VOL. 130 | NO. 130 | Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Big Spain is staying in the Bluff City.
The former Wonder Bread bakery at 400 Monroe Ave. could soon have a new owner.
[Update: Adds specifics of City Council's proposal on Nathan Bedford Forrest. The council will vote on the Forrest statue removal today.] With the city budget season done, Memphis City Council members turn their attention Tuesday, July 7, to development in the Pinch district, the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest and redrawing council district lines.
Shelby County Commissioners approved a stable $4.37 county property tax rate Monday, July 6, on third and final reading and wrapped up other loose ends from its budget season. That included passage of $1.3 million in grant spending to be divided equally among the 13 commissioners at $100,000 each.
Memphis bike share study aims to take concept to the finish line
Unless you've seen the ubiquitous stations in cities like Knoxville and Nashville, it's difficult to imagine how bike sharing could connect Memphis.
There could be a familiar name in the open race for Memphis City Court Clerk on the October ballot.
The amounts are roughly the same at about $1 billion, but there’s a difference between City Hall’s liability for pension and non-pension benefits, including health insurance, for city of Memphis employees.
Three Memphis Redbirds are being honored for their play this season, with two pitchers making the Pacific Coast League All-Star Team and Bartlett native and former University of Memphis player Jacob Wilson being selected to play for Team USA in the 2015 Pan American Games.
Collierville-based Benevere Pharmacy is a privately owned specialty pharmacy that now boasts an uncommonly extensive set of independent accreditations most chain drug stores can’t match.
The University of Memphis has named Mark Alnutt, athletic director at Southeast Missouri State, as its new deputy director of athletics.
The Memphis City Council will meet Tuesday, July 7, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council chambers in City Hall, 125 N. Main St. Click on the meeting icon for an agenda.
REAL ESTATE RECAP
Future Ikea Store, On 42 Acres In Cordova, Permit Cost: $16 million -
Ikea is moving forward with its massive retail store in Cordova.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo, saying the company that developed it was "substantially over-compensated."
NEW YORK (AP) – Dollar Tree has completed its $8.5 billion acquisition of rival discount chain Family Dollar after a year-long struggle that drew in antitrust regulators and rival bids.
NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.
WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. service firms grew at a slightly faster pace in June, as business activity and new orders increased.
WASHINGTON (AP) – How does a musician-senator fill the time during yet another partisan Senate stalemate?