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Ross & Yerger Announces Move Into The District at Eastover, Other Development Updates

JACKSON, Miss., June 01, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ross & Yerger – Mississippi’s largest and most established independent insurance agency – has announced details about its new headquarters office in The District at Eastover’s One Eastover Center, the signature 125,000-square-foot Class A office building anchoring the leading-edge mixed-use development taking shape in the heart of Metro Jackson.



The move will bring occupancy in the building to nearly 100 percent, and approximately 90 employees will begin work in the new 27,700 square-foot Ross & Yerger office in August. The firm will occupy the entire first floor and a majority of the second floor of the building, located at Interstate 55 and Eastover Drive – centrally positioned between the city’s major medical corridor, the Fondren Arts District and the high-end residential homes of the Lefleur East District. Ross & Yerger is currently located in downtown Jackson’s City Centre at 200 S. Lamar St.

“We are excited about being the newest neighbor in The District, one of Jackson’s most innovative and iconic developments,” said Dudley Wooley, CEO of Ross & Yerger. “It offers great synergy and vitality for business, retail, restaurants, entertaining and working, and we are thrilled to join other leading companies in The District. It’s the perfect home for us and our vision for the future.”

Ross & Yerger’s new space features:

  • Nearly two floors with full-service amenities
  • 54 offices and numerous open work stations
  • Four conference rooms
  • Break rooms throughout
  • Exercise room to advance the firm’s wellness initiative.

Work on One Eastover Center was completed at the end of 2015. It is also home to the Baker Donelson and Cosmich Simmons & Brown law firms.

In addition, The District has announced several other updates to the $125 million 21-acre development:

BankPlus Center

Construction is under way on a multifaceted financial center complex for BankPlus, one of the leading community banks in Mississippi. The facility will house commercial lending, commercial real estate, cash management, private banking, wealth management, wealthplus and business development, and will also serve as the headquarters of the Jackson banking center. The BankPlus complex will boast 67,000 square feet of space as an anchor financial institution in The District.

Restaurants

The District at Eastover is planning to establish six restaurants of varying categories across a broad spectrum, and are targeting:

  • Modern Mexican restaurant
  • Upscale sushi concept
  • Modern twist on Mediterranean
  • Neighborhood Italian with fresh pizzas, salads and wine
  • Several fast, casual concepts

“The District at Eastover will be a culinary destination for Mississippi, and we want to celebrate that not only through the restaurants but also at events held on the property, including pop-up events, wine tastings and farmers markets,” said Breck Hines, principle of The District at Eastover. “Furthermore, we want to expand on the current interest in health and wellness and marry that with the social aspect of good, locally-sourced food and drink. For residents of Jackson, dining out with friends and family is more than just eating good food – it is a large part of our social fabric and how we entertain ourselves.”

Retailers

While the slate of exciting and trend-setting retailers has not been announced, the development is pursuing a variety of unique experiences ranging from salon and spa to health and fitness, women’s fashion to gifts, interior décor, furniture and more, and will have further announcements in the near future.

District Lofts

Construction on The District Lofts, which will feature 250 upscale residential units with resort-caliber common areas and amenities, began in the fall of 2015 and is slated for completion in the spring of 2017, with associated ground floor local and national retailers coming online later this year and in early 2017.

Marriott Residence Inn

The Marriott Residence Inn rising along Eastover Drive is expected to open for business this summer. The four-story hotel – featuring 95 spacious suites with separate sleeping and living areas – will be the first new hotel in this area of Jackson in more than a decade. It is perfect for business travelers or families who prefer added comfort in an amenity-rich urban environment. Each suite will feature a sitting area, business desk with ergonomic chair, and complimentary Wi-Fi with high-speed Internet. Other amenities helping guests maintain a healthy lifestyle include a hot breakfast buffet, complimentary evening socials, swimming pool, exercise facility, outdoor patio fireplace and fellowship area, meeting rooms, business center and on-site laundry.

High-End Theater

A high-end theater, planned for mid-2017, will boast eight screens, all with chair back reclining seats. The theater will include an elegant cocktail lounge where patrons can enjoy wine, beer and cocktails along with tapas-style dining while watching movies or attending other special events.

The convenience of The District at Eastover is inspired by both location and the intimacy of the development. All areas are easily accessible via walking and will have nearly 1,400 parking spaces, half of which will be covered parking in garages. Green space is incorporated throughout the development – including a central District Plaza – evoking a true neighborhood environment complete with wide sidewalks and inviting awnings, welcoming people to explore no matter the weather. Teams of District “ambassadors” will keep the development clean, green and secure.

Origin Bank

Origin Bank has broken ground on their new bank branch located on the Frontage Road in front of One Eastover Center, with completion expected in late summer 2016. Origin Bank has a wide range of traditional banking services and 41 banking centers in Mississippi and across the Southeast.

About The District at Eastover

The District at Eastover represents the best of mixed-use urban revitalization in the heart of Mississippi’s capital city. Conveniently located between Jackson’s historic Eastover and Fondren neighborhoods and adjacent to the I-55 corridor and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, The District offers a transformative destination characterized by boutique shopping, acclaimed restaurants, thoughtfully planned office space and luxury residential living opportunities. Learn more about The District at www.thedistrictateastover.com

About Ross & Yerger

Ross & Yerger – a leading regional independent insurance agency – was established in 1860 and is headquartered in Jackson, Miss. The firm has more than 100 employees in four offices in Jackson, Miss., Tupelo, Miss., Baton Rouge, La. and New Orleans. Ross & Yerger is licensed in all 50 states, and offers a full range of brokerage services, including insurance benefits, bonds, financial services and consulting. As a niche-focused agency, the firm’s business acumen is unrivaled with industry expertise in the areas of financial institutions, oil and gas services, health care, nonprofits, property management, construction, manufacturing, personal lines, and employee benefits. The firm helps clients know the possibilities, and is committed to the communities it serves, cultivating a future of hope, prosperity and security. The firm has been recognized as a “Best Places to Work” by the Mississippi Business Journal for 10 consecutive years. For more about Ross & Yerger, visit www.rossandyerger.com

Contacts: Todd Smith 601.460.0705 todd@deanesmithpartners.com Allison Carter 615.454.5745, x302 allison.barnes@deanesmithpartners.com

Source: The District at Eastover