Rose's vacating University Square Mall location

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - An old familiar name is coming down and replaced with a somewhat familiar name in Hattiesburg. Rose's will be vacating its long-standing location in the University Square Mall at the end of February.

The new tenant will be Billy Hudson and Company.

Roses officials say their lease contract with the mall's new owners was not renewed.

State senator Billy Hudson, who retired from the retail business nearly 15 years ago, re-entered last year with an outlet on Interstate 59 North. Hudson says he and his 3 partners plan to move into the old Rose's location in a few months. He hasn't decided what type of merchandise the store will carry.

The outlet store on I-59 North will remain open.

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