VOL. 131 | NO. 128 | Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Memphis-based ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. and its landlord, Belz Enterprises, plan to remove the pedestrian skybridge into the Peabody Place development that crosses over Second Street. And the plans call for adding more than 50 new windows to the second and third level surfaces on the Second Street side of the mall.
Markets are a little like patients going in for a medical checkup. Neither one likes big surprises.
Last week, a wrecking team demolished a single-family home in the Washington Heights neighborhood in South Memphis. The effort, organized by United Housing Inc. and backed by the U.S. Department of Treasury, was the first of its kind to take place.
A multifamily development in Downtown’s South End is moving forward.
If you had never seen blight and wanted to see it in order to define it, there are several places in Memphis that could give you the on sight definition you were seeking. At the top of that list would probably be Frayser.
During a busy day in Memphis last week, former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean stopped at City Hall to talk with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland about a long-range city plan Strickland announced the following day.
Shelby County Schools board members vote Tuesday, June 28, on two new charter schools for the 2017-2018 school year and may reject applications for eight other charters, including Crosstown High School, for now.
SMALL BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT
As a trial lawyer, Bill Walk has had a lot of success. A $12.3 million verdict in a 2009 medical malpractice case being but one example.
So many people focus on the tiny details of their jobs. They are rewarded to sweat the details. In some fields the details are critical, such as medical care, clinical research, nuclear energy; in many fields, however, this focus on details impedes authentic growth.
National recognition was bestowed upon the ArtsMemphis Community Engagement Fellows program this past week. Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, awarded the esteemed Robert E. Gard award to the fellowship program.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – The Memphis Grizzlies' pitch to keep free-agent guard Mike Conley in the fold includes a short video with an introduction from singer Justin Timberlake.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Board of Regents has hired longtime Statehouse reporter Richard Locker as the higher education system's spokesman.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Pat Summitt's family said Sunday that the last few days have been difficult for the former Tennessee women's basketball coach as her Alzheimer's disease progresses.
NEW YORK (AP) – Chipotle is introducing a temporary loyalty program intended to get customers back into its stores following a series of food scares.
NEW YORK (AP) – Diet Pepsi made with aspartame is returning to shelves in the U.S., after PepsiCo saw sales plummet following its reformulation of the drink last summer to remove the artificial sweetener.
LAW & THE COURTS
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to Obama administration regulations that extend minimum wage and overtime pay rights to nearly 2 million home health care workers.