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1. Sweetie Pie’s Signs at Fourth and Beale -

The Beale Street entertainment district has a new tenant on its eastern border with Fourth Street in a space that has been closed for 12 years.

Downtown Memphis Commission president Paul Morris tweeted Thursday, April 10, that Sweetie Pie’s, a soul food restaurant with three locations in St. Louis and plans for expansion in other cities, will open at 349 Beale St. on the southeast corner of Fourth and Beale streets.

2. New Perspective -

When the U.S. Postal Service closed its branch office at 826 Mississippi Blvd. near E.H. Crump Boulevard in 2012, workers carted off an oil painting that hung there for several decades with little thought about the man portrayed in the painting.

3. Council Defers Action on Music Hall of Fame -

The Memphis Music Hall of Fame, launched in 2012, would have a home on Beale Street – specifically in the new location of the Hard Rock Cafe at Second and Beale streets –under a $1.2 million proposal that already has some private financial backing.

4. Commission Takes Up Family Planning Contract -

Shelby County commissioners Monday, March 24, take up an attempt to end the county’s contract for federally funded family planning and related health services with Christ Community Health Services.

5. Great Expectations -

The Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau forecasts 2014 to be a banner year, thanks to increased consumer confidence with leisure travelers and a booking pace for conventions, meetings and sporting events that is easily outpacing last year.

6. The Year That Was -

2013 brought plenty of unique and out-of-the-ordinary moments, as well as the launch of new events, businesses and civic ventures that collectively made the Memphis experience richer.

Much of it was covered in these pages, including in recent days a U.S. Supreme Court justice eliciting chuckles from and sharing his constitutional philosophy with an audience of Memphis lawyers.

7. French Quarter Deal Collapses -

A Texas-based group had inked a deal to purchase the long-vacant French Quarter Suites Hotel near Overton Square, but the proposed sale fell through the cracks.

Austin, Texas-based ASC Management had until Oct. 31 to close on the purchase of the 105-room inn at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street but did not complete the sale.

8. Room Race -

To illustrate the stiff competition Memphis faces in landing conferences and conventions because of hotel room capacity available in the city, Memphis-based hotel consultant Chuck Pinkowski points to a formidable foe just three hours away.

9. RedRover Expands Business, Headcount -

RedRover Sales & Marketing has added several new members to its “pack” in recent weeks.

In the last quarter alone, the firm – which hit its seventh anniversary in January – added four new professionals. They are marketing account executives Rachel Carpenter and Natalie Cunningham, graphic designer Kennon Adair and sales trainer and recruiter Gary Dean.

10. State Pulls Riverfront Trail Funds -

The state of Tennessee has withdrawn $316,680 from the city for a riverfront bike and pedestrian system due to inactivity, according to state officials.

“Sorry for the bad news but this project is very old and there was no movement and I could not get any information out of any one on why there was such a delay in getting the project constructed that Federal Highway Administration said they were pulling the funding,” Lisa Dunn, transportation planner with the Tennessee Department of Transportation, wrote in an email to Jim Reeder, project development coordinator for the Riverfront Development Corp.

11. June 14-20: This week in Memphis history -

2012: The project to build a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk on the Harahan rail bridge across the Mississippi River won a $15 million grant from the U.S Department of Transportation. The key to winning the TIGER grant – Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery – from the Obama administration was to combine the boardwalk with a separate application for funding to upgrade Main Street from Uptown to the South Main district including the Main Street Mall.

12. Hollins Move Latest In New Grizz Plan -

Lionel Hollins repeatedly said more than he should have. So it is only fitting that the end of Hollins’ tenure as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies was marked by deafening silence from franchise CEO Jason Levien and then, finally, a press release saying the franchise was going to “move in a different direction.”

13. Hollins Move Latest in New Grizz Plan -

Lionel Hollins repeatedly said more than he should have. So it is only fitting that the end of Hollins’ tenure as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies was marked by deafening silence from franchise CEO Jason Levien and then, finally, a press release saying the franchise was going to “move in a different direction.”

14. Memphis in the Meantime -

The city’s tourism and travel industry is thriving as a one-of-a-kind destination for leisure and business travelers, but industry insiders believe a larger, technologically updated convention center is needed in years to come if Memphis wants to remain competitive in bringing larger groups to town.

15. Hopping to It -

Its tagline is Hop On, Tune In and Rock Out. That’s a bite-sized description of what the new Memphis Hop bus service that launched earlier this month, with the goal of whisking Memphians and tourists to several local cultural attractions, is all about.

16. Club 152 Makes Appearance in Environmental Court -

The owners of Club 152 in the Beale Street entertainment district are due in Shelby County General Sessions Environmental Court Monday, May 20, for the first hearing on the injunction that closed the popular nightspot Thursday afternoon as a public nuisance.

17. Club 152 on Beale Closed as Nuisance -

Club 152 in the Beale Street entertainment district was closed Thursday, May 16, as a public nuisance.

Memphis Police and officials with the Shelby County District Attorney General’s office emptied the three-level club of customers and employees and then had a locksmith padlock the doors to the club.

18. Unique Projects Bolster Zellner in Rough Times -

Zellner Construction Services LLC is a third-generation commercial construction company that has built a solid reputation for quality over quantity.

19. Editorial: Memphis in May Events Still Deliver -

Watching the evolution of the Memphis in May International Festival, it is easy to lose sight of who is in the crowds by the river with us.

It turns out a lot of them aren’t from Memphis, strictly speaking. The irony is for all of our more high-profile efforts to bring in visitors from the larger region, we have built quite the model for nearly 40 years while we were having what many of us regarded as our annual big party for ourselves by the river.

20. International Interaction -

Memphians and out-of-towners are gathering Downtown throughout this month to hear the stirring sounds of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, savor the product of competitive barbecue cooking and watch major touring acts rock the stages at Tom Lee Park.

21. The New Beale -

Over the last four years, the next chapter in the development of Beale Street has been a stop-and-go affair. First would come announcements followed by silence from official channels.

Along with that silence, though, was quiet activity on the side, a movement that culminated with the March announcement of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s strategic planning committee’s report, “A Framework for Beale Street.”

22. Memphis in May Touts 68-Act Music Fest Lineup -

The 37th edition of the Memphis In May International Festival’s Beale Street Music Festival features a 68-act lineup from Alice in Chains to ZZ Top.

The lineup of musical performers playing over three days from May 3 to May 5 was formally announced Thursday, Feb. 28, although much of the lineup had already been confirmed.

23. U of M Files Permit for New Residence -

3615 Central Ave. Memphis, TN 38111

Permit Cost: $43.5 million

Project Cost: $53 million

24. ADDYs Boast Creative Industry’s Finest -

The tall ceilings and 100-year-old wood flooring of the historic 409 S. Main St. building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2013 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed beware of “The Creeping Boredom.”

25. Carey Watermark Investors Buys Beale Hampton Inn -

The new owner of the Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street at 175 Peabody Place Downtown, has filed a $22.5 million loan on the property after acquiring the 144-room hotel.

26. Spence Named Vice President at Riverfront Development -

Dorchelle T. Spence has been promoted to vice president at Riverfront Development Corp. Spence, who formerly served as director of communications, will assume broader organizational responsibilities to focus on providing strategic direction in addition to marketing, public relations, advertising, community relations, programming and government relations.

27. Going With the Flow -

When the world’s largest steamboat returns to Beale Street Landing on March 9, it will have a different look than it did almost a year ago when it came up the river from New Orleans to dock at its Memphis home port for the first time.

28. Startup Conference Billed as ‘Must Attend’ -

Scott Case, the founding chief technology officer of Priceline.com and Startup America CEO, had some words of praise for Memphis and Tennessee while on a panel at November’s Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum in Palm Springs, Calif.

29. ‘Memphis Enthusiast’ Ham Honored by Advertising Federation -

Phrases used to describe Cynthia Ham at the Thursday, Jan. 24, American Advertising Federation Memphis meeting included “the Memphis enthusiast,” “the art-aholic,” “the hostess/entertainer,” “a local celebrity” and even “a pushy broad.”

30. ‘Memphis Enthusiast’ Ham Honored by Advertising Federation -

Phrases used to describe Cynthia Ham at the Thursday, Jan. 24, American Advertising Federation Memphis meeting included “the Memphis enthusiast,” “the art-aholic,” “the hostess/entertainer,” “a local celebrity” and even “a pushy broad.”

31. Avant Finds Soul, Passion in South Main Neighborhood -

In 2002, Ben Avant, now 35, was a young, Charleston, S.C.-based stock and bond trader with a world of possibilities at his feet and a heavy choice to make.

32. Events -

NEXUS is accepting applications for its Memphis mentors awards through Tuesday, Jan. 1. Categories include outstanding male and female mentors, NEXUS alumni mentor, mentoring organization/nonprofit and mentoring industry/company. Winners will be announced Jan. 29. Visit nexusleaders.org.

33. International Exposure -

The Memphis hotel industry can thank at least 200,000 of its room nights last year to European visitors booked by tour operators.

European stays in Memphis averaged three nights, with each person spending more than $200 per day.

34. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

35. Memphis Music Hall of Fame Names 25 Initial Inductees -

Memphis Mayor AC Wharton joined with representatives from the Smithsonian-developed Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum Tuesday, Oct. 16, in announcing the launch of a Memphis Music Hall of Fame tribute to the city’s musical legends.

36. Hilton Developer Granted Closing Extension -

Developers of the Downtown Memphis Hilton Hotel project were granted a one-year closing extension from the Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board Tuesday, Oct. 9.

37. Hilton Developer Granted Closing Extension -

Developers of the Downtown Memphis Hilton Hotel project were granted a one-year closing extension from the Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. board Tuesday, Oct. 9.

38. Downtown Memphis Commission Celebrates Progress -

There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.

39. Events -

Tennessee Shakespeare Co. will present “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” Thursday, Sept. 20, to Sunday, Oct 7, at Poplar Pike Playhouse, 7653 Old Poplar Pike. Visit tnshakespeare.org.

40. Why Memphis Rocks -

Last week we kicked off this series of reader-response columns by asking, “Why do you think Memphis Rocks?” So far, we have received some heartwarming stories, catchy slogans, and fascinating perspectives that all capture the essence of what makes our community so great. Let us go ahead and start sharing your responses while I encourage you, our readers, to keep the feedback coming, so we can share even more next week.

41. Opera Memphis Approaches Fall Season -

Opera Memphis will soon “turn the opera house inside out” as it kicks off its 2012-2013 season.

Saturday, Sept. 15, marks the first day of a brand new, month-long event called 30 Days of Opera. Every day until mid-October, Opera Memphis will be presenting free performances throughout the city.

42. Memphis to Host Thunderbird Convention -

Memphis is the site of the 2012 Convention of Classic Thunderbird Club International through Saturday, Aug. 25.

Nearly 300 Thunderbirds, a collection of 1955 to 1957 models, will be on display in Main Exhibit Hall of Memphis Cook Convention Center, 255 N. Main St., Friday, Aug. 24, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

43. Events -

Better Business Bureau will continue its 2012 breakfast series with “How to Remember Almost Anything – Even if You’re 100” Tuesday, Aug. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at BBB, 3693 Tyndale Ave. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $15 for nonmembers. R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Stewart at cstewart@bbbmidsouth.org or 757-8603.

44. Events -

Shelby County Trustee David Lenoir will address the Collierville board of aldermen Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. at Collierville Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway. The open forum will include an update on property tax revenue and future economic trends affecting the community. Visit shelbycountytrustee.com.

45. Fit for a King -

Each August, thousands of Elvis Presley fans make their annual pilgrimage to Graceland to pay homage to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

But this year – being the 35th anniversary of Presley’s death and the 30th anniversary of Graceland being open to the public – will be one for the record books.

46. Grant Entity Files $20M Loan For Collierville Construction -

25 acres north
Of Shea Road

Loan Amount: $20.4 million

Loan Date: July 31, 2012

Maturity Date: Aug. 1, 2017

Borrower: Westbrook Crossing GP

Lender: Magna Bank

47. Fairwood Finances Hampton Inn Beale -

Fairwood Investors, the entity that acquired Hampton Inn & Suites Memphis-Beale Street in early 2010, has filed a $15 million leasehold loan through Magna Bank for the hotel and adjacent parking garage.

48. Events -

The second annual Midsouth Autism Conference will be held Monday, July 16, to Wednesday, July 18, at the Landers Center, 4560 Venture Drive in Southaven. Sponsored by Transformations Autism Treatment Center, the conference is geared toward educating professionals, parents and people affected by the disorder. Visit transformingautism.com for a schedule and registration information.

49. Events -

The Memphis Farmers Market will be open Saturday, July 7, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Central Station Pavilion, 545 G.E. Patterson Ave. at South Front Street. Visit www.memphisfarmersmarket.org.

50. Events -

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) Memphis will begin a free workshop series to answer entrepreneurs’ questions Thursday, June 21. Visit scorememphis.org or call 544-3588 for a schedule.

51. Graceland Marks 30th Year as Tourist Attraction -

MEMPHIS (AP) – When Graceland opened to the public 30 years ago this month, nobody knew if it would be a success. Nearly 18 million visitors later, the house where Elvis Presley once lived is a money-making business that's helped transform the city of Memphis into a top destination for music lovers.

52. Events -

The Memphis alumni chapter of LeMoyne-Owen College will kick off the Jerry C. Johnson Sports Weekend with a ceremony renaming the school’s gymnasium to the C. Arthur Bruce Hall/Jerry C. Johnson Gymnasium Thursday, June 14, at 10 a.m. at LOC, 807 Walker Ave. Call 435-1235.

53. Cordova’s Appling Lakes Sells for $26 Million -

1385 Appling Road
Cordova, TN 38016
Sale Total: $26.4 million (27 TIC sellers)

54. Events -

The Black Business Association of Memphis will hold a general membership meeting Thursday, May 17, at 8 a.m. at the BBA office, 555 Beale St. Contact BBA at bbamemphis.com, info@bbamemphis.com or 526-9300.

55. Outdoor Sounds -

Summer is nearly here. Partygoers have begun packing rooftops, while shoppers and restaurant diners also are keen on a little musical entertainment to help liven up predictable experiences.

And that means Memphis-based Resource Entertainment Group sees opportunity – literally – high and low.

56. System to Ease Flood Danger in Memphis in Works -

MEMPHIS (AP) – A year after the historic Memphis flood, emergency officials are teaming up with federal agencies to create a network of river gauges and weather stations in surrounding Shelby County to better monitor the Mississippi River tributaries that overflowed, forcing hundreds from their homes.

57. Jones Has Memphis Homecoming At GPAC -

Rising star Caroline Jones’ performance Saturday, April 28, at Germantown Performing Arts Centre’s 2012 Gala will be a homecoming of sorts for the New York-based singer-songwriter.

58. Events -

Jazz saxophonist Charles Lloyd will receive a note on the Beale Street Brass Note Walk of Fame Wednesday, April 11, at 11 a.m. inside Alfred’s, 197 Beale St. The event is free and open to the public. Lloyd and his New Quartet will perform at Rhodes College Thursday, April 12, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center. Tickets are $15. Visit alumni.rhodes.edu/charleslloyd for details and tickets.

59. Events -

Memphis Fashion Week benefiting ArtsMemphis will hold events at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave., and Saturday, March 31, at A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. The events will include designers, drinks, music and models wearing local and national designers. Visit memphisfashionweekend-eorg.eventbrite.com to register.

60. Events -

The Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will hold a roundtable breakfast meeting with Nathan P. Walters of Marsh USA Inc. Thursday, March 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at Panera Bread in Laurelwood Shopping Center, 4530 Poplar Ave., suite 101. He will speak on “A Plan to Define, Design and Implement a Prospecting Strategy.” Visit www.sms-midsouth.org to register.

61. Speak Creative, Memphis Zoo Team Up With App Launch -

Animal, music and barbecue lovers behold – there’s an app for that.

Speak Creative has built a new app for the Memphis Zoo on a platform called The Zoo App. The firm is selling the template across the country.

62. Celebration of Creativity -

The gold-plated columns and crystal chandeliers of The Cadre Building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2012 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed “Hustle + Workflow.”

All “pimps, players and winners” that produced the best in local advertising and all of the disciplines associated with it were recognized Saturday, Feb. 25, in the historic Downtown building at 149 Monroe Ave., with the tagline, “Damn, it feels good to be a winner.”

63. ADDY Awards Highlight Ad Industry's Top Work -

The gold-plated columns and crystal chandeliers of The Cadre Building were right in line with the American Advertising Federation Memphis’ 2012 ADDY Awards ceremony, themed “Hustle + Workflow.”

64. Room Service -

The good news for the local hotel industry is that last year notched the most rooms ever sold on a daily basis with 4.8 million – 115,628 more than 2010 and 76,780 more than the previous high set in 2007.

65. Super Bowl MVPs -

Would you write a check for $116,000 for one second of TV airtime?

That was precisely the question Super Bowl advertisers faced this year. Thirty-second ads sold for a record $3.5 million, up a whopping 17 percent from last year.

66. Defense Cuts Test Lawmakers' Resolve on Deficits -

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's call to shrink the military, shut bases and cancel weapons to meet the demand for budget cuts tests the resolve of lawmakers who came to Washington determined to slash the deficit.

67. Business Licenses Rise Slightly in 2011 -

The Shelby County Clerk’s Office issued 5,751 business licenses in 2011, according to The Daily News Online, www.memphisdailynews.com. It’s about a 5 percent increase from 2010, when 5,489 were filed in the county.

68. Board Approves Naming Memphis Street for MLK -

MEMPHIS (AP) – Memphis officials on Thursday approved naming a city street after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., nearly 44 years after the civil rights leader was killed in the city.

69. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans -

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.

70. That's a Wrap -

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.

71. Take a New Look at City’s Positives -

NEW YEAR INDEED. As 2012 dawns, we’ll be able to see a number of things in a positive, new light – if only we’ll allow ourselves to look at it that way.

A Downtown icon that almost became a parking lot is now writing a new song, and praise will be offered in brand-new ways for architect Francis Gassner’s seminal and long-neglected C&I Bank Building. Positive change is being heard in the Visible Music College.

72. 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.

73. Four-Star Forecast -

Recovery continues in the local hotel market, fueled in part by several Downtown luxury hotels that have experienced healthy business in 2011 and anticipate an even stronger performance next year.

Overall occupancy rate year-to-date for all hotels in the Mid-South is 59.4 percent, up from 57.6 percent last year at this time, according to third-quarter statistics from Smith Travel Research. The market’s average daily rate (ADR) has held steady since last year, hovering near $76, while revenue per available room (RevPAR) has jumped to $45.14, up from $43.81.

74. Architecture Inc.’s Schuermann Receives Chairman Appointment -

David M. Schuermann, AIA, NCARB, principal at Architecture Inc., has been named chairman of the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.

75. Second Mississippi River Steamboat to Dock in Memphis -

The Memphis riverfront will have two queens next summer.

A second Mississippi River steamboat, this one still under construction, will be stopping in Memphis next year on overnight river cruises.

76. Second Steamboat to Dock in Memphis -

The Memphis riverfront will have two queens next summer.

A second Mississippi River steamboat, this one still under construction, will be stopping in Memphis next year on overnight river cruises.

77. His Latest Flame -

There is Elvis Presley Boulevard and there is Graceland.

The boulevard takes in much more than the considerable financial and cultural presence left by the entertainer who lived and died in rock ‘n’ roll’s house on the hill in Whitehaven.

78. $10M Permit Filed for Beale Street Landing -

Just days after the purchase of the American Queen riverboat by the Great American Steamboat Co. was announced, the Riverfront Development Corp. filed a building permit for the next phase of the Beale Street Landing project.

79. City Council To Consider Ware’s Replacement -

Memphis City Council members will discuss who should be the 13th council member during their Tuesday, July 5, executive session.

The executive session at 1:30 p.m. comes before the 3:30 p.m. full session of the council at City Hall, 125 N. Main St.

80. Econ Development Tops List For Arlington Candidates -

The town of Arlington has a four-way race for mayor. The pack is running in a wide open race as incumbent Mayor Russell Wiseman has decided not to seek a third term after eight years in office.

81. Steamboats To Call Miss. River Home Once Again -

The overnight riverboat cruise business has certainly had its share of false starts in recent years. The trouble began in 2001, six years after The Delta Queen Steamboat Co. had the largest steamboat in the world built. The company went bankrupt and The American Queen went out of service.

82. Playmakers -

During the day it houses some of the city’s best and brightest bankers and lawyers. But at night, its illumination continues, bearing the message “Go Grizz.” The First Tennessee Bank Building at 165 Madison Ave. is taking advantage of being the city’s sixth-tallest skyscraper to support the Memphis Grizzlies and their playoff run.

83. $5.3M Permit Application Filed for Soulsville Charter School -

1115 College St.
Memphis, TN 38106
Permit Amount: $5.3 million

Project Cost: $5.3 million for phase one
Permit Date: Applied September 2010
Completion: July 2011
Owner: Soulsville Foundation
Tenant: Soulsville Charter School
Contractor: Looney Ricks Kiss
Architect: Flintco Inc.

84. SoFo Hotel Awarded 20-Year Tax Freeze -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. has awarded a tax freeze to developers planning an 11-story, roughly 300-room hotel across from FedExForum that will save the project more than $15 million in taxes.

85. SoFo Hotel Awarded 20-Year Tax Freeze -

The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. has awarded a tax freeze to developers planning an 11-story, roughly 300-room hotel across from FedExForum that will save the project more than $15 million in taxes.

86. Memphis in May -

In 1977, Lyman Aldrich had job creation in mind when he invited Japanese businessmen to serve on the board of Memphis in May.

Two years later, Sharp Electronics, a Japanese manufacturer, announced its intention to build its first U.S. plant in Memphis.

87. Events -

The Tennessee Department of Revenue will hold its next free bimonthly new business workshop today from 9 a.m. to noon at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. To register, call 213-1400 or visit www.tn.gov/revenue.

88. Events -

The Mid-South Real Estate Investors Association Inc. will hold a roundtable discussion today from 10:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Germantown Athletic Club, 1801 Exeter Road. To register, call 751-7101 or e-mail info@midsouthreia.org.

89. Downtown Market Study Mostly Favorable -

At more than 90 pages long, a new market study prepared by a pair of research firms provides a look at Downtown Memphis by the numbers.

In some respects, the numbers are encouraging, and the Center City Commission’s board of directors got their own look at the study last week.