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1. Core Focus
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Great Recession silenced construction crews throughout the Memphis area, and that was especially evident Downtown, where ambitious, skyline-changing projects were put on hold, reconfigured or scrapped altogether.
2. April 12-18: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
2012: The largest solar farm in the state opened in Haywood County along Interstate 40. The West Tennessee Solar Farm has 21,000 solar panels, and its opening in Haywood County came one day after Agricenter International formally opened its solar farm, a 998,400 watt photovoltaic system on five acres.
3. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
4. 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.
5. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay
- Friday, November 16, 2012
A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.
Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.
6. Highpoint Church Buys Briarcrest’s East Memphis Campus
- Friday, November 09, 2012
After seven years of leasing space for its worship services, Highpoint Church has acquired Briarcrest Christian School Systems Inc.’s property at 6000 Briarcrest Ave. for $7.25 million.
7. Holtzclaw Joins Urban Land Institute as District Coordinator
- Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Anna Holtzclaw has joined Urban Land Institute Memphis as district council coordinator, a part-time role where she will focus on programming, membership and sponsorship development.
Holtzclaw brings a blend of real estate and nonprofit experience, with past working experience with Henry Turley Co., LRK Inc., Loeb Properties Inc., Metropolitan Inter-Faith Association (MIFA), the Salvation Army KROC Center and the New Ballet Ensemble.
8. New Panera Underscores Midtown’s ‘Tipping Point’
- Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Panera Bread Co. is coming to one of Midtown’s busiest streets following years of site selection in the area.
9. ‘A Different View’
- Wednesday, April 04, 2012
When the Memphis City Council got involved in the 1968 sanitation workers strike it forever changed the relationship between the council and the mayor.
Lewis Donelson, a member of that council and founder and shareholder of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz PC, writes in his new autobiography, “Lewie,” that the council’s actions have affected every council and mayor since then.
10. Public Servants
- Thursday, February 23, 2012
The two winners of the 2012 Bobby Dunavant Public Service Awards thanked their coworkers Wednesday, Feb. 22, as they were honored by the family of the late Probate Court clerk and the Rotary Club of Memphis East.
11. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.
12. That's a Wrap
- Monday, January 02, 2012
If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.
There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
13. 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.
14. Beyond Square One
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.
15. Voters Decide District 7 Runoff Thursday
- Thursday, November 10, 2011
Voters in Memphis City Council District 7 on Thursday, Nov. 10, will settle the last election of 2011 as they select the only new member of the 13-member council.
Lee Harris, a professor in the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, faces actress Kemba Ford in the runoff election that grew more intense toward the end of the early-voting period.
16. 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.
17. Pieces of the Puzzle
- Monday, June 27, 2011
Memphis City Council members left the city property tax rate at $3.19 Tuesday, June 21, as they ended their budget season.
But they added 18 cents to the tax rate on a one time basis with a separate resolution.
18. Loeb Builds Success on Long History, Strong Team
- Monday, May 16, 2011
In 1887, a T-shirt maker named Henry Loeb, great-grandfather of Robert “Bob” Loeb and Louis “Lou” Loeb of LOEB Properties, opened a Laundromat on Main Street. His entrepreneurial spirit transpired four generations, officially reaching the Loeb brothers in the early 1980s.
19. Popular Burger Chain Moves Into Memphis
- Friday, March 11, 2011
After years of Five Guys Burgers and Fries having a presence in the Nashville and Knoxville areas, the chain is setting up shop in one of Memphis’ most densely populated areas.
Jubilee Restaurant Group LLC, owner of the franchise, signed a 2,882-square-foot lease in Primacy Place, 1615 Ridgeway Road.
20. Rock Legend’s Visit Highlights Memphis’ Musical Importance
- Monday, July 26, 2010
Robert Plant is no stranger to Memphis or to the city’s musical heritage. In the years since his former band Led Zeppelin became history, Plant has played Memphis often.
During his trips to the city, he’s usually left plenty of time to visit North Mississippi and explore the places where the blues began and bluesmen lived hard lives that informed what they created.Plant played Memphis again this month with the fourth incarnation of Band of Joy – the band he was in before Led Zeppelin. The day before the gig he got a star on The Orpheum’s walk of fame and a proclamation from Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. proclaiming it “Robert Plant Day” in the city.
21. Rout Brings Experience, Leadership To BankTennessee
- Friday, July 23, 2010
Jim Rout was an elected official in Shelby County for nearly 30 years and served two terms as the county’s mayor, beginning in 1994.
It’s safe to say he’s a very experienced public speaker, but back in 1961, as a freshman at then-Memphis State University, the prospect of speaking in front of a few of his college classmates was so daunting that he walked out of the class and never came back.
22. Howard and Bill: Two Halves Make a Whole
- Friday, April 30, 2010
In the ‘60s, Howard Robertson was a black postal carrier moonlighting as a waiter at Justine’s, the capital of white money dining housed in an antebellum mansion.
23. A Mayor’s Race to Remember: Candidates pump up the drama as election nears
- Monday, September 21, 2009
The field is set at 25 candidates and Memphians start voting Sept. 25 in a mayor’s race that has been neither a surprise nor the expected.
But there’s no guarantee the election will settle what the post-Willie Herenton era will look like. Too many other events still have to be decided.
24. Mayor’s Race Gets ‘Crazy’ As Election Day Approaches
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
“It’s crazy now,” Memphis Mayor Pro Tem Myron Lowery told members of the Downtown Neighborhood Association last week.
Lowery was contemplating the possibility of more than 30 candidates in the Oct. 15 special election for mayor. He described it as “the circus that’s getting ready to happen in this city.”
25. One Week Later: Historic Mayoral Era Turns to New Beginnings
- Friday, August 07, 2009
Just more than a week ago, Methodist minister Frank McRae opened a gathering at City Hall that was Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton’s farewell.
McRae talked about what he termed the “passing parade of politicians.”
26. Sisson Remembered For Spunk, Humor
- Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Thomas E. “Pete” Sisson’s political career in Memphis and Shelby County spanned more than 50 years in which he witnessed more change than most politicians.
Sisson, who died last week at age 81, was remembered this week at a funeral service in Cordova.
27. Charter Commission Wrangles With Contract Issues
- Monday, April 28, 2008
Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners today will move into the final stages of their work on proposed County Charter changes. Today's commission agenda includes a vote on the second of three readings of charter changes that will go to voters in an Aug. 7 referendum.
28. Herenton Moves Ahead With 'Doctoral Thesis' On Schools
- Monday, April 07, 2008
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton served notice last week that he is putting a lot of work and political capital into his coming plan for changing the Memphis City Schools.
Herenton made a lengthy speech and answered questions in City Council chambers Thursday before about 60 members of a Leadership Memphis class. He begged off any specifics of the plan that he will present May 6 to the City Council. The plan could resolve lingering questions about whether Herenton will leave City Hall before the end of his term in 2012.
29. 40 Years Later: Remembering a Tragedy in Memphis
- Friday, April 04, 2008
Editor's Note: Senior reporter Bill Dries remembers where he was 40 years ago today, the day Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis.
The first time I saw Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was an image on a television screen. My brothers, my sister and I had been playing in our backyard one April afternoon when I heard the phone ring through the kitchen window screen. It was a brief phone call and when it was over we all hurried inside and turned on the television.
30. Law School For Journalists to Focus On King, Civil Rights
- Thursday, April 03, 2008
It is one of the last pictures taken of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The day before his 1968 assassination on the balcony of Downtown's Lorraine Motel, King is shown in the courtyard there being served legal papers by a U.S. Marshal.
31. What Now?
- Monday, March 24, 2008
Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton's three predecessors in office each left for lives far from the intense political spotlight that comes with being the city's chief executive officer.
Herenton has been like Dick Hackett, Wyeth Chandler and Henry Loeb in his status as a political loner who sometimes has been solitary in the pursuit of his goals. It's the nature of the office and a trait that Memphis voters have returned to from election year to election year.
32. 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.
33. City Council Looks Ahead To Biggest New-Blood Transfusion In Almost 40 Years
- Tuesday, June 19, 2007
A year after voters shuffled the County Commission, it appears the City Council is about to be dealt the same hand.
With a month until the filing deadline for the October ballot, the city election year already promises more change than the council has seen in 36 years.
34. The Next Chapter Unfolds in Tale of Two Bookstores
- Monday, September 11, 2006
The numbers he was crunching seemed too good to ignore.
Hugh Hollowell - a former financial planner-turned-bookstore owner - wanted to expand Midtown Books, the small used book shop he once operated across the street from Blue Monkey on Madison Avenue.
35. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, February 09, 2005
By Andy Meek
Downtown Store Offers Break From Routine
The Daily News
Time seems to move at a slower pace inside Memphis Tobacco Bowl.
Downtown oasis. Proprietor Richard Alley compares his store to a Downtown oasis, where att...
36. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, December 14, 2004
By Andy Meerk
Wolf River Gets New Medical Tenant
Doctors office latest venture in growing medical corridor
The Daily News
Dr. William Light, a specialist in internal medicine who has operated in a facility adjacent to Baptis...
37. Archived Article: Lead
- Tuesday, November 02, 2004
By Andy Meek
Kroger Marks Retail Growth in Arlington
New rooftops lead to increased commercial development
The Daily News
Construction will begin soon on a 50,000-square-foot Kroger store in Arlington, part of an area expans...
38. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Germantown apartments Germantown apartments sell for $20 million The Grove at Germantown Apartments, a 280-unit property at 7865 Grove Court West in the Cordova/Germantown apartment submarket of Memphis, was sold March 13 for $20.2 million or $72,14...
39. Archived Article: Real Focus Justine's
- Tuesday, October 10, 2000
JUSTINES CHANGES HANDS AGAIN Memphis landmark changes hands again By MARY DANDO The Daily News A piece of Memphis history is to change hands again shortly when the Italianate Victorian mansion known to its many patrons over the years as Justines Res...
40. Archived Article: Ms Lee Lj
- Wednesday, May 08, 1996
lj 10/5 cates From mumblety-peg to the Internet Historic Memphis nursery school prepares for 21st century By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A Memphis nursery school that opened its doors during the first quarter of the 20th century is upgrading its f...