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1. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season -

Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.

Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.

So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.

2. Events -

Mud Island will host a Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display Friday, July 4, at the park, 125 N. Front St. The park will be open at 10 a.m., and fireworks begin at nightfall. Visit mudisland.com.

3. Events -

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.

4. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Latino Memphis director Mauricio Calvo will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

5. Parking Wars -

It’s been a hot, humid and restless spring at Overton Park.

The park has been crowded, but not as crowded as expected given the political tempest over parking on Overton’s greensward.

6. Harris Files Ford Challenge at Deadline -

Memphis City Council member Lee Harris is challenging Democratic state Sen. Ophelia Ford in the August primary for District 29, the Senate seat held by a member of the Ford family since 1975.

7. Hampline Recalls Overton Park Interstate Plans -

In a city with lots of markers and monuments showing where historic events happened, there is an increasing amount of attention to a different kind of Memphis historic event.

And it involves something that did not happen – the interstate that was supposed to go through Overton Park 50 years ago but was first delayed and then stopped for good in a U.S. Supreme Court ruling 43 years ago this coming Sunday.

8. Arc de Overton -

The bicycle arch on the eastern side of Overton Park should be installed Saturday, Feb. 8, where Sam Cooper Boulevard dead-ends into East Parkway.

9. Bike Arch Construction Moves to Overton Park -

Construction of the bicycle gateway connecting trails in Overton Park to the Broad Avenue connector, and from there to the Memphis Greenline, moved Monday, Feb. 3, to the park itself.

The bicycle sculpture where Sam Cooper Parkway dead ends at East Parkway is an arch consisting of more than 300 bicycles donated to the cause. Sculptor Tylur French had a large part of the arch ready to move to the park Monday morning using a 20-ton crane. During the week, French will add 85 more bicycles to the piece from a staging area in the park.

10. Building Capacities -

Major road and highway projects like the Interstate 269 loop, I-40/240 and the Mallory Road interchange near Frank Pigeon Industrial Park made substantial progress during 2013, with several phases of important transportation corridors wrapping up and new projects planned for 2014 and beyond.

11. Square Roots -

Breakaway Running owner Barry Roberson was blown away by the crowds who visited his new Overton Square store, which opened Oct. 30.

12. Reconfigured Interchange To Improve Traffic Flow -

Phase II of substantial improvements are about to begin on the Interstate 40/240 interchange in East Memphis that will address the expected traffic increase in this area for decades to come. The average daily traffic (ADT) on I-40 has grown from 49,000 vehicles in 1985 to about 200,000 vehicles a day in 2013. By 2035, projections show the interchange could be handling well over 350,000 vehicles.

13. ‘Culinary Adventure’ -

Kim Fuqua is always adding something new to the menu of events she’s planning for Memphis’ community of foodies who are hungry for fresh dishes and drinks to sample.

14. Indie Memphis Unveils New Festival Lineup -

The lineup for this year’s 16th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival is set.

During a preview party at the new Hi-Tone Café Thursday night, director Craig Brewer lifted the curtain on the slate of films being shown at this year’s festival, which kicks off on Halloween. The four-day event runs from Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 and includes more than 45 feature films that will be shown on five screens in the Overton Square district.

15. Memphis Recognized for Job Creation -

Memphis is one of only seven cities cited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for its public-private relationships focused on spurring innovation, revitalization and job creation.

Memphis joins Dayton, Ohio, Irving and San Antonio, Texas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Sioux Falls, S.D., on the Chamber’s Enterprising City List.

16. Events -

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center will host Line Dancing for BLUES, in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month, on Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the student alumni center, 800 Madison Ave. The event will include a line dance-a-thon, and information on infant mortality and the BLUES Project. Suggested donation is $5. Visit uthsc.edu/blues for details.

17. Events -

Memphis Crisis Center will kick off Memphis Crisis Center Awareness Week with community leaders on Friday, Sept. 20, at 10 a.m. in the Health Sciences Park pavilion, 799 Madison Ave. The week aims to raise awareness, funds and volunteers for the center’s 24-hour hotline. Visit memphiscrisiscenter.org.

18. Raleigh Sam’s Club Sells for $11.4 Million -

2150 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $11.4 million

Sale Date: June 25, 2013
Buyer: Realty Income Properties 25 LLC
Seller: Dune SC Sub II LLC
Details: The Sam’s Club at 2150 Covington Pike in Raleigh has sold for $11.4 million to a California investor.

19. Promoting Play -

Work crews with ViktorHall Construction have been wrapping up some extensive site work needed to renovate the area of Overton Park that houses the Rainbow Lake Playground.

That work is nearly finished and will offer adventurous youngsters a new Overton Park-themed place where they can play.

20. April 26-May 2: This Week in Memphis History -

1993: On the front page of The Daily News is a story looking at the formal opening on the Main Street Trolley, a project eight years in the making that remade what had been the Mid-America Mall. The Memphis Area Transit Authority offered free trolley rides the first two days of operation.

21. Shakin’ Up Beale -

The newest addition to Beale Street is a Memphis music legend. Jerry Lee Lewis, the last living member of the Sun Records’ “Million Dollar Quartet,” is lending his name and personal items to a nightspot at 310 Beale St.

22. Local GOP Convention Continues Tea Party Effort -

When Shelby County Republicans got together for the biannual party convention Sunday, March 24, in Bartlett, local party chairman Justin Joy counseled patience.

“There will probably be some moments when this will not appear to be a well-rehearsed wedding,” Joy said.

23. Hattiloo Theatre Ready to Rise at Overton Square -

Hattiloo Theatre is preparing to break ground on its build-to-suit facility at Overton Square in Midtown within the next 45 days, as it finalizes some last-minute financing and lines up subcontractors.

24. Brothers to Open Brewery on Broad -

A new craft brewery is coming to one of Memphis’ up-and-coming areas – the Broad Avenue Historic District.

Wiseacre Brewing Co., a concept from brothers Kellan Bartosch and Davin Bartosch, has leased 13,000 square feet at 2783 Broad Ave. and is planning to open by late 2013. They chose the old warehouse for its “big open space” and the Binghampton neighborhood for its community appeal.

25. Events -

Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at bmontgomery@memphischamber.com or 543-3500.

26. Events -

Playhouse on the Square will present “Sunset Boulevard” Friday, Jan. 25, through Feb. 17 at Playhouse, 66 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

27. Events -

The Circuit Playhouse and Hattiloo Theatre will present “The Mountaintop” Friday, Jan. 18, through Feb. 10 at Circuit, 51 S. Cooper St. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

28. Events -

The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law will host student loan expert Heather Jarvis Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the school’s Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Jarvis’ seminar is part of a new comprehensive workshop to help students navigate their second and third years of law school. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.

29. Events -

WKNO-TV will host Downton Abbey Tea for Three to celebrate the show’s season three launch Saturday, Jan. 5, at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the WKNO studios, 7151 Cherry Farms Road. The event will include a screening of the first hour of the new season and refreshments donated by John’s Pantry. Tickets are free, but seating is limited. Visit wkno.org or call 458-2521.

30. Events -

POTS@TheWorks will present “The Left Hand Singing” Friday, Jan. 4, through Jan 27 at TheatreWorks, 2085 Monroe Ave. Visit playhouseonthesquare.org for times and tickets.

31. CashSaver Trades Hands for $3.2 Million -

The CashSaver in Midtown has traded hands. 

Kansas City, Kan.-based Super Market Developers Inc. bought the 69,017-square-foot building at 1620 Madison Ave. at Avalon Street from 1620 Madison LLC for $3.2 million. Fred Monks III, president/chief manager of 1620 Madison LLC, signed the special warranty deed.

32. Greenline to Keep Growing in 2013 -

In the coming year, the Shelby Farms Greenline could move a bit farther west from Tillman Street, where it now ends, to the Poplar Avenue viaduct with a goal of linking up with the Broad Avenue Arts District.

33. Midtown Momentum -

The Midtown real estate market has long been an anomaly compared to its Bluff City counterparts, with fundamentals as diverse as its demographics.

“The types of real estate that you’ll find in Midtown can be some of the most expensive or some of the most modest when it comes to prices and facility,” said Gary Myers of Gary Myers Co. “Retail in particular.”

34. MemShop Latest Boon for Overton Square -

A year ago, Loeb Properties Inc. was granted the green light from Memphis City Council for the funds necessary to construct a parking lot and detention pond west of Cooper Street – the last component in the more than $30 million public/private partnership to revitalize the once thriving Overton Square district.

35. Bike Lane Boost -

A year ago, city roads crews were wrapping up the installation of dedicated bike lanes on the two-mile stretch of Madison Avenue between McNeil and Cooper streets – the culmination of an extensive debate that included those radically for or radically against the two-wheeled route that entailed a major road diet and on-street parking.

36. Aging With Grace -

Overton Park’s combination party and fundraiser this past weekend celebrated a milestone birthday for the park.

But in addition to serving as a way for supporters to tip the hat in honor of the park’s 111th anniversary and enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres, music and dancing in the park’s “formal gardens,” the “Magical Night at Overton Park” event Saturday, Nov. 10, was something more. Tina Sullivan, executive director of the Overton Park Conservancy, said the event was the group’s first major fundraiser.

37. Bar Louie Moves Forward in Overton Square -

Addison, Texas-based Bar Louie is one step closer to its new Memphis space at 2125 Madison Ave. in Overton Square, Midtown’s once thriving entertainment district being redeveloped by Loeb Properties Inc.

38. Get Spooky for Overton Park -

Last week we shared a heartwarming story that featured a number of everyday heroes from various organizations and companies, like ServiceMaster and SeniorBsafe, who helped an elderly couple out of a dire situation. This week let us spotlight the Overton Park Conservancy and share a fun way we can support their efforts by attending a Halloween party.

39. Grassroots Effort -

Approaching the second anniversary of “New Face for an Old Broad” and the Historic Broad Avenue Business Association’s painting of its own bike lanes, the Binghampton district has seen activity increase exponentially on several fronts.

40. Why Memphis Rocks: Part 2 -

Last week we started sharing some of your responses to the question, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” Since your perspectives articulate it best, this week let us continue with more artful narratives and feedback.

41. Planning Continues for Broad, Binghampton -

As after-school traffic made its way north and south on Tillman Street last week, a crossing guard whistled children across one of the narrow streets by Lester Community Center.

The traffic was mostly cars, but the occasional bicycle from the nearby western terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline whizzed by as well.

42. Government Turns Heat on Employers Over Job Bias -

WASHINGTON (AP) – It started with allegations of hangman's nooses, graffiti and racist comments targeting a handful of black workers at a trucking company warehouse in Chicago Ridge, Ill.

43. Loeb Closes On $7M Purchase Of Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. has closed its $7 million acquisition of Overton Square, after many months of negotiations with former owner, Denver Colo.-based Overton Square Investors LLC.

44. Loeb Closes on $7M Purchase of Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. has closed its $7 million acquisition of Overton Square, after many months of negotiations with former owner, Denver Colo.-based Overton Square Investors LLC.

45. Bar Louie Signs Deal at Overton Square -

Bar Louie, an Addison, Texas-based neighborhood restaurant and bar franchise, is the latest retail tenant that has signed on for Overton Square.

Bar Louie will occupy 5,650 square feet of the curved building at 2125 Madison Ave., on the southwest corner of Madison and Cooper Street. The store will be Bar Louie’s 11th franchised location and will be operated by Tony De Salvo and partners.

46. Loeb Inks Overton Square Deal With Bar Louie -

Bar Louie, an Addison, Texas-based neighborhood restaurant and bar franchise, is the latest retail tenant that has signed on for Overton Square.

Bar Louie will occupy 5,650 square feet of the curved building at 2125 Madison Ave., on the southwest corner of Madison and Cooper Street. The store will be Bar Louie’s 11th franchised location and will be operated by Tony De Salvo and partners.

47. Square Again Abuzz With Entertainment Options -

After three years of culinary success Downtown, owner Jeff Johnson is looking forward to taking his popular restaurant and bar Local Gastropub to the next level.

48. Urban Farms Expands Outreach to Low-Income Seniors -

Three farms are partnering with Urban Farms Market, 2977 Broad Ave., to offer seniors an additional central Memphis location to redeem vouchers from the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) vouchers.

49. Another Round -

The revitalization of Overton Square can perhaps be best summed up with a famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

The history of the Midtown entertainment district dates back to late 1970, when T.G.I. Friday’s opened its first franchised location on Madison Avenue near Cooper Street following the passage of a referendum vote allowing liquor by the drink citywide a year prior.

50. Overton Park Conservancy Meets Milestone With Dog Park -

The Overton Park Conservancy counted 150 dogs of all sizes for the formal opening Saturday, June 2, of the Overton Bark dog park and more humans than that, also of all shapes and sizes.

It is those holding the leashes that the conservancy hopes to hold the attention of through the first summer the park has been under the control of the nonprofit group. Since December, the conservancy has operated the park under a contract with the city of Memphis.

51. Dog Park at Heart of Overton Park Changes -

Overton Park Conservancy leaders formally open a dog park Saturday, June 2, with a corporate sponsor paying for the undertaking, a new executive director on the job for about a month and plenty of maintenance work under way in other parts of the Midtown park.

52. Loeb Makes Progress on Square Plan -

The blue banner that hung until recently at the curved building at Cooper Street and Madison Avenue and read “Returning in 2012” will soon ring true for Overton Square and its developer, Loeb Properties Inc.

53. City Moves Forward With 25-Square Blight Strategy -

The city started a pilot program last year to clean up blight by utilizing a 25-square-block strategy.

Due to the program’s success, the 25-square strategy is being implemented as the strategy for neighborhood improvement going forward. The program entails crews working in predetermined “target zones” to mitigate grass and weed overgrowth, abandoned and dilapidated houses, litter and debris, impassable sidewalks, congested alleys, potholes and vacant lots.

54. Local to Open Second Locale in Overton Square -

After having a popular Downtown presence for more than two years, Local Gastropub has inked its second location in Overton Square.

Local Gastropub will open in the former Yosemite Sam’s at 2126 Madison Ave., at the northwest corner of Madison and North Cooper Street. The 100-year-old, 5,826-square-foot, two-story building housed Yosemite’s Sam’s for 39 years before Loeb Properties Inc. acquired the property from Faye Pannell in August for $350,000.

55. Local Gastropub Picks Overton Square for 2nd Locale -

After having a popular Downtown presence for more than two years, Local Gastropub has inked its second location in Overton Square.

Local Gastropub will open in the former Yosemite Sam’s at 2126 Madison Ave., at the northwest corner of Madison and Cooper. The 100-year-old, 5,826-square-foot, two-story building housed Yosemite’s Sam’s for 39 years before Loeb Properties Inc. acquired the property from Faye Pannell in August for $350,000.

56. Local Gastropub Picks Overton Square for 2nd Locale -

After having a popular Downtown presence for more than two years, Local Gastropub has inked its second location in Overton Square.

Local Gastropub will open in the former Yosemite Sam’s at 2126 Madison Ave., at the northwest corner of Madison and Cooper. The 100-year-old, 5,826-square-foot, two-story building housed Yosemite’s Sam’s for 39 years before Loeb Properties Inc. acquired the property from Faye Pannell in August for $350,000.

57. Marohn: Cultivate, Don’t Hunt Growth -

It clearly wasn’t something done professionally. Chuck Marohn called the pavement markings in the Broad Avenue Arts District “guerilla art.”

“They went out with a bucket of paint,” he said as he showed a slide last week of the bicycle lane markings and parking space markings. “It looks like maybe my daughter did it. I love it. You have this labor of love out there by people who live there. … And all of a sudden you have businesses starting to open. Commerce is starting to take place.”

58. Muddy’s Inks Space on Broad -

Muddy’s Bake Shop will soon bring some of its “lovin’ from the oven” to Binghampton.

The local bakery has inked a 3,000-square-foot lease at 2497 Broad Ave. in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District.

59. Muddy's Bake Shop Inks New Lease on Broad -

Muddy’s Bake Shop will soon bring some of its lovin’ from the oven to Binghampton.

The local bakery has inked a 3,000-square-foot lease at 2497 Broad Ave. in the Historic Broad Avenue Arts District.

60. Pinnacle Making Strides In Comeback Effort -

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. reached another important milestone this week in its comeback effort with another interim contract agreement, this time with one of the global air carriers the Memphis-based regional carrier works with.

61. New Dishes -

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.

62. Loeb Unveils Ambitious Plan For Renewed Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. hopes to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.

63. Loeb Properties Reveals Theater Arts District for Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. is hoping to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.

64. Unemployed Seek Protection Against Job Bias -

WASHINGTON (AP) – After two years on the unemployment rolls, Selena Forte thought she'd found a temporary job at a delivery company that matched her qualifications.

But Forte, a 55-year-old from Cleveland, says a recruiter for an employment agency told her she would not be considered for the job because she had been out of work too long. She had lost her job driving a bus.

65. Keep Napkins Nearby -

The second in an occasional series, “The Anatomy of a Sandwich.”

Most sources agree that the Cuban sandwich, or the Cubano, came to Florida in the 1860s with Cuban cigar makers who settled in Key West and later, in the 1880s, in Ybor City, a neighborhood of Tampa noted for its cigar factories. The sandwich received a boost in Miami from the influx of Cuban exiles and expatriates who fled their island home after the success of Castro’s revolution in 1959.

66. Council Approves $500,000 for Overton Square Garage -

The Memphis City Council Tuesday, Sept. 6, approved a $500,000 allocation for design and engineering work on the Overton Square garage project. The garage, on the south side of Madison Avenue would provide parking as well as a water-detention basin for the area in and around the entertainment district.

67. City Council Gives Final Nod to Schools Consolidation Settlement -

With no debate, Memphis City Council members Tuesday, Sept. 6, gave the final approval necessary for the schools consolidation settlement to become a consent decree.

The council voted 12-0 to approve the settlement worked out by all sides in the federal lawsuit over schools consolidation. The settlement emerged from mediation sessions in court last month.

68. Yosemite Sam’s Set to Close, Sell to Loeb -

Yosemite Sam’s, the longest-running existing business in Overton Square, will close Aug. 27, according to the owner, Faye Pannell.

69. Yosemite Sam’s to Close Aug. 27 -

Yosemite Sam’s, the longest-running existing business in Overton Square, will close on Aug. 27, according to the owner Faye Pannell.

70. Advocates Push Overton-Greenline Link -

When the group of architects and planners working on a bicycle-pedestrian path connecting the Shelby Farms Greenline with Overton Park went beyond the end of the Greenline onto Tillman Street recently, they had a Memphis Police bicycle escort.

71. French Village Apartment Complex Sells for $2.8M -

Arlington-based Grahamwood Place Apartment Community LLC has bought the 244-unit French Village Apartments at 4055 Summer Ave. from French Village Apartments LP for $2.8 million.

72. A Bridge to Cross -

Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.

73. Broad Possibilities -

Back when Broad Avenue was the terminus of the Interstate-40/Sam Cooper Boulevard corridor, car traffic was a big problem.

74. Farm to Table Conference Slated for Monday -

Farmers, other food producers and chefs gather Monday for a half-day session to discuss emerging issues as the number of farmers markets in the city grows.

The Urban Farms organization is hosting the Farm to Table Conference from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Service Over Self, 2505 Poplar Ave.

75. Broad Ambitions -

Its title may sound like a Woody Allen movie, but an innovative, two-day street festival in a resurging Midtown neighborhood may draw in new businesses via bike traffic.

“A New Face for an Old Broad,” to be held from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, will temporarily exhibit Broad Avenue as a connector between the terminus of the Shelby Farms Greenline and Overton Park.

76. Volunteering Rewards Immeasurable for Kiwanian of the Year Cooper -

Running the Midtown dry-cleaning and laundry business Mercury Valet Service is a full-time job for owner and operator Mike Cooper.

77. Cut Tuition Could Make Way Back to City Budget -

Memphis City Council members will consider restoring a tuition reimbursement program cut from the city budget this past July when it meets Tuesday.

The resolution on Tuesday’s council agenda would restore $902,211 in funding, which was the level the city funded the program at in the current fiscal year.

78. Taking Care of Business -

A diverse mix of Memphis businesses is defying the odds and finding success spanning multiple family generations. Grant & Co., Champion Awards, Jim’s Place East, Barden Stone and Broadway Pizza are among the Memphis institutions thriving under second- and third-generation ownership and management.

79. Section of I-40 in Tenn. Named After Isaac Hayes -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A section of Interstate 40 in the Memphis area now honors late soul musician Isaac Hayes.

80. Binghampton Farmers Market Prepares for Sept. 4 Opening -

The Binghampton Development Corp. needs volunteers to help prepare for the opening of the city’s first farmers market linked to a commercial-scale, community gardening enterprise.

81. Bari Ristorante Owners To Open Diner on Broad Ave. -

Jason and Rebecca Severs launched Bari Ristorante in November 2002, and almost eight years later, the restaurant and bar – the bar next door opened in 2005 – run with the smoothness of chocolate sauce across the pastry of a warm profiterole.

82. Renaissance Avenue -

When Larry Schmitt bought a two-story building on the corner of Broad Avenue and Collins Street in 1993, he knew the place needed some TLC.

83. Farmers Markets Planned for Under-Served Areas -

Two nonprofit organizations will be seeking government approval Thursday to open farmers markets in Binghampton and South Memphis as part of an effort to make city residents healthier.

St. Andrew AME Church and the Binghampton Development Corp. are on the agenda for the 10 a.m. meeting of the Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board.

84. Former Memphian Changes Haiti’s Future, One Child at a Time -

Patrick Moynihan had it all. A six-figure salary. A comfortable home.

He’d come to Memphis in the early 1990s to work as a trader for Allenberg Cotton Co. The job left him so well off he was soon paying in taxes what he once earned as a high school math teacher in Connecticut.

85. Fountainhead Transforms Binghamton Home by Home -

When Carrie and Braxton Brady decided to build their dream home, they realized the dream was more about the neighborhood than the house.

In 2004, the Bradys built a modest, three-bedroom, shotgun-style home in Binghamton, a neighborhood at the western end of Sam Cooper Boulevard between Poplar and Summer avenues, which has seen its share of hard times, including well-publicized crime and derelict properties.

86. Midtown Nursery Expands in Time for Green Season -

A nursery in Midtown whose owner likes to jump at opportunities will spread its green thumb to two new locations in time for planting season this year.

By temporarily taking over two well-known sites of now-closed nurseries, Mike Earnest, owner of Midtown Nursery at 2120 Central Ave. at Cooper Street, hopes to cross-promote his permanent location.

87. Crichton College Sale Closes To California Entrepreneur -

255 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $5.3 Million

Sale Date: Dec. 1, 2009
Buyer: SignificantPsychology LLC
Seller: Crichton College
Loan Amounts: $4.3 million and $1.1 million
Loan Dates: Dec. 1, 2009
Maturity Dates: N/A
Lenders: SunTrust Bank and Crichton College

88. Crichton College Sold for $5.3 Million -

Less than a year after entering into a definitive agreement to form a strategic alliance with SignificantPsychology LLC, the board of directors at Crichton College has formally sold the Christian liberal arts college at 255 N. Highland St. to the California company for $5.3 million.

89. Broad Avenue District To Host Art Walk -

The Broad Avenue Arts District will host its first holiday-themed art walk from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday.

Works by more than 20 artists will be featured.

George Hunt will have an exhibit of new paintings inspired by Broad Avenue titled “Blues on Broad.” Lisa Williamson will have an informational exhibit about plans for the proposed “Junkyard Museum.” Metal Works will celebrate the opening of its retail gallery space.

90. Artists, Events Announced For Broad Avenue Art Walk -

The Historic Broad Avenue Arts District has announced the lineup for this year’s Art Walk, which will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 2.

The event will take place in the area bounded by Sam Cooper Boulevard and Broad Avenue, between Hollywood and Collins streets.

91. Local Bridges to Be Reinforced Soon -

Six structurally deficient bridges in Shelby County will be replaced or repaired during the first year of the Tennessee Department of Transportation’s four-year, $350 million Better Bridges Program approved by the Legislature earlier this year.

92. Broad Avenue Works to Become Biz Hot Spot -

While vacancy signs pop up like weeds in many commercial areas, they are gradually coming down in the Broad Avenue Arts District.

This area of old storefronts and warehouse space just to the east of Overton Park is experiencing renewal despite a prolonged recession. Businesses are relocating to the neighborhood, artists have been setting up studios there and people are coming out at night.

93. Events -

Christian Brothers University will present the fourth session of its Family Business Enrichment Series today from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Spain Auditorium in Buckman Hall. The topic of the lecture is “Integrating Closely Held Businesses Into Personal Financial and Investment Strategies.” For reservations, call 321-3999 or e-mail rsvp@cbu.edu.

94. Events -

MemphisInvest will hold a property-buying conference today from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at its in-house training center, 130 Timber Creek Drive. The conference is free and seating is limited. To register, call 751-7191 or e-mail cjwhenderson@yahoo.com.

95. City to Recognize Broad Ave. Arts Area -

Business owners and volunteers who have worked to showcase the artists of Broad Avenue are looking forward to Tuesday’s meeting of the Memphis City Council.

City Council member Jim Strickland is sponsoring a resolution to officially recognize the Broad Avenue Arts District.

96. Harrison Wholesale Provides Wealth of Roofing Experience -

Whether a building is flat, sloped or steep, be it shingled or rubberized, Harrison Wholesale has the materials to roof it.

This Binghampton business at 2680 Broad Ave. specializes in shingles and anything else needed for a roof, including some guidance for the do-it-yourselfers.

97. Cooper Tire to Close Albany, Ga., Plant -

TEXARKANA, Ark. (AP) - With tax incentives and worker concessions, four cities in four states vied to keep their Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. plant open after the Ohio-based company said the weakening economy would cause it to shutter one of its U.S. plants.

98. Events -

The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold an Education Summit today at 9 a.m. at the Fogleman Executive Center, 330 Innovation Drive.

MPACT Memphis will hold a meet and greet with U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., today from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Majestic Grille, 145 S. Main St. For more information, e-mail Andre Gibson at andregibson@gmail.com.

99. Events -

The MemphisConnect Program will hold forums today from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The forums will allow newcomers to the Memphis marketplace to ease the transition into their new homes and jobs. All participants must R.S.V.P. to gain entrance onto St. Jude property. Those interested in attending should contact Didi Crandall at 527-4625, Ext. 10 or dcrandall@leadershipacademy.org.

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Women on the Move will hold a luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at The Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave. Stefanie Barrett of Barrett Creative will share tips on how to market your business. For reservations, call 684-1010.