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VOL. 121 | NO. 34 | Wednesday, February 8, 2006

Union Avenue Retail Center to Open Soon

About half of tenants are committed already to prime retail space

Loeb Properties is nearing completion on its 193,000-square-foot Belvedere Collection shopping center at 1680 Union Ave., with about half the space leased to companies like BA Framer, Bensinger's Fine Cleaners, Tan & Go, High Pointe Coffee and Pei Wei Asian Restaurant. Construction started in November 2004.

New Orleans' Artist Finds Temporary Home in Memphis

Well-known New Orleans artist Dr. Bob works while he talks, constantly moving around his new studio at 10 S. Main St. It's a wide-open space with bright, colorful art all along the walls and a fish pond in the front window.

Blount Rises to Vice President at Wachovia

Michelle Blount has been named vice president and senior community banker for Wachovia Bank in Memphis. She has 12 years of experience in the financial services industry and most recently served as vice president in commercial banking for First Tennessee Bank.

Local Weather
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Humidity: 96%

EVENTS

The Collierville Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly general membership meeting today at 11:15 a.m. at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Ave. "Business Before Lunch" begins at 11:15, followed by the lunch meeting at noon. Cost is $15. Call 853-1949 for reservations.

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Fayette Is a County on the Grow

The sign entering Fayette County on U.S. Highway 64 says "On The Grow." Well, just over six years ago when I moved to Fayette from Shelby County, the sign's message wasn't so apparent to me.

Reversing Urban Flight:

In recent years, Shelby County residents have offered up a multitude of reasons for moving to nearby counties.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 80 80 6,019
MORTGAGES 107 107 7,199
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 29 29 1,144
BUILDING PERMITS 142 142 12,733
BANKRUPTCIES 58 58 4,405
BUSINESS LICENSES 28 28 2,391
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 41 41 2,581
MARRIAGE LICENSES 37 37 1,272

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