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VOL. 131 | NO. 235 | Thursday, November 24, 2016

Physical Restaurant To Join Sushi Jimmi Trucks

Jimmy Sinh, the owner of the Sushi Jimmi food truck, is cooking up something new, something he thinks he’ll be ready to unveil, finally, in early December.

FedExFamilyHouse Eyes $12M Expansion

The Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital-owned home away from home for families of patients being treated at the hospital is about to get a lot bigger.

The Pinch District ‘Vision’ Plan Meets Reality

A final public meeting Tuesday, Nov. 22, on the still tentative redevelopment plan for the Pinch District came with a call by some property owners and a Shelby County commissioner for the city to end a moratorium on approving parcel-by-parcel redevelopment plans in the nine-block area.

Last Word: Pinch Plans, Fusion On Wheels and The Grizz Main Two

If surface parking lots had a capitol in Memphis, it would probably be the Pinch. That’s why the general ideas and plans the city is currently exploring for the nine-blocks of the Pinch between the Pyramid and St. Jude can be a bit disorienting.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
80.0°F
Fair
Wind: Southeast at 4.6 mph
Humidity: 62%

EVENTS

Pinot’s Palette will host its fourth annual Project Pet portrait-painting event to benefit the Streetdog Foundation on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Sanderlin studio, 5040 Sanderlin Ave., suite 111. Cost is $65; $20 will be donated to Streetdog. Participants must register by Thursday, Nov. 24. For details and registration, visit pinotspalette.com/sanderlin or call 901-761-0012.

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REAL ESTATE RECAP

Gill Seeks $25 Million Permit For New MAA Headquarters

6815 U.S. 72 -
The future home of Memphis-based MAA has taken another step forward.

THE TIPPING POINT

Griffin Helps Memphis Students Beat the Odds

Closing the educational achievement gap is one of the hardest and most important challenges Memphians face. For Dr. Sharon Griffin, it starts with creating a supportive environment that allows teachers to innovate and experiment with different strategies.

SPORTS

Tied at the Hip: Conley-Harrison Giving Grizzlies Strong Point Guard Play

Tom Thibodeau does not hand out compliments casually. He was demanding and exacting as coach of the Chicago Bulls and he is the same way with the Minnesota Timberwolves. And when he praises an opposing player, he isn’t offering a sound bite. He is simply speaking the truth.

More Duck, Less Run: Time to Let Mariota Loose

Note to Mike Mularkey: It’s time to let Marcus be Marcus. As we swing toward the final month of the NFL regular season with the Titans at 5-6, it makes sense to take the training wheels off Marcus Mariota. He is your greatest asset, so why not see how far he can take you?

Titans Prove With Indy Loss They Aren’t There Yet

Are we there yet? We took a family vacation to South Carolina several years ago and heard the old familiar question from the back seat after about five minutes on the road.

Florida Didn’t Kill UT’s Season; Vanderbilt Could

Tennessee’s primary goal for the 2016 football season was to win the SEC East Division, and the Vols failed.

Austin Nichols Story Didn’t Have to End This Way

Right before the 2014-2015 University of Memphis basketball season, forward Austin Nichols said this: “Our chemistry is better this year and I say that all positive. Nothing against the guards last year, we’re just jelling better together this year.”

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Overcome A ‘Culture Of Complaint’

Have you heard about the man who was stranded on an island? Finally, after many years alone, he was found. His rescuers noticed three structures built on the otherwise deserted island.

Thanksgiving. For Real.

NORMAN’S NORMAL. You’ve probably seen “Freedom From Want,” Norman Rockwell’s iconic Thanksgiving painting.

Estate Planning for Women

Ray’s Take Women have special estate-planning needs that may sometimes be overlooked. Statistically, women live longer than most men and also tend to choose husbands who are older. 

This Land is High Land

HIGHLANDS, N.C. – Was Old Edwards Golf Course dropped from heaven to its resting place on this marvelous crest of the Continental Divide? Or was it etched into the sides of this mountain thousands of years ago by divine beings in need of a place to practice their short game?

STATEWIDE

Haslam Names David Gerregano as New Revenue Commissioner

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has named David Gerregano as has new commissioner of revenue.

State Seeks To Dismiss Nashville Mosque Discrimination Suit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The state is seeking to dismiss a lawsuit in which the Islamic Center of Nashville says it was unfairly denied a tax exemption.

REGIONAL NEWS

Enforcement of Arkansas Anti-Begging Law Prohibited By Judge

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – A federal judge is prohibiting Arkansas from enforcing its anti-begging law.

ECONOMY

November Fed Minutes Show Officials Moving Closer to Hike

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials earlier this month believed it would be appropriate to raise a key interest rate "relatively soon," with some arguing for a hike at the Fed's next meeting in December in order to preserve the Fed's credibility.

US Applications for Unemployment Aid Rose Last Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. But jobless claims remain at low levels, showing that most American workers enjoy job security.

RETAIL

Holiday Shopping? Bring These 4 Money-Saving Apps With You

NEW YORK (AP) – If you're looking to save a few bucks at the mall while holiday shopping, charge up the smartphone and bring these apps with you. The four apps, which I've been using all year, can help find you coupons, compare prices or price match. All are available for Apple and Android devices and are free to download:

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 209 209 16,401
MORTGAGES 252 252 18,937
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 393 393 33,519
BANKRUPTCIES 124 124 10,861
BUSINESS LICENSES 57 57 5,255
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 102 102 11,446
MARRIAGE LICENSES 70 70 3,937

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