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VOL. 131 | NO. 78 | Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Lenny’s Serving Up More Locations This Year

A few months into fresh leadership at the top, Memphis-based sandwich chain Lenny’s Sub Shop is embarking on a growth plan it’s cooked up that includes everything from new restaurant locations to updated mobile and online ordering offerings.

EMPHASIS Residential Real Estate

Hamilton & Holliman Bringing Mixed Upscale Housing to South Main

What was once Downtown’s industrial and rail district is now one of the most densely populated residential neighborhoods in Memphis. Over 2,000 units are under development in the South End, and the current population is expected to double over the next two to three years, according to the Downtown Memphis Commission.

Lot Availability, Prices Putting Home Construction Behind Demand

The recent uptick in the residential real estate market is devouring what’s left of lot development that lagged during the recession, and tight supply is raising home prices in the Memphis area.

Elkington Green Takes Infill Approach in Local Housing Market

Two young developers are filling a niche by renovating, redoing, building and selling homes in the core of the city.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
75.0°F
A Few Clouds
Wind: East at 3.5 mph
Humidity: 88%

EVENTS

Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This free program offers one-on-one counseling about starting or managing a small business. Visit memphislibrary.org for details.

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Last Word: When To Heal, Budget Day at City Hall and Cheese Steak Pondering

After Sunday’s thrashing of the Grizzlies by the Spurs in their 2016 NBA playoff debut, there is a school of thought among Grizz watchers that the sooner this is over the better.

SPORTS

Memphis Takes Pounding in Opener With Spurs

The Memphis Grizzlies were not alone in their unmitigated defeat. The NBA Playoffs started this past weekend and while descriptions of what happened to the Grizzlies within the shadow of the Alamo in San Antonio were colorful – “a 106-74 bludgeoning by the San Antonio Spurs” read one account at NBA.com – this was hardly an isolated incident.

MEMPHIS-AREA GOVERNMENT & POLITICS

Strickland’s First Budget Includes Police Raise

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland presents his first budget proposal Tuesday, April 19, to the Memphis City Council just four months after taking office as mayor.

Sale of Former Memphis Police Headquarters Set for May

The tours and inspections are done for now. And City Hall’s timeline for selling the circa-1910 Memphis Police headquarters at 128 Adams Ave. is a bit behind schedule.

April 19 Memphis City Council Agenda

The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Cancer Survivor Shares Relay For Life’s Hope

So many people in our community are touched by cancer. In 2014, at age 35, I was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and I know how difficult a cancer diagnosis can be. But there is hope.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

Radical Team Dynamics for The Highly Productive

Investing in people means the conventional and expected things. You can send high performers to leadership development, provide access and time for seminars and online learning. You can reward with money, praise and attention. Yet, three aspects of people investment tend to get overlooked, leaving the most driven and brightest unmotivated and rudderless, looking for the door.

Proofreading Potholes: Fundraising Miscommunications

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about our recent column on fundraising and proofreading. We heard from donors, volunteers, an executive director and a foundation program officer. We received feedback from you our Memphis readers, as well as readers in New York and California. Each had a story to tell about a nonprofit and proofreading.

STATEWIDE

Pastors Urge Lawmakers to Stand Firm on Bathroom Bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Religious conservatives are urging Tennessee lawmakers to ignore what they say are "false prophesies of economic doom and gloom" and to stand strong in the face of opposition to a transgender bathroom bill.

Browns Owner Haslam Fighting Deposition Order in Civil Suit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is fighting a court order for him to testify in a civil lawsuit against the Pilot Flying J truck-stop chain owned by Haslam and his brother, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Veto Override Sought on Bible as Official Tennessee Book

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republicans in the Legislature have their first opportunity to override one of Gov. Bill Haslam's vetoes this week when they seek to re-pass a bill to make the Bible the official book of Tennessee.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

It's On ... Amazon's Stand-Alone Streaming Targets Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) Amazon.com Inc. is taking on Netflix and Hulu with its own stand-alone video streaming service, just weeks before Netflix raises prices for longtime subscribers.

Hotels Woo Guests to Book Directly Online With Discounts

NEW YORK (AP) – Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline.

NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Google's Online Library

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court turned away a challenge Monday to Google's online book library from authors who complained that the project makes it harder for them to market their work.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 0 312 16,192
MORTGAGES 0 293 18,685
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 0 655 33,126
BANKRUPTCIES 0 237 10,737
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 112 5,198
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 127 11,344
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 94 3,867

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