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1. Exploring Possibilities -

Just a few weeks before construction is scheduled to begin on the Big River Crossing boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge, bicycle riders will gather in West Memphis for a 100-kilometer bike ride designed to showcase what’s on the other side of the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk across the Mississippi River.

2. Pocket Park Takes Shape on Madison -

For several years, Scott Crosby, an attorney with Burch, Porter & Johnson PLLC and co-owner of The Brass Door restaurant on Madison Avenue Downtown, had considered what, if anything, could be done with the shuttered Burger King restaurant across the street, a decaying eyesore in an otherwise vibrant strip of the street.

3. Room for Growth -

Sardor and Gulam Umarov are used to fighting battles with seemingly long odds.

Between 2005 and 2009, the brothers waged a high-profile human rights campaign against the authoritarian government in their native Uzbekistan for the release of their father, Sanjar Umarov, a Germantown businessman thrown into prison for opposing the regime.

4. Bull Market -

From his office on the 21st floor of the Raymond James tower Downtown, John C. Carson Jr. has a sweeping view of the Mississippi River as it rolls by the Bluff City.

5. Lower Cost Moves Bridge Project Closer to Reality -

The Big River Initiative, the nonprofit group raising private funding for a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk on the Harahan Bridge across the Mississippi River, has $2.5 million to raise to get the project started.

6. Knowledge Tree Buys Cordova Retail Center -

8195 Dexter Road
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: July 8, 2014
Buyer: K Tree LLC
Seller: 8195 Dexter Road LLC
Loan Amount: $1.5 million
Loan Date: July 11, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of the Knowledge Tree learning center has paid $1.5 million for the 28,575-square-foot shopping center at 8195 Dexter Road in Cordova.

7. Beale Street Landing Looks Beyond Early Curiosity -

The Riverfront Development Corp. is filling in a calendar of events at the newly opened Beale Street Landing that stretches into the fall and demonstrates the role of programming in holding the larger public’s interest beyond those coming to the landing now out of curiosity.

8. Downtown Stakeholders Talk Office Space, Riverfront -

Office space is moving east in Memphis for now.

But the head of the Downtown Memphis Commission says that doesn’t appear to be a long-term trend.

“I don’t disagree that that’s happened. I disagree that that will continue to happen over the next 20 or 30 years,” Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris said on the WKNO-TV program “Behind the Headlines.” “If you look at it from the longer-term perspective across America, more and more offices are returning to downtown areas.”

9. Events -

C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa will hold a volunteer day Saturday, July 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the museum, 1987 Indian Village Drive. Volunteers help sort artifacts, landscape gardens and trails, and more. Email kjthmpsn@memphis.edu or call 785-3160.

10. Riverfront Cornerstone -

Beale Street Landing seems an unlikely choice as a cornerstone, considering its troubled path to completion.

At this point, it’s almost a motto – not on time and over budget, and by a lot on both counts.

11. ‘Significant Headwinds’ -

When Gov. Bill Haslam joined local economic development and civic officials at FedExForum in January to announce that Conduit Global would open a call center in Shelby County that would employ 1,000 people over the next three to five years, it provided a much-needed boost to the local office real estate sector.

12. Gestalt Schools Signs Lease in Hickory Hill -

A charter school operator has inked a lease for space on Winchester Road in Hickory Hill.

Gestalt Community Schools has leased 57,000 square feet of space at 5360 Winchester Road inside the Mendenhall Square shopping center.

13. Local Connection -

When The Chinese Connection Dub Embassy takes the stage in Handy Park on Beale Street Friday, June 6, the band’s reggae beat and style will be something new for a park that has seen everything from church choirs to jug bands to blues bands playing “Mustang Sally” and similar hits for tourists.

14. Events -

The Memphis and Shelby County Office of Sustainability will hold an open house about the Mid-South Regional Greenprint and Sustainability Plan Tuesday, May 20, from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the North End Terminal, 444 N. Main St. Visit midsouthgreenprint.org.

15. Across the River -

The Arkansas land between the bridges across the Mississippi River at Memphis doesn’t have a name, at least not yet.

If graffiti is any indication, lots of people go there. And they cross numerous boundaries on dirt and gravel roads and paths that can end abruptly and are posted with “no trespassing” signs and other warnings as well as railroad video cameras.

16. Events -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and Memphis Medical Center partners will host Spring at the Park Thursday, April 3, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Health Sciences Park, at the corner of Madison Avenue and Dunlap Street. The event will include arts performances, food trucks and vendors. Cost is free. Call 576-7185.

17. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, April 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. National Civil Rights Museum president Beverly Robertson will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

18. Tennessee Brewery Plan Unveiled -

Memphis businessman Taylor Berger is part of a team preparing to take short-term ownership of the Tennessee Brewery Downtown, with plans to bring a variety of community-focused uses to the site from roughly the last weekend in April through the last weekend in May.

19. Beale Street Music Festival Lineup Announced -

The bill for the three-day Memphis in May Beale Street Music this year features a new night of late night dance music from a stage in Tom Lee Park and a 69-act lineup in which Memphis artists are nearly a third of the diverse set of performers.

20. Tour Shows Work Progressing in Pyramid -

The opening date for Bass Pro Shops at The Pyramid is still tentative.

But it appears to now be in December depending on who you talked with this week as the outdoors retailer offered a look inside The Pyramid.

21. Beale Alterations Point to Possible Larger Changes -

As a brass band leading a lunch-hour parade on Beale Street last Friday passed Handy Park, a crew wearing the district’s new uniforms for maintenance workers were taking down the Performa Entertainment sign outlining the ground rules for the park area.

22. Events -

AARP Cordova Chapter will meet Thursday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cordova Branch Library, 8457 Trinity Road. The chapter will review and discuss its operations. Email fmyers912@yahoo.com.

23. Whitehaven Warehouse Sells for $2 Million -

The 150,000-square-foot warehouse at 2982 Datsun Drive in Whitehaven has been sold to an out-of-town investor for $2 million.

24. Lead Local -

The T-shirt is plain and black with a simple logo that reads “Eat Local,” and if you see someone wearing it, the chances are pretty good they work at a locally owned restaurant.

In recent years there has been a “Buy Local” campaign among some business leaders that’s been hard to miss. Less conspicuous but still easy to find is evidence of perhaps a more influential trend – how the city is moving toward what might be called a “Lead Local” preference based on some recent changes in leadership of some of the city’s most important institutions.

25. Crosstown Wins 20-Year Tax Break -

The $180 million project to revitalize the Sears Crosstown building won a 20-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) agreement Thursday, Oct. 10, from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp.

26. Beale Street Future Returns to Bankruptcy Court -

The future path of Beale Street development is back in federal bankruptcy court after a plan that would both lease Handy Park and pay off a $600,000 loan for park improvements was scrapped Tuesday, Sept. 17, by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

27. Wharton Scraps Handy Park Lease -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. scrapped a proposed lease of Handy Park in the Beale Street entertainment district Tuesday, Sept. 17, that would have settled the federal bankruptcy case involving control of the district.

28. City Council Considers Tax Incentive Changes -

Memphis City Council members will be parsing contract terms and clauses during a busy Tuesday, Sept. 13, set of committee meetings and the afternoon voting meeting of the full council.

They review a lease agreement for Handy Park in the Beale Street entertainment district and revisit a new solid waste plan agreed to by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s administration and the union representing sanitation workers.

29. Council Gives Early Approval to Solid Waste Fee -

The Memphis City Council sent a proposed lease of Handy Park on Beale Street back to committee Tuesday, Sept. 3, for more discussion about the details.

And the council approved on the first of three readings a restoration of the city’s solid waste fee to $25.05 a month. But there were conflicting explanations about which part of an overhaul of sanitation services the restoration of the fee is supposed to fund.

30. Council Approves Solid Waste Fee, Delays Vote On Handy Park Lease -

The Memphis City Council sent a proposed lease of Handy Park on Beale Street back to committee Tuesday, Sept. 3, for more discussion about the details.

And the council approved on the first of three readings a restoration of the city’s solid waste fee to $25.05 a month. But there were conflicting explanations about which part of an overhaul of sanitation services the restoration of the fee is supposed to be aimed at.

31. Handy Park Lease Latest Stage in Beale Endgame -

The city of Memphis has a tentative lease of Handy Park with a group that includes some current tenants of the Beale Street entertainment district.

And the pending agreement would resolve one of the final issues in the city’s relationship with John Elkington, the developer of the district and founder of Performa Entertainment.

32. Green Shoots -

The busiest time of the year along the Shelby Farms Greenline is also the busiest time of the year for Cheffie’s, an example of a business that is a direct beneficiary of being near the Tillman Street end of the greenline that extends east to Shelby Farms Park.

33. Historic Transformation -

Around nine years ago Scott Blake was walking to St. Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral when he noticed a window in the tower at the historic James Lee House in Victorian Village had been blown out, exposing it to the elements.

34. 'Cycle Tracks' Latest Bike Initiative for City -

As the $33 million Main Street to Main Street project unfolds, the term “cycle track” is sure to be heard more.

A cycle track is a bicycle lane on a street that is shielded or separated from auto traffic by some kind of barrier or wall.

35. City Enticing FBI to Move Downtown -

City leaders are attempting to bring the FBI Downtown. The FBI is searching for a significant amount of office space, and local leaders, including U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, are urging the law enforcement agency to locate Downtown.

36. International Interaction -

Memphians and out-of-towners are gathering Downtown throughout this month to hear the stirring sounds of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, savor the product of competitive barbecue cooking and watch major touring acts rock the stages at Tom Lee Park.

37. Test Drive -

When car sharing meets the parking and driving practices of Memphians on the streets of Downtown, the encounter could go so many ways between bad and good.

So when Zipcar parked four cars in four on-street parking spaces Downtown last month, there were a lot of questions first about how car sharing works but also about whether the national trend would apply to a city with a unique driving culture.

38. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

39. Berclair Dollar General Sells for Almost $1 Million -

3443 Jackson Ave., Memphis, TN 38122

Sale Amount: $971,000
Sale Date: March 14, 2013
Buyer: VM Property Investments LLC
Seller: Ware Properties LLC
Loan Amount: $679,700
Loan Date: March 14, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: US Bank NA
Details: The 9,160-square-foot Dollar General store at 3433 Jackson Ave. in Berclair has sold for $971,000.

40. Permit Approved for Planned Klan Rally in Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A Ku Klux Klan chapter has been granted a demonstration permit to protest the renaming of three Memphis parks that honored the Confederacy and two of its most prominent figures.

41. Filling the Voids -

Last year was a banner year for adaptive reuse projects in Midtown and Downtown.

Developers announced plans for the Sears Crosstown building, Overton Square, Hotel Chisca, James Lee House and old United Warehouse in the South Main Historic Arts District. Construction began on The Pyramid, turning it into a 220,000-square-foot mega-Bass Pro Shop Outdoor World, and Memphis in May moved into its new headquarters at 56 S. Front St., a 14,600-square-foot building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.

42. Beale Bankruptcy Terms Nearly Done -

A federal bankruptcy court judge has adopted a settlement on the bankruptcy case involving control of the Beale Street Entertainment District.

But all sides in the legal action will be reading the fine print of the coming written court order carefully as one part of the long-running legal drama over the storied district nears an end.

43. Victory Packaging Relocates to Memphis -

Victory Packaging soon will relocate its entire Southaven branch operation to the Southeast Memphis industrial submarket.

The Houston, Texas-based industrial packaging supplier and distributor inked 158,333 square feet in Shelby Air Park Building 1, 4500 Malone Road. The 475,000-square-foot building also houses Terminal Warehouse Inc.

44. Battling Blight -

The kickoff date to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s anti-blight initiative on April 1, 2011, is embedded in president Paul Morris’ memory.

45. Musical Heritage -

There was a moment at the Greater Memphis Chamber’s annual luncheon Wednesday, Dec. 12, when the large crowd at The Peabody hotel got a sense for how much depth the city’s musical heritage has and what a complex story it can be.

46. Downtown Rising -

Despite a faltering economy, many of America’s downtowns are in the midst of a revival, according to a September U.S. Census study, and Memphis is no exception.

The study, “Patterns of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Population Change: 2000 to 2010,” shows that in many of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas, downtown populations grew at double-digit rates over the last decade, primarily due to the availability of new housing and services. And after previous decades of decline, the residential population in Downtown Memphis increased as well, growing by 7 percent to reach approximately 22,000 residents in 2010, according to the latest metrics compiled by the Downtown Memphis Commission.

47. Downtown Memphis Commission Celebrates Progress -

There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.

48. Midtown Gears Up for Largest Rock for Love Benefit -

From Overton Square to the Hi-Tone Cafe to the Levitt Shell, Midtown Memphis is gearing up to “Rock for Love.”

Now in its sixth year, the annual music-based fundraiser for Memphis’ Church Health Center – the nation’s largest faith-based health care ministry for working, uninsured people and their families – will take place over a four-day period from Thursday, Sept. 6, through Sunday, Sept. 9.

49. Events -

Better Business Bureau will continue its 2012 breakfast series with “How to Remember Almost Anything – Even if You’re 100” Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BBB, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

50. Lee House Development Could Propel District -

In the 19th century, Victorian Village was home to Memphis’ elite.

Nowadays, the 10-square-block area in Downtown Memphis has one of the highest concentrations of historic structures in the city, with 24 properties on the National Register of Historic Places within four blocks.

51. Events -

Stax Museum of American Soul Music will host Conversations With: Wattstax 40th anniversary panel discussion Monday, Aug. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the museum, 926 E. McLemore Ave. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Visit staxmuseum.com.

52. City Council Committee Approves Lee House Transfer -

The Economic Development, Tourism and Technology Committee of the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday, Aug. 7, the $1 transfer of the James Lee house in Downtown Memphis’ Victorian Village from the city of Memphis to The James Lee House LLC, a corporation led by local developer Jose Velazquez.

53. B&B Could Spark Victorian Village -

Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.

54. B&B Development Could Spark Victorian Village -

Following years of due diligence, the James Lee House in Downtown Memphis could soon be the centerpiece of the Victorian Village master plan.

55. Public-Private Partnership At Heart of Harahan Grant -

When the U.S. Transportation Department announced which projects across the country would get a share of $500 million in TIGER grants, it came after local leaders made a series of decisions of their own about a combination of state and federal funding that traveled different paths from the same coffers to two Memphis projects.

56. Poag, N.Y. Investor Buy The Avenue -

The Avenue Collierville – the largest lifestyle center in the Memphis metropolitan area at Houston Levee Road and Bill Morris Parkway – has been bought by an affiliate of Memphis-based Poag Lifestyle Centers.

57. Poag, N.Y. Investor Buy The Avenue -

The Avenue Collierville – the largest lifestyle center in the Memphis metropolitan area at Houston Levee Road and Bill Morris Parkway – has been bought by an affiliate of Memphis-based Poag Lifestyle Centers.

58. Clearing Blockage -

The block of Madison Avenue between Main and Second streets hasn’t been easy for quite a while.

It’s where the Main Street Trolley makes the turn to its Madison Avenue leg. It’s also where the trolleys sit idle for long periods of time seemingly unaware that they coexist with auto traffic. Residents of the Exchange Building who don’t have paid parking routinely park there instead, sometimes despite numerous tickets.

59. Redbirds Reconnection -

One of baseball’s enduring maxims is that anytime you go to a game you’ve got a chance to see something you’ve never seen before.

Apparently, this now applies off the field too, because a few weeks ago a group that included Magic Johnson as the front man paid $2.15 billion to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from financially troubled owner Frank McCourt.

60. Local Leaders Make Pitch For Bridge Funding -

Memphis leaders will be in Washington Wednesday, March 14, to push for two projects they hope will win a share of federal Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery – or TIGER IV – grants.

61. Harahan Bridge Plan Now Centerpiece Connecting Main Streets -

The plan to build a bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Bridge Downtown is now part of a larger plan to connect Main Street Memphis to Broadway Avenue, the Main Street of West Memphis, Ark.

62. Memphis According to Memphians -

Last week we asked readers “What does Memphis mean to you?” This question is the driving force behind the creation of a community narrative that will help us align our efforts and come together with a shared voice so we can sing about our city in pitch-perfect unison and harmony.

63. Heart of Memphis -

The day before Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was the keynote speaker this summer at the Downtown Memphis Commission’s 2011 Annual Luncheon, he went for a jog in Nashville wearing his “Believe Memphis” Grizzlies T-shirt.

64. The Next Link -

The next front in the city’s greenline movement is along the floodwalls of Chelsea Avenue in North Memphis.

Greater Memphis Greenline Inc. plans to develop a 2.5-mile section of an old railway into the Chelsea Avenue Greenline, a multiuse trail that will connect Overton Park with Uptown.

65. Overton Park Conservancy Delivers Tentative Plan -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and City Attorney Herman Morris are examining a tentative management agreement for an Overton Park Conservancy to run the Midtown landmark that would remain under city of Memphis ownership.

66. Overton Park Conservancy Delivers Tentative Plan -

The private group seeking to establish an Overton Park conservancy similar to the organizations that oversee Shelby Farms Park and the Memphis Zoo has sent a tentative management agreement to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

67. Overton Park Conservancy Delivers Tentative Plan -

The private group seeking to establish an Overton Park conservancy similar to the organizations that oversee Shelby Farms Park and the Memphis Zoo has sent a tentative management agreement to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.

68. A Look Back, A Look Ahead -

Now that you know the past and present of the company that publishes The Daily News and The Memphis News, what should you expect in the future?

Here are a few predictions about our city in general – something to agree or disagree with, or have a good laugh. And maybe keep a copy of to compare with what actually happens between now and then.

69. Greyhound Move to Alter Downtown Gateway -

The recent listing of the Greyhound Bus Station in Downtown Memphis has a lot bigger impact for the city than meets the eye.

Dallas-based Greyhound Lines Inc. soon will move its depot to Memphis Area Transit Authority’s Airways Transit Center, 3033 Airways Blvd., near Memphis International Airport.

70. Renewed Vision -

Victorian Village Inc. executive director Scott Blake has spent the past five years diligently working to revitalize the neighborhood he calls home, and a slew of recent projects indicate Victorian Village could be on the cusp of a renaissance.

71. Grisly Labels Not so Scary for Cigarette Sales -

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – The nation's top tobacco companies' sales aren't expected to go up in smoke despite new grisly warning labels that are set to appear on U.S. cigarettes packs next year.

72. Festival Relocation to Impact Local Businesses -

When historic flooding forced a venue change for Memphis in May’s 34th annual World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, Downtown and Midtown businesses began bracing to make the best of the sudden switch.

73. Special Coverage: Mid-South Flooding -

DeWitt Spain Airport Inundated With Water

General DeWitt Spain Airport was inundated with flood waters early Thursday morning. Reports said around midnight, part of a berm washed out as well as part of North Second Street, which had already been closed because of rising water. A broken water main contributed to the high water.

74. Events -

The Memphis Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals will host the 57th Annual Professional Development Seminar: Believe It! Achieve It! With Passion and Purpose Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Regular registration is $109. To register, contact Sharon Gardner at 752-6213 or Sharon.gardner@asentinel.com.

75. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold the Leading Tomorrow Lunch Series with the University of Memphis Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center. The event will focus on sharing a dialogue on leadership concepts, overcoming challenges and looking at opportunities. For reservations, e-mail Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.

76. Events -

The Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club will hold the Leading Tomorrow Lunch Series with the University of Memphis Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the University Center. The event will focus on sharing a dialogue on leadership concepts, overcoming challenges and looking at opportunities. For reservations, e-mail Jeremy Park at jeremyp@lpinsurance.com.

77. Independent Bank Eyes Space in One Commerce -

A bank logo may soon be returning to One Commerce Square.

Multiple sources confirmed Independent Bank is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to put a bank branch – and possibly additional office space – in the landmark Downtown tower, where for years the top of the building was adorned with the logo for National Bank of Commerce and later SunTrust Banks Inc.

78. Muller Brings Love for Memphis to Chamber -

In the eyes of Dexter Muller, Memphis’ shining attribute is that it’s too big for its britches.

Memphis is the smallest city in the country that has a NBA team, an airline hub and a zoo with a panda exhibit.

79. IDB Approves Dalphis Move to Airport Area -

The same day local leaders celebrated the coming move of Electrolux to the Frank C. Pidgeon Industrial Park, members of the Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board were reminded that there remains intense competition for jobs already in Memphis.

80. Memphis Motorsports Bid Accepted -

Dover Motorsports Inc. has accepted investor Joe Lubeck’s bid of $1.875 million for Memphis Motorsports Park, said Jeff Morris of Morris Auction Group LLC. After the 10 percent buyer’s premium, the total comes to $2,062,500.

81. IDB to Weigh Dalphis Move -

The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board on Wednesday will consider a three-year, $2.4 million tax break for Memphis window covering manufacturer Dalphis Holdings LLC.

82. Revving Up -

After being vacant for more than a year, Memphis Motorsports Park sold at a live auction Tuesday morning for slightly less than $1.9 million.

Independent investor Joe Lubeck placed the highest bid for the tract – $1.875 million – after the bidding opened at $3 million. Lubeck is managing partner of Jupiter, Fla.-based Palm Beach International Raceway, formerly Moroso Motorsports Park. Jason Rittenburry, Lubeck’s partner, ran the track for 11 years.

83. Memphis Motorsports Park Sells for $1.9M -

After being vacant for more than a year, Memphis Motorsports Park sold at a live auction Tuesday morning for slightly less than $1.9 million.

Independent investor Joe Lubeck placed the highest bid for the tract – $1.875 million – after the bidding opened at $3 million. Lubeck is managing partner of Jupiter, Fla.-based Palm Beach International Raceway, formerly Moroso Motorsports Park. Jason Rittenburry, Lubeck’s partner, ran the track for 11 years.

84. IDB to Weigh Dalphis Move -

The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board this week will consider a three-year, $2.4 million tax break for Memphis window covering manufacturer Dalphis Holdings LLC.

85. IDB to Weigh Dalphis Move -

The Memphis-Shelby County Industrial Development Board this week will consider a three-year, $2.4 million tax break for Memphis window covering manufacturer Dalphis Holdings LLC.

86. Motorsports Park Set for Auction Block -

Memphis Motorsports Park will soon have a new owner after being out of commission for the past year.

The property will be sold at a live, on-site auction Dec. 14 at one of the facility’s parcel locations, 5500 Tay-For Road, near Millington.

87. Real Estate Recycling -

If sustainability is defined as reuse of land and/or structures for new purposes, Hickory Hill may be the capital of the concept in Memphis.

Consider New Direction Christian Church, which found a home in a vacant big box store and now plans to transform a vacant and blighted apartment complex into a charter middle and high school with a performing arts center. The bulldozers began demolishing the Marina Cove apartments complex last month.

88. Second Street Building Gets Mixed-Use Makeover -

Developers are bringing a brand of apartments that has flourished on Downtown’s Main Street one block over with a $9.7 million project called Van Vleet Flats and Offices.

An extensive rehab has begun on the old warehouse at 109 S. Second St., at the northwest corner of Second Street and Gayoso Avenue.

89. Commission Approves New Morgue -

The legal agreements are in place for the construction of a new Regional Forensic Center.

The Shelby County Commission approved this week the agreements between Shelby County and the state for the construction of the new morgue.

90. Commission Debates Charter Stand, Approves Terms For New Morgue -

Shelby County Commissioners talked Monday about consolidation, education funding and minority business contracts during a session that also included a debate about building a new morgue.

A resolution approving the agreements between Shelby County and the state for the construction of a new Regional Forensic Center passed on an 11-0 vote. Commissioner Heidi Shafer abstained and Commissioner Justin Ford, who is a funeral director, recused himself from the vote.

91. Events -

The University of Memphis Department of Psychology will host the 2010 Spindel Conference Thursday through Saturday on the U of M campus. Stephen Darwall of Yale University of will deliver the opening address. The Emerging Scholar Prize Essay will be delivered Friday. For a complete list of speakers, times and locations, call 678-3352 or visit www.memphis.edu/philosophy/spindel_2010.php.

92. Council to Vote on Fate of Lee House -

Sometimes, a classic is allowed to gather dust indefinitely on the shelf, its value and artistic worth in danger of being forgotten.

That’s the fate historic preservationists have been trying to reverse for the Lee House at 690 Adams Ave. And now, after months of planning a new future for the home, they’re close to having a reason to celebrate.

93. Into the Future -

Memphis College of Art has undergone big changes in recent weeks, and the newest one has changed the face of the South Main Historic Arts District as well.

The college’s graduate school, formerly housed in and near MCA’s main campus at 1930 Poplar Ave., is now open in a converted warehouse space at 477 S. Main St. The college purchased the 49,025-square-foot space in late January for $400,000 and immediately set to work with Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects on the architectural design of the space, said Ken Strickland, MCA interim president.

94. Morris Issues SOS: ‘Save Our Skyline’ -

Center City Commission president Paul Morris has called it a campaign to save the city skyline.

“Right now, Memphis’ skyline is in jeopardy,” Morris told Shelby County Commissioners this week before the commission approved the latest of several economic incentives designed to bring the Pinnacle Airlines Corp. headquarters to One Commerce Square, 40 S. Main St.

95. Rout Brings Experience, Leadership To BankTennessee -

Jim Rout was an elected official in Shelby County for nearly 30 years and served two terms as the county’s mayor, beginning in 1994.

It’s safe to say he’s a very experienced public speaker, but back in 1961, as a freshman at then-Memphis State University, the prospect of speaking in front of a few of his college classmates was so daunting that he walked out of the class and never came back.

96. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Friday at noon at the Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Dr. Jan Young, executive director of the Assisi Foundation, will be the featured speaker. Cost is $25 for guests. Reservations are not needed.

97. Events -

Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. More than 15,000 books and materials will be on sale. For more information, call 415-2700.

98. CCC Names Finalists for President Post -

A field of more than 80 candidates who applied for the job of Center City Commission president and CEO has been winnowed down to three finalists.

After an intensive session of interviews with a short list of seven candidates, the CCC’s executive search committee is bringing back three for one last round of interviews with Downtown stakeholders, CCC board members and staff.

99. Schoolhouse Shuffle -

On a cold February morning, a group of excited parents clustered in a tent in back of Kate Bond Elementary School.

100. Applicants Submit Resumes to Lead CCC -

A search for successors to departing Center City Commission president Jeff Sanford has generated significant local interest.