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VOL. 130 | NO. 205 | Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Delayed Midtown Kroger Details Unveiled

With completion of the Union Avenue store now 18 months past initial projections, Kroger Delta Division officials say that the store is on track and “not anywhere near your standard Kroger.”

City Council Approves Hotel-Retail Development Near Shelby Show Place Arena

Memphis City Council members approved Tuesday, Oct. 20, plans to develop one of the few open parcels of land along Germantown Parkway as either a hotel with retail or two retail strips.

FedEx Pilots Ratify Contract

The pilots of FedEx Express have reached a new contract agreement with management of the Memphis-based shipping company.

FedEx, TNT Merger Still on Track

All proper approvals are in place for FedEx Corp. to acquire Dutch delivery company TNT Express NV with the $4.8 billion offer expected to close in the first half of 2016.

New Daisy Padlocked by Tennessee Revenue Department

Less than a week after its grand reopening, the New Daisy Theatre is currently padlocked with a notice on the front door announcing that it’s been seized for nonpayment of state taxes.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 72%

EVENTS

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, Oct. 21, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Brooks Museum of Art director Emily Ballew Neff is the guest speaker. Cost is $20. RSVP to bethhaag@comcast.net.

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EDGE Still Explaining Itself To Memphis, Shelby County Elected Leaders

Four years into its existence, Reid Dulberger is still explaining the basics of a group created by Memphis Mayor A C Wharton and Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell to streamline local economic development efforts.

The Kitchen Community is Growing Gardens in Memphis Schools

In September, children at Resurrection Catholic School harvested sweet potatoes out of the garden they had been studying all year. They knew about soil content and the lifecycle of a seed, and they knew that there was something special about these sweet potatoes.

Videographer to Release Stanford Documentary

One night several years ago, while he was watching Alex Gibney’s film, “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” Houston-based videographer Dave Henry got an idea.

Interstate 55 Roundabout Delay Creates Frustration

Lauren Crews admits that the old, vacant motel he owns on the border between Interstate 55 and the French Fort neighborhood is an eyesore.

Memphis Retail Market Boosted by Groceries, Small Business

The third quarter of 2015 was a busy one for the retail sector with a lot of activity derived from grocery stores and small businesses.

NEWSMAKERS

Craig Gordon Joins Advanced Dermatology

Dr. M. Craig Gordon has joined Advanced Dermatology & Skin Cancer Associates. As a general dermatologist, Gordon manages dermatologic conditions ranging from acne, warts, eczema and psoriasis to more complex cutaneous lymphomas and autoimmune skin conditions. He also performs cutaneous surgeries and offer medical cosmetic services.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Let Your Team Lead

Have you empowered your sales and marketing pros to lead?

The Bounce in Search of a Rally

The lugubrious sentiment that we described in our Oct. 2 commentary, coupled with the collapse in earnings and economic expectations, coiled the market for a well-broadcasted bounce. Since Oct. 2, the S&P 500 has sprung 7 percent higher, led by the year’s most reviled performers.

STATEWIDE

Haslam Expresses Hope of Luring VW Headquarters to Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Tuesday expressed hopes that Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal won't hurt Tennessee's efforts to lure the German automaker's North American headquarters to the state.

Ammunition Manufacturer Investing $553M in East Tennessee

ALCOA, Tenn. (AP) — A leading ammunition manufacturer is investing $553 million to build a headquarters and munitions manufacturing facility in Blount County.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

Why Optimism About the US Economy's Strength Has Dimmed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers, fueled by job growth, cheaper gas and higher home values, would drive the U.S. economy through a global slump.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 128 183 20,949
MORTGAGES 130 174 24,535
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 4 27 8,637
BUILDING PERMITS 163 359 42,696
BANKRUPTCIES 61 116 14,018
BUSINESS LICENSES 24 46 6,447
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 29 85 13,596
MARRIAGE LICENSES 24 47 5,116

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