VOL. 131 | NO. 78 | Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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
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.
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.
Two young developers are filling a niche by renovating, redoing, building and selling homes in the core of the city.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.