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1. Loeb Properties Planning $24M Overton Square Hotel
- Saturday, September 16, 2017
Loeb Properties wants to build on the revival of Overton Square by adding a $24 million, 100-room hotel in the district.
The Memphis-based company and its partners – boutique hotel developer LRC2 Properties and hospitality management company MMI Hotel Group – are seeking a 15-year tax abatement to construct a 100-room boutique hotel at the southwest corner of Cooper Street and Trimble Place, south of Madison Avenue in Midtown Memphis.
2. Change Is Mantra At Brooks, Ballet Memphis
- Tuesday, November 8, 2016
The rotunda at the Brooks Museum of Art is in transition this week as the surreal figures of Yinka Shonibare’s “Rage of the Ballet Gods” give way to the burlap sculptures of Nnenna Okore that will be suspended from the rotunda dome for the next six months.
3. Hattiloo’s Bandele: ‘It’s a Supply and Demand Thing’
- Friday, July 1, 2016
When you see Ekundayo Bandele in his sleek, contemporary Midtown office, dressed sharp in a tie and freshly shined shoes, phone dinging constantly, you might think he was born to be a theater impresario.
4. Overton Square Banner Hints at Music Return
- Tuesday, November 19, 2013
In the place where the marquee for Lafayette’s Music Room in Overton Square was once anchored, a new banner went up last week by Loeb Properties reading “The Music Is Back.”
Covered over with a blank tarp is another sign above it also by the Overton Square developers that bears a striking resemblance to the old marquee.
5. Overton Square Momentum Connects With History
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
If you think Midtown’s recent momentum, particularly in and around Overton Square, is real growth, you are right.
But it is growth in development that Overton Square developer Bob Loeb believes will bring along a denser population in the area.
6. Nichols to be Honored by Briggs Foundation
- Friday, November 2, 2012
Jackie Nichols, founder and executive producer of Playhouse on the Square, will receive the Thomas W. Briggs Community Service Award Monday, Nov. 5, in a private ceremony at Dixon Gallery and Gardens.
7. Square Again Abuzz With Entertainment Options
- Monday, July 16, 2012
After three years of culinary success Downtown, owner Jeff Johnson is looking forward to taking his popular restaurant and bar Local Gastropub to the next level.
8. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.
9. Beyond Square One
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.
10. Improving Playhouse
- Thursday, November 17, 2011
This holiday season, Playhouse on the Square administrators are keeping their eyes on the calendar as they rise to a challenge worth a quarter of a million dollars.
The company has until Dec. 31 to raise $250,000 toward its Act II Enhancement Fund Campaign. If this mission is accomplished, the Memphis-based Jeniam Foundation will award Playhouse a grant matching those funds.
11. Loeb Unveils Ambitious Plan For Renewed Overton Square
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Loeb Properties Inc. hopes to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.
12. Loeb Properties Reveals Theater Arts District for Overton Square
- Thursday, October 13, 2011
Loeb Properties Inc. is hoping to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.
13. The Show Must Go On
- Friday, August 26, 2011
LIVE APPLAUSE. All are in the cast, all responsible for the experience, and all of us have a lot to show for it.
The lines may be drawn on a two-by-four to guide a saw instead of spoken on stage to guide an audience. The song might be whistled to accompany a hammer instead of sung to accompany a chorus. Equal parts sewing needles and director needling. Equal props for props and performances. Equal respect for those who guide you to your seat and those whose talent stands you straight up from it.
14. PRSA Names Nichols Communicator of the Year
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Public Relations Society of America will honor Jackie Nichols, executive producer of Playhouse on the Square, as the 2010 Communicator of the Year Wednesday during a luncheon at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus.
- Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Memphis Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America will hold a luncheon Wednesday at 11:45 a.m. at the Fogelman Executive Conference Center on the University of Memphis campus. Jackie Nichols of Playhouse on the Square will be named 2010 Communicator of the Year. The luncheon is free for PRSA members, $25 for nonmembers and $15 for students. To register, call 754-9035 or visit www.prsamemphis.org. Deadline is Tuesday at noon.
- Tuesday, March 8, 2011
The Greater Memphis Chamber will present a lunch and learn meeting Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at First Tennessee, Ron Terry Center, 4385 Poplar Ave. Bridget DiCello will present the topic “High Impact Networking: Growing Your Business by Connecting Strategically.” For reservations, contact Nykesha Cole at 543-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Monday, March 7, 2011
The Orpheum Theatre will unveil the 2011-2012 Broadway Series Monday at 2 p.m. at the theater, 203 S. Main St. The announcement will include a special sneak peek video presentation of the new season and an exclusive performance by two cast members of “Memphis the Musical.” A Q&A session will follow. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 529-4289.
18. Christmas Tale of BB Gun And Leg-Shaped Lamp Hits Stage
- Monday, November 22, 2010
Playhouse on the Square and Circuit Playhouse are adding the Memphis premiere of a classic about Christmas gone hilariously wrong to their trio of holiday performances. Circuit Playhouse presents “A Christmas Story,” opening Nov. 26. The 1983 film version of the play, starring Peter Billingsley as 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, single-handedly made the phrase “you’ll shoot your eye out” a household joke and started a national craze for leg-shaped bordello lamps.
19. LaVere Adds Playhouse Series to Busy Summer
- Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Amy LaVere is sandwiching a special gift for her Memphis fans into a jam-packed fall schedule that includes a movie role, touring and recording a new album.
Resource Entertainment Group and Playhouse on the Square have teamed up with the bass-slapping chanteuse to produce Amy LaVere & Friends, a concert series that kicks off June 30 on the Midtown theater’s main stage.
- Friday, April 23, 2010
The Small Business Chamber Breakfast Club will meet Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Parmasters, 888 S. White Station Road. For more information, call 867-7171.
- Thursday, April 22, 2010
The Leadership Academy will hold the 2010 Celebrate What’s Right Luncheon Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Barbara Hyde will be the keynote speaker. For more information, call 527-4625.
22. New Playhouse a Traffic Generator In Itself
- Monday, January 18, 2010
Playhouse On The Square arrived in Overton Square in 1975, setting up shop in what had been Lafayette’s Music Room. The theater company, formed in 1963 by two Overton High School students as The Circuit Players, has become an influential landowner and landlord in the area.
23. Playhouse on the Square Readies for Building’s Debut
- Friday, January 8, 2010
In anticipation of its grand opening production of “Pippin” Jan. 29, the new three-story Playhouse on the Square near Overton Square held its first preview event this week.
The new theater is the culmination of five years of fundraising and more than a year of construction.
24. Scope of Stanford Scandal Vast, Deep
- Tuesday, February 24, 2009
When the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filed a complaint in federal court last week accusing Stanford Financial Group of defrauding billions from investors, the case was assigned to U.S. District Judge Sam Lindsay.
25. Playhouse on the Square To Build New Theater
- Tuesday, August 19, 2008
60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $8.3 million
Project Cost: $12 million
Project Date: Aug. 12, 2008
Completion: Fall 2009
Owner: Playhouse on the Square
Tenant: Playhouse on the Square
Architect: Morris Architects Planners Inc.
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
26. Playhouse Celebration Slated For Thursday
- Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Construction officially begins Thursday on the new home for Playhouse on the Square, the city's only professional theater company.
To celebrate the beginning of the $12 million project, theater officials plan to hold a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the site of the new theater, across the street from the current one at the corner of Union Avenue and Cooper Street.
27. Jones Receives Welcome Home Memphis Designation
- Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Crye-Leike affiliate broker C. Lauren Jones was the first Realtor in the Memphis market to receive the Welcome Home Memphis designation when she recently earned the honor.
The designation recently was created by the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and is designed to increase affordable housing expertise.
28. Dr. Lendel Joins Memphis Heart Clinic
- Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Dr. Vasili Lendel has joined Memphis Heart Clinic. Lendel is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. A native of Siberia, Lendel received the Russian Government Award for Academic Excellence. He did his cardiology fellowship at Penn State's medical center in Hershey, Penn., where he received the Chief Cardiology Fellow award.
29. Big Arts Donation To be Announced Today at Rhodes
- Thursday, October 5, 2006
He's the chairman of a Nashville record label, a former lieutenant governor of California, a mega-philanthropist and a self-made titan of the music industry.
And today, Mike Curb - who heads Nashville-based Curb Records - is announcing a large-scale investment in Memphis that likely will include a sizable donation to Rhodes College. Details of his project, which apparently will bring together educators, students, artists and more to promote Southern music, all will be unveiled today at a national conference on the arts hosted at Rhodes.
30. Local Businesses Dig For Diamonds at 2006 Showcase
- Monday, August 14, 2006
SPIRCO and Metal Building Products host the AGAPE Child and Family Services annual Kids Classic Golf Tournament at noon. In addition to the tournament, golfers and their families can participate in a junior golf clinic, games, a silent auction and a cooking demonstration. Sponsorships start at $1,600 for teams of four. Contact Jason Burgess at 323-3600 or email@example.com.
31. Playhouse's Dramatic Monologue Continues
- Monday, April 24, 2006
Professional theater company Playhouse on the Square is $7.5 million into a capital campaign to build a $10 million, 400-seat theater at the corner of Cooper Street and Union Avenue.
The organization recently used funds from the city to start demolishing the old Union Avenue Antique Mall that sits on the site.
32. Archived Article: Lead
- Monday, December 20, 2004
Midtowns Future Resides on Stage
Midtown Property to Take Center Stage
$15 million Playhouse project to create theater district
The Daily News
It might not rival Broadway, but the stretch of Midtown that houses Playhouse o...
33. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, December 14, 2004
Addresses on Union Avenue
Circuit Playhouse Buys Property for Theater, Offices
Addresses on Union Avenue
and South Cooper Street
Cost: $1.1 million
Buyer: Circuit Playhouse Inc.
Seller: Union Catfish Co. Ltd.
Property: Property ...
34. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, October 7, 2002
Recession not hurting performing arts
Some performing arts feeling pinch of recession
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
Discretionary income is first to feel the tightening grasp of a recession, meaning less eating out and even less entertainm...
35. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, April 12, 2002
Olympic champion Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be the keynote speaker at the Womens Foundation annual tribute luncheon, Thursday, Charles Riecker with the Metropolitan Opera will speak at the Tuesday luncheon meeting of the Downtown Memphis Rotary Club....
36. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, December 14, 2001
For Arts sake For arts sake By MARY DANDO The Daily News Philanthropy and Susan Schadt are a perfect fit. Newly selected as the next president of the Greater Memphis Arts Council, Schadt will assume the position when the current president Kate Gooch...