For those of you who may not know, BOOM Jackson’s Autumn 2010 issue hit news stands a couple of weeks ago and a flip version of the magazine was posted on BOOM’s website this past weekend. Nestled in the bottom left corner of the magazine’s cover is a phrase that reads “The Great Society of West Jackson.” To hear the words “great” and “West Jackson” used together is proof that people are finally starting to get it. People are realizing that great things are in store for this side of town.
What can you find in the latest issue of BOOM? For starters, you can read about West Jackson resident Zakiya Summers on page 13. (By the way, the little boy pictured above is her son, Marvin. He celebrated his 3rd birthday this past Sunday!) Turn to page 18 and you can learn about the great development plans for the Metrocenter. There’s a blurb about the redevelopment of the Coca-Cola plant on page 20. Turn to page 62 and read Jackson foodies revel about West Jackson Mexican restaurant Taqueria Mexicana. Then, the culmination of this issue is the cover story about a West Jackson resident who took a abandoned home and turned it into a true work of art. This home surely belongs on an HGTV designer showcase! In fact, if you need inspiration to move into one of the lonely houses in this part of town, read the article, then read the Fixin to Stay blog post so that you can learn more about the federal rehabilitation loan.
There are traces of West Jackson on other pages in this great magazine, including:
Page 30: University Place ad
Page 53: Rib Shack BBQ & Seafood Menu
Page 57: Stamps Superburgers ad (by the way, they serve EXCELLENT turkey burgers)
Page 70: West Jackson non-profit, Dress for Success Jackson
Page 86: Boo at the Zoo event
Page 86: Total Praise Gospel Tour (to be held on JSU campus)
Page 90: Blurb about Koinonia Coffee House
So, there you have it. I’ve already found the West Jackson references in the latest BOOM Jackson magazine, now it’s your turn to read the articles. Have fun and be inspired!
P.S. If you want to see some more great photos of the transformation of deborah’s home, visit BOOM Jackson’s outtakes from their photography session.
Written by Curnis Upkins, III