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VOL. 133 | NO. 74 | Thursday, April 12, 2018

Upscale “Southern-Inspired” Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

Loeb Properties has announced a new upscale restaurant that will serve contempory southern-inspired dishes known BOGARD has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square.

Sunday Wine, Liquor Sales Passes in Tenn. Senate

NASHVILLE – Buoyed by Bible verses and compromise giving liquor stores a head start on Sunday sales, legislation allowing grocery stores to sell wine on Sundays passed the Senate Wednesday on a 17-11 vote.

Cooper-Young Overlay OK’d With Footnote

Memphis City Council members gave final approval Tuesday, April 10, to a historical overlay district for Cooper-Young – the first historic district status granted by the city in 20 years.

A Memphis Show?

‘Too Hot to Handel’ not your grandfather’s ‘Messiah’

Twenty-five years after its premier at Lincoln Center, “Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah” is coming to The Orpheum Theatre with its 40-piece orchestra, 100-member choir and renowned soloists. Just the name of the show inspires a new way of thinking about what George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” traditionally has been, but also could be.

Prosterman Talks Trends for Wonder Bread Project and Phase Two ‘Jewel’

As a fourth-generation Memphian, Gary Prosterman is familiar with the drive to and from work on Union, Monroe or Madison avenues.

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EVENTS

The 2018 Bartlett Business Expo is Thursday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Bartlett Recreation Center, 7700 Flaherty Place. A variety of local businesses will showcase their goods and services. Admission is free. Visit bartlettchamber.org.

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Last Word: Bakery Rising, Legislative Notes From Nashville and Jazz Messiah

Some call it the Bakery Project – others Wonder Bread. Whatever you call it the redevelopment project that is centered on the old Wonder Bread bakery on Monroe between Downtown and the Medical District is moving with a building permit this week for what developer Gary Prosterman and his team call the Cadillac Building … because it was once a Cadillac dealership. That’s part of the code being used for places that have been out of action or barely functioning for decades and are now under development.... very post-apocalyptic. 

Kroger Spends Millions to Permanently Cut Prices in Memphis and Beyond

Kroger has made a “multimillion-dollar investment” to permanently cut prices on more than 3,000 products in its grocery stores across Memphis and its multistate Delta Division.

VIEW FROM THE HILL

Lots of Noise, But Few Results in Legislature

Just when you think the Tennessee Legislature is going off the deep end, someone will throw them a bungee cord. Maybe a rope made out of hemp would work better because a bungee cord leaves people bouncing, never quite reeling them in.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Own Your Next Interview

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life,” Steve Jobs once said, “and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”

TENNESSEE LEGISLATURE

House Committee Revives Bill That Would Charge Local Officials

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A Tennessee bill that would allow local officials to be charged with a felony for passing sanctuary city ordinances or measures that would illegally remove Confederate statues has gotten new life.

STATEWIDE

More Than 10,000 Apply for Free-Tuition Program for Adults

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam has announced that more than 10,000 adults have applied to Tennessee Reconnect, the state's new program that allows adults, no matter their age, to go to community college or technical schools tuition-free.

REGIONAL NEWS

Mississippi's New US Senator Sets Top Staff Jobs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi's new U.S. senator is keeping some top staff members who worked for her predecessor.

Study: South Should Spend on Schools, Train Homegrown Talent

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – As teachers in multiple states protest for better pay, a new study warns that the fast-growing South region must invest more in public schools and higher education to ensure its homegrown talent shares in its economic prosperity.

TECHNOLOGY

Zuckerberg: Regulation of Social Media Firms is 'Inevitable'

WASHINGTON (AP) – Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told a House oversight panel Wednesday that he believes it is "inevitable" there will be regulation of the social media industry and also disclosed to lawmakers that his own data was included in the personal information sold to malicious third parties.

HEALTH CARE

Insurers Look to Pass Drug Price Breaks Straight to Consumer

Some major health insurers plan to take a little sting out of prescription drug prices by giving customers rebates at the pharmacy counter.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Ryan Bowing Out, Sending Ripples of Uncertainty Through GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Paul Ryan announced Wednesday he will retire rather than seek another term in Congress as the steady if reluctant wingman for President Donald Trump, sending ripples through a Washington already on edge and spreading new uncertainty through a party bracing for a rough election year.

Former US House Speaker to Promote Legalizing Marijuana

CINCINNATI (AP) – Former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday he has had a change of heart on marijuana and will promote its nationwide legalization as a way to help veterans and the nation's deadly opioid crisis.

Mulvaney Insists Consumer Watchdog is Still Doing its Job

WASHINGTON (AP) – Mick Mulvaney tried Wednesday to reassure Democrats on a House finance panel that he's committed to punishing unscrupulous financial companies, while agreeing with Republicans that the watchdog agency he runs needs to be reined in and refocused.

Trump Says All Calm at White House, Vents About Russia Probe

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump insisted that all was "very calm and calculated" at the White House, even as he vented Wednesday about the Russia probe, complained about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and served noticed that "nice and new and 'smart'" missiles will be coming down on Syria.

Fed in March Discussed 'Slightly Steeper' Future Rate Hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal Reserve officials signaled rising confidence last month that a strong economy will lift inflation closer to its 2 percent target and that they may accelerate the Fed's pace of interest rate hikes as a result.

TECHNOLOGY

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PROPERTY SALES 89 322 8,071
MORTGAGES 93 381 9,580
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 31 81 1,439
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