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1. Healthy Design
- Thursday, February 27, 2014
The road to community health and wealth is paved, at least in part, with smart design principles.
Density, a strong mix of uses, high design standards and amenities such as bike lanes and parks can produce healthier communities that attract business investment, Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson told Urban Land Institute Memphis members this week.
- Tuesday, December 24, 2013
First Cumberland Presbyterian Church will host its Christmas Eve candlelight service Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 5 p.m. at the church, 8161 Germantown Road in Olive Branch. Visit firstcpchurch.org.
- Monday, December 23, 2013
Blind Bear Speakeasy will hold a second anniversary party Monday, Dec. 23, at 8 p.m. to Tuesday, Dec. 24, at 2 a.m. at Blind Bear, 119 S. Main St. The event will include live music, drink specials and giveaways. Visit blindbearmemphis.com.
- Saturday, December 21, 2013
Playhouse on the Square will host a Four Seasons Cocktail Series happy hour Saturday, Dec. 21, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. The event will include guided tours of the theater, including areas off limits to the public. Cost is free; donations benefit Memphis Youth Symphony Orchestra. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org.
5. River Inn Reopens Terrace With Full Year as Goal
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
The River Inn, the boutique hotel on Mud Island that opened in 2007, has reopened its upper-level terrace after making some changes designed to add even more comforts for the hotel’s guests.
The Terrace at River Inn, at 50 Harbor Town Square, is now a restaurant that’s open year-round, offering river views and new cuisine in a setting no longer limited by the weather or the time of year.
6. LRK Turns 30 With Eye Toward Growth
- Saturday, October 12, 2013
LRK Inc. is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and the full-service architectural, planning, environmental and interior design firm is involved with a diverse range of high-profile projects, both locally and nationally, with the intent of creating special places for clients and users.
7. MEMFix Goes South
- Thursday, October 10, 2013
Of the neighborhoods in which the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team has been working to build retail and commercial trade, none has the amount of history, turmoil, potential and perception problems found in the two blocks east and west of Mississippi Boulevard and Walker Avenue.
8. Midtown Mix
- Thursday, August 01, 2013
Go by Overton Square during lunch or at night, and the place is usually overflowing with visitors – some who want lunch, dinner or a libation, and some who come just to enjoy the simple pleasure of people-watching.
9. Business License Filings Fall 8 Percent in Second Quarter
- Monday, July 22, 2013
The number of business licenses filed with the Shelby County Clerk’s office slumped 7.7 percent to 1,290 in the second quarter, compared with 1,397 in the second quarter of 2012, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com.
10. New Boutique Heads to Overton Square
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
A new boutique store is heading to Overton Square.
Alexandra Rushing, owner of Harbor Town boutique The Ivory Closet and Adel Amor Cosmetics, has signed a lease for 1,300 square feet for The Attic at Overton Square, next door to Bar Louie.
11. This week in Memphis history: July 19-25
- Saturday, July 20, 2013
2012: Loeb Properties Inc. of Memphis closed on its $7 million acquisition of eight acres of the Overton Square entertainment district from Denver-based Overton Square Investors LLC.
12. New Boutique Heads to Overton Square
- Wednesday, July 17, 2013
A new boutique store is heading to Overton Square.
Alexandra Rushing, owner of Harbor Town boutique The Ivory Closet and Adel Amor Cosmetics, has signed a lease for 1,300 square feet for The Attic at Overton Square, next door to Bar Louie.
13. Secret Ingredient
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Cafe Eclectic has found itself in an enviable spot since the cafe’s first location opened five years ago in Midtown.
After opening that first location at 603 N. McLean Blvd., the owners didn't have to necessarily go hunting for additional spots. For Cafe Eclectic's second and third stores – the newest of which opened at the end of June near the University of Memphis – owners of those spaces came instead to them.
14. Roaming Other Rivieras
- Thursday, July 11, 2013
MARSEILLE, France – I never expected those other Rivieras to look anything like those here in the States. (See last week’s column or risk being lost while reading this one. Hint: I’m on vacation.)
15. Holtzclaw on Front Line of Myriad Real Estate Projects
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Anna Holtzclaw’s footprint is on property all over Memphis.
Since 2001, the real estate marketing entrepreneur has worked to promote properties developed and designed by the likes of the Henry Turley Co., LRK Inc. and Loeb Properties Inc.
16. Turley: ‘You Can Be Somebody in Memphis’
- Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Years after Henry Turley experienced the Memphis sanitation workers’ strike and the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, took advantage of the Community Reinvestment Act and persuaded banks to reinvest in the Downtown core, not to mention spearheaded revitalization in the Harbor Town and Uptown areas, he’s making a “micro bet” on building nice neighborhoods around excellent schools.
17. Garland Sells Real Estate to Beat of His Own Drum
- Friday, November 09, 2012
Chris Garland was drawn to the hustle and bustle of the real estate business in his early teens.
18. Harbor Town Dog Show Scheduled for Oct. 28
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 10th Annual Harbor Town Dog Show “Who Let the Dogs Out?” presented by Downtown Animal Hospital will take place Oct. 28.
Spectators can attend the show, from noon to 4 p.m. at Nursery Park in Harbor Town, for free and may reserve seating in the VIP – as in, Very Important Pooch/Parent – Green Room, which will offer gourmet food and drinks.
19. Cafe Eclectic to Open Third Location on Highland
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Plans are moving forward for a third location of Café Eclectic, this time inside The Stratum on Highland, 510 S. Highland St.
20. Daunting Vision
- Tuesday, October 02, 2012
To say the team behind the redevelopment of the nearly 20-year-vacant Sears, Roebuck & Co. Retail and Catalog distribution facility in Midtown’s Crosstown neighborhood has their work cut out for them would be an understatement at best.
21. Visionary Project
- Thursday, August 23, 2012
The reversal of fate for the blighted Chisca Hotel at the intersection of South Main Street and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, plagued by passive out-of-town ownership and environmental hazards, was set in motion during a phone call about 18 months ago.
22. Architecture Inc. Finds Formula for Success
- Monday, July 02, 2012
Having a staff of just six employees hasn’t affected the ability of Architecture Inc., 88 Union Ave., to maintain a diverse catalogue and high volume of projects, many of them high profile.
23. LuvMud Island Supports Habitat for Hope
- Thursday, June 21, 2012
LuvMud Island, an event that merges a 5K and mud race, will take place Saturday, June 23, at Greenbelt Park on Mud Island River Park.
The event supports Habitat for Hope, a nonprofit dedicated to forming a supportive community around families who’ve traveled to the Mid-South to receive medical care for their children.
24. Gill Presses on Despite Enduring 4th Recession
- Monday, June 11, 2012
Ray Gill, president of Gill Properties, got into commercial real estate because of his interest in land but now wishes he’d spent some time reading palms and tarot cards.
25. Orthopaedic Group Partners with Wolf River Conservancy
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Memphis Orthopaedic Group has partnered with the Wolf River Conservancy to help promote and enhance the nonprofit’s recreational opportunities.
The partnership, which will last through 2013, will help provide marketing materials, strategic branding advice and direct funding to the Wolf River Conservancy’s full calendar of recreational activities.
26. Nucor Files Application For Steel Operations
- Tuesday, February 21, 2012
3601 Paul R. Lowry Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Permit Cost: $2 million
Permit Date: Applied February 2012
Owner: Nucor Corp.
27. $9.1 Million Loan Filed for Harbor Town Inn
- Friday, February 17, 2012
Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. has filed a $9.1 million fee deed of trust through First Tennessee Bank NA for River Inn of Harbor Town hotel property in the Harbor Town area of Mud Island, according to documents filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds’ Office. River Inn of Harbor Town LLC and River Inn Spa LLC are listed as the borrowers. The loan matures in February 2017.
28. Lofty Heights
- Tuesday, January 10, 2012
The Mid-South apartment market is riding high after a strong 2011.
Last year saw increasing occupancies and rents, as well as a shift from investors and lenders back to more stable properties, all of which followed a 2010 that was dominated by activity involving distressed product.
29. Lamar Crossing Apts. Changes Owners Again
- Monday, January 02, 2012
2881 Lamar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38114
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: Oct. 7, 2011
Maturity Date: n/a
Borrower: Lamar Apartments LP
Lender: Nessko TN LLC
30. Deeds Filed for $31M Sale of Harbor Town Apts.
- Friday, December 30, 2011
The Shelby County Register of Deeds office has now received filings for the Dec. 20 purchase of the 345-unit Arbors at Harbor Town Apartments for $31.5 million, or $91,304 per unit. The Class B complex, which was built in 1991, uses the address 671 Harbor Edge Drive.
31. New Dishes
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.
Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.
32. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year
- Monday, December 26, 2011
On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.
33. Harbor Town Apts. Sell For $31.5M
- Friday, December 23, 2011
Dallas-based Behringer Harvard has acquired the Arbors Harbor Town Apartments – a 345-unit multifamily community in Harbor Town on Mud Island – for $31.5 million, or $91,304 per unit.
34. Cyclocross Championship Benefits Church Health
- Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The 25th Annual Outdoors Inc. Cyclocross Tennessee State Championship will be held Nov. 13, at Greenbelt Park in Harbor Town.
35. Uptown Phase Two Gets Go Ahead
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
After several delays, phase two of the plan for Uptown development cleared the Shelby County Commission Monday, Oct. 17.
But only after the commissioner whose district includes Uptown tried to shift the emphasis from continued development south of Chelsea Avenue moving west to new development north of Chelsea.
36. New Façades
- Monday, October 03, 2011
Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.
In late 2009, Memphis-based Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The news sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as one of the city’s most prominent firms – behind landmark projects like AutoZone Park and AutoZone corporate headquarters, Riverside Drive, FedExForum, Harbor Town and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, to name a few – was being forced to reorganize.
37. Good Old Brand-New
- Friday, September 16, 2011
NEW URBANISM MAKES GOOD, OLD COMMON SENSE. As Chooch Pickard, executive director of the Memphis Regional Design Center, rolled through his PowerPoint, I was struck by a powerful, hopeful, sense of déjà vu.
38. Restaurant Uproot
- Monday, June 06, 2011
If a prime time television show moves to a different day and time, there’s undoubtedly a risk factor involved.
But if the show’s good enough, it’s going to attract you, said Scott Gentleman, general manager of Jim’s Place East, who hopes that theory also holds true for a popular restaurant.
39. Mixing it Up
- Monday, May 16, 2011
Scarce new development is providing the retail sector the opportunity to rethink how it delivers its goods and services, moving away from car-dependent models and toward walkable urban centers.
This mixed-use, walkable neighborhood concept is something Memphis will see more and more of, especially in the urban core, said Jason Polley, project leasing director for Stonecrest Investments LLC.
40. Proposed Federal Aid Cuts Threaten Rural Airports
- Thursday, May 12, 2011
IRONWOOD, Mich. (AP) – A couple of times a month, Dr. Walter Beusse drives from his suburban Chicago home to Milwaukee, where he catches a flight north to Ironwood in Michigan's remote Upper Peninsula to work in a hospital emergency room.
41. East Side of Mud Island in Crosshairs
- Thursday, May 05, 2011
Mud Island should still be accessible as the Mississippi River at Memphis moves toward a 48-foot crest on May 11.
But those with homes on the east side of the island, by the Wolf River Harbor, could be the first to evacuate Downtown.
42. Mud Island Evacuations Possible Along Memphis Harbor
- Wednesday, May 04, 2011
The National Weather Service is sticking with its prediction of a 48-foot crest of the Mississippi River at Memphis, but the weather forecasters have now moved the date of the crest a day later to May 11.
43. A Shared Journey
- Friday, April 15, 2011
True North. My oldest big brother fell recently. He took a header off the basement steps and landed on his hip. He lives in the Adirondacks, 15 miles from any group of anything larger than four, if you don’t count critters. His wife can’t pick him up, and their two labs, well-trained as they are, can’t fetch an orthopedist.
44. CCRFC to Act On Financing Amendments
- Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board of directors takes up two items at its Tuesday meeting involving a Mud Island apartment complex and the Gibson Guitar plant located south of Beale Street.
45. City, Community at Heart of Montgomery Martin’s Work
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Construction, says Montgomery Martin, is hard. And he should know, having been in the business since 1978.
“You’re creating something out of nothing, you’re taking a raw piece of dirt, grading it off and digging holes and pouring concrete and creating an edifice for an environment to work in and live in,” Martin said. “That’s all very appealing and neat, and a necessary thing to do for society and for culture and for people to live and operate in.”
- Friday, March 25, 2011
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Office Suites Plus, 6000 Poplar Ave., suite 250. For more information, call Melody Douglas at 261-5400.
47. Memphis Makes Great Vacation Spot
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Ray’s Take: It’s time to start planning that family summer vacation and saving up for it. AAA and Money Magazine both estimate the amount spent on a family vacation is about $1,600. With gas prices threatening to reach new highs that amount could easily rise.
48. Blockbuster Shuttering All Memphis Stores
- Friday, February 04, 2011
Some Hollywood films are so predictable, viewers can see the ending coming long before the credits roll.
In hindsight, consumers may decide the story of Blockbuster Inc. – the giant video rental chain that in a matter of days will no longer have a brick-and-mortar presence in Memphis – falls in that category.
49. Blockbuster Closing Last Two Memphis Storefronts
- Thursday, February 03, 2011
In a matter of days, Memphians will no longer be able to visit a store and make it a Blockbuster night.
Every remaining Blockbuster store in Memphis is either closing or planning to close, signaling the end of the video rental chain's days in Memphis, the dominance of order-by-mail alternatives like Netflix and the convenience of kiosks like Redboxes.
50. Long History Follows Paulette’s to Harbor Town
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Georges Falls has seen many changes come upon Overton Square since the entertainment district’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, but one of the most startling changes is one he is bringing himself.
Paulette’s, his Continental restaurant that has been a flagship, even a beloved attraction near Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since 1974, is moving to Harbor Town, about as far west as you can get from Midtown and not fall into the Mississippi River.
51. Harbor Town Medical Clinic Receives NCQA Recognition
- Friday, December 10, 2010
Harbor of Health, a program of UT Medical Group, has been recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as Memphis’ first Physicians Practice Connections – Patient-Centered Medical Home.
52. Pinnacle Move Could Spark Downtown Housing Market
- Tuesday, October 12, 2010
The recent buzz from Pinnacle Airlines Corp.’s decision to move its airport-area headquarters to One Commerce Square is generating mostly positive feedback, but real estate agents say its too early to tell how the shift of 600-plus new employees to the area will affect the Downtown housing market.
- Friday, September 17, 2010
The Center City Development Corporation Board of Directors will meet Friday at 11 a.m. in the CCC conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0574.
- Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Small Biz Memphis will host the Cordova/Bartlett and East Memphis/Midtown Business Builders Circle meetings Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at 1661 International Drive, suite 400. The Germantown/Collierville meeting will be Thursday at 7:45 a.m. at 2176 West St., suite 110. For more information, call 205-9303.
- Monday, August 23, 2010
The Downtown Parking Authority will meet Monday at 9 a.m. in the Center City Commission conference room, 114 N. Main St. For more information, call 575-0581.
56. Bobbi Gillis Chosen to Lead CCC Board
- Tuesday, July 06, 2010
On the heels of the Center City Commission landing a new president, the Downtown development agency has added more new blood to its leadership with the selection of a new chairman for its board of directors.
57. Spotts Takes Career, Community Involvement to High Levels
- Friday, June 25, 2010
Josh Spotts has a long list of titles and career accomplishments.
He’s director of catering and events at The Madison Hotel, a 110-room boutique hotel at 79 Madison Ave. Along with his day job, Spotts is involved in numerous local and national groups, including Meeting Planners International, the National Association of Catering executives, Mpact Memphis and the Phoenix Club.
58. Mock Trial Brings Rhodes Alum Chastain Full Circle
- Thursday, May 20, 2010
When attorney Autumn Chastain helped coordinate the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament at Rhodes College last month, it was a moment of realization, knowing she had come full circle.
59. Conserve and Protect
- Monday, May 03, 2010
Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Stroll along the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi” and it’s possible to see a tugboat pushing a barge against the current, a steamboat churning through the muddy waters, a Coast Guard cutter darting across the choppy surface.
60. Despite Slight Uptick, March Numbers Show Struggling Market
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Shelby County’s commercial real estate market is doing what it can to hold steady amid a crumbled economy.
March saw 53 CRE sales, a 4 percent increase from 51 sales in March 2009 and 61 percent increase from 33 in February, according to the latest information from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.
61. State Files Permit to Replace Oakhaven Driver Service Center
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
3200 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38118
Permit Amount: $2.6 Million
Project Cost: $2.6 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2010
Completion: End of 2010
Owner: State of Tennessee
Tenant: State of Tennessee Department of Safety
Contractor: Mayer Construction Co. Inc.
Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc.
62. RiverTown Fetches $1.6M For Six Condo Units
- Friday, April 16, 2010
RiverTown LLC, the company that developed and built RiverTown on the Island condominiums, has sold six units in the complex’s building No. 3 to a pair of investors for a combined $1.6 million.
63. Savage Spreads Word Of Women’s Role in Engineering
- Friday, April 09, 2010
A high school aptitude test told Heather Savage she should become a secretary, but she set her sights a little higher.
64. Firm Wants to Bring Top Talent to Memphis
- Monday, April 05, 2010
Chris Chotard sees himself as a coach recruiting members to business teams throughout Memphis.
He founded his company, Top Notch, last year to bring the brightest college students to Memphis to spend eight weeks working for some of the most well known mid-level companies in the city.
65. Downtown’s City Market Closer to Reality
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
The store’s motto is “e-squared – eat and enjoy.”
Its look and feel will be that of an Old World market offering customers freshly prepared food with a local and international flair, as well as grocery staples such as milk and eggs.
66. Bayh Cites Strident Partisanship in Leaving Senate
- Wednesday, February 17, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Two-term Sen. Evan Bayh says ever-shriller partisanship and the frustrations of gridlock made it time for him to leave Congress. Republicans aren't buying it, saying he and fellow Democrats sense that voters will be after their heads this fall.
67. Café Eclectic Opens Second Shop in Harbortown
- Monday, February 08, 2010
Cafe Eclectic will soon be two-for-two. A second location will open in Harbor Town around the same time the restaurant celebrates its second anniversary on Feb. 25.
Cathy Boulden, the owner of Café Eclectic, said the concept behind the fast-growing business is simple – serving food from a variety of cultures in a warm, neighborly space.
68. Mud Island Makeover
- Monday, November 30, 2009
In August 1976, Roy Harrover, the Memphis architect who designed such landmarks as Memphis International Airport, Memphis College of Art and the NBC Bank Building wrote a six-page description of a project then known as Volunteer Park.
69. Housing Divided
- Monday, November 23, 2009
A couple of years ago, when Clay Thompson of Memphis decided it was time to stop renting, he set his sights on the Downtown condominium market. He was especially interested in the old warehouses in the South Main Historic Arts District that had been converted to condos.
70. Fujii Becomes First International Fellow At InMotion Center
- Friday, October 23, 2009
The language of medicine comes easy for Dr. Hiromasa Fujii, but the lingering drawls and lazy pronunciations of the Southern dialect remain a struggle for this Japanese researcher who is spending a year in Memphis.
71. Job Crunch Hits Disabled Workers
- Friday, October 16, 2009
Josh Wilbanks spends his Thursdays and Fridays intently folding boxes – a monotonous chore for most workers – but he does it with a smile.
That smile is contagious for Lenora Fletcher, the shift leader at the NPC Pizza Hut Delivery in Arlington. She comes into work with stacks of boxes ready for piping hot pizzas. Wilbanks, who has a mental disability, has been putting out the boxes for five years now.
72. New Leaders Work to Reinvigorate Downtown Neighborhood Association
- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
New leadership within the Downtown Neighborhood Association has increased membership by 20 percent over the past two months as the organization rebuilds from a period of turmoil.
Terry Woodard, the new DNA president, said the organization is striving for more than a number goal with membership.
73. Summers Extols Complexity Of Construction Practice
- Thursday, September 03, 2009
Jim Summers, one of the founding partners of Allen Summers Simpson Lillie & Gresham PLLC, has been named to the 2010 edition of Best Lawyers in America for construction litigation.
74. Kroc Center Effort Highlights The Good in Memphis
- Monday, June 22, 2009
Eric Barnes is the publisher of The Memphis News, The Daily News and Chandler Reports.
This is what I like about Memphis – places like the Kroc Center.
75. Architecture Month Brings Design to Forefront
- Monday, September 08, 2008
For the past four years, the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects and Memphis Heritage Inc. have set aside one month to give the public a unique look inside the world of architecture by offering activities, films, lectures and more.
- Friday, June 13, 2008
The Memphis Regional Chamber will host its members-only Leadership Luncheon today from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. My Harrison, FBI special agent, will be the featured speaker. The luncheon costs $25 per member. R.S.V.P. to Ericka Milford at 543-3518 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
77. Technology Keeps Exercisers On Track, Motivated
- Monday, June 09, 2008
When it comes to exercise, sometimes people just need a little nudge every now and then to help them stick to a routine or even a diet.
Thanks to ECFit, software created by local entrepreneur Jesse Hercules, that little nudge can come through a minute-long phone call.
78. Just a Matter of Time
- Thursday, April 10, 2008
David Goodwin Jr. is a veteran real estate developer and the fifth generation of his family to go into the development business.
That's why he regards housing downturns - such as the one that took hold soon after the credit crunch unfolded in 2007 - from a historical point of view.
79. Turley Looks East But Keeps an Eye Downtown
- Monday, March 17, 2008
Downtown developer Henry Turley is going east these days. The developer of Harbor Town, South Bluffs, parts of South Main and other Downtown projects is touting the Mid-South Fairgrounds these days.
80. 200-Lot Subdivision Gives Hernando 'Something Different'
- Tuesday, February 12, 2008
For 32 years, Richie Burnette has lived in Hernando and watched DeSoto County rise from a sleepy country community to a thriving metropolitan suburb.
More than that, as owner of the development firm The Burnette Co., this lifelong Northwest Mississippian helped pave the way for DeSoto to become the fastest-growing community in the Mid-South and one of the fastest in the nation.
81. River Inn of Harbor TownChosen for Five Star Alliance
- Wednesday, February 06, 2008
The River Inn of Harbor Town, a boutique hotel on Mud Island, has become a "partner" with Five Star Alliance, an online travel agency for luxury hotels.
Through the agreement, the 28-roo
82. Potential Pyramid Investor A Global Player
- Friday, January 25, 2008
His financial partners are in Europe. His investment fund is based in Asia and Michael F. Burgess has managed the construction of 13 hotel projects on nine Carribean islands in a four-decade career that defines the term "far flung."
83. Ericson Piggybacks Ideas On Other Proposed Projects
- Thursday, January 24, 2008
Pyramid Harbor developer Greg Ericson calls it "the spaghetti bowl area" - the tangle of exit and entrance ramps from the Memphis side of the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. One of the entrance ramps is precisely where Ericson wants to build one of the hotels in the $250 million proposal that takes in The Pyramid, Mud Island River Park and other land on the mainland side of the Memphis harbor.
84. Southaven Destination
- Monday, December 24, 2007
Sam Mitchell probably would be the first person to say commercial success in DeSoto County isn't limited to Goodman Road. The business lineup at Town Square at Snowden Grove in Southaven proves it.
85. Builder Launches New Product Despite Housing Downturn
- Monday, December 03, 2007
The best companies - those that not only survive, but thrive - are the ones that adapt to changing times and changing marketplaces.
And since probably no other industry has experienced as much turmoil in 2007 as residential housing with sagging home sales and waning consumer confidence, being flexible in the homebuilding business is more critical than ever.
86. Luxury on the River
- Monday, November 12, 2007
Its 28-room hotel opened in late October and its two restaurants opened last week. Now, the River Inn of Harbor Town is poised to become one of Downtown's premier destinations for business and leisure travelers - and also for Memphians looking for a quick getaway or gourmet meal.
87. Architecture Month To Kick Off Saturday
- Thursday, September 06, 2007
June West gave a lecture recently to an interior design class at the University of Memphis and took the opportunity to encourage the students to sign up for a chalk art festival returning Downtown this month.
88. Chef Gutierrez Driven By Growing Business Ventures
- Friday, August 31, 2007
The work day at Chef Jose Gutierrez's year-and-a-half-old Downtown business, Encore Restaurant & Bar, begins at about 3 in the afternoon. Some of the kitchen staff already are in place doing prep work for the French-style bistro in Peabody Place.
89. Opening of Universal Commercial LLC Fulfills Professional Dream for Cobbins
- Friday, July 20, 2007
Two months ago, Darrell Cobbins opened the doors to Universal Commercial LLC, marking the realization of a longtime professional dream.
"It's always been my ultimate goal to have my own real-estate company," said Cobbins, 34.
90. After Three Years In the Making, Uptown Development Nears Completion
- Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Three years after the first construction crews arrived in Uptown to move dirt and lay the foundations for a few hundred homes, the end is finally in sight for the revitalization of this once-blighted neighborhood.
91. 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."
92. Old Butler Street Bazaar Building Bulldozed Even Though Nearby Brewery a No-Go - Again
- Thursday, April 05, 2007
It used to be a distribution and bottling plant for its neighbor across the street, the Tennessee Brewery. Several years ago, the roughly 50,000-square-foot warehouse also served as the home of the Butler Street Bazaar, a quasi farmer's market that doled out food and various trinkets in the shadow of six-figure condominiums.
93. MHA Cranks Up Redevelopment Efforts Citywide
- Tuesday, April 03, 2007
The Chicago neighborhood of Marty Boscaccy's youth was a vibrant place, where commercial and residential developments were interwoven.
"You'd go to a busy street and you'd have Rocky's drugstore on the corner, but there would be flats above it where people lived," he said. "They call that 'New Urbanism,' but it's actually the way cities all over the country were developed."
94. Flea Market to Open Off Jackson Avenue
- Tuesday, March 20, 2007
A local businessman wants to cultivate a giant open-air market on land that once was the site of a dilapidated apartment complex in North Memphis.
Joseph Sy, a developer with various real estate interests across the country, bought 28.9 acres in 2005 on the northwest side of Jackson Avenue, near the Interstate 40 interchange. The Yorktown Apartments once stood there, greeting nearby residents with a host of problems ranging from gunshots to vagrants who loitered around the complex.
95. CCC Celebrates 30th Birthday With Clutch Of Downtown Redevelopment Plans
- Friday, March 16, 2007
One indicator of how successful the Center City Commission (CCC) has been in its 30-year run as the prime driver of growth in Downtown Memphis is a hefty price tag.
That price tag is $395,058, which represents the average price per acre of vacant land that was sold in Downtown's 38103 ZIP code from March 2006 through February 2007, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. During the same period one year earlier, the average price was $293,744. A year before that, an acre of vacant land went for an average price of $148,466.
96. Local Relocation Companies Help New Residents Find Housing
- Tuesday, February 20, 2007
First there was International Paper. Then there was ServiceMaster. Next, well, who knows?
But as corporations move their headquarters or relocate individuals to Memphis, the transferees and their families need to find new homes, just as their companies did.
97. New Mommy Finds Perfect Job by Creating It
- Monday, February 12, 2007
When Shelley Thomas gave birth to a son last year and decided to go back to work, the most important thing she was looking for was something that would provide a flexible schedule.
But instead of searching for the perfect job, Thomas created it. She founded SOLO Solutions, a marketing, communications and public relations firm.
98. Luxury Garden Apartment Market Blooms in Cordova
- Friday, January 26, 2007
When Davis Development Inc. gets finished sculpting its planned 226-unit apartment development out of a bare patch of land in Cordova, the product will be more than your average multifamily complex.
99. On the Spry
- Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Doctors, health care professionals, trainers and nutritionists of all stripes probably have found themselves imploring someone to "Watch what you eat" and "Exercise more" at least once in the course of promoting a healthy lifestyle.
100. Work Begins This Week On Mud Island Hotel
- Thursday, September 07, 2006
Construction is set to begin this week on the 35,000-square-foot River Inn of Harbor Town hotel on Mud Island, according to The Commercial Appeal. It's expected to open in 2007.