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1. Property Struggle -

Discussions are underway about the particulars of an imminent demolition contract for the Tennessee Brewery, and the owners of the castle-like structure Downtown could decide the property’s fate by sometime in February or March.

2. Cherokee Arms Undergoes Rehab -

It wasn’t long ago that the Cherokee Arms Apartments complex in Midtown was on the market with a note of “in need of repair.”

But thanks to Memphis native and current Los Angeles resident Dana Gabrion, the three-story complex will soon breathe new life to 1508 Madison Ave. Under the entity Gabrion Properties LLC, she acquired the 30-unit, Class C investment-grade multifamily building for $455,000 in fall 2010 and hopes to have it ready for occupancy come June.

3. Preservation Series to Kick Off in March -

The 2011 Memphis Heritage’s Preservation Series will be meeting on Mondays in March to explore Mid-Century Modernism in Memphis.

The annual series will begin on March 7 with an Introduction to Modernism by architectural historian Judith Johnson.

4. Askew to Lead FedExFamilyHouse -

Bridgette Askew has been named general manager of the FedExFamilyHouse at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital.

5. Back to Life -

A new chapter is about to be written in the story of a historic Memphis neighborhood once populated by statesmen, land barons and wealthy cotton merchants.

Area stakeholders have several projects in the works to breathe new life into Victorian Village.

6. Square Deal Undone -

A facelift has been in the works for about a year for a Midtown landmark that long ago succumbed to the real estate equivalent of jowls and wrinkled skin. But after months of planning, it now appears the proposed nips and tucks for Overton Square, a roughly 10-acre hodgepodge of shops, restaurants and a movie theater, won't be happening after all.

7. City Launches Effort To Reopen Historic Homes -

Two of the most historic structures in the city shuttered several years ago because of budget cuts are one step closer to reopening.

The city of Memphis is looking for a private management entity to operate and market the Mallory-Neely House, a 25-room mansion at 625 Adams Ave. built in 1852, and the Magevney House, a small clapboard cottage at 198 Adams Ave. built in the 1830s.

8. Johnson Ascends to Director's Job At Literacy Council -

Sallie Johnson, a retired librarian, signed on as interim executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council a year ago with no intention of seeking the post beyond the transition term.

9. Author to Speak About Jackson Bio -

Newsweek editor Jon Meacham will be in Memphis Friday to promote his new book, the subject of which is the nation’s seventh president and a central figure in the formation of Memphis.

10. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday -

It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.

But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.

11. Visionary Architect Leaves Impact On Memphis Design -

Almost as soon as friends and colleagues of Alfred Lewis Aydelott start talking about him, they make a point of describing him as the father of modern architecture in Memphis.

They use words such as visionary, demanding, influential and opinionated. It’s a mix of traits that no doubt was essential for the man who not only designed several prominent buildings in the city – such as Memphis City Hall, the Downtown federal building and Immaculate Conception High School – but who also attracted bright, young architects to the area during his career.

12. Former Library Exec Named Interim Literacy Council Head -

Sallie Johnson, former deputy director of the Memphis Public Library & Information System, has been named interim director of the Memphis Literacy Council. She will step into her new role June 2.

13. Events -

The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host "Crisis Management and Disaster Planning for Nonprofits" today from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Assisi Foundation of Memphis, 515 Erin Drive. The cost to attend is $99 for Alliance members, $89 for Program for Nonprofit Excellence participants and $150 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact April DeBerry at 684-6605 or adeberry@npexcellence.org.

14. Events -

The Memphis Rotary Club will meet today at noon at the Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St. The speaker will be Winfield Dunn, former governor of Tennessee. Cost is $18 at the door. R.S.V.P. to Taylor Hughes, 526-1318 or taylor@memphisrotary.org.

15. RDC Seeks Remaining Approvals For Beale Street Landing -

Beale Street Landing, the $29 million boat dock and riverfront attraction that has been planned for almost six years, has only a few regulatory hurdles left to clear.

Representatives of the Riverfront Development Corp. will return to the Memphis Landmarks Commission next week for one of the last approvals needed by the RDC, which is a certificate of appropriateness.

16. Would-Be Brewery Developers Hit Eject Yet Again -

The Tennessee Brewery is one of the most prominent "big empties" in Downtown Memphis, and it's going to stay that way for at least the near future.

Following another unsuccessful attempt by an anonymous group to buy and refurbish the long-vacant landmark, the broker who's been negotiating to sell the property said it's now going to be taken off the market indefinitely.

17. Real Estate Historian's Departure Signals Tightening Market -

Judith Johnson didn't take out a subprime mortgage or unwisely get locked into paying for more house than she could afford. She doesn't work for any of the large banks or lending institutions suffering amid the current housing slump.

18. After Several Fizzled Proposals, Tennessee Brewery Finds Another Suitor -

Maybe the fourth time will be the charm for the Tennessee Brewery.

Over the past three years, three separate development groups have tried to transform the brewery's fortress-like structure into hip living spaces, only to throw in the towel. Now, another potential buyer has emerged with an interest in redeveloping one of Downtown Memphis' most iconic structures.

19. As Latest Development Plans Collapse,Some Say Brewery Ultimately Faces Demolition -      For at least the third time in three years, a group of developers buoyed by the prospect of transforming the Tennessee Brewery from an aging urban castle into upscale living space has thrown in the towel.
  

20. Rich With History -

In 1906, Edward Boyle, a member of the well-known Memphis family of developers, helped fashion a grand boulevard through the Central Gardens neighborhood.

Scores of influential Memphians have lived in the Midtown community's bungalows, foursquares and Tudor estate homes, including former Memphis City Council member Florence Leffler and federal judge Julia Gibbons.

21. Bed-and-Breakfast Owners to Seek Rezoning for Sale, Expansion -

When Steve and Katherine Mistilis decided to sell the bed-and-breakfast they've operated in Cordova for about 11 years, they made an irksome discovery.

Even though they'd always been given a business license to operate their B&B, an off-the-beaten path, 3,000-square-foot brick home originally built more than a century ago, somewhere along the line the zoning for their land had been changed. Which means using their property for a B&B apparently is not permitted.

22. To Shell and Back -

The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.

Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.

23. Historic District Awaits Nod from State Historical Commission, Parks Service -

Like the small child among a brood of overachievers, the Southern Railway Industrial Historic District, which sits about one mile east of Memphis' bustling Downtown, might be easy to overlook.

But for a variety of reasons - such as facilitating new development in the mostly industrial ward as well as spotlighting its historic character - the neighborhood is on its way to being added to the National Register of Historic Places.

24. The Importance of Being Burnished -

In January 1882, a flamboyant 28-year-old writer who would eventually set the Victorian-era literary world aflame arrived in New York City to kick off a 12-month series of speaking engagements in the United States.

25. Despite Recent Fire, Court Square Projects Move Forward -

As intense as it was, the Oct. 6 early morning blaze that damaged three Downtown buildings overlooking Court Square apparently didn't extinguish plans to transform them into a $45 million mixed-use development.

26. If Plans Pass Final Muster, Big Changes on Tap at Tennessee Brewery -

What a difference a PR team, higher elevation, more condos, a bigger price tag, a new dog walk, fresh landscaping, restaurant and retail space make.

When it comes to the current set of plans for redeveloping the ornate, castle-like Tennessee Brewery in Downtown Memphis, the latest team of developers and investors has picked up where their forerunners either couldn't or wouldn't go. And those extra touches may have finally assured the success of the project, which has been tried several times over the years.

27. Local Properties Vie For Historic Register -

They've all outlasted at least 10 U.S. presidents, Sun Records and suburban sprawl, in addition to pre-dating the creation of an Interstate system, FedEx and the rebirth of Downtown Memphis.

Not a bad record for the group of Memphis properties that could be the latest local additions to the National Register of Historic Places.

28. Pinch District Gets Pinch of Renewal with New Condos -

Downtown's Pinch District is about to get a big dose of economic activity.

The $9 million Pinch Place, the $5 million Harbor Lights and the $2.1 million Turning Pointe condominium developments are in varying stages of construction on a block bounded by Auction, North Main and Front streets and North Parkway.

29. Preservation Series Almost Here -

Today, Memphis neighborhoods like Annesdale-Snowden, the charming, tree-lined community surrounding Lamar Avenue and Bellevue Boulevard, are symbols of another time.

In the 1850s, Dr. Samuel Mansfield built a 200-acre estate there on the outskirts of Memphis, which he later sold to a Col. Robert Brinkley. Brinkley gave the property's Italianate mansion to his daughter as a wedding present, and her son, Robert Brinkley Snowden, later built a home of his own in the area.

30. Local Businessman to Head State Insurance Group -

Brad V. Smith, president of Cecil Smith Insurance Agency in Germantown, was elected president of Insurors of Tennessee. Smith has served on the association's board of directors and executive committee for 12 years. He won the group's Chairman of the Year award in 2004 and Insuror of the Year award in 1992.

31. Archived Article: Lead - ANDY MEEK

Home Building Levels Off in DeSoto

Towns see slight drops in permits, more upscale homes

ANDY MEEK

The Daily News

DeSoto County, touted as one of the fastest-growing counties in the country, saw a slight drop in the number o...

32. Archived Article: Fair1 (lead) - Lead

Fairgrounds Has Long Memphis History

Midtown landmark endures myriad of uses, century of change

LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

When the Mid-South Coliseum opened its doors in 1964, it was probably fitting that its first act was the R...

33. Archived Article: Promenade (lead) - Terry Ramsey, Vice President of RidAll Pest Control

Promenade Plans Face First Challenge

Grassroots group has concerns about potential development

ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

A small group is organizing to attempt to block, or at least...

34. Archived Article: Busline (lead) - Lead

Landmarks owners seek spot on Register

The Daily News

Whether Fred Smith used his fathers bus line as a model for FedEx might be a fact known only by Smith himself.

But Judith Johnson believes he might have at least thought of Fred ...

35. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus - Small biz

Preservationist finds niche making walls talk

By LANCE ALLAN

The Daily News

Sometimes, its serendipity.

For instance, when a client asked Judith Johnson to find a Memphis home that provided the basis for his Kentucky homes d...

36. Archived Article: Standout - Going forward, looking back

Going forward, looking back

By ANDREW BELL

The Daily News

If June Wests 1928 Midtown home the same one her mother grew up in and grandfather built doesnt convey her personal interest in Memphis landmark preser...

37. Archived Article: Standout - A Tennessee treasure Tennessee treasure By MARY DANDO The Daily News Tall, red-haired and vivacious, Judith Johnson has made her mark on Memphis. Having recently resigned as executive director of Memphis Heritage Inc., Johnson intends to keep on mak...

38. Archived Article: Real Focus - By JENNIFER MURLEY Preservation Week gives Memphis past a future By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News Its hard to imagine Downtown Memphis with no Peabody Hotel, South Memphis sans Elmwood Cemetery or Midtown minus its eclectic historic housing stock. ...

39. Archived Article: Co-yo (lead) - By JENNIFER MURLEY Pie factory faces fate in crumbling market By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News A dilapidated warehouse long included in the eclectic fabric of a historic Midtown neighborhood is now for sale and facing an uncertain fate, after year-...

40. Archived Article: Tax Sale (lead) - City tax sale offers three properties City tax sale offers 2 Downtown properties By SUE PEASE The Daily News Two pieces of real property going up for sale at a City of Memphis tax sale next month are abandoned, dilapidated buildings, but important p...

41. Archived Article: Real Focus - By JENNIFER MURLEY Historically significant property remains up for grabs By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The fate of a historic Downtown property closely aligned with local African-American culture remains uncertain as it heads into its third mon...

42. Archived Article: Landmarks (lead) - By: JENNIFER MURLEY Fence issues top Landmarks agenda By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News An application for certificate of appropriateness dating back to 1997 tops Wednesdays Memphis Landmarks Commission agenda. In addition, three other applications ...

43. Archived Article: Donation (lead) - By Stacey Wiedower Library seeks donors to get Hunt-Phelan artifacts By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News The Mississippi Valley Collection housed in the University of Memphis library might soon contain even more insight into the citys rich cultural he...

44. Archived Article: Hunt-phelan St - By SUZANNE THOMPSON Sale of Hunt-Phelan Raises red flags By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The announcement of the May 4 sale of the Hunt-Phelan Home at 533 Beale St. has some Memphians worried. Some question the legality of selling the home once o...

45. Archived Article: Gov't (greenlaw) - Memphis Heritage taps Memphis Heritage taps Greenlaw for new homes By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Continued investment by Memphis Heritage Inc. in the Greenlaw neighborhood in North Memphis will bring two new homes to the area as part of a redevelo...

46. Archived Article: Real Focus - By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...

47. Archived Article: Landmarks - By LAURIE JOHNSON Overton Park Historic District seeks commission approval By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Memphis Landmarks Commission today will hold a public hearing today regarding the nomination of the Overton Parkway Historic District to ...

48. Archived Article: Real Focus - The Old Home Expo This old house Memphis first Old Home Expo offers four days of preservation activities, the latest restoration products, how-to demonstrations and a tour of historic Vollintine-Evergreen homes. By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Just...

49. Archived Article: Real Focus Box Lj - Schedule for Workshops and Demonstrations Schedule for workshops and demonstrations 1999 Old Home Expo     Saturday (Workshops will be held at the Snowden School and last about 45 minutes unless otherwise specified.) 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ...

50. Archived Article: Real Focus - Breathing new life into an old concept Old concepts get new life Three turn-of-the-century shotgun houses and two apartment buildings on Mulberry Street are getting a facelift and interior overhaul By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Several inner-city...

51. Archived Article: Landmarks Comm - By LAURIE JOHNSON Landmarks to discuss threats to brewery, shotgun homes By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Despite local preservation groups contributions of time and talent, two historic Memphis properties still may face possible demolition. The Mem...

52. Archived Article: Real Fcs (brewery) Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON The battle for the brewery Memphis Heritages struggle to save the Tennessee Brewery from the wrecking ball may signal its time to change the citys anti-neglect ordinance By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Memphis Heritage is struggli...

53. Archived Article: Lauder (govt) - By LAURIE JOHNSON MHA seeks owner for housing complex By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The search is on for someone to buy and renovate a Downtown property important to Memphis both historically and economically. The Memphis Housing Authority has is...

54. Archived Article: Real Fcs (church) Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON A rewarding renovation Memphis Heritage is searching for a long-term tenant as a partner for refurbishing a historic African American property By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Wanted: An organization willing to take on an extensive...

55. Archived Article: Landmarks Chg - By CAMILLE H Commission to hear views on Lauderdale Courts plan By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Memphis Landmarks Commission will meet today to discuss the partial demolition and rehabilitation of Lauderdale Courts and the nomination of the ...

56. Archived Article: Business Expo 97 Lj - By LAURIE JOHNSON Expo 97 to showcase more than 300 booths By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For a good look at the array of products and services companies serving the Memphis market have to offer, the Memphis Area Chamber of Commerces annual busine...

57. Archived Article: Tech Focus Chg - By CAMILLE H Customer service central Customer service sites on the Web give customers an alternative to calling company By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Finding out simple information from customer service departments can take up valuable time c...

58. Archived Article: Back - 931 area code begins 931 area code begins in Middle Tennessee Effective Monday, the area code in 30 Middle Tennessee counties changed to 931 from 615. The area changing to 931 includes about 360,000 telephones in Clarksville, Columbia, Centerville, ...

59. Archived Article: Memos - Dr. Lucy Vinturella has joined the counseling staff of The Center for Counseling, a division of Health First Medical Group. Vinturella completed her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis and formerly was a staff clinician at MCCC Behavioral Care Inc. a...

60. Archived Article: Tech Focus - By CAMILLE H Access fees for ISPs? Group of computer companies files comments with FCC against access charges for ISPs By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News A group of large computer companies including Apple Computer, IBM, Microsoft, America Online a...

61. Archived Article: Tech Focus - By CAMILLE H Access fees for ISPs? Group of computer companies files comments with FCC against access charges for ISPs Feb. 19, 1997 -- A group of large computer companies, including Apple Computer, IBM, Microsoft, America Online and Intel, filed co...

62. Archived Article: Libraries Lj - lj 10/5 cates Public library books a spot on the Internet By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News In todays Internet-savvy society, finding practically everything you could ever want about almost anything is as easy as two clicks of a mouses tail  any...

63. Archived Article: Libraries Lj. - lj 10/5 cates Public library books a spot on the Internet Feb. 12, 1997 -- In todayís Internet-savvy society, finding practically everything you could ever want about almost anything is as easy as two clicks of a mouseís tail ó&...

64. Archived Article: Bellsouth - 8/28 jts BellSouth BellSouth unveils Internet access service By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Regional telecommunications giant BellSouth announced plans Tuesday to provide Internet access service, targeting Memphis and 10 other cities across the Sout...

65. Archived Article: Back - Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Leadership Memphis announces 1997 class Top business executives, administrators, civic volunteers and ministers are among the 55 leaders in the public and private sectors who have been selected to participate ...

66. Archived Article: Back - 03-05 Back Tennessee companies now have access to nearly 7.5 million new toll- free numbers, which became available March 1. The new availability comes on the heels of the states new 423 area code for East Tennessee, which is now required for dialin...

67. Archived Article: Telecom - 2/23 jts small telecom State telecom law makes $10 million available Small, minority- and woman-owned businesses get loans and assistance for wide-open industry By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Tennessee has set aside $10 million to aid small and mino...

68. Archived Article: Telecom Law - 2-15 jts telecom law Telecom reaction has ups, downs Big firms happy, small companies see tough years ahead By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Local companies are reacting favorably to the telecommunications deregulation signed into law last week, seein...

69. Archived Article: Milestones - 12/22 Milestones Ron Cooney has been named senior copywriter at Sossaman Bateman McCuddy Advertising Inc. He formerly was senior copywriter at Trahan, Burden & Charles Advertising in Reno, Nev., and associate creative director at Dunn Reber Glen...