The Starkville food truck craze continues with a new brunch truck

The food truck business in Starkville continues to grow.

A trio of companies are preparing to open Easy Street Brunch Co. to serve Starkville and surrounding areas.

Doug Marcinkowska, Corey Patton and Madalyn Patton will open the food truck and catering store by the end of February.

Madalyn said Easy Street plans to serve breakfast and brunch items including brunch burritos, Egg Benedict sandwiches, pancakes and more. Once open, you can stop by for breakfast Tuesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, you can have brunch from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

“For us, choosing Starkville was easy,” Madalyn said. “The community is constantly growing and we want to be part of that growth. We think starting a brunch food truck will add diversity to the food scene here in Starkville.

“You can drop by for mimosas with friends or grab a bite to eat on the way to work,” she continued.

The trio want to open the food truck by the end of February. For localization updates and an actual launch date, follow Easy Street on social media.

Also in Starkville, Spring Street Cigars, 101 Dr. Douglas L. Conner Drive, will host its grand opening this Saturday.

Head downtown on Saturday for special cigar shop events, raffles, food and drink from 2-9 p.m. Learn how Spring Street transformed Mugshots’ former downtown location.

Also, there is a new bank near The Mill.

The Guaranty Bank & Trust Company held the grand opening of its Starkville site on Wednesday. The bank, located at 100 Mill St., replaced the former Italian restaurant Gondolier. The bank was founded in Mississippi in 1943 and has since grown to more than 20 branches statewide.

The branch lobby will be open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Starkville location also includes an interactive automated teller machine (ITM).

Similar to an ATM; however, ITM by Guaranty offers a video with a live bank teller to assist you with your banking needs.

The economic news continues to pour in.

For those interested in manufacturing, International Paper and East Mississippi Community College will host a Process Manufacturing Boot Camp at the Communiversity.

The program is $95 for a two-week course from January 31 to February 31. 10 6-9pm Check out the EMCC website to register and get more information before it’s too late at

Moving to Columbus, there are two new stores open on Highway 45.

Tobacco and Beer Discounts, 1928 Suite 1 Hwy. 45, officially inaugurated last week. The tobacco and beer store has a drive-thru and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Right next to the beer and tobacco store, Liquor World is also open. The liquor store is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Owner Vikaskumar Patel said he has one of the largest wine and liquor selections around. He also added that for customers who bring a copy of this column, they will receive 10% off an item from the liquor store.

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