As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
30. Less for the Tank, More for the Bank - Saturday, March 21, 2015
The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts the typical American household will save nearly $750 on gasoline in 2015, but no one should expect the good fortune to last forever.
Yes, gas prices did fall below $2 – and have begun falling again in recent days after rising about 35 cents in February and early March – but now it’s spring, a time when gas prices typically rise.31. Eakin: Rising Rents Hitting All of Middle Tennessee - Saturday, March 07, 2015
Selling business people on the idea of relocating to Nashville is easy for commercial real estate broker Barry R. Smith because he, too, bought into the city’s charm when he first came to town in 1981.32. Space Race - Saturday, March 07, 2015
Businesses looking for office space in Nashville are learning a painful lesson that homebuyers already know – prices are high, and if you take time to shop around for a better deal, someone else is likely to snap up the property, leaving you out in the cold.33. Archer-Malmo Starts 2015 with Batch of Hires - Saturday, February 07, 2015
Memphis-based advertising agency archer-malmo has added 10 new hires to its ranks.
They include Samantha Blake and Dianna Davis on the account service team; Ben Colar, Megan Schmitt and Barry Wolverton on the creative side; Jeff Janovetz, Madeline Otto and Jonah Westbrook to digital; Cheryl Mathis to accounting; and Lisa Hawkins to media.34. Old Favorites - Saturday, February 07, 2015
A few years ago, Tandy Wilson, chef and owner of City House, offered this tip about earning his respect as a diner: Don’t tell me you’re a foodie, he said, tell me you’re a “regular.”
We were having a conversation about overuse of the term “foodie,” and how even though it can be a well-meaning label to show a person’s interest in a particular topic, it also can carry the snobbish weight of those who salivate over the trendiest dishes – and then salivate over their keypads to type a Yelp review after just one visit.35. This week in Memphis history: February 6-12 - Saturday, February 07, 2015
1972: HUD Secretary George Romney visited Memphis for the dedication of Barry Homes, an Memphis Housing Authority high-rise at Lauderdale and Exchange built of precast concrete for $2.7 million. The tower is named for Edward Barry, chairman emeritus of the housing authority.36. Archer-Malmo Starts 2015 With Batch of Hires - Friday, February 06, 2015
Memphis-based advertising agency archer-malmo has added 10 new hires to its ranks.
They include Samantha Blake and Dianna Davis on the account service team; Ben Colar, Megan Schmitt and Barry Wolverton on the creative side; Jeff Janovetz, Madeline Otto and Jonah Westbrook to digital; Cheryl Mathis to accounting; and Lisa Hawkins to media.37. Justices Debate Judicial Candidates' Campaign Appeals - Wednesday, January 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court's conservative and liberal justices clashed Tuesday over campaign finance restrictions in a dispute involving candidates for elected state and local judgeships.38. Millennial Challenge: Do I Rent or Do I Own? - Saturday, January 17, 2015
Mike Smalling is a mortgage loan originator with F&M Mortgage and is a lifer in mortgage lending. He recently penned a book entitled “Your Mortgage Matters,” and the work provides information for those new to home buying, as well as those that have bought and sold numerous homes.39. Who Are You? - Friday, January 16, 2015
KNOWN BUT NAMELESS. Who the hell are you? I’m not mad at you, I’m mad because I don’t know who you are and I should. No clue. Known you since the earth was cooling and I couldn’t come up with your name under Dick Cheney’s enhanced interrogation, not if I had to listen to Barry Manilow sing or Rush Limbaugh talk until I came up with it. You look so familiar we might be brothers … but I know my brothers. Their names are … give me a sec. I don’t have any sisters. I think.40. European Job Hunt - Friday, January 09, 2015
When I visited Dublin, Ireland, in 2013, I was surprised at what I found. It was a European city that in some ways reminded me of home. People were incredibly friendly. The culture was built around music, food and socializing. The city’s core is a similar size to Downtown Memphis, and it’s built around a river.41. Pastner Rumors Part of 2014-15 Season Narrative - Friday, January 09, 2015
Wading in with some quick takes on everything from Josh Pastner to Jameis Winston to Baseball Hall of Fame voting …
An acquaintance approached me this week to say that, while he couldn’t vouch for the validity of the story, someone close to him had heard from someone else close to the University of Memphis administration that a “big booster” had delivered the message that “something needs to be done about Josh Pastner.”42. Odom Leaves Tigers for Missouri Coaching Job - Saturday, January 03, 2015
Barry Odom, who had been defensive coordinator and safeties coach at the University of Memphis, is returning to the University of Missouri to become defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, and again work for Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel.43. Rental Showdown - Saturday, January 03, 2015
Tiffany H., 43, has found the perfect way to make money. It’s close to home, easy-to-manage and gives her the flexibility she needs as a busy mom shuttling two children back and forth to two different schools each day.44. Shelby County Homebuilding Activity Continues to Slow - Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Homebuilding in Shelby County was off last year’s pace again in November, with builders pulling fewer permits and selling fewer homes than in November 2013.
Shelby County homebuilders filed 43 permits last month, down 29.5 percent from 61 permits in November 2013, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com. The 43 permits filed in November is down 31.7 percent from the 63 permits filed in October.45. Odom Leaving Tigers For Missouri Coaching Job - Monday, December 29, 2014
Barry Odom, who had been defensive coordinator and safeties coach at the University of Memphis, is returning to the University of Missouri to become defensive coordinator and linebackers coach, and again work for Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel.46. This Year: Accomplished - Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Late in what already was an improbable and wondrous season, University of Memphis linebacker Charles Harris was talking about the contrast between life before Justin Fuente became the Tigers’ head coach and life after Fuente became head coach. 47. Conn’s Inc. to Open Second Store in Memphis - Friday, December 19, 2014
Specialty retailer Conn’s Inc. will open a second store in Memphis, the second of possibly three stores the Texas-based home appliances and furnishings chain plans to open in Tennessee.48. Rivals Gear Up for Next Round of Tennessee Whiskey War - Monday, November 03, 2014
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The passage of several months since a heated legislative debate over the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey has done little to mellow the dispute between two global liquor giants and the growing number of craft distillers caught between them.49. Acceleration Sports Gets All Ages Stronger - Monday, October 13, 2014
If personal trainer/performance coach Stacy Peterson could help volleyball players at the Hutchison School, including their own daughters, then maybe she could help them, too.50. Nashville School News Briefs - Saturday, October 11, 2014
Montgomery Bell Student, Faculty Films Air
Films and videos by Montgomery Bell Academy students and one faculty member will be featured Oct. 23 on the Nashville Education, Community and Arts TV channel’s Artober celebration.51. Beasley Looks to Reclaim Career With the Grizzlies - Friday, October 03, 2014
Michael Beasley is at least worth the smallest of risks – being invited to Grizzlies training camp, signed to a nonguaranteed contract, in the position of competing for the one and only open spot on the team’s roster.52. Broadway’s Back - Friday, September 26, 2014
One of the most acclaimed Broadway shows has returned to Memphis, a show so beloved that a traveling exhibit of elaborate stage costumes from the production also made its way to the city as well to give people an up-close look at costumes from the original show.53. Marx-Bensdorf Expands in East Memphis - Friday, September 19, 2014
A prominent Memphis realty company has expanded its presence in East Memphis. Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has grown in the office building at 5860 Ridgeway Loop Blvd. by 526 square feet, bringing its total to 4,653 square feet.54. One Week Into Season, Playoff Resembling BCS - Friday, September 05, 2014
The scoreboard at Brice-Williams Stadium in Columbia, S.C., was not yet a sparkle in Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill’s eye when Bill Hancock, executive director of the new college football playoff, gave us this:55. FedEx Decides Not to Renew a Renaissance Center Lease - Thursday, September 04, 2014
FedEx has decided not to renew a lease at a prominent East Memphis office building.
FedEx Services is not renewing a roughly 11,000-square-foot lease at the 189,644-square-foot Renaissance Center office building at 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive that expires Oct. 1. Employees affected by the decision will be moved to FedEx facilities, part of a broader consolidation and efficiency plan the company has been pursuing.56. Sentencing Changes Sought for Business Crimes - Thursday, August 14, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal panel that sets sentencing policy eased penalties this year for potentially tens of thousands of drug dealers. Now, defense lawyers and prisoner advocates are pushing for similar treatment for an arguably less-sympathetic category of defendants: swindlers, embezzlers, insider traders and other white-collar criminals.57. Memphis Health Center Marks Expansion - Wednesday, August 13, 2014
When the Memphis Health Center Inc. moved out of two trailers in 1975 into a stucco building on E.H. Crump Boulevard, the center was just beginning and the building was a modest start that signified a continuing need for the medical services it offered.58. Tigers’ Progression Dependent on Solid Defense - Tuesday, August 05, 2014
When the Tigers’ 3-9 season was done, there were not a lot of statistics to point to with pride. But the University of Memphis did finish the 2013 college football season ranked 12th nationally against the run, and a respectable 39th nationally in total defense.59. We’re All Invited - Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”60. Charlotte Firm Buys Mendenhall Warehouse - Tuesday, July 01, 2014
4517 S. Mendenhall Road
Memphis, TN 38141
Sale Amount: $1.4 million
Sale Date: June 24, 201461. Builder Files Construction Loan for Cambridge Manor - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Buyer: TKC CLXXIX LLC
Seller: Tenn Thom Realty LLC
Loan Amount: $1.1 million
Loan Date: June 24, 2014
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: First Tennessee Bank NA
Details: An affiliate of Charlotte, N.C.-based real estate development firm The Keith Corp. has paid $1.4 million for the 14,650-square-foot warehouse at 4517 S. Mendenhall Road in Hickory Hill.
Oakland-based homebuilder Creekside Homes LLC has filed a $1.2 million construction loan on five lots in the Cambridge Manor Planned Development in Arlington.62. In Internet TV Case, Justices Show Concern - Wednesday, April 23, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.63. End of Windows XP Support Spells Trouble for Some - Tuesday, April 08, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and with an estimated 30 percent of businesses and consumers still using the 12-year-old operating system, the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.64. Book Blitz - Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Literacy Mid-South is spending part of this month literally surrounded by books.
The nonprofit, which is promoting the national Read Across America initiative in March, is in the process of collecting some 3,000 books (valued at $48,000) to give away. And in the meantime, those books will need to be somehow stored in the organization’s 1,300-square-foot office.65. JPMorgan to Cut 8,000 Jobs This Year - Wednesday, February 26, 2014
JPMorgan Chase plans to eliminate a total of 8,000 jobs this year as its mortgage business shrinks and as the giant bank aims to control costs at its branches.
About half of those job cuts had already been announced. JPMorgan Chase now plans to cut more jobs as it tries to reduce $2 billion in consumer banking expenses by the end of 2016.66. Another Broken Egg to Open in E. Memphis - Saturday, February 15, 2014
Another Broken Egg Cafe will open later this year in East Memphis.
Franchise owners Chris Gouras and George Gouras of Gouras Restaurant Group have signed a 3,232-square-foot lease at Park Place Centre, at 6063 Park Ave. in East Memphis67. Overton Square Lands New Restaurant - Saturday, February 15, 2014
A new farm-to-table burger restaurant is slated to open in Overton Square in May.
The restaurant by Ben McLean, which is called Belly Acres, will occupy 3,894 square feet at 202 Trimble Place in Overton Square, on the east side of the new Tower Courtyard with a patio overlooking the area.68. Overton Square Lands New Restaurant - Wednesday, February 12, 2014
A new farm-to-table burger restaurant is slated to open in Overton Square in May.
The restaurant by Ben McLean, which is called Belly Acres, will occupy 3,894 square feet at 202 Trimble Place in Overton Square, on the east side of the new Tower Courtyard with a patio overlooking the area.69. Another Broken Egg to Open in East Memphis - Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Another Broken Egg Cafe will open later this year in East Memphis.
Franchise owners Chris Gouras and George Gouras of Gouras Restaurant Group have signed a 3,232-square-foot lease at Park Place Centre, at 6063 Park Ave. in East Memphis70. Literacy Mid-South Gears Up for Busy March - Thursday, February 06, 2014
Literacy Mid-South is gearing up for a whirlwind of activity next month.
The national Read Across America event happens in March, and Literacy Mid-South will have special events, book giveaways, author visits and more throughout the month. The literacy organization also will be hosting a month-long “virtual book club” on social media via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.71. Slow Job Growth Yields Dip in New-Home Permits - Friday, December 13, 2013
Shelby County homebuilding activity continued to cool off in November, with builders filing fewer permits and selling fewer new homes compared to the same month a year ago.
Homebuilders pulled 58 permits in November, down 23.6 percent from 76 permits filed in November 2012, according to real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.72. Lafayette's Music Room Returns to Overton Square - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Some 38 years after it closed, the Lafayette’s Music Room brand is returning to a revitalized Overton Square.
Loeb Properties announced Wednesday, Nov. 20, Beale Street Blues Co. will open the space at 2119 Madison Ave. as a restaurant and music venue with a soft opening target date of the Fourth of July weekend.73. Overton Square Banner Hints at Music Return - Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In the place where the marquee for Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square was once anchored, a new banner went up last week by Loeb Properties reading “The Music Is Back.”
Covered over with a blank tarp is another sign above it also by the Overton Square developers that bears a striking resemblance to the old marquee.74. Square Roots - Friday, November 08, 2013
Breakaway Running owner Barry Roberson was blown away by the crowds who visited his new Overton Square store, which opened Oct. 30.75. ‘Handle With Care’ - Thursday, October 17, 2013
Once the settlement of a lawsuit over control of Beale Street is complete, the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. plans on issuing requests for firms to manage and develop the thriving entertainment district.76. Medical Office Facility Sells for $5.9 Million - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7865 Educators Lane
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $5.9 million
Sale Date: Sept. 26, 201377. Quail Hollow Building Owner Files $7.5 Million Loan - Thursday, October 10, 2013
Buyer: GA HC REIT II Bartlett TN MOB LLC
Seller: APD Investments LLC, Robert S. Biscan, The Colony Group LP and Amir H. Mehrabi
Details: An affiliate of Newport Beach, Calif.-based Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II Inc. has paid $5.9 million for the medical office building at 7865 Educators Lane in Northeast Memphis.
The owner of the 96,096-square-foot office building at 6525 N. Quail Hollow Road in East Memphis has filed a $7.5 million loan on the property.78. Logistics Limelight - Saturday, October 05, 2013
World-renowned as a logistics and distribution hub, Memphis will further raise its profile this month with events that showcase the city’s transportation assets and standing in the global economy.79. Shutdown in Third Day With Debt Trouble Looming - Friday, October 04, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Efforts to resolve the government shutdown were at a standstill Thursday as President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, the Treasury warned of a dire risk to the economy ahead and work in the Capitol was briefly halted because of gunshots outside.80. Chisley Named CEO of Methodist North Hospital - Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gyasi C. Chisley has joined Methodist North Hospital as CEO. In his new role, Chisley will lead thousands of associates and aligned and contracted medical staff. He says that as health care transitions from volume to value, his platform is to grow outpatient practices, physicians and services while creating a viable patient-centered environment.81. Mock Development Pitches Presented to Investors - Thursday, September 26, 2013
At first glance, the four sharks seemed pretty intimidating.
They sat in a row and watched the men in front of them with interest, weighing their options, considering their plans of action.
Then one of them cracked a joke and took a long pull out of a bottle of Bud Light and the mood lightened considerably.82. Study: Pentagon Could Cuts Thousands of Employees - Wednesday, September 25, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Defense Department could shed 60,000 more troops than planned and 50,000 civilian employees without hurting U.S. fighting power, four former members of the Pentagon's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a new report on military strategy and spending.83. Coffield Finds Home to Contribute to Memphis - Friday, September 20, 2013
When Ashley Coffield accepted the position as president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region last spring, it was a sort of homecoming for the Rhodes College graduate.
Only, she didn’t have to move at all.84. SEC Gaining Reputation as QB Factory - Friday, September 13, 2013
When No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Texas A&M clash in College Station this Saturday, much of the pre-game hype will fall on the starting quarterbacks. Forget, for a moment, the off-the-field stuff with the Aggies’ Johnny Manziel. Just think about on the field, him running around and making plays, him winning the Heisman Trophy last season as a freshman.85. FBI Promotes McCall to Special Agent in Charge - Wednesday, August 07, 2013
A. Todd McCall has been named special agent in charge of the FBI’s Memphis division, one of the bureau’s 56 field offices nationwide. McCall, who most recently served as chief of the digital forensics and analysis section in the Operational Technology Division, is now responsible for the management and oversight of more than 200 personnel and all investigative matters under the FBI’s jurisdiction spanning from Memphis to Cookeville, Tenn.86. Marshall ‘Connects Dots,’ Keeps State Beautiful - Friday, August 02, 2013
Missy Marshall, who has spent the past 20 years working in state government, was recently named executive director of Keep Tennessee Beautiful.
The public service organization is a partnership with the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the University of Memphis Extended Programs, and is funded by the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission.87. Baseball Can’t Shake PED Drama - Friday, July 26, 2013
You know that baseball is nowhere close to solving its PED problem when on the same day the Ryan Braun 65-game suspension story breaks, one Manny Ramirez is playing at AutoZone Park for the Texas Rangers’ Triple-A team.88. Events - Tuesday, July 23, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and book-signing with “Cookin’ With Corky’s” authors Jimmy Stovall, Andy Woodman and Barry Pelts Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.89. Events - Monday, July 22, 2013
The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host a discussion and book-signing with “Cookin’ With Corky’s” authors Jimmy Stovall, Andy Woodman and Barry Pelts Tuesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.90. Events - Saturday, July 20, 2013
WEVL 89.9 FM will host the 25th annual Blues on the Bluff concert and silent auction Saturday, July 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the grounds of the Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive. Performers include The Eric Deaton Trio, The Bo-Keys and Elmo & The Shades. Tickets are $25 for adults and $12 for children 11 and younger. Visit wevl.org.91. Haslams Move Briskly to End Truck Stop Scandal - Friday, July 19, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The nation's largest diesel retailer reached a speedy settlement with some customers cheated out of rebate money, which experts say is all the better for Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, whose family owns the truck stop chain.92. Events - Friday, July 19, 2013
United Way of the Mid-South, the Tennessee Health Care Campaign and Meritan will host “It Takes a Community: Understanding the Affordable Care Act” Friday, July 19, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Meritan, 4700 Poplar ave. Attendees will learn how to assist people during open enrollment, which begins Oct. 1. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org or 433-4331.93. Events - Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Memphis Bar Association will host a continuing legal education seminar on Veterans Affairs aid and attendance improved pension benefits Thursday, July 18, from noon to 1 p.m. at Evans & Petree, 1000 Ridgeway Loop Road. Attorney J. Anthony Bradley of The Bradley Law Firm will speak. Visit memphisbar.org.94. Events - Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Methodist South Hospital will host a free lunch and learn on stroke warning signs Wednesday, July 17, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B, basement floor level, 1300 Wesley Drive. R.S.V.P. at 888-777-5959.95. Engineers Surviving by Shifting to Market Needs - Saturday, June 15, 2013
Engineering firms are still dealing with an up-and-down economy, one that seems to fly high at times and another that slows almost to a halt.
“We’re a long way from where we were when the recession hit and I don’t know if we’ll ever get back there,” said Scott Barry, president of SSR Ellers Inc. “It’s not back to where it was before the economic crash. It seems like we’re bouncing around the bottom.”96. Barbecue Bible - Monday, May 06, 2013
For 29 years, Corky’s Ribs & Bar-B-Q has been serving up pulled pork and ribs with a side of beans, slaw and innovation.
In 1984, founder Don Pelts, who owned The Public Eye in Midtown at the time, was waiting patiently for the location at 5259 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis to come available. When it finally did, he found himself surrounded by fast food joints, so he added his own drive-thru.97. Corporate Contribution - Monday, April 22, 2013
On a beautiful spring morning last week more than 100 local FedEx employees came together along the banks of the Wolf River to do a beautiful thing.
It was the 40th anniversary of FedEx, whose employees volunteered with the Wolf River Conservancy to pull up invasive privet, plant wildflowers and trees, paint sewer vents and build nesting boxes for indigenous birds. 98. Garden Party - Friday, April 12, 2013
Tony Bennett, Robert Plant and Foreigner are among the top-drawing acts performing at Memphis Botanic Garden during the Live at the Garden 2013 concert season, which kicks off June 1.99. Most Top Issues Decided as Session Hits Final Lap - Tuesday, April 09, 2013
NASHVILLE (AP) – The path may have been rocky at times for the new Republican supermajority in the General Assembly, but leaders are pleased that many of the most contentious issues have been decided as lawmakers enter the final few weeks of the session.100. UTHSC, UT Medical Group Form Dermatopathology Lab - Saturday, March 30, 2013
A recently launched joint venture between the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) and UT Medical Group will bring an academic touch to the diagnosis of skin diseases.
UT DermPath, a new dermatopathology lab that opened Jan. 1, will give dermatology residents hands-on experience while assisting private clinicians.