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1. Commission Rejects Cordova Pay Day Loan Business, Spars Over Tax Collections -

Shelby County Commissioners approved Monday, July 27, renaming the Shelby County Courthouse at 140 Adams Ave. in honor of the late Circuit Court Judge and civil rights activist D’Army Bailey.

2. Houston Levee Apartments In Cordova Fetch $17.5M -

9940 Paddle Wheel Drive
Cordova, TN 38016

Sale Amount: $17.5 million

Sale Date: July 9, 2015

3. Cordova Apartments Fetch $17.5 Million -

The Houston Levee Apartments community in Cordova has been sold for $17.5 million.

MA Houston Levee at Cordova LLC, which is affiliated with Mount Auburn Capital Group, acquired the 289-unit apartment complex at 9940 Paddle Wheel Drive in Cordova from USA Houston Levee DST, according to a July 9 warranty deed. The buyer filed a $13.4 million loan with Silverspeak Real Estate Finance LLC in conjunction with the purchase, according to a deed of trust filed the same day.

4. Redistricting Controversy Shares Political Stage With Council Restructure -

At one point Tuesday, July 21, during the Memphis City Council’s discussion of the complexities and controversies of drawing new district lines, council attorney Allan Wade’s review of events reached the year 1967.

5. Council Redistricting Discussion Yields to Talk of Council Changes -

A discussion among Memphis City Council members about redistricting Tuesday, July 21, turned into the idea of changing the structure of the council to single-member districts and discarding the multi-member super districts the council has had since 1995.

6. You Gave Me Shelter -

It was 1997 and Robert Oliver was addicted to crack cocaine, living a lonely life on the mean streets of Memphis.

7. Ikea Buys Cordova Acreage For Planned Memphis Store -

41 Acres for
Future Ikea Store

Sale Amount: $5.7 million

Sale Date: July 10, 2015

Buyer: IKEA Property Inc.

8. Cordova Apartments Fetch $17.5 Million -

The Houston Levee Apartments community in Cordova has been sold for $17.5 million.

MA Houston Levee at Cordova LLC, which is affiliated with Mount Auburn Capital Group, acquired the 289-unit apartment complex at 9940 Paddle Wheel Drive in Cordova from USA Houston Levee DST, according to a July 9 warranty deed. The buyer filed a $13.4 million loan with Silverspeak Real Estate Finance LLC in conjunction with the purchase, according to a deed of trust filed the same day.

9. Memphis Council Takes Up Redistricting Furor -

Memphis City Council chairman Myron Lowery says no candidate in the October city elections should be affected by the council’s second redrawing of its district lines in four years.

10. Campbell Clinic Opens New Spine Center -

Campbell Clinic recently opened the Campbell Clinic Spine Center, located at 8000 Centerview Parkway in Cordova. This facility offers comprehensive care for both common and complex disorders of the neck and back.

11. City Council Again Redraws District Lines in Election Year -

Four years ago, Memphis City Council member redrew their own district lines just before elections that saw the largest return of incumbents in the 47-year history of the mayor-council form of government in Memphis.

12. REIT Buys Sears Properties in Sale-Leaseback -

In part of a major transaction to increase cash flow and make their retail spaces more productive, Sears Holdings Corp. sold four Memphis properties to its newly formed public real estate investment trust, Seritage Growth Properties, for a combined $17.6 million.

13. Ikea Acquires Land for New Cordova Store -

Ikea continues to take steps toward construction of its massive Cordova store.

According to documents filed July 10, IKEA Property Inc. purchased about 41 acres of land from Music City Investments LLC for $5.7 million.

14. Ikea Acquires Land for New Cordova Store -

Ikea continues to take steps toward construction of its massive Cordova store.

According to documents filed July 10, IKEA Property Inc. purchased about 41 acres of land from Music City Investments LLC for $5.7 million.

15. REIT Buys Sears Properties in Sale-Leaseback Transaction -

In part of a major transaction to increase cash flow and make its retail spaces more productive, Sears Holdings Corp. sold four Memphis properties to its newly formed public real estate investment trust, Seritage Growth Properties, for a combined $17.6 million.

16. West Tennessee Home Builders Association Opens New Headquarters -

The West Tennessee Home Builders Association is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new headquarters.

The organization will host the ceremony Tuesday, July 14, at 5 p.m. to dedicate the new East Memphis location at 5400 Poplar Ave.

17. Local Green News Piles Up, From Shelby Farms to CBU -

Chelsea Avenue Floodwall Becomes ‘Permission Wall’: The city’s renaissance of murals is taking a different form on the section of North Memphis floodwalls that are a border of sorts for the still developing Chelsea Greenline.

18. Big Bins -

Joy Williams had an experiment over the Fourth of July weekend to test Memphis’ new 96-gallon recycling bins.

19. Ikea Seeks $16 Million Permit For First Memphis Store -

Future Ikea Store
On 42 Acres In Cordova
Permit Cost: $16 million

Application Date: July 2015
Owner/Tenant: Ikea
Details: Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

20. Memphis City Council to Vote on Forrest Statue Removal -

[Update: Adds specifics of City Council's proposal on Nathan Bedford Forrest. The council will vote on the Forrest statue removal today.] With the city budget season done, Memphis City Council members turn their attention Tuesday, July 7, to development in the Pinch district, the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and redrawing council district lines.

21. Ikea Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store -

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

The Swedish furniture retailer has applied for a $16 million building permit for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway.

22. Ikea Takes $16 Million Step Toward Memphis Store -

Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.

The Swedish furniture retailer has applied for a $16 million building permit for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway.

23. Building Ballet -

Ask Ballet Memphis CEO and founding artistic director Dorothy Gunther Pugh about her dance company's newly announced move to Midtown, and the conversation doesn't immediately turn to obvious things like the when and the why.

24. Chef Shuttle Adds Restaurants To Memphis Delivery Network -

A restaurant take-out delivery company has added 22 Memphis-area restaurants to its roster, including Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar, Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders, El Toro Loco and Exlines.

25. Yolanda Kight is Newest Judicial Commissioner -

Attorney Yolanda Kight is the newest Shelby County Judicial Commissioner.

The Shelby County Commission chose Kight Monday, June 21, on the 12th round of voting to fill the vacancy.

26. Chef Shuttle Adds Restaurants To Memphis Delivery Network -

A restaurant take-out delivery company has added 22 Memphis-area restaurants to its roster, including Jim’s Place Restaurant & Bar, Abner’s Famous Chicken Tenders, El Toro Loco and Exlines.

27. Yolanda Kight is Newest Judicial Commissioner -

Attorney Yolanda Kight is the newest Shelby County Judicial Commissioner.

The Shelby County Commission chose Kight Monday, June 21, on the 12th round of voting to fill the vacancy.

28. Ballet Memphis Turns to Overton Square -

Scratch those plans for a new Hotel Overton where the French Quarter Inn now sits in Overton Square.

Ballet Memphis has a sales contract on the property at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street and plans to build a new two-story structure fronting on Madison with parking in the rear and on the eastern end.

29. Michigan Investor Pays $7.5 Million for Hickory Hill Apartments -

5995 Waterstone Oak Way
Memphis, TN
Sale Amount: $7.5 million

Sale Date: June 11, 2015
Buyer: RoCo-Lakes LLC
Seller: RRE Waterstone Holdings LLC
Loan Amount: $6.2 million
Loan Date: June 11, 2015
Maturity Date: June 11, 2017
Lender: Keybank NA
Details: RoCo-Lakes LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, purchased two parcels comprising The Lakes at Ridgeway Apartments on June 11.

30. Houston Levee Convenience Store Sells for $3.8 Million -

4301 Bee Ridge Associates Ltd., a Texas limited partnership, purchased the gas station and convenience store located at 101 South Houston Levee Road in Cordova for $3.8 million, according to a special warranty deed filed on June 17.

31. Houston Levee Convenience Store Sells for $3.8 Million -

4301 Bee Ridge Associates Ltd., a Texas limited partnership, purchased the gas station and convenience store located at 101 South Houston Levee Road in Cordova for $3.8 million, according to a special warranty deed filed on June 17.

32. Canoes, Kayaks Line Up for Outdoors Inc.'s Memphis Race -

Mike Herbert, a Pan American Games gold medalist in kayak racing, will be the first to say that you just don’t know who you might meet on the water. All kinds of people step into a canoe or a kayak and get hooked.

33. Different Strokes -

Five years ago, Jim Napolitano left Hillwood Country Club in Nashville to become general manager at Chickasaw Country Club. The economy was still wheezing and Chickasaw, which received its charter in 1922 – or two years after the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote – was trapped in a time warp.

34. Del-Nat Sells Warehouse, Newby’s Makes A Comeback -

Del-Nat Tire Co. has unloaded a 500,000-square-foot warehouse in Southwest Memphis.

Sunhill Holdings LLC acquired the warehouse at 2365 Texas Drive for $6 million from Del-Nat Realty.

35. Small Changes for Shelby County Housing Market -

For years Dick Leike has maintained that Memphis is not a boom or bust housing market. Instead of large increases or dips in sales numbers or prices, Leike said Memphis and Shelby County typically experience smaller swings.

36. County Commission Refuses Payday Loan Exception -

Shelby County Commissioners decided Monday, June 1, to take no vote on an application that would have allowed a payday loan business to remain open in the Cordova shopping center where it has been for a year and a half.

37. Wolf River Greenway Planning Pushes Route Further North -

Now that you know the Greenline, here comes the Greenway.

After almost a year of behind-the-scenes planning, coordination and fundraising, the Wolf River Conservancy is about to go public with plans to add another 18 miles to the existing 2.6 miles of the Wolf River Greenway in Shelby County.

38. County Commission Refuses Payday Loan Exception -

Shelby County Commissioners decided Monday, June 1, to take no vote on an application that would have allowed a payday loan business to remain open in the Cordova shopping center where it has been for a year and a half.

39. Global Ministries Appeals Failing HUD Scores at Memphis Properties -

A month after 40 units at the Goodwill Village and Warren Apartments were declared unfit by federal housing officials, the units have been repaired and the residents moved back in.

40. The Cheesecake Factory to Open This Winter -

After months of remaining quiet, The Cheesecake Factory is acknowledging it will open a restaurant in Memphis this year.

The company’s website said the California-based restaurant chain will open the Memphis location in the winter of 2015 and that it is currently searching for an individual to manage the restaurant “located in Wolfchase, near Memphis, TN.”

41. Commission Begins to Wind Down Budget Season -

Shelby County Commissioners take the first of three votes Monday, June 1, on a county property tax rate for the new fiscal year, and the discussion could begin to tie up the loose ends remaining in the county’s budget season.

42. Conn’s Acquires Site for Third Memphis-Area Location -

A Texas-based retailer has acquired a fully leased shopping center in Southaven and will build a new store on an outparcel of the existing retail center.

Conn’s Appliances Inc. acquired the Stateline Square Shopping Center at 550 Stateline Road in Southaven for $5 million from Brixmor Commercial Real Estate, which was doing business as NPK Southaven LLC.

43. Homebuilders Enjoying Steady Start to 2015 -

The Shelby County homebuilding industry surged ahead in April with builders pulling more permits and selling more new homes at higher prices, a positive start to the peak building season.

Builders filed 84 permits in April, a 10.5 jump over the 76 permits filed in April 2014 and a 47.3 percent jump from the 57 permits filed in March of this year, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

44. Cheesecake Factory to Open This Winter -

After months of remaining quiet, The Cheesecake Factory is acknowledging it will open a restaurant in Memphis this year.

The company’s website said the California-based restaurant chain will open the Memphis location in the winter of 2015 and that it is currently searching for an individual to manage the restaurant “located in Wolfchase, near Memphis, TN.”

45. The Cheesecake Factory to Open at Wolfchase This Winter -

After months of remaining quiet, the Cheesecake Factory is acknowledging it will open a restaurant in Memphis this year.

The company’s website said the California-based restaurant chain will open the Memphis location in the winter of 2015 and that it is currently searching for an individual to manage the restaurant “located in Wolfchase, near Memphis, TN.”

46. Farm Feast -

The first elementary school students came to Agricenter International for some hands-on education more than a decade ago. About 80 students went on a literal field trip, walking through the cotton, soybean and cornfields.

47. Events -

Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, May 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Chickasaw Country Club, 3395 Galloway Ave. Bill Piper with Sandler Training will present “The Buyer Seller Dance.” Cost for nonmembers is $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

48. Events -

The Center City Development Corp. board will meet Wednesday, May 20, at 9 a.m. in the Downtown Memphis Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.

49. Events -

The Orpheum Theatre will present “Kinky Boots” Tuesday, May 19, through May 24 at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 901-525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.

50. Events -

Dixon Gallery and Gardens will host Art After Dark: Movie Night Thursday, May 21, at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs for live music at 6 p.m. and a screening of “The Big Lebowski” at 8 p.m. Free popcorn; wine, beer and soda available for purchase. Admission is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Visit dixon.org.

51. Men’s Salon Opening in Germantown -

Germantown is getting an upscale styling salon and grooming service made just for men.

Owners Dara Vongphrachanh and Donald R. Johnson II are opening Baron’s Man Cave in 2,250 square feet in suite 102 at the Poplar Collection, located at 9289 Poplar Ave. in Germantown.

52. Shelby County Commission Questions Grays Creek Payday Loan Error -

Shelby County Commissioners want to know how a payday loan business got a certificate of occupancy from the county’s Office of Construction Code Enforcement and opened in the Cordova Ridge Shops development even though such a business violates the Unified Development Code.

53. Commission Delays Cordova Ridge Vote, Approves Regional One Board Reset -

Shelby County Commissioners want to know more about how a payday loan storefront was able to open in the Cordova Ridge shopping center when the county building code expressly forbids such a business near a residential area.

54. Incumbent’s Advantage Faces Test in Mayor’s Race -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. rolls out a new plan for emergency medical services Tuesday, May 10, that is expected to involve some private, nongovernment involvement.

No further details of the announcement were forthcoming from his administration, but it returns the still-forming 2015 race for mayor to an issue that is basic to virtually every mayoral election: public safety.

55. County Budget Season Reflects Priorities, Angst -

It’s that time of year in Downtown’s Civic Center Plaza.

In late April, May and into June, the budget committee sessions of the Memphis City Council and Shelby County Commission become the stage for the priorities – political and financial – of both bodies.

56. Job Losses Reflect Risks of Economic Development -

Tennessee officials say they are watching the fallout from Conduit Global’s sudden mass layoffs at its Memphis-area call center and that the state could eventually move to reclaim grant funds the company was awarded.

57. Can We Still Be Friends? -

DIVORCE MAY BE BEST. After all, it was a shotgun wedding.

He grew up in an old neighborhood under the shade of old oaks – a big city boy with more ambition than brains, a dreamer always looking past the weeds in his own yard to greener grass. He was fun alright – into good times and great restaurants, live music and funky joints, nights that start with sunsets on the river and end at dawn next to somebody. He spent big, too big. Lived large, too large. And, truth be told, he could be a bit scary and more than a bit grabby.

58. Real Estate Market Shows Signs of Strengthening -

Memphis and Shelby County home sales in April were slightly off last year’s pace, though pricing improved and foreclosure sales continued to plummet, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports.

59. Conduit Job Cuts Follow Bass Pro Gain -

The news that Conduit Global would lay off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis call center employees happened so quickly that Mayor A C Wharton Jr. was caught by surprise when the word came Wednesday, May 6.

60. Conduit to Lay Off Nearly 600 of 700 in Memphis Workforce -

Conduit Global, which opened a Cordova call center in June with $2 million in state incentives, is laying off nearly 600 of its 700 Memphis employees.

The company acknowledged the layoffs Wednesday, May 6, saying the loss of a contract triggered the decision.

61. Pinnacle CEO Talks Memphis Plans in Wake of Acquisition -

Flush from its newly announced acquisition of Magna Bank and the hire of a team from First Tennessee Bank, the newest entrant into the Memphis banking market already is looking down the road, planning more hires and a careful expansion of Magna’s existing footprint.

62. Real Estate Industry Emerges From Frigid Winter With High Hopes -

Overall home sales in Shelby County were essentially flat in the first quarter while homebuilding activity increased, despite arctic temperatures in February and March that could have put the residential real estate sector in the deep freeze.

63. Pinnacle Financial of Nashville Acquires Magna Bank of Memphis -

When it comes to their newly announced entry into Memphis via an acquisition of Magna Bank, the Nashville leadership of Pinnacle Financial Partners is already thinking big – on everything from workforce to services offered to the bank’s eventual size here.

64. Goodwill Games -

When a group of elected leaders gathered a week ago at Goodwill Village apartments in North Memphis, they came to convey some sense of urgency about deteriorating conditions at the 47-year-old federally subsidized apartment complex.

65. Memphis Aims to Expand Recycling Efforts -

Editor’s Note: This column will appear weekly throughout April in honor of Memphis and Shelby County’s Sustainability Month.

This Earth Day, the City of Memphis has much to celebrate. Over the last several years, we have seen a growing demand for walkable, healthy neighborhoods, vibrant public spaces, access to fresh foods, and energy efficient buildings. As mayor, I have worked to meet this demand and position Memphis to lead by example in environmental sustainability. This work is being recognized nationally as Memphis-Shelby County was recently designated a 4-STAR sustainable community, in the same company as places like Austin, Texas, and Portland, Ore.

66. Full-Time Job -

For years, Judge Larry E. Potter has had to juggle a challenging court docket that included thousands of traffic citations and animal abuse cases along with the blight and neglect cases typically associated with the court.

67. Memphis Vet Clinic Offers Free Service Animal Exams -

Memphis Veterinary Specialists will host free eye screening exams for certified service animals in May.

The exams are part of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam Event. Exams will be provided at MVS’ facility at 555 Trinity Creek Cove in Cordova.

68. Shelby County Home Sales Surge In March -

Shelby County home sales activity surged in March when compared to last year, with the number of sales and the average sales price showing gains.

There were 1,293 homes sold in March, up 8.4 percent from 1,193 homes sold in March 2014, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. March home sales were up 32 percent from the 980 homes sold in February.

69. Magna Promotes Crocker to Chief Information Officer -

Magna Bank has announced several hires and promotions.

The personnel moves include promoting Steve Crocker to chief information officer. As CIO, Crocker will continue to lead technology and information security projects for the bank, which in 2015 will include financial management tools, significant website updates and the transition to EMV-chipped debit cards, among other things.

70. Vans Store Skating to Wolfchase Galleria -

Wolfchase Galleria has landed the city’s first Vans store.

Vans is a legendary “skateboard” brand that began making footwear in 1966 and now manufactures a popular line of men and women’s sneakers, skateboarding shoes, clothing and accessories.

71. Vans Store Skating Into Wolfchase Galleria -

Wolfchase Galleria has landed the city’s first Vans store.

Vans is a legendary “skateboard” brand that began making footwear in 1966 and now manufactures a popular line of men and women’s sneakers, skateboarding shoes, clothing and accessories.

72. Events -

Chandler Reports will hold its Master Your Market: 2014 Year-in-Review on Thursday, March 26, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. The seminar will feature an in-depth analysis of local commercial and residential real estate trends, and a guest panel discussion. Cost is $10 for Chandler subscribers and $15 for nonsubscribers. Visit bit.ly/MasterYourMarket032615.

73. Magna Promotes Crocker to Chief Information Officer -

Magna Bank has announced several hires and promotions.

The personnel moves include promoting Steve Crocker to chief information officer. As CIO, Crocker will continue to lead technology and information security projects for the bank, which in 2015 will include financial management tools, significant website updates and the transition to EMV-chipped debit cards, among other things.

74. Marco’s Pizza Eyes More Memphis Locations -

With one Germantown location under his belt, Marco’s Pizza owner Peter Morgan is eyeing at least three more locations in the Memphis area.

75. Eat Your Heart Out: Cheesecake is Coming -

It’s official. The Cheesecake Factory will open one of its signature restaurants at the Wolfchase Galleria.

Wolfchase owner Simon Property Group has applied for a $4.2 million building permit to erect a Cheesecake Factory inside the Cordova Mall at 2760 N. Germantown Parkway. The application said it was for “tenant improvement” and lists the tenant as The Cheesecake Factory. The architect is listed as Craig D. Oka and the engineer is listed as James Lascola.

76. Marco’s Pizza Franchisee Eyes More Memphis-Area Stores -

With one Germantown location under his belt, Marco’s Pizza owner Peter Morgan is eyeing at least three more locations in the Memphis area.

77. Eat Your Heart Out, Memphis -

It’s official. The Cheesecake Factory will open one of its signature restaurants at the Wolfchase Galleria.

Wolfchase owner Simon Property Group has applied for a $4.2 million building permit to erect a Cheesecake Factory inside the Cordova Mall at 2760 N. Germantown Parkway. The application said it was for “tenant improvement” and lists the tenant as The Cheesecake Factory. The architect is listed as Craig D. Oka and the engineer is listed as James Lascola.

78. Events -

Shelby County Conservation Board will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 8 a.m. at the Peggy Edmison Administration Building, 1075 Mullins Station Road, room C133. Email bobbie.costley@shelbycountytn.gov.

79. Events -

The Metro Memphis Attractions Association will meet Tuesday, March 17, at 11:30 a.m. at the Hampton Inn & Suites Shady Grove, 962 S. Shady Grove Road. Pat Halloran, president and CEO of The Orpheum, will speak. Cost is $35. Email mmaanews@gmail.com or visit memphisattractions.org.

80. Home Sales Cool But Prices Heat Up -

Fueled by bank sales declines and the onset of chilly winter weather, home sales slid 6 percent in Shelby County in February when compared to 2014, but prices continued to heat up, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

81. Holding On -

The national outlook for traditional enclosed malls is bleak. No new enclosed mall has been built in the U.S. since 2006. More than 24 have closed since 2010, and an additional 60 are teetering on the edge, according to data from Green Street Advisors. Around 15 percent of malls nationwide are expected to close in the next decade.

82. Restless Winter -

For most of its 103-year life as city property, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has been a place where Memphians remember why they came there in the past, as local leaders have periodically pushed to remake its landscape and in turn create more memories going forward.

83. Standing Tall -

Lucille O’Neal is 6-foot-2 and the mother of former NBA All-Star Shaquille O’Neal. But that’s not why she stands tall.

“When we make mistakes,” she said, “we have to live with the mistakes. But if we don’t look up, we can’t get up. When we go through trials and tribulations, everything starts with us. It’s never too late for a new beginning.”

84. County Home Sales Dip in January -

Fewer homes were sold in Shelby County in January when compared to last year, but pricing remained strong.

There were 1,018 homes sold in Shelby County in January, down 7.5 percent from 1,100 sales in January 2014, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.

85. Events -

The Daily News will host the 2015 Women & Business Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Museum auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception with the panelists. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.

86. Events -

Rhodes College will host writer and translator Sarah Ruden for its annual Batey Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. in the Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Ruden will present “Divine Comedy, Earlier Than You Think: Vergil, Augustine, the Bible.” Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.

87. Developer Charlie Ryan Focusing on Central-Cooper Intersection -

765 Tanglewood St.
Memphis TN 38104
Sale Amount: $27,000

Sale Date: Feb. 9, 2015
Buyer: Charles S. “Charlie” Ryan
Seller: Cowles Development Company LLC
Details: Developer Charles S. “Charlie” Ryan has acquired a key piece of Midtown property.

88. EDGE Leader Faults 'Vague' Concerns About Incentives -

The president of the Economic Development Growth Engine wants Memphis City Council members and Shelby County commissioners to approve proposed changes to payment-in-lieu-of taxes incentives the EDGE board grants.

89. Fox & Hound Hosts Benefit For Ronald McDonald House -

Fox & Hound in Cordova is teaming up with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis to support children receiving treatment for cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses.

Located at 819 Exocet Drive, Fox & Hound will host a celebration to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis on Thursday, Feb. 26. The party will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., where guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary sampling of Fox & Hound’s signature dishes, including Greek Hummus, Drunken Chicken Tenders, Tavern Wings, Napa Spinach Salad and Black Forest Sliders.

90. Kroger to Remodel Cordova Store -

Kroger is preparing to make significant improvements to a Cordova store.

The grocery giant has applied to the city-county Office of construction Code Enforcement for a $460,000 building permit to “remodel” the store at 1230 N. Houston Levee Road.

91. Shaq’s Mother to Speak at HopeWorks Event -

Memphis-based HopeWorks Inc. will host its seventh annual Morning of Hope breakfast and fundraising event Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Event Center in Cordova. Lucille O’Neal, motivational speaker and mother of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, will be the keynote speaker.

92. Global Ministries Buys Riverdale Site for $1.3M -

Cordova-based Global Ministries Foundation has bought an 18-acre property at 3999 Riverdale Road from Union University Foundation LLC for $1.3 million, according to a Feb. 9 warranty deed.

93. Economic Development Secrets Hard to Keep -

The most difficult secrets to keep at City Hall are those dealing with economic development – the clandestine discussions between city and business leaders and companies considering moving to or expanding in Memphis.

94. Shaq’s Mother to Speak at HopeWorks Fundraiser -

Memphis-based HopeWorks Inc. will host its seventh annual Morning of Hope breakfast and fundraising event Saturday, March 28 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Woodland Hills Event Center in Cordova. Lucille O’Neal, motivational speaker and mother of former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal, will be the keynote speaker.

95. Kroger Seeks $460,000 Permit For Cordova Store -

Kroger is preparing to make significant improvements to a Cordova store.

The grocery giant has applied to the city-county Office of construction Code Enforcement for a $460,000 building permit to “remodel” the store at 1230 N. Houston Levee Road.

96. Global Ministries Acquires Riverdale Site For $1.3 Million -

Cordova-based Global Ministries Foundation has bought an 18-acre property at 3999 Riverdale Road from Union University Foundation LLC for $1.3 million, according to a Feb. 9 warranty deed.

97. HealthNet Credit Union Celebrates 60 Years -

HealthNet Federal Credit Union will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its annual meeting Feb. 25 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis.

HealthNet was founded in 1955 to serve the financial needs of Baptist Memorial Hospital employees. Today, it has assets approaching $50 million and more than 6,700 members, and it provides financial services in addition to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. employees also to many medical groups and hospitals throughout the Memphis area.

98. HealthNet Credit Union Has 60th Anniversary -

HealthNet Federal Credit Union will celebrate its 60th anniversary at its annual meeting Feb. 25 at Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis.

HealthNet was founded in 1955 to serve the financial needs of Baptist Memorial Hospital employees. Today, it has assets approaching $50 million and more than 6,700 members, and it provides financial services in addition to Baptist Memorial Health Care Corp. employees also to many medical groups and hospitals throughout the Memphis area.

99. Ikea Store Clears Regulatory Hurdles -

Ikea’s site plan for its 269,000-square-foot store on a 42-acre site near Interstate 40 and Germantown Parkway was given the green light by the Memphis-Shelby County Land Use Control Board on Thursday, Feb. 12.

100. Another Downtown Hotel Could Be On the Way -

A Memphis businessman is proposing a suburban-style hotel in the heart of Downtown Memphis while Swedish furniture retailer Ikea moves forward with plans for its first Memphis-area store.

Gopal Govan is seeking a special use permit from the city-county Land Use Control Board to build the four-story, 104-room LaQuinta Inn & Suites hotel on the site of the former New York Suit Exchange at 310 Union Ave., located at Union and Danny Thomas Boulevard. The Land Use Control Board meets Thursday, Feb. 12.