Daily Flyer: Wednesday, Feb. 29

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News Briefs

A crew works on the exterior of the old Circuit City building on Joyce Boulevard Tuesday. We’re told the site will soon be home to a Mattress Firm superstore.

Staff photo, Fayetteville Flyer

Mattress Firm, a retail chain with over 700 stores in 23 states, is currently renovating the old Circuit City site at 744 E. Joyce Blvd. The nearly 21,000-square-foot building has been vacant since November 2008.

Sarah and Christopher Varga, owners of Fayetteville bars Ryleigh’s and Sideways, plan to open a new bar in the space formerly home to Flying Possum Leather on Dickson Street.

Jose’s Mexican Restaurant has been closed since Jan. 10, but it looks like the long-time Fayetteville restaurant will be back soon, and under new ownership.

Please help us welcome the newest Flyer Sponsor to the family. The Mustache Goods & Wears is owned and operated by husband-and-wife duo Brian and Ashley Bailey, and is full of awesome t-shirts, men’s and women’s clothing, shoes, hand-made jewelry, accessories, and some of the most unique gift items you’ll find in all of Fayetteville.

Wednesday Events

Chicken George (Dubspot)

Austin-based DJ Chicken George is in town for the next couple days for a series of shows. First up is a 10 p.m. performance at Smoke & Barrel Tavern tonight, then it’s on to Lit Lounge tomorrow night for a show with The Sample Platters. Can’t make it out? KXUA 88.3FM will host a guest mix by Chicken George from 8 to 10 p.m. tomorrow night.

The list:

Greenhouse Grille: Kelley McRae
JJ’s Grill: Jeff Fox
Fayetteville Public Library: Seeds of Change: Promoting Healthy Community Through Food Choices
Tanglewood Branch Beer Co.: Old Time Fiddle Jam
Smoke & Barrel Tavern: DJ Chicken George / Tavern Trivia
Mojo’s Pints & Pies: Michael Tisdale
Legacy Blues Lounge: DJ Derrick D

Wednesday Public Meetings

9:00 a.m.Technical Plat ReviewCity Hall, Room 326

» View all of this week’s public meetings
* Meetings scheduled to be televised by the Fayetteville Government Channel

Wednesday Birthdays

Local Leaper: Susan Shackelford
*Send us your local birthday shout-outs.
Others: Actor Dennis Farina is 68, actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is 40, poet/rapper/actor Saul Williams is 40, and rapper Ja Rule is 36.

DJ Chicken George – Live @ Hush Nightclub – Victoria, BC