The retail portion of The District at Midtown will bring a mix of new to market concepts, new unique local concepts, and the expansion of existing retailers known to the residents of Hattiesburg. Hattiesburg is ranked 2nd in the state of Mississippi for retail sales. The growth in restaurant sales has consistently expanded during the past decade in the Hattiesburg market. The current roster of tenants includes Tazikis Cafe, Pyros Fresh Fire Pizza, Chicken Salad Chick, ATT Wireless, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, The Midtowner Restaurant, South Boutique, Lavish Salon, Five Star Nutrition, Newks Café, Rock N Roll Sushi, and Southern Kernels.
The District at Midtown is unique in many ways but the confluence of high daytime population, density due to the University of Southern Mississippi, and the concentration of medical services within one half mile of the District produce the most dynamic opportunity for retail in Hattiesburg. There are more than 15,000 employees and 15,000 students in the immediate area surrounding The District at Midtown. Hardy Street is the main artery for the aforementioned employees and students to utilize for access to USM, Forrest General, Hattiesburg Clinic, and the additional medical/assorted businesses nearby. The District at Midtown is truly located in the heart of the city experiencing a revitalization that will continue for many years to come.