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VOL. 130 | NO. 109 | Friday, June 5, 2015

Buster's Boom: Popular Liquor and Wine Store Expanding

Buster’s Liquors & Wines is expanding its footprint. The popular wine and liquor store near the University of Memphis is taking over the space occupied by La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant in the University Center retail development at Poplar Avenue and Highland Street.

Development Proposals Surface in Memphis' Pinch District

A month after Bass Pro Shops opened at The Pyramid, development plans are surfacing in the Pinch District, including one for a new Front Street hotel.

Splendid Steeds

Memphis’ Grand Carousel trots to Ohio for two-year restoration

Six years ago, Todd W. Goings took apart the centenarian Grand Carousel at what had been the Libertyland amusement park and packed it into four semi-trailers, which were welded shut and taken to a nearby, undisclosed location.

Beale Authority Wants to Talk Fee Simple Ownership Of District

The newly appointed Beale Street Tourism Development Authority wants to talk to Memphis City Council members about a fee simple arrangement for how it would govern the entertainment district for the city.

Connexion Point to Hire Nearly 400 in Memphis

A technology-driven health care services company is opening a Memphis office that will employ nearly 400 people over the next few months.

Local Weather
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EVENTS

Cooper Young Art Tour will be held Friday, June 5, at 6 p.m. in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Jay Etkin, owner of Jay Etkin gallery, creates art exhibitions at pop-up galleries at businesses throughout the neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.com or call 901-550-0064.

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One-Day TEDx Event Coming to Memphis

Memphis is getting a local version of the global TED conference that’s known for talks given by engaging, often celebrity speakers.

Senses Nightclub to Reopen in Former Poplar Location

The East Memphis nightspot Senses is seeking to reopen the doors of the club with very few if any changes two years after it closed.

SPORTS

Redbirds' Piscotty Adjusts Batting Approach in Search of Cardinals-Level Power

When Stephen Piscotty was growing up in Pleasanton, Calif., he played one of those games that kids with big-league dreams play. Only, this game was a little different. It had to be. The backyard had an obstacle.

Hey Grizz Fans: Check Out Those Royals, Twins!

Is it now easier for an MLB team, regardless of market size, to seriously compete for a championship than for an NBA team from a similar type market (read: Memphis)?

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

A Measure Of Truth

A MEASURE OF JOURNALISM. As I wondered what to write about while on vacation, I was bailed out by New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan and my friend Jay Martin, who sent me her article. Ms. Sullivan upon ending her teaching stint at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism left these parting words for her students:

The Importance of LinkedIn

There’s a question I hear at least once a week, “Should I have a LinkedIn account?” Job seekers often wonder if LinkedIn is a waste of their time, if anyone will ever see their profile, and if they need a photo. Absolutely, without a doubt, my answer is always yes.

STATEWIDE

Pilot Flying J Reviewing Wine Sales at Tennessee Truck Stops

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The truck stop chain owned by the family of Gov. Bill Haslam is reviewing whether to offer wine and high-alcohol beer at its Tennessee stores under a new state law.

Leading Bakery Products Producer to Build New Lebanon Plant

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A leading bakery products producer is investing $103 million to open a new manufacturing facility in Wilson County that's expected to create 147 jobs.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

New Carnival Cruise Brand Devotes Ship to Volunteer Trips

NEW YORK (AP) Carnival Corp. announced a new concept in cruising Thursday: service trips where passengers sail to a destination in order to volunteer there.

Eat Fresher? Subway Also Dropping Artificial Ingredients

NEW YORK (AP) – Subway wants to give new meaning to its "eat fresh" slogan by joining the list of food companies to say it's dropping artificial ingredients.

REAL ESTATE

US Regulators Warn: Ads for Reverse Mortgages Can Mislead

WASHINGTON (AP) – We've seen the TV ad pitches from celebrities like "The Fonz" Henry Winkler and actor and ex-senator Fred Thompson, touting the benefits of reverse mortgages for older homeowners.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple Watch: Soon Available for Sale in Stores

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Soon you'll be able to buy an Apple Watch like you'd buy most other watches – in a store.

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