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1. Wine Referendum Makes Memphis Ballot -

Voters in unincorporated Shelby County will not be voting on wine in grocery stores on the Nov. 4 ballot.

But voters in Memphis and the six suburban towns and cities will.

The Shelby County Election Commission completed its count Tuesday, Aug. 26, of signatures on the referendum petitions in each of the areas. To go on the ballot, each area had to have the signatures of 10 percent of the number of voters who voted in the last general election for governor.

2. Williams Joins Memphis Obstetrics as OB/GYN -

Dr. Jason Williams has joined the staff of Memphis Obstetrics & Gynecological Association PC, where he will focus on women’s health care issues, including prevention, diagnosis and management of many general medical conditions. As an OB/GYN, he specializes in general obstetrical care, infertility, pelvic disorders, and prevention and detection of diseases such as breast and cervical cancer.

3. Downtown Officials Launch ‘Scoop the Poop’ Campaign -

Downtown Memphis has overcome obstacle after obstacle as it re-emerged from the ashes of suburban flight and urban renewal.

But as Downtown’s residential population has steadily climbed over the last several years a new urban menace has reared its head, or tail, to be more precise: dog poop.

4. ABF Freight Wins PILOT for Memphis Expansion -

ABF Freight System Inc. has received a tax break for the proposed expansion of its Memphis facility.

5. Startup Space -

The new Cowork Memphis venture in Cooper-Young has quickly developed into a resource and educational hub for freelancers and other busy professionals, helped in part by participation from entrepreneurs like Michael Nunn.

6. Cowork Memphis Opens Workspace Venture -

Freelancers and other busy professionals who work remotely, outside of a traditional office setting, probably know the feeling.

Their coffee shop is loud and sometimes a difficult place to work. Perhaps a phone call comes in that they need to step outside to take – while being stuck leaving papers spread out and a computer on the table inside. And working from home, of course, brings its own distractions.

7. Details Surface in Ambitious Digital Pilot Program -

Toward the end of his run as Memphis City Schools superintendent, Kriner Cash talked of a switch in schools to digital devices for learning away from school.

It ultimately didn’t get very far in terms of details like how it would be paid for. And school board members at the time greeted the idea of giving students such devices to take home with silence.

8. New Restaurant Opening Near Sears Crosstown -

A restaurant and bar with ties to a Memphis reality television show will open later this month near Sears Crosstown.

The restaurant and bar, called FoxCee’s Overton Park Bar & Grill, is being opened by the host and producer behind “Fox in tha City,” which airs on WLMT-TV CW30.

9. Five Memphis Artists Win ArtsMemphis Grants -

Five Memphis-area artists will be the first recipients of ArtsAccelerator grants, created earlier this year by ArtsMemphis to help individual working artists in the field of visual arts.

The winners are Ben Butler, Mary Jo Karimnia, Susan Maakestad, Brandon Marshall, and Terri Phillips. Each artist will receive a $3,000 ArtsAccelerator grant, and all projects will be completed by August 2014.

10. Five Memphis Artists Win ArtsMemphis Grants -

Five Memphis-area artists will be the first recipients of ArtsAccelerator grants, created earlier this year by ArtsMemphis to help individual working artists in the field of visual arts.

The winners are Ben Butler, Mary Jo Karimnia, Susan Maakestad, Brandon Marshall, and Terri Phillips. Each artist will receive a $3,000 ArtsAccelerator grant, and all projects will be completed by August 2014.

11. Delivering Memphis -

The school groups and local musicians who’ve serenaded visitors to Memphis International Airport in recent weeks are part of a broader plan to create a memorable travel experience at the airport.

Rather, a MEMorable travel experience, to use the airport leadership’s nomenclature, with the emphasis on the first three letters suggesting a need to give travelers more of a taste of Memphis that goes beyond obvious choices like barbecue and Elvis.

12. Memphis Airport Adds Free Wi-Fi -

Memphis International Airport continues to add new customer-friendly amenities this year, including the introduction Thursday of free Wi-Fi service throughout Terminals A, B and C.

During the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners Thursday, Nov. 21, monthly board meeting, officials discussed the ongoing upgrades and renovations occurring at the airport.

13. Improved Cell, Wi-Fi Coming to Memphis Airport -

Travelers and workers at Memphis International Airport should experience improved cell and wireless service.

Boingo Wireless, the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System services in the U.S., has been selected to design, build and manage the first DAS at the Airport.

14. Improved Cell, Wi-Fi Coming to Memphis Airport -

Travelers and workers at Memphis International Airport should experience improved cell and wireless service.

Boingo Wireless, the leading provider of airport Wi-Fi and Distributed Antenna System services in the U.S., has been selected to design, build and manage the first DAS at the Airport.

15. Levien: ‘Real Dialogue’ With Fans Crucial -

Last week in The Daily News, we brought you Part 1 of my interview with Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien. He talked about, among other things, ESPN The Magazine naming the franchise as the best in pro sports as just a starting point. He also said the Grizzlies will continue to keep an open mind about further player moves that could help the team.

16. Beale Street Landing Fences Removed -

The grass-covered hill that forms the roof of Beale Street Landing was an immediate hit with riverfront visitors Tuesday, Sept. 24, as the first construction fences came down on the site.

“We’re finally far enough along in construction that we feel like it’s safe enough to take down the fencing in certain areas,” said Dorchelle Spence, vice president of the Riverfront Development Corp., which manages the landing and 11 other riverfront parks, including Mud Island, for the city of Memphis.

17. Pleasant View Apartment Complex Sells for $3 Million -

The 259-unit Pleasant View apartment complex at 3085 Steele St. and 3158 Steele St. in Frayser has sold for slightly less than $3 million.

18. Laufer Bolsters Third-Party Logistics Service With Memphis Office -

Laufer Group International Ltd. has continued its Southeast expansion by making an entry into the Memphis logistics market with a Downtown office.

The third-party logistics (3PL) provider is focused on providing highly sophisticated value-added solutions to importers at competitive prices, and establishing a presence a key distribution hub like Memphis made sense.

19. Ubiquiti Faces Tech Giants in Internet Push -

Some of the biggest technology companies have begun making moves toward the same goal being pursued by Ubiquiti Networks Inc., the wireless communications company founded by Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera.

20. New Route -

For frequent fliers, the perks that come with elite status often outweigh miles.

In the fiercely competitive airline industry, carriers are increasingly relying on “status matches” that go far beyond mileage points to woo top customers.

21. Memphis Airport to Introduce Free Wi-Fi -

Soon, passengers at Memphis International Airport will be able to surf the Web for free as they wait for flights.

The Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority awarded a contract to Los Angeles-based Boingo Wireless to provide Wi-Fi coverage throughout the airport, including the terminals, baggage claim areas and rental car customer service area in the ground transportation center.

22. App Savvy -

Memphis’ entrepreneurial ecosystem has picked up a steady stream of buzz and success in recent years, attracting new participants, mentors, startups and accelerators.

In all that activity, though, it’s sometimes forgotten that there are startups out there that entrepreneurs have built from the ground up pretty much on their own, forgoing outside help to rely purely on their own hustle.

23. Lincoln Charged With Selling Memphis to World -

There is a surge these days in Memphis boosterism, but there may be no one else with their pulse more on what is new and exciting and worth celebrating in the city than Rashana Lincoln.

As director of community engagement for the New Memphis Institute (formerly the Leadership Academy), Lincoln is charged with selling her greatest passion: Memphis.

24. Hospital Billings Vary Widely in Memphis -

Government data released for the first time last week showed that hospitals across the nation bill Medicare widely different amounts for the same procedures.

St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y., charged $29,637 for patients who received a respiratory system diagnosis and remained on a ventilator more than 96 hours, while Stanford Hospital in Stanford Hospital, Calif., charged $929,119.

25. Celebrating Rails -

More railroad passengers boarded and stepped off Amtrak trains at Memphis Central Station in 2012 as travelers turned to trains amid higher gas prices and improved rail reliability.

Passengers who embarked and alighted in Memphis gained 11.2 percent to 73,116 travelers in the 2012 fiscal year ended Oct. 31, compared with 65,769 passengers a year earlier.

26. Now Showing: Memphis Rocks -

Last week we discussed the importance of crafting a legacy statement to help steer your life and priorities, while affording future generations something to cherish. This week, let us re-focus on our civic pride campaign, “Memphis Rocks,” which is now featured on thousands of T-shirts being worn around the Mid-South and in various cities around the globe.

27. Wills Stewarding Growth of East Memphis Land -

For Walter Wills III, taking care of his neighborhood and the surrounding area is one of his life tasks.

Wills & Wills LP has owned much of the land in the Kirby-Quince corridor for more than 40 years. The area is seeing an influx of medical office and retail users in the past few years, and more are expected with a new Regional Medical Center at Memphis outpatient center in the area.

28. California Company Buys Former Quebecor Facility -

828 E. Holmes Road Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $2.7 million

Sale Date: Feb. 15, 2013

29. Tenants in Common Buy Southern Avenue Apartments -

Three tenants in commons have paid $2.4 million for three apartment complexes on Southern Avenue in the University of Memphis’ 38111 ZIP code.

The three tenants are Gideon D. Zook and Mary A. Cook; Campus Property Management LLC; and Summit Asset Mgt. LLC, whose percentage of ownership varies with each parcel.

30. Smucker Wins Tax Break for Memphis Expansion -

The J.M. Smucker Co. is staying put in Memphis. The company, which makes fruit spreads here, has walked back the decision it announced in 2010 to close its Memphis plant and lay off employees by this year. That’s because Smucker is getting a tax break for a $55 million expansion it’s planning.

31. Smucker Wins Tax Break for Memphis Expansion -

The J.M. Smucker Co. is staying put in Memphis.

The company has walked back the decision it announced in 2010 to close its Memphis plant and lay off employees by this year. That’s because Smucker is getting a tax break for a $55 million expansion it’s planning.

32. Potter Promotes Grizzlies With Memphis Flair -

Although he didn’t know it at the time, Jason Potter got his first taste of event promotion while studying business at Indiana University.

33. Southwest Executive Hints at Airline’s Plan for Memphis -

The Traffic Club of Memphis’ February luncheon on Tuesday, Feb. 12, featured Wally Devereaux, director of sales and marketing for the Cargo Management Group of Southwest Airlines.

Devereaux’s talk focused primarily on the cargo side of Southwest’s business, but he did drop a few hints of what to expect from the passenger side as 2013 unfolds. Devereaux said he could not comment on airfare questions because he did not know.

34. Bishop Byrne Will Close, Merge With Memphis Catholic -

Memphis Catholic Bishop J. Terry Steib likens the coming changes in two well-known Catholic schools with long histories to a nova.

“Later this spring we will reshape Memphis Catholic High School and Bishop Byrne High School into one entity,” Steib said in a recorded announcement Thursday, Jan. 24, as the closing of Bishop Byrne at the end of the current school year was announced. “Like the stars of the universe – a nova that implodes creates more stars – Memphis Catholic and Bishop Byrne have reached their peaks and will now help to build a model diocesan school. The best of Bishop Byrne and Memphis Catholic will be used to create the new star.”

35. BenchMark to Relocate, Restructure -

BenchMark at Southwind Realtors LLC will soon relocate its Southeast Memphis office, add agents, integrate technology into its business practices and go paperless in one fell swoop.

36. Wimbish’s Goal: People Stopping in West Memphis -

It’s hard to make an impression on a stream of speeding cars and trucks, but Ward Wimbish, the man responsible for growing West Memphis’ economic development, hopes to divert drive-thru traffic into town.

37. Jackson Hewitt Hiring Tax Preparers in Memphis -

Jackson Hewitt Tax Service is making a hiring push in Memphis this week.

The nation’s second-largest tax preparation firm is hosting its second annual “National Tax Preparer Recruiting Week” from Aug. 13 through Aug. 17, and it’s aimed at attracting both new and experienced tax preparers who are interested in seeking potential seasonal or full-time employment in Jackson Hewitt’s Memphis area tax preparation offices.

38. Queen of the Mississippi to Launch Service -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A comeback for old-fashioned paddlewheel riverboat travel on the Mississippi River continues this weekend with the departure from New Orleans of the Queen of the Mississippi, a brand new, quintuple-decked vessel mixing 19th century trappings meant to evoke the Mark Twain era with modern amenities including Internet access, satellite television, an exercise area and a putting green.

39. IDI Marks Mid-2012 With Development in Memphis -

Atlanta-based Industrial Developments International, also known as IDI, has begun inventory development in Memphis, Atlanta and Indianapolis, representing the first substantial speculative building by any industrial real estate company in these markets since 2008.

40. Hart Discusses Congressional Bid With The Memphis News -

Countywide school board member Tomeka Hart talked with The Memphis News editorial board this month about her candidacy in the Aug. 2 Democratic Congressional primary – a challenge of incumbent Congressman Steve Cohen in the 9th District.

41. A Place of Their Own -

So far this year, FedExFamilyHouse has served as a home away from home for more than 800 families whose children have received treatment at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis.

Last year, the facility at 918 Poplar Ave. – located a short walking distance from the hospital – brought comfort to more than 4,000 individuals, including pediatric patients and their parents, grandparents and siblings.

42. Questions Abound in Grizzlies Sale -

Robert Pera, a young tech industry multimillionaire, is close to adding a new title to his resume: NBA team owner.

43. Megabus.com Announces Texas Service via Dallas -

Megabus.com has added Texas to its schedule with initial fares as low as $1 during the first week of sales.

The express bus company on Thursday announced service begins June 19 to and from Dallas, with seven cities on the schedule.

44. FDIC Signs Lease In Lakecrest -

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has inked a substantial lease in Lakecrest III, marking the market’s largest office lease signing this year.

45. Acquisition Underscores RVC’s Long-Term Goals -

Long before Andy Cates established RVC Outdoor Destinations in 2007, he solidified his commercial real estate background at Trammel Crow Co.

46. Grisham Joins Jackson Lewis in Memphis as Partner -

J. Gregory Grisham has joined the law firm of Jackson Lewis LLP as a partner in its Memphis office.

47. Garden View Apts. Financed for $1.4M -

WI Memphis LLC has financed the 92-unit Garden View Apartments complex at 1127 Whitaker Drive and 1137 Whitaker Drive for $1.4 million through Financial Federal Savings Bank. The loan matures in April 2017.

48. YoLo to Open 11th Locale at U of M -

YoLo recently finalized a deal to open up a shop on the University of Memphis campus, marking its 11th location in less than two years.

YoLo, which stands for Yogurt Local, will have two self-serve frozen yogurt, or froyo, machines inside the on-campus Bookstore Cafe, allowing four flavor offerings at any given time. About a dozen different types of toppings will be available to choose from as well, so all in all this is the first “mini-YoLo.”

49. Monfils Withdraws From Memphis Tennis Tourney With Injury -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships because of a right knee inflammation.

The Frenchman was scheduled to play in the feature first-round match on Tuesday. Tournament organizers announced Thursday that Monfils' match will be replaced by John Isner's first-round match.

50. Monfils Withdraws From Memphis Tennis Tourney With Injury -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Gael Monfils has withdrawn from the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships because of a right knee inflammation.

The Frenchman was scheduled to play in the feature first-round match on Tuesday. Tournament organizers announced Thursday that Monfils' match will be replaced by John Isner's first-round match.

51. Will Barton Leads Memphis Past Tulane 82-64 -

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Memphis guard Will Barton noticed the excitement building in Tulane's cozy Fogelman Arena when the Green Wave took a second-half lead, and he decided it was time to make up for his slow start on the offensive end.

52. Nursing Homes Sell For $30 Million -

200 South Parkway W.
Memphis, TN 38109

Sale Amount: $15.9 million

Sale Date: Jan. 10, 2012

53. Pleasant View Apts. Sells in Foreclosure -

Memphis-based WI Memphis LLC has bought the 259-unit Pleasant View apartment complex in Frayser for $1.7 million at a trustee’s foreclosure sale. The seller was Mark Turner, trustee, on behalf of The Maclellan Foundation Inc.

54. Bluff City Coffee Inks New Space -

Bluff City Coffee, the coffee and snack shop in Downtown’s South Main Historic Arts District, has recently unveiled some aggressive expansion plans.

The local eatery has leased a 3,000-square-foot kitchen in the Pembroke Building, 119 S. Main St., in the space behind the Center for Southern Folklore.

55. Ewing Signs New Lease In SE Memphis -

Ewing Moving Service Inc. & Storage is relocating its operations in Southeast Memphis for better efficiencies and more office space.

56. Gwin Scott Leaving EmergeMemphis -

There’s no digital clock on the wall at local business incubator EmergeMemphis for its president like there is for the companies housed there, where all the clocks on a ground level wall show a countdown until the time when the companies will be assumed to be established enough to branch out on their own.

57. Touch and Go -

In the aviation industry, Memphis International Airport is considered a fortress hub, an airport where a single airline – in Memphis’ case, Delta Air Lines Inc. – handles 70 percent or more of the passenger flights.

58. USPS Cuts Will be Felt in Memphis -

The recent set of U.S. Postal Service recommendations for closings would have a larger impact in Memphis than customers waiting two or three days instead of next-day service for letter and package delivery.

59. Shaq Goodwin Signs Letter of Intent With Memphis -

MEMPHIS (AP) – The No. 10 Memphis Tigers have gotten a signed national letter of intent from William "Shaq" Goodwin to join the program as part of the 2012 signing class.

The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Decatur, Ga., has been ranked as the best prospect from Georgia and anywhere from the 19th prospect nationally by ESPNU to 26th best by Yahoo!/Rivals.com. He joins AAU Atlanta Celtics teammate Damien Wilson in signing with the Tigers.

60. Carriers Enhance Motor Coach Service -

As Greyhound prepares to move from its longtime Downtown bus station to the airport area this month, another change under way in the Memphis motor coach market reflects broader changes in the business nationally.

61. Event Spotlights Growing India-Memphis Relationship -

The purchasing power of India’s growing middle class has American businesses racing to expand into that nation, and on Tuesday, Nov. 1, Memphis Bioworks Business Association hosted an event offering local bioscience and related companies insight into the tools and information they need to develop a presence in a market that’s moving from exporting to importing.

62. Duncan-Williams Inc. Indie Memphis Presenting Sponsor -

Memphis-based investment banking firm Duncan-Williams Inc. will be the presenting sponsor of the Indie Memphis Film Festival through 2013.

63. Delta Moves Ahead With Memphis Cuts -

Labor Day isn’t just the end of summer. It is traditionally the end of the summer travel season for airports and airlines. There is another shorter travel season in October going into the holiday travel season including Thanksgiving.

64. American Queen Steamboat Will Call Memphis Home -

The city of Memphis now owns a $9 million interest in The American Queen steamboat, the only overnight cruise boat working the Mississippi River when it leaves its Memphis port in April.

When the U.S. Maritime Administration signed off on the sale of the massive steamboat to HMS Global Maritime and its Great American Steamboat Co. subsidiary this week, it was a milestone in a complex, fast-moving deal.

65. Beer Pairing Events Brewing in Memphis -

Local chefs and restaurateurs are hoping to show more people that beer pairs up just as well, and in many cases better, with fine food as wine has traditionally been known for in the past.

Steve Barzizza, sales manager at Southwestern Distributing Co., has helped to arrange many of the beer pairing nights at various restaurants around town.

66. Preserve at Forest Creek Sells for $45.5M -

A Class A apartment community in the Germantown/Collierville submarket has traded hands for $45.5 million – marking the largest multifamily sale in three years.

Preserve at Forest Creek Apartments sold on Wednesday, June 29, for $109,900 per unit to Carter-Haston Real Estate Services Inc.

67. Hemline Creative Marketing: Women Serving Women -

Just eight short years ago, Cynthia Saatkamp and Kelley Morice sat at the Beauty Shop restaurant, sharing a Wi-Fi connection and a unique vision.

Both women previously worked together at Conaway Brown Inc. and since then had been in pursuit of individual marketing ventures. Little did they know one phone call would bring them back together less than three months later to collaborate on an account for FTN Financial, a division of First Tennessee Bank.

68. Dollar General Building Store On Jackson In N. Memphis -

Plans for a new Dollar General store in the city’s North submarket are under way. Ware Properties LLC purchased 9,100 square feet of vacant land at 3433 Jackson Ave. from Hector Tejeda in May for $140,000, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The Shelby County Assessor of Property’s 2011 appraisal of the parcel was $109,200.

69. Gershwin Favorite Hits Theatre Memphis -

It’s been almost a century since George and Ira Gershwin first lit Broadway with songs that ultimately outshined the musicals they were written for, but Theatre Memphis found a timely message in the adaptation of one such gem.

70. Events -

The Institute of Real Estate Management Memphis Chapter will join the Apartment Association of Greater Memphis for a meeting Tuesday, May 24, at noon at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. For reservations, email irem20@bellsouth.net.

71. Chamber Launches Free Wi-Fi ‘M Spot’ -

The Greater Memphis Chamber will officially launch its free Wi-Fi space, “M Spot” Tuesday, May 24, at the Falls Building, 22 N. Front St. Speakers include Chamber CEO John Moore and Center City Commission president Paul Morris.

72. Memphian Helps TV Viewers Kick the Cable Habit -

About a year ago, Bob Hazlett and his wife realized the amount of time they were spending watching the television was minimal compared to the mindless channel-flipping it took to find an appealing program.

73. Capel Rugs Teams Up with Memphis Habitat -

The Capel Rugs store has partnered with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis for its annual “Trade In, Trade Up” event May 6 to 21.

Buyers interested in purchasing a new rug can bring in a gently used rug to donate to Memphis Habitat’s ReStore and receive 25 percent off their purchase as well as a tax receipt for their donation.

74. National Organization Engineers Without Borders Boosts Memphis Presence -

Starting in June, Memphis will be able to boast a significant addition to its engineering resume, touching on design, education and philanthropy in one fell swoop.

The city is expected to land an official chapter of the Engineers Without Borders-USA – a national organization devoted to helping create a more stable and prosperous world by addressing and providing human necessities such as clean water, power, sanitation and education.

75. Cosmic Coconut to Add Juicy Fare to Memphis Dining Scene -

In a city renowned for pulled pork sandwiches and slow-cooked ribs, opening a vegan juice bar and cafe might seem like an entrepreneurial gamble.

But Ashley Dunn, owner of the Cosmic Coconut, scheduled to open in East Memphis’ Sanderlin Center in April, said she believes now is the perfect time.

76. Gus’s Chicken Empire will Expand to E. Memphis -

One of Memphis’ most celebrated fried chicken eateries is in the pipeline for a long-time vacant East Memphis parcel.

Construction is under way for a new custom-designed Gus’s “World Famous Fried Chicken” at 730 S. Mendenhall Road, at the “Y” where Mendenhall and Mount Moriah split just south of Poplar Avenue.

77. Highwoods Extends Tenants at Southwind Office Center -

Raleigh, N.C.-based Highwoods Properties Inc. has signed two deals at its Southwind Office Center, a 62,000-square foot, three-story building with views of the Tournament Players Club at Southwind golf course.

78. Ceremony Will Commence Memphis-Mexico Flight -

Delta Air Lines Inc. and the Greater Memphis Chamber will hold an inaugural Mexico City flight ceremony Saturday at Memphis International Airport.

79. Magnolia Homes to Build New Style in Winstead Farms -

Four Lots In Winstead Farms
Loan Amount: $971,250

Loan Date: Dec. 7, 2010
Maturity Date: Dec. 10, 2011
Borrower: Magnolia Homes Inc.
Lender: Regions Bank NA

80. Hunter's Ridge Apts. Sells for $2 Million -

WI Memphis LLC has bought the 141-unit Hunter’s Ridge apartment complex from Hunters Ridge Property Holder LLC for $2 million. The complex was built in 1972 and sits on 6.4 acres on the east side of New Allen Road in Raleigh, between Dillard Road to the north and Felton Road to the south.

81. Peabody Hotel Group Opens Orlando Expansion -

The Peabody Orlando, one of several hotels within the portfolio of Memphis-based Peabody Hotel Group, has opened its $450 million expansion, a project that’s been planned for a decade and under construction for more than two years.

82. Wienermobile’s Memphis Visit Will Stop at Porter-Leath -

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will make its way around Memphis Saturday with Carlos Hubbard of Cordova and his family riding “Shotbun.”

83. MedVet Memphis Builds New Cordova Facility -

555 Trinity Creek Cove
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Amount: $3 million

Permit Date: Applied August 2010
Completion: May 2011 (open Summer 2011)
Owner: MedVet Memphis LLC
Tenant: MedVet Memphis LLC
Architect: archimania
Contractor: Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc.

84. Magic Kids Launch Album With Memphis Youth Symphony Fundraiser -

When Alice Buchanan plays her violin with the Memphis Youth Symphony tonight at the Levitt Shell, it won’t be a nostalgic reunion.

85. Record Alabama Project Will Link to Memphis -

Construction is expected to begin around Aug. 1 on the most expensive highway contract ever awarded by the Alabama Department of Transportation.

The $168.6 million project will provide one and a half miles of ramps and bridges connecting Corridor X, an interstate highway connection to Memphis, with Interstate 65 at Birmingham. It will feature an interchange 85 feet tall.

86. EuroStyle Brings Wide, Diverse Menu to Memphis -

Say you’re in the mood for spaghetti and meatballs but your spouse, friend or witness protection supervisor has a yen for besh barmak.

No worries!

EuroStyle Restaurant, nestled since May 27 into a corner space of the Kirby Gate shopping center at Quince Road and Kirby Parkway, will cater to both those needs, as well as your desires for pelmeni and vareniki, lagman and plov, manti and golubtsy, many of which involve lamb and dumplings in various forms.

87. Growing RedRover Moves Out of EmergeMemphis -

A successful, growing sales and marketing firm is coming out of EmergeMemphis, the business and technology incubator at 516 Tennessee St.

88. Wi-Fi Now Available At All Libraries -

The Memphis-Shelby County library system has completed a two-year project to make all its locations Wi-Fi hotspots.

The hotspots were part of the library’s $1.5 million network infrastructure upgrade.

89. ‘Madame Butterfly’ Gets Twist in Memphis -

Giacomo Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly” is one of the most performed operas in the world, but Opera Memphis’ upcoming production offers audiences who have “been there, done that” new reasons to enjoy it once again.

90. Mozart Mixes With 'Carol Burnett Moments' In Opera Memphis Show -

Opera is one of the grander forms of high art, but on occasion, it’s just what some might call silly. The director of Opera Memphis’ season opener said to expect pure comedy from the company’s production of a Mozart classic.

91. Goodwill Expands Memphis Presence -

Goodwill has expanded its operations in Memphis, opening a new Attended Donation Center at 1890 Berryhill Road in Cordova.

92. Wingood Chosen to Lead Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering -

Harold Wingood loves to talk about urban schools, but the soon-to-be director of the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering will pause to take another call when it’s his wife on the other line.

93. Startup Weekend To Foster Multiple Ideas -

Memphis is known for its entrepreneurs, from Clarence Saunders inventing the self-service grocery store to Kemmons Wilson inventing the hotel chain to Fred Smith inventing overnight package delivery.

94. Keller Williams Set to Expand in Memphis -

At a time when real estate companies everywhere are closing offices and agents are abandoning the profession, Keller Williams Realty is expanding.

95. Muddy’s Bake Shop Offers Creativity, Creature Comforts -

Kat Gordon, the owner of Muddy’s Bake Shop LLC, didn’t even realize when she opened the business Feb. 29 that it would mean the store could only have a “real” birthday every four years.

“I didn’t even think about it until opening day,” Gordon said, referring to the Leap Year founding date.

96. Ford's Wife Gives to Cohen's Challenger in Memphis -

NASHVILLE (AP) - Former Rep. Harold Ford Jr.'s new bride is lending her financial support to the primary challenger of the Democrat who succeeded her husband in Congress.

Federal campaign finance reports show Emily Threlkeld Ford has given Nikki Tinker $3,300 to support her effort to unseat Rep. Steve Cohen in the 9th Congressional District.

97. 20 River Tower Units Sell at Auction -

Nineteen condominiums plus a penthouse from Memphis’ River Tower at South Bluffs sold for $4.1 million at auction over the weekend.

The sale of the luxury high-rise condominiums was managed by Gadsden, Ala.-based J.P. King Auction Co. River Tower at South Bluffs is a redevelopment by McCord Development Inc.

98. HUD Secretary Candidate Familiar With Memphis -

It was just this month that Steven Preston was in Memphis touting a Small Business Administration program.

Preston, the SBA administrator, has been tapped by President George W. Bush for the cabinet position of secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Preston would hold the post through the end of the Bush administration and into the transition period with the new administration in 2009.

99. Bass Pro CEO to Meet With Local Officials in Memphis Thursday -

The president and chief executive officer of Bass Pro Shops is coming to Memphis this week to meet with local elected leaders. It is the first meeting Jim Hagale has had with the leaders who will ultimately decide whether the hunting and fishing retailer builds a store and other attractions in The Pyramid.

100. Ewing Irrigation Plans Expansion Into Memphis -

9526 Cordova Park Road
Cordova, TN 38018
Permit Cost: $1 million

Project Cost: Not disclosed

Permit Date: Applied October 2007