VOL. 133 | NO. 111 | Monday, June 4, 2018
Good morning, Memphis. Or should we say, “Hush, y’all.” It’s time again for the annual FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament, a Memphis tradition that spans 60 years and has been funneling millions of dollars into the doors at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
By the fall, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland hopes to have a plan to overhaul city sanitation services – specifically the yard waste curbside pickup that has caused a lot of citizen complaints.
They got heat. They got history. But for most of 3,000 or so fans who made their way to steamy Memphis International Raceway Saturday, they got a welcome dose of NASCAR. And they want more.
Memphis-based Malco Theatres Inc. is suing Overton Square landlord Loeb Properties over the dwindling number of parking spaces surrounding Studio on the Square.
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The week begins with recovery across the river in Arkansas where high winds, possibly tornadoes, did quite a bit of damage Saturday evening – the Delta Regional Airport just outside Colt in St. Francis County destroyed, by the National Weather Service preliminary damage estimate Sunday.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
263 Wagner Place, Memphis, TN 38103: Carlisle Corp.’s expanded plans for One Beale received unanimous approval from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on Tuesday, May 29. -
The project was initially awarded a 20-year PILOT (payment-in-lieu-of-taxes) incentive by CCRFC in 2015, so Carlisle was seeking a green light to update the project's scope, get a closing deadline extension, and receive reaffirmation of a previous commitment to fund an onsite public parking garage.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
New life and optimism for Memphis skyscraper would change the area around it
The city’s tallest building, the 37-story 100 North Main Building – may or may not become the city’s second convention center hotel. But the skyscraper that has been vacant for four years and counting is the centerpiece of a 3-acre planned commercial complex anchored by a 600-room hotel, no matter where it winds up in the footprint. The complex, as much as the hotel, promises to change more than the city’s convention business.
No matter what spot is chosen for Memphis’ second convention center hotel, what comes with it is certain to change the gap between Civic Center Plaza and a thriving residential and retail area on the Main Street Mall.
2011: Bike lanes are planned for two miles of Madison Avenue from just east of Cleveland to North Cooper Street. But some business owners on the stretch of Madison are opposed to them and have organized, prompting Mayor A C Wharton to put off a final decision on the bike lanes. “It’s not that we are against bicycles or bicycle lanes,” business owner Mike Cooper says in The Memphis News cover story. “We need the traffic. We don’t need any impediments.”
LAST WEEK'S MOST POPULAR
FedEx Express is paving a runway for the pilots of tomorrow – a direct pipeline to flying for the Memphis-based delivery services company on the Fortune 500 list.
Owners rebrand Hickman Building for latest transformation
The Medical Arts Building at the corner of Madison Avenue and Fourth Street in Downtown Memphis, much like its hometown, has seen its share of ups and downs for nearly a century.
Porcellino's Craft Butcher is relocating from its current spot in East Memphis. The cafe and coffee shop posted on Instagram it would be closing Monday, May 28, in preparation for the move.
Commercial, residential investments around concourse slowly gaining momentum
When Octavia Young opened Midtown Crossing Grill in 2014, the area around what would eventually become the Crosstown Concourse was a lot different than it is now.
After recently being given a June 6 deadline by the Irish Takeover Panel to make a final binding offer to acquire Europe’s largest cardboard box producer, Smurfit Kappa Group, Memphis-based International Paper Co. decided against a hostile takeover attempt and is instead hoping to open a dialogue with the company to determine a mutually beneficial path forward.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Lance Thomas has decided to transfer to Memphis after being granted his unconditional release by Louisville.
The Southeastern Conference has relaxed two rules regarding intra-league transfers, clearing the way for former Mississippi receiver Van Jefferson to play at Florida this fall and opening the door for Alabama offensive lineman Brandon Kennedy to be eligible for a rival school this season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The University of Tennessee has reached a deal that would buy out ousted chancellor Beverly Davenport for $1.33 million.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Some Tennessee students are planning a "die-in" to honor those who lost their lives in a 2016 shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
BOSTON (AP) – A company that once rescued the Twinkies brand is now taking over the maker of Necco Wafers.
NEW YORK (AP) – It's the beauty aisles themselves getting makeovers now.
WASHINGTON (AP) – If a trade war is coming, the cheesemakers of Wisconsin are standing in the line of fire. So are the farmers of the Great Plains and the distillers of Kentucky. And the employees of iconic American brands like Harley-Davidson and Levi Strauss.
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump on Friday directed Energy Secretary Rick Perry to take "immediate steps" to bolster struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants to keep them open, calling it a matter of national and economic security.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – Apple is expected to preview new capabilities for its Siri digital assistant and showcase other upcoming software features to help build anticipation for the next iPhones.
NEW YORK (AP) – Facebook is shutting down its ill-fated "trending" news section after four years, a company executive told The Associated Press.
NEW YORK (AP) – YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook fades from popularity, according to a new survey.