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1. Community Building
- Monday, January 19, 2015
Almost three years ago, former elementary school art teacher Erin Harris saw a video about children in Memphis who were working with an artist to start a sculpture garden. She still recalls the happy sight of a few boys in the video throwing balloons filled with paint at an old fence, as well as the reaction the footage generated from her.
2. Creative Destruction
- Wednesday, January 07, 2015
For about three years Veronica Skinner called the two-story, 24-unit apartment building at 480 Tillman St. in the Binghampton neighborhood home.
3. Drug Deal Murder Brings Interstate Commerce Violation
- Monday, December 01, 2014
Robbing a drug dealer can be a federal crime.
James Earl McCracken and the street gang he reputedly heads robbed and killed a man McCracken allegedly believed to be a drug dealer in July 2011, according to a Memphis federal grand jury.
4. CDC Leaders Have Challenges in Communities
- Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Community development corporations are designed to help create more housing in areas where investors and banks might not normally invest without incentives.
But the CDCs, as they are known, are increasingly in the business of adding business development to the housing in a combination of community building.
5. Green Shoots
- Saturday, July 13, 2013
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.
6. Grant Turns Broad Avenue Dock Into Dance Stage
- Friday, May 24, 2013
The concrete surface of the loading dock at Power & Tel on Broad Avenue isn’t good for ballet dancing.
So the dancers with Collage Dance Collective went with modern dance instead Wednesday, May 22, as the Broad Avenue Arts District formally announced a $350,000 grant from ArtPlace America that will turn part of the loading dock into a dance performance stage.
7. Brothers to Open Brewery on Broad
- Tuesday, February 19, 2013
A new craft brewery is coming to one of Memphis’ up-and-coming areas – the Broad Avenue Historic District.
Wiseacre Brewing Co., a concept from brothers Kellan Bartosch and Davin Bartosch, has leased 13,000 square feet at 2783 Broad Ave. and is planning to open by late 2013. They chose the old warehouse for its “big open space” and the Binghampton neighborhood for its community appeal.
8. Planning Continues for Broad, Binghampton
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
As after-school traffic made its way north and south on Tillman Street last week, a crossing guard whistled children across one of the narrow streets by Lester Community Center.
The traffic was mostly cars, but the occasional bicycle from the nearby western terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline whizzed by as well.
9. Renaissance Avenue
- Monday, June 28, 2010
When Larry Schmitt bought a two-story building on the corner of Broad Avenue and Collins Street in 1993, he knew the place needed some TLC.
10. Farmers Markets Planned for Under-Served Areas
- Thursday, June 10, 2010
Two nonprofit organizations will be seeking government approval Thursday to open farmers markets in Binghampton and South Memphis as part of an effort to make city residents healthier.
St. Andrew AME Church and the Binghampton Development Corp. are on the agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board.
11. Fountainhead Transforms Binghamton Home by Home
- Monday, May 17, 2010
When Carrie and Braxton Brady decided to build their dream home, they realized the dream was more about the neighborhood than the house.
In 2004, the Bradys built a modest, three-bedroom, shotgun-style home in Binghamton, a neighborhood at the western end of Sam Cooper Boulevard between Poplar and Summer avenues, which has seen its share of hard times, including well-publicized crime and derelict properties.
12. Nonprofit Orgs Create Garden for Binghampton
- Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Land that lay fallow and forgotten for decades has been cleared and tilled for a garden to nourish Binghampton residents with fresh vegetables and provide them with jobs.
More than 30 volunteers shoveled mulch, planted seeds and built a hoop house on a 1.5-acre plot alongside Cypress Creek on Friday.
13. Back to Basics
- Tuesday, February 09, 2010
Urban gardening efforts in Binghampton have prompted city officials to consider revising proposed land use ordinances that could stymie the greening of Memphis.
Planning officials spotted holes in the proposed laws when the Binghampton Development Corp. and Christ Community Health Services approached the city about starting a commercial gardening operation, which would create jobs and provide fresh foods in Binghampton, an area with a high poverty rate and no grocery store.
14. City to Recognize Broad Ave. Arts Area
- Monday, March 02, 2009
Business owners and volunteers who have worked to showcase the artists of Broad Avenue are looking forward to Tuesday’s meeting of the Memphis City Council.
City Council member Jim Strickland is sponsoring a resolution to officially recognize the Broad Avenue Arts District.
15. Federal Reserve Economists Discuss Crime Study
- Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A new study by a Federal Reserve economist indicates the common belief that crime increases with recessions may not hold true.
“Generally, we find little evidence that short-run changes in economic conditions induce greater criminal activity,” said Thomas A. Garrett, an assistant vice president for the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, whose territory includes Memphis.
16. City Council to Pick Interim Member
- Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Memphis City Council members will pick an interim council member today to fill their ranks until the Nov. 4 election.
The November ballot includes a special election for the Super District 9 Position 1 council seat given up by Scott McCormick last month. McCormick stepped down to become executive director of the Plough Foundation.
17. New Binghampton Senior Facility Planned
- Friday, August 08, 2008
Two generations ago, Darrell Cobbins’ grandfather developed one of Memphis’ first black middle-income communities called Lakeview Gardens.
Over the next couple of years, Cobbins, a commercial real estate developer and broker, will bring a 133-unit senior housing facility to Binghampton, and he’ll pay homage to his real estate lineage by calling it Lakeview Estates.
18. A Broader Vision
- Wednesday, November 08, 2006
On the big screen, the conventional wisdom is that sequels rarely improve on the original.
But in the real world, urban planners, business owners, residents and city officials are working to produce exactly the opposite result for a poverty-scarred Memphis neighborhood.
19. Broad Avenue Area Paints Its Future in Broad Strokes
- Monday, June 26, 2006
It's one of the most blighted, poverty-scarred stretches of Memphis, but even Binghamton isn't immune to the winds of change.
Four months after planners, businesspeople and neighborhood residents mapped out the area's future at a public forum, members of First Baptist Church at 2849 Broad Ave. have created the Broad Avenue Community and Economic Development Corp. The civic group takes its name from Broad Avenue, the major roadway in the Binghamton area near Sam Cooper Boulevard.
20. Vive La France and Broad Avenue Corridor!
- Tuesday, January 31, 2006
The next phase of bringing Memphis and Shelby County's development codes up to date hearkens back to the 19th century, when proctors at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris are said to have circulated a cart or charrette into which students would place their artwork.
21. Archived Article: Lead
- Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Bringing Back Binghampton
Binghamton: Ready for its Renaissance
Business, community leaders envision areas comeback
The Daily News
We didnt move; Sam Cooper did, read the flyer Broadway Pizza distributed soon after the ne...
22. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: The Sneed Cos. has announced the promotion of two employees: W. Scott Sneed, vice president, is manager of investments specializing in variable universal life insurance, as well as individ...
23. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, September 23, 1996
Sept Sept. 23 First Allied Securities Inc. and ITT Hartford will host a workshop titled "401K Packages: Opportunities that Exist for the Small Business Employer" at 6 p.m. at the Germantown Centre, 1801 Exeter Road. For reservations, call ...
24. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, January 17, 1996
Memos 11/17 Odell Horton Jr. has been promoted to associate general counsel for the University of Tennessee-Memphis. He has been with the office of general counsel at UT-Memphis since 1990. Horton received his juris doctorate from the University of ...