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Shop Local for Great Father’s Day Gifts – Starkville Gift Guide

Father's Day is right around the corner - shop your favorite Starkville retailers and find Dad the perfect gift this Father's Day right here in Starkville! For any type of Dad - Starkville has a unique retailer or specialty shop just waiting to showcase their gifts for you. For a full chamber directory listing of shopping and specialty retailers, click here. Reed's Department Store - For the Stylish Dad If you’re looking for a gift for the … [Read more...]


Looking for a Starkville Tradition, Look No Further Located in the old historic Starkville Post Office, where many of the original fixtures still remain, Reed’s has been catering to Mississippi State University students and the Starkville community since 1991. After being in business in Tupelo since 1905, the Reed family wanted to extend its vision to Starkville, and it has been a move that the family does not regret. With its two … [Read more...]

The Book Mart, Bully Shop & Café

Take a break from your busy schedule and curl up with a delicious cup of coffee, a pastry, and a good book, at the Book Mart & Café on Main Street. You can sit at a table in the café to people watch or climb the stairs to the more private (and cozy) reading area. Bully Shop & Café, which opened in 2008, is the perfect spot to meet your friends for a down-home cooked meal. Some of the menu favorites include cranberry & pecan … [Read more...]


Offering Modern Classics in the Heart of Main Street What started out as a pop-up shop has now found its brick-and-mortar home on beautiful Main Street. Located in the heart of Starkville, George-Mary’s offers a variety of apparel, accessories, and home items in an atmosphere that customers truly love. Owner Alesia Lucas graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and Design and a minor in Business … [Read more...]

Starkville Earns 67 Best of Mississippi Honors

If you haven't had a chance to browse Mississippi Magazine's 2017 "Best of Mississippi" reader-voted awards in the magazine's July/August issue, you are in for a treat! We are so proud of the Starkville community for earning 67 honors! Starkville restaurants, retailers, businesses and happenings received 15 "Best of Mississippi" honors  and 52 "M-List" honors. The awards are voted on each year by magazine readers through online balloting and … [Read more...]