Clarksdale Wingstop – Once Again – a Few Months from Opening

CLARKSDALE, MS (Ben Caxton) — In mid-September of 2017 Boss Wings XXX LLC, headed by the mother and sister of Clarksdale native and rap star Rick Ross announced plans to convert Clarksdale’s historic Greyhound bus depot to a Wingstop restaurant saying at that time the restaurant would open for business in early 2018. After that grand opening date came and went Clarksdale Mayor Chuck Espy, Chamber of Commerce executive director Jon Levingston and other officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking in early June of 2018 with contractors saying that the interior could be completed in as little as eight weeks. By November of 2018 with work having yet to begin Developer Dwan Brown at a “State of the City” meeting said that constructions plans for the WingStop were being reviewed and that he anticipated the restaurant would open in late March of 2019. Now in January of 2020, nearly 2-1/2 years later, Mayor Espy again told the few members of the public that showed up for a community forum that the opening is just around the corner, saying he expects the new Wingstop to open later this month. Meanwhile, Espy assured residents that construction plans for a new 28,000 square-foot Piggly Wiggly store in Clarksdale should be finalized this month. But the store, which was announced to great fanfare by Espy and the commissioners nearly a year ago on January 28, 2019, promised a February 2020 opening – now just two weeks away – not “finalized” construction plans.


1 Comment on "Clarksdale Wingstop – Once Again – a Few Months from Opening"

  1. i never believe wat any of dem folks say Greed an lying is der key to success dey aint thinking about CLARKSDALE nor da CITIZENS all for themselves

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