Farish Street Blues


Construction of an entertainment district and apartments on Farish Street in Jackson, Mississippi, has been held up by a lack of funding from the state.

Farish Street is a planned entertainment/residential area being developed by Beale Street's John Elkington, CEO of the Memphis-based Performa company. According a Jackson Clarion-Ledger story, Elkington told City Council members on Monday that his company will not receive all the state money it needs to complete the work.

"This has gotten to the point that it's very frustrating," Elkington said. "We could have been finished with Farish Street by now."

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