to sign up.

In order to help clean up the legal profession, Adam Kilgore of the Mississippi Bar will be giving away free, round-trip plane tickets to the North Pole where they keep their bar complaint forms (which are NOT available online). If you don't want to go to the North Pole, you can enjoy Brant Brantley's (of the Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance) free guided tours of the quicksand field over by High Street where all complaints against judges disappear. If for some reason you are unable to control yourself, never fear; Judge Houston Patton will operate his jail where no lawyers are needed or allowed as you just sit there for minutes... hours.... months...years until he decides he is tired of you sitting in his jail. Do not think Judge Patton is a bad judge however as he plans to serve free Mad Dog 20/20 to all inmates.

Trollfest '09 is a pet-friendly event as well. Feel free to bring your dog with you and do not worry if your pet gets hungry, as employees of the Jackson Zoo will be on hand to provide some of their animals as food when it gets to be feeding time for your little loved one.

Relax at the Fox News Tent. Since there are only three blonde reporters in Jackson (being blonde is a requirement for working at Fox News), Megan and Kathryn from WAPT and Wendy from WLBT will be on loan to Fox. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both and a torn-up Obama yard sign will entitle you to free drinks served by Megan, Wendy, and Kathryn. Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required. Just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '09 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS.

Trollfest '07

Jackson Jambalaya is the home of Trollfest '07. Catch this great event which promises to leave NE Jackson & Fondren in flames. Sonjay Poontang and his band headline the night with a special steel cage, no time limit "loser must leave town" bout between Alan Lange and "Big Cat"Donna Ladd following afterwards. Kamikaze will perform his new song F*** Bush, he's still a _____. Did I mention there was no referee? Dr. Heddy Matthias and Lori Gregory will face off in the undercard dueling with dangling participles and other um, devices. Robbie Bell will perform Her two latest songs: My Best Friends are in the Media and Mama's, Don't Let Your Babies Grow up to be George Bell. Sid Salter of The Clarion-Ledger will host "Pin the Tail on the Trial Lawyer", sponsored by State Farm.

There will be a hugging booth where in exchange for your young son, Frank Melton will give you a loooong hug. Trollfest will have a dunking booth where Muhammed the terrorist will curse you to Allah as you try to hit a target that will drop him into a vat of pig grease. However, in the true spirit of Separate But Equal, Don Imus and someone from NE Jackson will also sit in the dunking booth for an equal amount of time. Tom Head will give a reading for two hours on why he can't figure out who the hell he is. Cliff Cargill will give lessons with his .80 caliber desert eagle, using Frank Melton photos as targets. Tackleberry will be on hand for an autograph session. KIM Waaaaaade will be passing out free titles and deeds to crackhouses formerly owned by The Wood Street Players.

If you get tired come relax at the Fox News Tent. To gain admittance to the VIP section, bring either your Republican Party ID card or a Rebel Flag. Bringing both will entitle you to free drinks.Get your tickets now. Since this is an event for trolls, no ID is required, just bring the hate. Bring the family, Trollfest '07 is for EVERYONE!!!

This is definitely a Beaver production.

Note: Security provided by INS