VOL. 131 | NO. 127 | Monday, June 27, 2016
It's been a long time coming, but Friday is the kickoff for wine sales in grocery stores. While you're getting your corkscrews ready, check out what else is going on this week – from a deadline in the greensward mediation process to a special superhero stop at St. Jude...
It wasn’t that long ago that the land which is now Shelby Farms Park was up for grabs.
The husband-and-wife team behind the Broad Avenue retailer City & State – Lisa and Luis Toro – are preparing to open another business in the neighborhood, a diner-style restaurant at 2657 Broad.
A local business owner has stepped up with $15,000 to save Aretha Franklin's birth home, but the effort may be too little too late.
The future of the Pinch District looks to be Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland’s first venture beyond being “brilliant at the basics.”
Attorney and former Shelby County Criminal Court Judge Joe Brown – perhaps best known as the host of the syndicated “Judge Joe Brown” show – has been placed on disability inactive status by the Tennessee Supreme Court and barred from practicing law in Tennessee.
The Pinch District is getting a sky-high development treatment. For decades, the north Downtown neighborhood has been known as a sea of parking lots punctuated by a handful of small businesses.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
More than a decade in the making, grocery stores are ready to start selling wine
On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in six of Shelby County’s seven municipalities approved wine sales in food stores effective July 1, 2016. The next day, Josh Hammond, president of Buster’s Liquors & Wines, put the gears in motion to acquire the restaurant adjacent to his Highland Street spirits store.
Something about spirits consistently causes Tennessee legislators to create arcane, byzantine laws.
1986: A task force on Poplar corridor traffic concludes that Poplar between Interstate 240 and Ridgeway Road is not able to handle the traffic generated by the number of offices in the corridor. As the report is released, Crescent Center is under construction at Poplar and Ridgeway, adding to 1.9 million square feet of office space between I-240 and Ridgeway.
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Northside High School has graduated its last class.
Crosstown Concourse has signed another tenant. nexAir, one of the largest distributors of atmospheric gases and welding supplies in the U.S., will lease 33,000 square feet at the mixed-use tower.
When ServiceMaster began its search for a new corporate headquarters nearly two years ago, it focused on Southern hub cities that could support a growing tech-focused company. In ranking Memphis alongside other cities, Memphis International Airport came up short.
Shelby County Commissioners delayed final votes on all of the budget matters before them Monday, June 20, until a special meeting next week.
Kroger has plans for a fuel center at 1411 Poplar Ave., across from its Crosstown supermarket.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee's 2015 median age was 38.6 years, slightly older than the U.S. median of 37.8 years. That's according to numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau and reported by the Tennessee State Data Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans led by Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled a plan for a simpler tax code, the sixth and last installment of a GOP agenda designed to be a policy counterpoint to the personality-driven campaign of Donald Trump.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) – America's Atlas rockets are flying again, successfully launching a communications satellite for the Navy.
BOSTON (AP) – Some things seem to capture the public perception of gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's life: a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder, a stack of books about the Mafia.