COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI)-It all ended with an email. Cracker Barrel is not coming to Columbus – at least not in the near future. The people known for good down home food and a general store atmosphere had sent a letter of intent to purchase property on 18th street north next to Smith Landscaping. But the next step – a signed contract – hasn’t come through. Now, the project has been put on hold. Consultants for the Cracker Barrel are quoted as saying, “…They believe the Columbus location requires additional study.” They apparently informed the local realtor handling the proposed land sale of Cracker Barrel’s change of heart via email. The chain is located along heavily traveled thoroughfares in more than 40 states.