VOL. 129 | NO. 244 | Tuesday, December 16, 2014
The new Ikea Memphis store to open in the fall of 2016 will seek tax incentives from the board of the Economic Development Growth Engine, according to Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
Ticer, Hudman continue their vision at Brookhaven Circle
Michael Hudman is overseeing some last-minute preparations at Porcellino’s, walking through the space that will not only be home to a butcher shop but also represents fresh progress toward the master plan that chefs Hudman and Andy Ticer came up with years ago for their piece of Brookhaven Circle.
Memphis City Council members again have final votes pending Tuesday, Dec. 16, on several possible sets of changes to the city’s pension plan.
A major player in the development of outlet malls has jumped on board the long-planned effort to build a massive outlet mall in Southaven.
Memphis and Shelby County are offering generous tax incentives to attract and retain hundreds of jobs.
The Dec. 29 AutoZone Liberty Bowl matches a pair of offenses that play at two speeds: fast and blurry.
Memphis City Council members Harold Collins and Lee Harris agree for the most part on the value of the Graceland expansion plan the council approved two weeks ago.
Shelby County Schools superintendent Dorsey Hopson and Achievement Schools District superintendent Chris Barbic will meet Thursday, Dec. 18, to talk about the coming transition of five schools out of the county district and into the state-run ASD.
Delta Airlines is slashing more routes at Memphis International Airport, including its nonstop flights to Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
Swedish furniture retailer Ikea will open its first Tennessee store in Memphis next year, according to several people familiar with the effort and confirmed by Ikea representatives Monday.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
3066 Elvis Presley Blvd., Memphis, TN 38116, Permit Amount: $57 million -
Elvis Presley Enterprises has applied for a $57 million building permit for its planned 450-room hotel near Graceland.
Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. Cleveland, Ohio. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. These cities and the deaths of these African-American males – men and boys – are in the headlines. So are people’s responses.
It’s hard enough getting a direct flight to a domestic destination out of Memphis International Airport these days. And if looking at an international city, just getting a convenient connecting flight can be a headache.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has reached a deal to expand Medicaid in Tennessee after more than a year of discussions with federal officials.
DETROIT (AP) – United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding.
NEW YORK (AP) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg teamed up Monday to highlight the power of information in helping women worldwide and to promote a joint effort to gather more data on their health, workplace roles, childbirth and other facets of their lives.
WASHINGTON (AP) – A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement.