VOL. 132 | NO. 166 | Tuesday, August 22, 2017
With the First Baptist Church – Broad choir singing “Amazing Grace,” the $200 million mixed-use Crosstown Concourse development opened Saturday, Aug. 19, 90 years to the month that the building opened as a Sears, Roebuck & Co. store and distribution center.
The question of timing in removing two Confederate monuments from city parks arrives at City Hall Tuesday, Aug. 22.
The Fairgrounds redevelopment plan forming on a fast track will probably look familiar as far as the elements proposed for it.
Hundreds of Memphians and travelers across the South gathered at the Pink Palace, Shelby Farms and watch parties across the city Monday, August 21, 2017, to observe the partial solar eclipse.
In the days following Memphis’ latest startup Demo Day event, after new startup funding announcements, after former U.S. chief technology officer Megan Smith even gave Memphis’ startup community a shoutout on Bloomberg TV, it might seem like the startup scene here is having a moment.
THE PRESS BOX
After another first-round playoff exit this spring, a very direct question was put to All-Star center Marc Gasol:
Memphis College of Art and the Memphis Fashion Design Network have teamed up to launch a Fashion Design Certificate Program that starts this fall.
Both innovation and strategy work include methods of problem solving. When organizations make mistakes, it is often because they suffer some form of myopia and have too narrow a perspective.
We recently heard the phrase “small up.” It means to look wisely at your resources and find ways to live with less while retaining your focus on what’s important. While the phrase is being used within the context of personal finance, it is one that can have value to a nonprofit.
EMPHASIS Commercial Real Estate
In the last few years, DeSoto County has become a magnet not only for retail development, but also for the industrial market.
The up-and-coming South City neighborhood is enjoying a resurgence of redevelopment activity lately, with the restoration of several historic properties, new multifamily construction and talk of bringing in a grocery store. The city and the Downtown Memphis Commission have been instrumental in the renewed interest, with noteworthy projects including the Clayborn Temple, the Universal Life Building and the demolition of Foote Homes.
Eighteen months ago, real estate brokers Shane Soefker and Jacob Biddle decided they wanted to do things a little differently, so they left their jobs at a local brokerage firm and set off on their own.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state of Tennessee's lawsuit over claims of coal ash pollution at a power plant run by the nation's largest public utility is now in federal court.
GREENVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in one Mississippi city want to put all the local casino revenue into the city budget instead of giving some to the schools.
Millions of Americans gazed in wonder through telescopes, cameras and disposable protective glasses Monday as the moon blotted out the sun in the first full-blown solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. from coast to coast in nearly a century.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Eclipse watchers in Tennessee donned protective eyewear and trained their eyes on the sky as they gathered at parks, wineries, rooftops, baseball games and a zoo to watch the rare celestial event.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas quickly removed statues of Robert E. Lee and other prominent Confederate figures overnight from the main area of the Austin campus, a spokesman said Monday morning, just hours after the school's president ordered they be taken down.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is denouncing violence by white supremacists and neo-Nazis in neighboring Virginia but indicates he has no immediate plans to act on requests to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson from the Capitol grounds in Charleston.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan will be taking questions from Wisconsin voters during a nationally televised town hall meeting Monday night immediately following President Donald Trump's address on Afghanistan.
SINGAPORE (AP) — The U.S. Navy ordered a broad investigation Monday into the performance and readiness of the Pacific-based 7th Fleet after an early morning collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker in Southeast Asian waters left 10 U.S. sailors missing and others injured.