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1. Unique Projects Bolster Zellner in Rough Times
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
Zellner Construction Services LLC is a third-generation commercial construction company that has built a solid reputation for quality over quantity.
2. LaunchYourCity Draws Lessons From West Coast
- Tuesday, April 02, 2013
The group from LaunchYourCity that traveled to San Francisco in March has returned, refreshed and reinvigorated, ready to carry out what was the hoped-for goal of the trip:
Take the lessons learned and use them to help Memphis’ startup community scale new heights.
3. Purifoy’s Police Aspirations Evolve Into Legal Career
- Thursday, March 14, 2013
Shayla Purifoy majored in urban studies – a mixture of history, political science and sociology – at Rhodes College. Her senior seminar was on community policing.
“It was so much fun, it was so exciting,” she said about her time spent shadowing police officers on the job. “They were helping people and they really were impacting that area, which was the Madison Heights area.”
4. DeNeuville Assists Women on Life’s Journey
- Thursday, January 24, 2013
Last week we shared the success story of a high school student who overcame tremendous adversity to recently be awarded a $200,000 full-ride scholarship to Brown University. This week let us discuss an organization that is working to assist women of all backgrounds and cultures in learning the skills needed to make positive choices for themselves and their families: DeNeuville Learning Center.
5. New Heroes
- Friday, January 04, 2013
SCHOOL LESSONS IN HEROISM. On Friday morning, Dec. 21 – one week after semi-automatic gunfire swept through elementary school classrooms and the nation, murdering innocence – one week after a Memphis police officer stood between a bullet and you and me, giving us all she had – a single two-ton bell in the tower of Idlewild Presbyterian Church rang 29 times. Once for officer Martoiya Lang, 20 times for the children of Newtown, six times for their teachers and, unlike anywhere else I’m aware of, once for the shooter’s mother and once for him. Each is the toll of madness, of misplaced priorities and violence, of the belief that more armed violence is not only a righteous solution but a constitutional right. And of a country where it’s easier to buy an assault rifle than vote, easier to buy ammunition than Sudafed.
6. Hickory Hill Warehouse Sells for $15.7 Million
- Tuesday, December 11, 2012
6380 Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $15.7 million
Sale Date: Dec. 5, 2012
7. Kensington Manor Sells for $2.2 Million
- Wednesday, December 05, 2012
The Kensington Manor Apartments at 2893 Getwell Road in Oakhaven have sold for $2.2 million to a Miami Beach, Fla., entity called Memphis Heights LLC.
8. More Holiday Givebacks
- Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Last week we shared some easy holiday givebacks with The Exchange Club Family Center, SRVS, Shield Inc. and Youth Villages. Keeping the spirit alive, this week let us share more ways you can celebrate the holidays while giving back, at the same time.
9. Schmitt’s Career Fueled By Outside-the-Box Thinking
- Monday, October 29, 2012
Jill Schmitt used to envision herself searching for relics of ancient world cultures but instead found her niche helping businesses find new digs.
10. 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.
11. Midtown Merchants Form Madison Biz Association
- Friday, July 20, 2012
Merchants along Madison Avenue from Cleveland to Cooper streets are forming a business association.
A group of 50 business owners and operations on what is Midtown’s Main Street gathered at Minglewood Hall Wednesday, July 18, to get acquainted and kick off the effort.
12. Firms Make Investments in Memphis Distribution
- Tuesday, July 10, 2012
In the past month, a pair of out-of-town firms have scooped up local distribution warehouses, growing its Memphis industrial real estate portfolio and planning for more.
Montreal-based Olymbec USA LLC recently closed on its $1.5 million purchase of 3615 Lamar Ave. from an entity affiliated with Miami-based loan servicer LNR Partners LLC.
13. System to Ease Flood Danger in Memphis in Works
- Thursday, April 26, 2012
MEMPHIS (AP) – A year after the historic Memphis flood, emergency officials are teaming up with federal agencies to create a network of river gauges and weather stations in surrounding Shelby County to better monitor the Mississippi River tributaries that overflowed, forcing hundreds from their homes.
14. Grizz Proving It’s No ‘One-and-Done’ Team
- Friday, April 20, 2012
If last season culminated with the unanticipated “Believe Memphis” playoff run, then this Grizzlies season has been full of opportunities for concern and panic – your basic building blocks for widespread disbelief.
15. Thorpe Products Inks New Deal On Democrat
- Friday, April 06, 2012
Thorpe Products Co. is relocating its Memphis branch location to a site with higher ceiling heights and better proximity to its clients.
16. A Few Simple Rules For ‘Brown-Bagging’
- Monday, March 19, 2012
We don’t hear the term “brown-bagging” much now. It was a holdover from the time when the city of Memphis did not allow liquor by the drink in restaurants, so if patrons wanted a cocktail, they had to bring their own liquor to the restaurant, often inside a brown paper bag, and pay for set-ups. The city did not rescind that ordinance until 1972.
17. Council to Weigh Pink Palace Funding
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A $20 million upgrade of the Memphis Pink Palace Museum tops the Tuesday, Feb. 21, Memphis City Council agenda that also includes two items key to Overton Square redevelopment and $510,000 in capital appropriations for the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
18. Grays Creek Annexation on City’s Agenda
- Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Memphis City Council members take up the first of three readings Tuesday, Feb. 7, of an ordinance to annex the Grays Creek area that is in the city’s annexation reserve area.
The ordinance is a reaction to pending state legislation in Nashville that would remove part of the area from the Memphis annexation reserve.
19. Location Integral to Paper’s News Coverage
- Tuesday, November 01, 2011
The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc.’s real estate presence over the past 125 years speaks volumes about its mission.
20. City Pride
- Tuesday, October 18, 2011
“Memphis,” the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, took New York by storm where it started a successful run two years ago.
In Memphis, the popular musical’s namesake city where this weekend at the Orpheum Theatre it kicked off an 80-week tour, it may have to work a little harder to resonate with audiences.
21. Substantial Deal Inked By Ontario-Based Manufacturer
- Friday, September 09, 2011
A substantial lease has been signed in a formerly distressed southwest Memphis industrial park that has made leaps and bounds since it was purchased by an out-of-town investor earlier this year.
KIK Custom Products, an Ontario-based manufacturer of national and retail brand consumer products, has signed a lease for 115,000 square feet in the Space Center Industrial Park, 265-353 Titan Drive.
22. Fundraisers Rappel Tower for Special Olympics
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
In one of the city’s most unique fundraising events, 64 brave souls scaled the exterior of the 23-story i-bank Tower (formerly White Station Tower) in East Memphis Friday, Aug. 26, and Saturday, Aug. 27, for Over the Edge, a high-thrills fundraiser for Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.
23. Rollin’ on the River
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
With the announcement that two grand steamboats will soon begin trolling the Mighty Mississippi past Memphis – one of which will make the city its home port – the last few weeks have brought news for the city’s riverfront that’s definitely made some waves.
24. Smith & Nephew Launches Mentoring Program
- Monday, August 08, 2011
Smith & Nephew Orthopaedics is bolstering school-based corporate mentoring to new heights with its new Scholars Program, a long-term initiative dedicated to cultivating and nurturing the talent of Memphis’ middle and high school students focused on careers in medical technology and business.
25. Nike Adds 400K Square Feet To Local Portfolio
- Friday, July 29, 2011
The world’s largest maker of athletic gear has signed a lease in Memphis’ Southeast industrial submarket to handle its newly acquired NFL contract.
Nike Inc. inked a 400,000-square-foot warehouse lease in Centerpointe Distribution Center No. 1, 3461 E. Raines Road. Built in 1994, the property, owned by San Francisco-based Prologis Inc., features 38 dock doors and an 11,687-square-foot office space component.
26. Blank Palette
- Friday, May 20, 2011
When best-selling author Richard Florida visited Memphis recently, he spelled out to a room full of artists the formula for building a city’s creative class – attract, retain and engage talent.
27. Inspiring City From Stage
- Monday, March 28, 2011
Last week we discussed Shelby Residential and Vocational Services, which is helping adults with disabilities enjoy productive lives and pursue their dreams. Now let us turn the spotlight on an organization that is dancing their way across sold-out stages from the famous John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington to Paris and New York, all while pushing our own city to greater heights – Ballet Memphis.
28. Yes! Reinvent the Wheel!
- Monday, March 21, 2011
If you are trying to invent something already invented, somebody, like my father, will say “Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, son.” For instance, when I was younger, I came across a strange-looking screw that wouldn’t work with what I knew to be a screwdriver, so Dad handed me a Phillips to replace mom’s kitchen knife I was trying to make work. “Don’t …….”
29. CCHS Opens Binghampton Dental Clinic
- Wednesday, March 02, 2011
Christ Community Health Services on Tuesday opened its state-of-the-art, $1.4 million, 5,000-square-foot dental facility at 2953 Broad Ave. in the heart of Memphis’ Binghampton neighborhood.
30. Exploring the Mississippi River’s Cutoffs
- Friday, February 25, 2011
See what you can catch.
When the river determined its own course, before it got its manmade shoulders, before spring disaster and all-year fear made us try to tame it, it went where it wanted and – like the biggest bully in the schoolyard, the meanest drunk in the bar – directed its fury against those who talked back.
31. Foreign Investors Buy Treasure Park Apartments
- Tuesday, February 15, 2011
2601 N. Watkins St.
Memphis, TN 38127
First Sale: $1.1 million
Sale Date: Jan. 31, 2011
Buyer: City National Bank
Seller: Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. as receiver for Imperial Capital Bank of La Jolla, Calif.
Second Sale: $450,000
Sale Date: Jan. 28, 2011
Buyer: Square Mile Investments LLC
Seller: City National Bank
Details: A foreign investment group named Square Mile Investments LLC has bought Treasure Park Apartments at 2601 N. Watkins St. in Frayser from City National Bank for $450,000.
Details: A foreign investment group named Square Mile Investments LLC has bought Treasure Park Apartments at 2601 N. Watkins St. in Frayser from City National Bank for $450,000.
32. Sterling Townhomes Financed for $3.2M
- Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Roslyn Heights, N.Y.-based Apollon Holdings LLC has financed Sterling Townhomes, 4187 Rainbranch Drive in Whitehaven, through Berkadia Commercial Mortgage LLC for $3.2 million. The loan matures in February 2046.
33. Montreal Investor Pays $7.3M for Memphis Center
- Monday, January 31, 2011
A Canadian real estate investment group has bought a distressed South Memphis industrial park with plans to reabsorb the space and bring it back to life.
Richard Stern, principal with Montreal-based Olymbec purchased the 1.1 million-square-foot Space Center, 3051-3133 Tranquility Drive, for $7.3 million.
34. Canadian Group Buys Distressed South Memphis Industrial Park
- Friday, January 28, 2011
A Canadian real estate investment group has bought a distressed South Memphis industrial park with plans to re-absorb the space and bring it back to life.
Richard Stern, principal with Quebec, Canada-based Olymbec purchased the 1.1 million-square-foot Space Center, 3051-3133 Tranquility Drive, for $7.25 million.
35. Unmasking Food Reviewer Has Widespread Ramifications
- Monday, January 10, 2011
The incident that rocked the national restaurant industry occurred a few days before Christmas in Los Angeles.
S. Irene Virbila, restaurant reviewer for the Los Angeles Times since 1994, was waiting with her husband and two friends for a table at the new Red Medicine, a “Vietnamese canteen” in Beverly Hills. Virbila and her party had been cooling their heels for 45 minutes after their reservation time when the restaurant’s managing partner, Noah Ellis, approached the critic with a camera, snapped a picture of her, and ejected her and her companions from the establishment. He then posted Virbila’s image on the restaurant’s website, from which you had better believe it was downloaded and distributed all over the Internet.
36. Collierville Office Building Sells for $1.3M in Foreclosure
- Tuesday, December 28, 2010
472 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $1.3 million
Sale Date: Dec. 14, 2010
Buyer: First Citizens National Bank
Seller: Ralph Henson, trustee
Orig. Borrower: Loyal Featherstone Realtors Inc.
Orig. Lender: First Citizens National Bank
Orig. Loan Amount: $1.6 million
Orig. Loan Date: March 7, 2007
Orig. Maturity: March 7, 2008
37. Bold as Brass
- Tuesday, November 30, 2010
The proprietor of the newest addition to Downtown’s thriving business community is an Irishman with a raconteur’s charm and a traveler’s adventurous streak.
Some of those qualities were even on display when Seamus Loftus, who’s transforming the space at 152 Madison Ave. into an Irish pub called The Brass Door, described himself in an application for development incentives to the Center City Development Corp.
38. Despite Poor Economy, Business Startups on Rise
- Friday, October 15, 2010
A down economy doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a bad time to start a business.
In fact, according to business counselor G.E. “Russ” Russell, many Fortune 500 companies got their start during the Great Depression.
39. Inexperience No Hurdle for Tri-State Defender’s Smith
- Friday, September 24, 2010
When Bernal Smith was asked to be president and publisher of the Tri-State Defender, he was concerned that he did not have ink on his hands or the newspaper business in his blood. In other words, he had little to no relevant experience.
40. Outside the Box
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The recession has proven to be a time of deep-seated uncertainty among business owners and stubbornly high unemployment that’s crippling consumer spending.
But behind the panic and the gloomy headlines, examples can still be found here and there of entrepreneurs doing what they do best.
41. Yeates Joins A2H As Project Manager
- Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Arthur Yeates has joined Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc. (A2H) as an architectural project manager.
42. Carlisle Corp. Continues Work on New Headquarters
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
263 Wagner Place
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $2.1 million
Loan Date: June 15, 2010
Maturity Date: June 15, 2014
Borrower: Carlisle Landing LLC
Lender: Regions Bank
43. ESPN’s Bilas Motivates Memphis Business Leaders
- Monday, May 24, 2010
Best known for his savvy basketball commentary, Jay Bilas spoke Friday morning about the parallels between a successful sports team and a successful business.
Bilas, a hoops analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports, delivered the keynote address at the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club, held at the Memphis Botanic Garden.
44. Trainer Gets Around Tighter Business Climate
- Wednesday, April 28, 2010
The fear of public speaking is as common as the fear of heights, but Don Hutson found that knowing what to say and how to say it makes good business sense.
45. Former Orgill Distribution Center Sold Following Foreclosure
- Tuesday, March 23, 2010
2108 Latham St.
Memphis, TN 38109
Sale Amount: $2.5 Million
Sale Date: March 9, 2010
Buyer: NW-2100 Latham Street LLC
Seller: Bradley Ottinger, trustee
46. Mid-South Food Bank Seeks Donations
- Thursday, March 18, 2010
Officials at the Mid-South Food Bank are hoping people will use some of the money from their income tax rebates to make a contribution.
47. Moore Ascends To MAAR Presidency
- Tuesday, January 05, 2010
When Glenn Moore was growing up in the Longview Heights community of South Memphis, he and his dad would spend Sunday afternoons driving around the city checking out new housing developments.
48. Latest Public Housing Options Unveiled at Levi Road
- Friday, December 11, 2009
Batsell Booker remembered the excitement he felt in 1972 when his family moved to public housing on Horn Lake Road in Southwest Memphis.
“They were the best thing I had ever seen. … You wouldn’t think that today,” he said. “But we had some great times.”
49. City Closer to Erasing Public Housing
- Thursday, September 24, 2009
On paper they’re called mixed-finance properties. A smaller front in the city’s 10-year effort to change the face of public housing in Memphis, they are the sites of four smaller public housing projects in different parts of the city, ranging from 100 units to nearly 300.
This week, city leaders and others cut the ribbon on the new Austin Park Place development in Southeast Memphis. The development of 71 new rental homes including 68 duplex units is built on the site of the old Horn Lake Heights public housing development.
Housing and Community Development director Robert Lipscomb called it “another step in our journey to get rid of public housing.”
“We’re almost there. We only have a few more sites to go before we can eliminate the words ‘public housing’ from our vocabulary,” he told a crowd of 50 people in a tent at the newly built intersection of Latrobe and Leclare drives. “Wouldn’t that be great?”
Lipscomb recalled the old 80-unit townhouse project that was the site of a 1998 firebombing that killed three children and one adult in a townhouse packed with eleven people. Six others in the unit were injured.
“This place was firebombed. … I was in shock,” Lipscomb recalled. “We’ve gone from firebombing to rebuilding what we call public housing. It’s not public housing. It’s affordable housing.”
Construction on the $12 million project began in August 2008 after everything on the parcel of land on Horn Lake near Third Street was demolished.
The nonprofit Memphis Land Bank Inc. awarded the construction contract to City Housing LLC, a partnership between FaxonGillis Homes and Dean Tutor. The Memphis Housing Authority operates Memphis Land Bank.
Part of the development was financed with low income housing tax credits, which require the rentals to be limited to families with incomes 60 percent or less of the area’s median income. Median income in metro Memphis is $45,725, according to the most recent U.S. Census data.
The tax credit through the Tennessee Housing Development Authority (THDA) was what got SunTrust Community Capital interested, said Ellen Ward, assistant vice president at SunTrust Bank. The bank gets a tax credit against its Tennessee tax liability and the loan comes with a .5 percent interest rate.
“This is our first one. But we are entertaining taking out some permanent pieces on a few of the other properties around here. Hopefully we’ll do new ones if there is more to be done in the future,” Ward told The Daily News. “Naturally, anytime the real estate market goes down, you’ve got a little more risk on your hands. … Having the land bank and the housing authority behind it brings a lot of strength to the table.”
Memphis Land Bank has been one of the entities involved in the demolition of all but two of the city’s public housing projects, not counting four high-rises for senior citizens, begun during former Mayor Willie Herenton’s administration.
Cleaborn Homes and Foote Homes are the only two housing projects still standing and are part of the ambitious, 10-year, $1 billion proposal called Triangle Noir. It would demolish and replace both housing projects with mixed-use, mixed-income housing to help spark commercial and residential development in the broader south Downtown and South Memphis area.
The larger developments of 450 to 900 units were rebuilt with a mix of federal funds under the HOPE VI program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and private financing, said Molly Beard, executive director of the Memphis Land Bank.
Earlier this week, the city received another $8 million in federal funding from HOPE VI for the next phase of Legends Park, the mixed-use, mixed-income development built on the site of the old Dixie Homes housing project near the Downtown Medical Center.
The smaller developments like Austin Park Place are financed with money from a different HUD program and private financing.
‘Not giving up’
The Austin financing was a mix of $6.2 million in HUD money with $5.9 million in private funds.
For all six smaller developments, including Austin, the city has $16.2 million in HUD or public money and $44.5 million in private financing.
Tonnie Carter, a working single mother of six who now lives in the University of Memphis area, was among those who waited in line to apply to live in the new development.
Her goal was “to be someplace where you can pull in your own drive in front of your own door.”
“Five o’clock in the morning I was here with my Barney blanket, my water bottle and my muffin,” Carter said. “I think what used to be public housing is for young girls who are trying to get on their feet. I’m 35 years old. I want to be there. I want to set examples for my children. I know it’s hard but I’m not giving up.”...
50. Health Care Administrator Gives Back to Community
- Friday, August 07, 2009
Shantelle Leatherwood decided early in her career as a health care administrator to forgo the quest for a corner office in a hospital or executive suite and instead be closer to people.
She opted to work in community health centers. Leatherwood is the practice administrator at Christ Community Health Services.
51. Former FedEx Employee Starts Logistics Business
- Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Like it was for hundreds of other Memphians, April 3 proved to be a watershed date for Terica Lamb. She lost her job at FedEx Express that day when the company laid off 1,000 salaried managers and professionals, half of whom came from the Memphis area.
52. Riviana Continues Work On Rice Processing/Distribution Plant
- Tuesday, June 16, 2009
2371 Prospect St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $3.5 Million
Project Cost: $67 million
Permit Date: Applied June 2009
Owner: Riviana Foods Inc.
Tenant: Riviana Foods Inc.
Contractor: Linkous Construction Co. Inc.
53. Permit Filed for U of M’s ‘Penny’ Hall of Fame
- Monday, April 27, 2009
Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway was an electrifying, playmaking guard for the University of Memphis in the early 1990s. In his two seasons at the school, he became a fan favorite and one of the best players to ever don a Tiger basketball uniform.
- Thursday, February 19, 2009
The Shelby County Beer Board will meet today at 2 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call Steve Summerall at 545-4301.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a presentation by James Hutto, managing project director for Valeo Design and Marketing, today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Select, 5795 Poplar Ave. Hutto will present “ROI Marketing for Your Business: Driving Top-Line Growth with Your Website.” Cost is $25 for guests and $15 for students. Lunch is included. Guests may pay at the door.
56. Memphis Airport to Host World Conference in 2011
- Friday, November 21, 2008
Memphis International Airport will host the Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition in April 2011, giving the city a chance to showcase the airport – and its burgeoning aerotropolis concept – to executives from around the globe.
57. Interface Properties Re-Enters Memphis Market
- Tuesday, October 07, 2008
A Florida development company absent from the Memphis market for the past few years is returning to the area with plans to develop outparcels at a Collierville retail center and a Germantown hotel.
58. Panera Bread to Open Cafe on G’Town Parkway
- Thursday, June 19, 2008
Richmond Heights, Mo.-based Panera Bread has announced plans to open its first Memphis-area bakery/cafe at 714 N. Germantown Parkway in the Trinity Commons Shopping Center.
This will be the first of 12 cafes slated to open in the Memphis, West Tennessee and North Mississippi regions. Three cafes are scheduled for 2009 opening dates.
59. Lamar Ave. Hotel Developer Struggles for Approval
- Friday, May 23, 2008
Local cab business owner Jay Kumar has tried for two years to build an upscale, 35-room motel along Lamar Avenue, a project for which he estimates spending $2.5 million. And because he temporarily failed to get the final approval from city officials that he needed this week, he’s still trying.
60. Brinkley Heights Ministries To Expand Academy
- Tuesday, April 08, 2008
3277 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $2.4 million
Project Cost: $2.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2008
61. RDC Seeks Remaining Approvals For Beale Street Landing
- Friday, February 22, 2008
Beale Street Landing, the $29 million boat dock and riverfront attraction that has been planned for almost six years, has only a few regulatory hurdles left to clear.
Representatives of the Riverfront Development Corp. will return to the Memphis Landmarks Commission next week for one of the last approvals needed by the RDC, which is a certificate of appropriateness.
62. New School to Provide Affordable, Private, Christian Education
- Thursday, February 21, 2008
Parents soon will have a new educational choice for their children as the Collegiate School of Memphis - an independent, urban, Christian college preparatory school - prepares to open this fall.
Anonymous donors have funded the creation of the school, which will be housed on the site of Highland Heights Baptist Church, 675 National Ave., in the Berclair neighborhood.
63. New School to Rise On Church Property
- Tuesday, February 19, 2008
675 National St....
Memphis, TN 38122
Permit Cost: $5 million
Project Cost: $5 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2008
Completion: August 2008
Owner: Highland Heights Baptist Church
Tenant: Collegiate School of Memphis
Architect: Fleming/Associates/Architects PC (Memphis)
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Details: Collegiate School of Memphis, a recently formed independent secondary school, is conducting an interior renovation of 90,000 square feet at Highland Heights Baptist Church for CSM's campus, said head of school John Avis.
The renovation includes 70,000 square feet of an existing three-story educational building at the church for classroom and office space, and 20,000 square feet of an existing two-story gymnasium.
Construction will begin this week with completion expected for August, in time for the school to open its doors for the first time. Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC won the $5 million construction bid last November.
Collegiate School of Memphis is an urban, college-preparatory, Christian high school that will open in the fall with a complete seventh-grade class, adding a new grade each year. Each grade is expected to have about 90 students.
"We'll be pleased with whatever numbers we have," Avis said. "We're committed to providing that kind of Christian, college-preparatory education in that location and we hope to be a presence there for a long time."
Collegiate School of Memphis soon will purchase the church property and lease the sanctuary back to Highland Heights. The benefactors who provided funding to start the school have asked to remain anonymous, Avis said.
64. Panera Bread Plans12 Bakery-Cafes for Memphis
- Monday, November 05, 2007
Richmond Heights, Mo.-based Panera Bread last week announced a new agreement with Delta Dough Inc. to develop bakery-cafes in the Memphis area, including areas of North Mississippi. Under the conditions of the new agreem
65. New Group Hopes To Reinvigorate Airport Area
- Monday, October 29, 2007
With its corporate charter on file and its executive director at the controls, the Memphis Airport Area Development Corp. is finally ready for takeoff.
On Thursday, after months of planning, native Memphian John Lawrence officially will take the reins of this newly chartered group, which is charged with reinvigorating the neighborhoods around Memphis International Airport.
66. Memphis Agriliance SiteTransferred in CHS Deal
- Tuesday, September 11, 2007
The Presidents Island operations of agriculture company Agriliance LLC have transferred to a Minnesota-based CHS Inc. as part of a repositioning.
CHS, based in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
67. Ready for Takeoff
- Monday, August 06, 2007
Signs of what was once a naval air station still abound, but Millington Regional Jetport finally is starting to discover its own identity and carve a bigger niche in the airways.
Thanks to a renewed contract with FedEx Corp., a host of capital improvements and an ambitious marketing campaign to lure more aviation businesses, the jetport is poised to reach great heights.
68. Q1 Report Shows Strong Memphis Office Market
- Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Poplar Avenue often is called the lifeline of Memphis because it links Downtown with the suburbs and houses the area's most valuable and high-profile real estate.
Thanks to the avenue's strong heartbeat, notably along its heavily trafficked eastern section, the office market in Shelby County received a positive checkup for first quarter 2007.
69. Longer Shots Translate to Dollar Signs
- Monday, June 04, 2007
A recent rule change by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will benefit sharp-shooting basketball players, but it also could be a boon for Sports Floors Inc., a Memphis business owned by Bruce Gleneck.
70. Business Owner Continues Lobbying Lamar Residents Over Hotel Idea
- Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Real estate developers concerned with how home- and business owners are affected by their projects might reach out to them by eliminating a few building stories here or planting a grove of trees there.
71. Archived Article
- Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Six acres north of
Loan Amount: $6.5 million
Loan Date: March 30, 2007
72. Memphis Leadership Foundation Chief Keeps the Tradition Alive
- Friday, April 20, 2007
Howard Eddings knows what good can come from having positive influences at a young age.
During his formative years in Orange Mound, he had the good fortune to meet someone who would forever change his life. That person was a mentor who exposed a 16-year-old Eddings to things he had never seen before.
73. Young Heritage to Hold First Big Event With 'Smart Growth' in Mind
- Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Last October, Josh Whitehead paid for a three-hour ride from a commercial helicopter service based at the General DeWitt Spain Airport. He gave the pilot a map of Memphis and instructed him to "stay within the parkways."
74. Snapshots in Time
- Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Over the course of former Memphian Jason Miccolo Johnson's award-winning photographic career, he's captured icons such as Princess Diana and five of the last six U.S. presidents.
He scored a rare session to photograph the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, and another photo assignment carried him to Selma, Ala., where he walked across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. That's where armed police officers attacked civil rights demonstrators in 1965, an event remembered as "Bloody Sunday."
75. Year of Events Marks30th Anniversary of Elvis' Death
- Friday, December 29, 2006
2007 marks the 30th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley and the 25th anniversary of the opening of Graceland Mansion for public tours, and as such, the year will be filled with a number of major happenings besides
- Thursday, December 14, 2006
The Memphis office of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center hosts "Developing a Business Plan" Friday from 10 a.m. to noon at Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. The $20 seminar will cover how to create a business foundation and identify the status of business finances. For information, call Yolanda Handy at 333-5085.
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
J.W. Gibson II, chairman of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners' Housing and Economic Development Committee, holds a public hearing today at 4 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. For more information, call 545-4309.
- Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Friends of the Poplar-White Station Branch Library presents Donn Southern as part of its Second Thursday Community Lecture Series Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at 5094 Poplar Ave. Southern, a practicing attorney and former judge of the Probate Court of Shelby County, will discuss "What You Should Know About Wills, Estates and Probate Court." For more information, call 682-1616.
79. Reynolds Named Head Baseball Coach at STCC
- Wednesday, September 20, 2006
Alan "Bo" Reynolds has been named the new head baseball coach at Southwest Tennessee Community College. He previously worked at Olive Branch High School, where he was head baseball coach in 2005-2006 after serving as assistant coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached at Rhodes College from 1990 to 2003, where he was both an assistant coach and head coach and the University of Memphis from 1987 to 1990. There, he was an assistant under head coach Bobby Kilpatrick.
80. Medical Facilities Feather Their Nest in Germantown
- Monday, July 10, 2006
Three years ago, Greg McGaw figured it would cost an outlandish amount to convert some of the now-vacant Wal-Mart property at 1280 S. Germantown Road into a medical space.
Wal-Mart abandoned the 16-acre site in 2003, leaving McGaw - principal of Landstone Medical Properties - and others to speculate that the land was a prime site for a medical user. That type of real estate also is something Germantown officials have been keen on attracting since the town is landlocked, very nearly built-out and has few opportunities available to expand its property tax base.
81. Finding Safe Harbor
- Monday, June 26, 2006
The Riverfront Development Corp. (RDC) has absorbed $500,000 of city budget cuts and appears ready to move ahead on its largest project to date, the $29.3 million Beale Street Landing.
When the Memphis City Council approved the city budget June 6, the RDC received $2.1 million for its operating budget for fiscal year 2007, down 18 percent from $2.6 million last year. The RDC's total operating budget is projected to be $4.2 million, down slightly from last year's $4.3 million.
82. NOT IN MY BACKYARD
- Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Public meetings of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board rarely draw much in the way of a general audience. In addition to the usual Who's Who of developers, attorneys and government liaisons, the individual agenda items may draw a concerned property owner here, an interested business owner there.
83. Real Estate Consultant Pivots From Political Loss to Financial Gain
- Friday, May 12, 2006
What's a real estate industry veteran to do after losing a race for public office in Shelby County?
If you're Joe Cooper - a real estate consultant and former associate of the late William Tanner, one of the most colorful, fascinating Memphis businessmen of them all - you turn your attention south: specifically, to South Memphis.
84. Archived Article
- Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Two loans for
Kirby Gate center
Loan Amounts: $5 million; $1 million
Loan Date (for both): March 28, 2006
85. MAAR to Give Posthumous Award to William B. Clark
- Friday, March 31, 2006
William B. Clark's life epitomized what many would consider the American dream.
At age 19, straight out of high school, Clark built and sold his first house in the Lincoln Heights subdivision in southwest Memphis.
86. Church of Scientology Toys with Move
- Friday, February 03, 2006
The Church of Scientology Mission of Memphis tested the local real estate market by listing its building on www.realtor.com in January.
David Slaughter, the church's trustee or mission holder, said the 10,500-square-foot church at 1440 Central Ave. was just exploring the possibility of moving.
87. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Thousand Oaks Boulevard (three addresses)
Cost: $28.6 million
Buyer: Talcott III Thousand Oaks LP
Seller: Glenborough Properties LP
88. Newcomers Pick Hickory Hill, Cordova
- Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Moderately priced homes in Shelby County, new construction in Whitehaven and the sustained affordability of the Hickory Hill and University of Memphis neighborhoods have proven most attractive in the past year to the area's newest residents.
89. Highwoods to BuildThyssenKrupp Facility
- Friday, September 02, 2005
The Memphis division of Highwoods Properties Inc. has been awarded a build-to-suit lease by ThyssenKrupp Elevator Manufacturing Inc. for about 78,000 square feet of space. Highwoods will build a two-story, $10 million building on about six acres in F
90. Havens Finds His Place in Real Estate Law
- Thursday, August 25, 2005
Kevin J. Havens has joined The Bradley Law Firm in Memphis, where he focuses his practice in the area of real estate law. The Bradley Law Firm serves West Tennessee and North Mississippi in the areas of residential and commercial real estate, trusts and estate planning, tax law, corporate law and civil litigation.
91. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, June 28, 2005
Dillards Plans Store for Collierville Center
Dillards Plans Store for Collierville Center
12.47 acres near
Cost: $1.2 million
Buyer: The Castner-Knott Dry Goods Co.
Seller: Carriage Avenue LLC
Property: 12.47 acres ...
92. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, June 27, 2005
Germantown Office Park Ready for Business
Germantown Office Park Poised for Growth
ThyssenKrupp considers site in Forest Hill Heights
The Daily News
Germantown has long been an address for upscale residential communities a...
93. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, June 24, 2005
Memphis Standout Dwayne E
Craft Dedicates Career to Helping Investors
LANE GARDNER CAMP
The Daily News
Dwayne E. Craft said now is a great time to be in the financial services business.
People today are taking more personal responsibi...
94. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, March 08, 2005
Danvers Finances Three Restaurants, Plans New Location
Old Venice Pizza Co. Expands to Memphis
368 Perkins Extended
Memphis, TN 38117
Buyer: Old Venice Properties LLC
Seller: Charles H. Housholder, Katherine F. Mille...
95. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Addresses on Union Avenue
Circuit Playhouse Buys Property for Theater, Offices
Addresses on Union Avenue
and South Cooper Street
Cost: $1.1 million
Buyer: Circuit Playhouse Inc.
Seller: Union Catfish Co. Ltd.
Property: Property ...
96. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, October 29, 2004
Growing up on a farm in rural Missouri, Donna K
Nursing College Dean Appointed to National Panel
The Daily News
Growing up on a farm in rural Missouri, Donna K. Hathaway never imagined she would reach the heights of success ...
97. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, August 03, 2004
8635 Highway 64
Holiday Inn Express Sells for $2.2 Million
8635 U.S. Highway 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Cost: $2.2 million
Buyer: First Lotus LLC
Seller: Wilson Inn-4064 Inc.
Property: Holiday Inn Express at 8635 U.S. Highway 64 near ...
98. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Wednesday, July 28, 2004
1580-1588 Union Ave
West Clinic Plans Midtown Treatment Center
1580-1588 Union Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Cost: $2.9 million
Borrower: West Union Partners LLC
Lender: Commercial Bank and Trust Co.
Trustee: Reid D. Evensky
99. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Polo Heights Land
Polo Heights Land
Sells for $4.9 Million
Muriel Real Estate LLC has purchased 2.29 acres at 1201 Getwell Road in the Polo Heights Subdivision from Cross Rhodes I Partnership for $4.9 million, according to The Daily News Pu...
100. Archived Article: Law Focus
- Thursday, May 06, 2004
Legal Outsourcing Raises Host of Concerns
The Daily News
When Dianna Smiley looks at the possibilities of her profession, she feels a bit of concern for the future.
Thats because as a paralegal and president of the Nat...