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1. Couch-Smith Drives Tsunami Nuances Behind the Scenes
- Saturday, February 17, 2018
Tsunami continues to reinvent itself as it approaches 20 years in business this year and is beginning 2018 with its strongest holiday season on the books.
Colleen Couch-Smith, wife of Tsunami chef Ben Smith, is instrumental to the success and world-class status of the restaurant, bringing an artistic eye, discerning palate and insightful management style to the table.
2. The Week Ahead: Dec. 4-10
- Monday, December 4, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! The holidays are in full swing, and several events this week aim to help you make a dent in your shopping list while also supporting local artisans and small businesses. Check out the details on those, plus our entertainment picks and more you need to know about in The Week Ahead...
3. Week Ahead: Oct. 9-15
- Monday, October 9, 2017
Hey, Memphis! The real NBA and college basketball seasons creep closer with teasing events this week and the schedule of fun things to do is highlighted by the second annual Memphis Food & Wine Festival Saturday evening. Here’s toasting to a great week.
- Saturday, October 7, 2017
Living Beyond Breast Cancer will host its “Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength” national conference Friday through Sunday, Oct. 6-8, at The Peabody hotel, 149 Union Ave. The conference, held in partnership with the Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium and the Common Table Health Alliance, will convene national experts, survivors and caregivers for a weekend of information, yoga and support. Limited walk-up registrations available. Visit lbbc.org for details.
5. Tennessee Taco Opens in Former Los Compadres Space
- Monday, September 11, 2017
3295 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38111
6. Memphis Has Earned its ‘Foodie Town’ Reputation in Past Decade
- Saturday, September 9, 2017
When Sabine Bachmann arrived in Memphis more than 30 years ago, she was a little stunned at the city’s meager restaurant scene. The city wasn't barren, of course, with longtime mainstays such as Justine's and the Four Flames. But beyond that and some Italian family-owned places, the restaurant scene simply wasn't very diverse or widespread.
7. ADDYs Honor Memphis’ Creative Community
- Friday, March 3, 2017
Kelly Cooper, an independent creative director based in Tampa, was “blown away,” in her words, by the work from Memphis’ creative community that was honored as part of the Memphis chapter of the American Advertising Federation’s 50th annual American Advertising Awards competition for creative excellence.
8. Brewers Applaud Tennessee Law Change on High-Gravity Beer
- Wednesday, January 25, 2017
In the wake of a Tennessee law that went into effect Jan. 1 that opens up several new styles of beer for local breweries to take advantage of, Memphis Made Brewing Co. put together a slumber party.
9. Dave & Buster’s to Open Cordova Location
- Thursday, January 19, 2017
7930 Germantown Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133
Landlord: Brixmor Property Group
Tenant: Dave & Buster’s
10. Tsunami Owner Buys Building, Extends Hours
- Saturday, January 14, 2017
After almost two decades in business, one Midtown chef has made his house a home.
Chef Ben Smith, the owner of the popular Cooper-Young mainstay Tsunami, recently purchased the 928 S. Cooper St. building where his restaurant has been located for the past 18 years.
11. Tsunami Owner Buys Building, Extends Hours
- Wednesday, January 11, 2017
After almost two decades in business, one Midtown chef has made his house a home. Chef Ben Smith, the owner of the popular Cooper-Young mainstay Tsunami, recently purchased the 928 S. Cooper St. building where his restaurant has been located for the past 18 years.
12. Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2016: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, October 29, 2016
2015: Republican presidential contender Ben Carson campaigns in West Memphis with a stop at West Memphis High School. At the time, Carson is leading in the polls in Iowa, the first stop for the Democratic and Republican presidential contenders in 2016.
13. Mularkey Sees Improvement – Just Not Enough
- Friday, October 7, 2016
So how much improvement has there been with the Tennessee Titans this season?
The bottom line shows a 1-3 record, the same as the past two seasons that produced only a combined five wins in 32 games.
14. Pop-Up Retail Concept Housed in Shipping Containers
- Friday, April 8, 2016
A local entrepreneur is looking to bring an innovative marketplace made out of shipping containers to Memphis.
“It’s like a real shopping mall but for pop-up shops,” said Brian Christion, who recently returned to Memphis after a real estate career in New York City.
15. Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown
- Thursday, October 15, 2015
A new market for locally sourced meat and produce, which brings a sense of heritage to its name and operation, is set to arrive in Midtown before the end of the year.
The Midtown Easy-Way location at 596 S. Cooper St. will soon reopen as The Curb Market, part of Memphis businessman Peter Schutt’s plan to add to the area’s growing nexus of locally produced, healthy food businesses.
16. Candidates Play Out Early Voting-Election Day Gap
- Wednesday, October 7, 2015
The early vote is in but still to be counted. There is still some television time booked for last-minute appeals to election day voters.
The debates and questionnaires speak for themselves, and no longer have a place on schedules that in the run-up to Thursday’s Memphis election day have become about opportunities to meet and be seen by the most people possible.
17. More Music Festivals on the Way in Memphis
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Memphis continues to be filled with the sound of music – specifically, music festivals – with a handful on the docket in coming weeks that will fill stages Downtown as well as the Levitt Shell and elsewhere.
18. Creatives of Memphis
- Saturday, July 18, 2015
Every time Brit McDaniel sits down at the potter’s wheel that's central to her Memphis-based ceramics business Paper & Clay, she's not just focused on infusing that next product with her signature Scandinavian-inspired minimalism.
19. Memphis Restaurants ‘Love Their Patios’
- Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The warm weather means it's that time of year again for Memphis diners.
Patios have begun filling up around the city as restaurant patrons flock to outdoor dining settings where they can people-watch, enjoy drinks and nosh on smaller, simpler menu items.
20. Daily News Names Managing Editor
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Jane A. Donahoe has joined The Daily News Publishing Co. as managing editor. In her new role, she oversees award-winning coverage of business and government news for both The Daily News and The Memphis News.
21. Brewing Opportunity
- Saturday, December 13, 2014
When Memphians like Jimmy Lewis are leaving established careers to remake themselves as coffee roasters, it’s one sign that coffee culture in Memphis is abundant with opportunity and steadily coming into its own.
22. Entrepreneur Spirit Drives Owners of The Attic
- Monday, November 10, 2014
She was young and had a nice corporate career going straight out of school. So a lot of people would have traded places with Alexandra Nicole, who spent six years as a sales rep at International Paper.
23. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season
- Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.
- Saturday, July 5, 2014
Mud Island will host a Fourth of July celebration and fireworks display Friday, July 4, at the park, 125 N. Front St. The park will be open at 10 a.m., and fireworks begin at nightfall. Visit mudisland.com.
- Thursday, July 3, 2014
Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.
- Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Latino Memphis director Mauricio Calvo will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Methodist University Hospital heart disease support group Heart to Heart will discuss diabetes and heart disease Tuesday, July 1, at 1 p.m. in the hospital’s Center of Excellence in Faith and Health, 1265 Union Ave. Call 516-7435.
- Friday, February 21, 2014
Ballet Memphis and Crosstown Arts will present “spark: behind the scenes of ‘World Wonders’” Friday, Feb. 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper St. Attendees will meet the dancers and artistic staff before the 8 p.m. performance. Cost is free. Visit balletmemphis.org.
29. Signed Contracts to Buy US Homes Plunges
- Tuesday, October 29, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy existing homes fell in September to the lowest level in nine months. The decline reflects higher mortgage rates and home prices that have made purchases more costly.
30. Christ Community Health Services Names Hollabaugh Development Director
- Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Bonnie Hollabaugh has joined nonprofit Christ Community Health Services, the largest primary care provider in Memphis, as director of development. Hollabaugh’s nonprofit development experience includes extensive work with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis, Girls Inc. of Memphis and Hutchison School.
31. Midtown Mix
- Thursday, August 1, 2013
Go by Overton Square during lunch or at night, and the place is usually overflowing with visitors – some who want lunch, dinner or a libation, and some who come just to enjoy the simple pleasure of people-watching.
32. Ady Joins Ballet Memphis as Ballet Master
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
James Ady has joined Ballet Memphis as ballet master. In his new role, Ady will teach morning technique classes, assist with community outreach programs, and rehearse and coach dancers for upcoming performances.
33. Fant Expands Farmhouse With New Space, Staff
- Wednesday, July 10, 2013
For media, Web and strategy firm Farmhouse, 2013 has proven to be a breakout year.
That’s according to Ben Fant, who started the marketing agency in 2007 out of his home, in – where else – an 1800s-era former farmhouse. The firm recently moved into a larger space Downtown at 97 S. Front St. to make room for more staff, and recent projects it has taken on include work for restaurateur Taylor Berger’s new enterprise Tamp and Tap and the Cooper-Young restaurant Ink.
- Saturday, May 18, 2013
The Black Business Association of Memphis will meet Thursday, May 23, at 8 a.m. at the Renaissance Business Center, 555 Beale St. Jack Sammons, chairman of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, will discuss what new developments at the airport mean for small businesses. R.S.V.P. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Tuesday, October 16, 2012
The Memphis Association of Law and Business will host a lecture by Christine Richards, executive vice president of general counsel at FedEx, Tuesday, Oct. 16, at noon in the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Wade Auditorium, 1 N. Front St. Visit memphis.edu/law for details.
36. Lawmakers Debate Pay Cutoff for Budget Gridlock
- Thursday, March 15, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – Even the top sponsor of a bill that would cut off lawmakers' pay if they can't – or won't – pass a budget blueprint admits many of his colleagues think it's just a political talking point instead of a serious idea.
37. Benz Repair Shop to Open On Cooper St.
- Friday, March 9, 2012
A high-end automobile maintenance and repair shop soon will be added to Cooper-Young’s booming portfolio of local businesses.
Shane Herbers, founder of Midtown Motor Werks, has leased 5,000 square feet at 795 S. Cooper St. from Richard Sullivan.
38. Room Service
- Monday, February 27, 2012
The good news for the local hotel industry is that last year notched the most rooms ever sold on a daily basis with 4.8 million – 115,628 more than 2010 and 76,780 more than the previous high set in 2007.
39. Changes in Dining Scene Highlight Dynamic Year
- Monday, December 26, 2011
On Thanksgiving Eve, we drove to the airport to pick up my stepson, one of whose flights had been delayed, so it was after 10 by the time he emerged from baggage claim. All being hungry, I drove to Cooper-Young, thinking we could easily get in at the recently opened Alchemy at 10:30.
40. Station Brings Memphis Tunes to Virtual Airwaves
- Tuesday, August 30, 2011
At first glance, it looks like any home office anywhere: two flat screen computer monitors with towers beneath the desk, a coffee pot to one side and a black-and-white cat that desperately wants to be let out.
41. A Few More Stops on the French 75 Cocktail Circuit
- Monday, August 15, 2011
Several weeks ago, I wrote about the history of the French 75 cocktail and looked at two examples, one made by bartender Shawn Ilsley at Café 1912, the other concocted by Leanne Netherland at Circa.
42. Roth Forges Own Path with Alchemy in C-Y
- Monday, August 1, 2011
Ben Vaughn has some advice for Karen Roth:
43. New Eateries Coming to Midtown
- Friday, July 15, 2011
Midtown has a reputation for one of Memphis’ most eclectic areas, adorned with vintage houses, international cuisine and funky entertainment venues.
In the coming weeks, it will broaden its portfolio even more with three Memphis eateries: Gigi’s Cupcakes, The Slider Inn and a yet-to-be named concept in Cooper-Young.
44. Shifting Restaurant Scene Sometimes Hard to Track
- Monday, July 11, 2011
I was surprised to hear – from a friend in the wine business, which is how a great deal of restaurant news travels – that Karen Ross had left Erling Jensen: The Restaurant after serving as chef de cuisine for four years. Ross and executive chef and owner Erling Jensen made a good team and worked together extremely well in that kitchen.
45. Restaurant Obligations: Meeting Patron Requests
- Monday, June 6, 2011
A friend of mine comes to Memphis from the West Coast once or twice a year, and we have dinner together. We’ve been doing this since 1987. He’s very particular about what he eats, basically asking for the same thing no matter where we dine: steamed or poached salmon, steamed vegetables (whatever is on hand) and a bowl of lemon wedges. No sauce or embellishment of any kind.
46. Rise of Vegetarianism Means More Choices
- Monday, May 30, 2011
According to a study commissioned in 2008 by Vegetarian Times, 3.2 percent of Americans – about 7.3 million people – follow a vegetarian-based diet. About 1 million of those people are vegan, meaning that they avoid eating not only animals but animal products. Another 10 percent, about 22.8 million, said that they “largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet.”
47. Homegrown Chef Takes Helm at Chez Philippe
- Monday, February 14, 2011
Chez Philippe has a new chef, Jason Dallas, and the shadow of Jose Gutierrez no longer looms over The Peabody’s opulent flagship restaurant.
48. Long History Follows Paulette’s to Harbor Town
- Monday, January 31, 2011
Georges Falls has seen many changes come upon Overton Square since the entertainment district’s heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, but one of the most startling changes is one he is bringing himself.
Paulette’s, his Continental restaurant that has been a flagship, even a beloved attraction near Madison Avenue and Cooper Street since 1974, is moving to Harbor Town, about as far west as you can get from Midtown and not fall into the Mississippi River.
49. When One Door Closes, Another Opens for Vaughn
- Monday, December 27, 2010
“By Jan. 2, there will no vestige of Grace,” said Ben Vaughn.
When Vaughn announced two weeks ago that Grace, his restaurant in Cooper-Young, was closing, it seemed like a throwback to the bad economy days of 2009, especially combined with other recent closings.
50. Soft Surge
- Monday, December 20, 2010
Self-serve frozen yogurt shops have popped up en masse across the Mid-South in recent months, with the latest batch coming online soon.
The newest addition to the market, Gracie Bleu, opened its doors last week.
51. Three Popular Restaurants Undergo Notable Changes
- Monday, November 1, 2010
In 2008 and 2009, restaurant news tended to be depressing because it usually involved restaurants that were closing, sometimes old favorites.
Today’s news, however, deals with moves and additions.
52. Debit Card Issuer Sues Fed Chairman Over Fees
- Wednesday, October 13, 2010
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Bank and debit card issuer TCF National Bank has sued Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke and the Fed's board of governors, saying regulations limiting the fees a bank can charge retailers for debit card transactions are unconstitutional.
53. Cooper-Young Festival Means Big Biz for Neighborhood
- Friday, September 17, 2010
The music will be funky, the art will be eclectic, and the streets will be crowded with people in a slow-moving parade of tattoos and sunglasses, but organizers of Memphis’ largest one-day street festival, the Cooper-Young Festival, said business longevity is at the heart of it all.
54. Cooper-Young Preps for New Farmer’s Market
- Thursday, April 8, 2010
Memphis is a few weeks away from getting another farmer’s market.
After months of planning, the Cooper-Young Community Farmer’s Market is preparing to secure the final approvals it needs to open its season May 1 in the parking lot of First Congregational Church.
55. Soul Fish Café Owners Buck Economic Trends
- Monday, April 5, 2010
When Soul Fish Café opened in the Cooper-Young neighborhood in 2006, few people, including its owners, could have predicted its success.
Now Raymond Williams and Tiger Bryant have opened a second Soul Fish Café in Germantown, an optimistic move that might seem to run counter to the prevailing economy, but Williams said, “Despite the recession, our sales were up 20 percent in 2009,” a year that was rife with the closing of local restaurants.
56. New Restaurants Quickly Change Cooper-Young Landscape
- Monday, March 8, 2010
Afew weeks ago, you might have heard waves of despair sweeping through the intersection at Cooper Street and Young Avenue, when Dish, the long-running bar/restaurant, and Blue Fish, the upscale seafood restaurant, closed abruptly.
57. Gourmet Sea Bass More Delight Than Moneymaker
- Monday, February 22, 2010
One in an occassional series on the signature dishes of local chefs.
Ben Smith flops a side of sea bass onto a cutting board on a stainless steel table.
58. Customer Always Right Doesn't Necessarily Apply Here
- Monday, February 8, 2010
At the bottom of the menu at Bari Ristorante e Enoteca is printed this sentence: “Every ingredient in every dish makes the dish complete, so we will not make substitutions or exclusions to any dish.”
59. Square's History as Varied as it's Buildings
- Monday, January 18, 2010
The idea of changing Overton Square may be controversial, but in its 40-year history, the entertainment district has been all about change of one kind or another.
The square's founders – none older than 25 but all with a knowledge of how businesses were financed – undertook a bold transformation of a set of pre-World War II storefronts along the border between the Munson Park and Trimbleton subdivisions.
60. Though New Place Not There Yet, Wally Joe Still Working It
- Monday, November 2, 2009
If the truism in the restaurant industry is it takes twice as long to open a restaurant as you plan, try this: Wally Joe left his eponymous establishment on Sanderlin Avenue, which opened in May 2002, in December 2006.
61. New Restaurant to Open In Cooper-Young Area
- Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ben Vaughn, a former chef and partner at East Memphis’ River Oaks Restaurant, over the weekend let his Facebook followers know he’d be opening his own eatery in Cooper-Young in late October.
The restaurant, which he’s calling Grace, will serve Southern food cooked with French techniques. Soft lighting will set the mood and patrons can relax in a salon area on couches and antique love seats. Locally made art will decorate the walls, and an outdoor terrace will be open for dinner and cocktails.
62. Obama: Catastrophe Coming if Congress Doesn't Act
- Thursday, February 5, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans tried to push back against the ballooning size of President Barack Obama's economic recovery plan Wednesday even as he said the financial crisis would turn into "a catastrophe" unless the bill passed quickly.
63. Memphis Heritage Questions Overton Square Development
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
In response to news that has circulated over the past week about a major retail development in the works for Overton Square, Memphis Heritage Inc. has gone into what its executive director June West calls “research mode.”
64. American Home Mortgage Files For Bankruptcy Protection
- Tuesday, August 7, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - American Home Mortgage Corp. filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday, the latest casualty of a mortgage industry that has plunged into distress.
The Melville, N.Y.-based company's request for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection - filed in bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del. - caps a tumultuous 10 days for what was in 2006 the nation's 10th-biggest home lender.
- Tuesday, February 6, 2007
The David Lusk Gallery presents "John Torina: Path Into the Wilderness" through Feb. 24 at 4540 Poplar Ave. For more information, call the gallery at 767-3800.
The Eclectic Eye in Midtown presents "Life As I See It," an exhibit by Tom Clifton, through March 1 at 242 South Cooper St. For more information, call 276-EYES (3937).
66. Underutilized Downtown Properties Await Development
- Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The 29-story Sterick Building at 8 S. Third St. was once the city's premier office building - and was the tallest structure in the region for several decades.
Today, the 350,883-square-foot building is vacant and faces the same plight of inactivity as nine other historic Downtown properties identified by the Center City Commission.
67. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, August 11, 2004
e-photo) Rebecca DeRousse was named assistant administrator of Baptist Rehabilitation-Germantown
Kiwanis Club Names Luttrell Lawman of the Year
The Kiwanis Club named Shelby County Sheriff Mark H. Luttrell Jr. as Lawman of the Year for the Lou...
68. Archived Article: Light Railt2 (lead)
- Tuesday, March 16, 2004
Light rail 2
Light Rail to Move More Than People
City says project could spur development along routes
The Daily News
As rapid population growth and new residential development in the citys outer suburbs proves, many Memph...
69. Archived Article: Light Rail1 (lead)
- Monday, March 15, 2004
Light rail 1
Madison to Airways, Light Rail on Track
Following trolley line extension, talk moves to regional rail
The Daily News
Today marks an important moment in the history of public transportation in Memphis the long-...