Editorial Results (free)
1. Midtown Gated Community, Shelby Farms Hotel Approved by Planning Officials
- Thursday, August 10, 2017
A plan to replace the former Red Cross building in Midtown with a 12-unit luxury gated community was approved by the Shelby County Land Use Control Board at its Thursday, August 10 meeting.
Last month, developers Lee Askew and Martin Edwards presented their plans to nearby residents at a public meeting where it was received with mostly favorable results.
2. Developers Lay Out Latest Plans for Proposed Midtown Gated Community
- Monday, July 24, 2017
In a quiet room inside of his Midtown architecture firm, Lee Askew of ANF Architects presented the latest incarnation of his plans to turn the former Red Cross building at the corner of Central Avenue and Mansfield Street into a 12-unit luxury gated community.
3. Impact of Three-Day RiverArtsFest Felt Year-Round
- Friday, October 21, 2016
RiverArtsFest is gearing up for its 10th annual fine arts festival this weekend Downtown in the South Main Arts District, where more than 20,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event.
Launched in 1989 as Arts in the Park in Overton Park before relocating to the Memphis Botanic Garden in 1992, the fest was revitalized in 2007 as RiverArtsFest and moved to its present location.
4. Memphis Business Community Shows Giving is 365 Days a Year
- Thursday, December 24, 2015
Parties, family gatherings, checking off lists, decorations – it’s no wonder the holidays add a whole extra layer of stress during December.
But in Memphis, where there are so many needs that are only magnified during the holidays, it’s a time that the business community steps out to help the city’s vast nonprofit community provide a little extra Christmas spirit.
5. RiverArtsFest Celebrates Visual Art
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Lee Askew loves art festivals. He travels the United States to visit some of the best, regularly bringing back ideas for what he knows is possible in Memphis.
6. This Week in Memphis History: March 27-April 2
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
1985: The NCAA Final Four basketball playoffs in Lexington, Ky., with the Memphis State University Tigers among the four top teams, along with St. John’s, Villanova and Georgetown.
The Tigers team of Keith Lee, Baskerville Holmes, Andre Turner, Vincent Askew, William Bedford, Aaron Price and John Wilfong – coached by Dana Kirk and recruited by assistant coach Larry Finch – lost to Villanova, which went on to beat Georgetown.
7. We’re All Invited
- Friday, July 11, 2014
MEMPHIS, SERVED IN THE SHELL. Following up last week’s column, this from a reader:
“We have no civic pride, half the population is intent on killing as many as they can and the other part lives behind walls or gates. There was a time in the fifties when you could leave your front door unlocked and keys in the car.”
8. Espitia Joins Michael Hatcher as Chief Financial Officer
- Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Ed Espitia has joined Michael Hatcher & Associates Inc. as chief financial officer. Espitia comes to the Memphis-based landscape services firm after serving since 2010 as finance manager for Schulz Xtruded Products, a Germany-based pipe maker with operations in North Mississippi.
- Saturday, April 27, 2013
ArtsMemphis will present the Stax to the Max music festival Saturday, April 27, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. outside the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926 E. McLemore St. Admission to the festival is free; discounted museum tickets are $2 between noon and 5 p.m. Visit staxmuseum.com.
10. Fire Still Burning Strong For A2H Founder Askew
- Monday, June 25, 2012
Mark Askew’s engineering career began with a long, strange trip from Memphis in 1969.
But it’s the years of work he did after returning home that are paying off with high honors from his industry peers this year.
11. Outdoor Sounds
- Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Summer is nearly here. Partygoers have begun packing rooftops, while shoppers and restaurant diners also are keen on a little musical entertainment to help liven up predictable experiences.
And that means Memphis-based Resource Entertainment Group sees opportunity – literally – high and low.
12. The MED Approves $20 Million in Upgrades
- Monday, June 20, 2011
The board governing The Regional Medical Center at Memphis approved its fiscal year 2012 budget, including roughly $20 million in capital improvements, during a Thursday, June 16, meeting at the Adams Pavilion, 842 Jefferson Ave.
13. Bradley Named Mid-South Super Lawyer
- Wednesday, February 9, 2011
J. Anthony Bradley has been named for the third consecutive year to the Mid-South Super Lawyers for estate planning and probate practice areas.
- Wednesday, December 15, 2010
The Center City Development Corp. Board of Directors will meet Wednesday at 9 a.m. at 114 N. Main St.
15. Art Party
- Friday, October 22, 2010
More, bigger and better.
That’s the idea behind this year’s RiverArtsFest, which is set to bring music, food, close to 200 fine artists and tens of thousands of visitors to the streets of the South Main Historic Arts District this weekend.
- Friday, June 25, 2010
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host “A Modernist Ouroboros” by Adam Geary & Anthony Lee Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the ANF Gallery, 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through July 23. For more information, call 278-6868.
- Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence will host a webinar titled “Technology Planning for Nonprofits” Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. The webinar will discuss networks, websites, software, technical support, how to use blogs, Facebook, YouTube and other technology related tools. Cost is $30 for members and $50 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit www.npexcellence.org or call 684-6605, Ext. 21.
- Tuesday, October 6, 2009
The Germantown Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a seminar series for business owners and executives today from 7:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. in the Community Room of Baptist Rehabilitation Germantown, 2100 Exeter Road. Cost is $10. Breakfast will be provided. For reservations, call 755-1200.
19. County Commission To Vote on Appointments
- Monday, October 6, 2008
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners is expected today to approve several appointments to boards and commissions.
Among the approvals that are expected are Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s nomination of Tracy R. Chism for appointment to the Shelby County Health, Education and Housing Facility Board. Also on the slate are Wharton’s nominations of Anthony Tate and Lee Askew III for appointment to the Shelby County Healthcare Corp. and Michael Adrian Davis and Marc E. Willis for appointment to the Memphis and Shelby County Music Commission.
20. Shell’s Concert Season Begins Thursday
- Wednesday, September 3, 2008
It was built for less than $12,000 in the 1930s by the city of Memphis and the Works Progress Administration.
But to relaunch the Levitt Shell at Overton Park – which the city closed a few years ago after years of inactivity and disrepair – it took a $1.3 million renovation plus the addition of new equipment, volunteers, staff, an office space and much more. That effort was years in the making, and it culminates Thursday night with the kickoff of the new shell’s inaugural concert season.
- Friday, August 15, 2008
Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects will host artists from Fred Rawlinson Studio today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 1500 Union Ave. The show will run through Sunday. For more information, call Ciara Neill at 278-6868.
22. Archived Article
- Tuesday, February 5, 2008
60 S. Cooper St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $7.5 million
Project Cost: $12 million (Phase 1)
Permit Date: Applied January 2008
23. Let's Grow
- Friday, November 9, 2007
In a thriving community like DeSoto County, numerous public and private projects are under construction, on the drawing board or waiting to be dreamed up.
Whether in progress or in the pipeline, commercial and residential activity should continue to sprout throughout DeSoto, the fastest-growing county in Mississippi and the Mid-South and one of the fastest-growing counties in the nation.
24. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis Names Byrd Executive Director
- Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Caron Byrd has been hired as executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis. Previously, Byrd served as deputy manager of the Mid-South chapter of the American Red Cross, where she was employed for more than 11 years.
25. Levitt Shell to 'Promote Building Bridges' Through Music
- Tuesday, August 21, 2007
1928 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104
Permit Cost: $501,000
Project Cost: $1.2 million
Permit Date: Applied August 2007
26. Regional Design Center's Creation Intensifies
- Wednesday, May 30, 2007
The train has left the station and zoomed past almost every obstacle that could delay it.
That's more or less how Heather Baugus responds when anyone pops into her office to inquire about the progress of the Memphis Regional Design Center. She's the executive director of the Memphis chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), one of several groups working to keep the train, as it were, chugging onward.
27. Rogers Named News Director At WMC-TV 5
- Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tracey Rogers has joined the WMC-TV Action News 5 team as news director. Rogers has spent the past six years as news director at WAFF-TV in Huntsville, Ala., which, like WMC-TV, is owned by Raycom Media. She also has worked as assistant news director of WKRN, Nashville's ABC affiliate, as well as WSMV (NBC) and WTVF (CBS). She is a three-time Emmy winner, four-time Associated Press Award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Spot News Coverage." Her first day is Monday.
28. To Shell and Back
- Thursday, January 25, 2007
The outdoor Memphis amphitheater where a young Elvis Presley played his first show in 1954 is a shell of its former self.
Its rows of wooden benches are begging for a fresh coat of paint, metal buildings around the stage have become eyesores and the whole thing long has been in need of structural repairs. Standalone panels that display community notices and events still include a faded program schedule for 2004.
29. STIRRING IDEA
- Thursday, July 13, 2006
In the early 20th century, famed architect and city planner Daniel Burnham ridiculed small-scale ideas as having "no magic to stir men's blood."
Thinking big was the cornerstone of his philosophy, as it likely will be during a public forum scheduled today at 6:30 p.m. at the BRIDGES Center at 477 N. Fifth St. The forum, "Design Matters: Great Urban Solutions Through Collaboration," is where architects, planners and designers will interact with the public for the first time to promote the creation of a regional design center in Memphis.
30. MATCU Banks on Judy Conrad as VP of Lending
- Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Judy Conrad has been named vice president of lending at Memphis Area Teachers' Credit Union (MATCU). Conrad previously served as vice president and manager of BankTennessee in Ripley. She has worked in the financial industry for almost 40 years.
31. Jones and Colleagues Receive LEED Accreditation from Green Building Council
- Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Michael Grey Jones, Chris Root and Karen Cauthen have received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) accreditation. Jones is an architect for Johnson Bailey Henderson NcNeel Architects, and Root and Cauthen are architectural interns. Created by the U.S. Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.
32. Askew Named National Director of Engineering Group
- Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Mark W. Askew, president of Askew Hargraves Harcourt & Associates Inc., was appointed to a two-year term as national director of the American Council of Engineering Cos. of Tennessee. Askew is a civil engineer with 30 years of structural engineering experience.
33. Archived Article: Gov
- Friday, February 11, 2005
By Andy Meek
Plans Move Forward on Key Downtown Project
The Daily News
A development partnership is getting set to renovate 99-105 S. Main St. to include residential and commercial space, a project thats part of nearly $60 mill...
34. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, July 27, 2004
Architecture Market Gaining Strength
The Daily News
Like other sectors of the building industry, the architecture market saw a downturn during the post-Sept. 11 economy. But the market now seems to be on the move, as are...
35. Archived Article: Standout
- Friday, July 2, 2004
National Honor Caps Architects Career
The Daily News
Lee Askew hasnt ventured too far from his architectural beginnings, which emerged in an Overton Square store in the 1950s.
As a boy working at Lees Lighting, a sto...
36. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 9, 2004
Timm Locke, president of Locke Marketing Public Relations, was named new executive vice president of NOFMA: The Wood Flooring
Askew Appointed to AIA Fellows Jury
Lee Askew III, partner and founder of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, was appoin...
37. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies
Sheriffs Office Graduates Reserve Deputies The Shelby County Sheriffs Office graduated the following reserve deputies, who received training through the Memphis Police Department Training Academy between...
38. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, September 10, 2003
CCRFC Approves Tax Freeze for Pinch Project
Building would add mixed uses to Uptown corner
The Daily News
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. approved a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes application Tuesday for a p...
39. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, August 13, 2003
CCRFC approves Harbor Town hotel PILOT
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
An $8.8 million Harbor Town hotel development featuring plush guest rooms and dining establishments with river views was approved for a tax freeze by the Center Ci...
40. Archived Article: Ccdc (lead)
- Thursday, July 31, 2003
CCC picks minority business for Jeans Glory building
CCDC selects Jeans Glory developer
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
A Center City Development Corp. subcommittee reluctantly recommended Wednesday that the board sell a dilapidated buildi...
41. Archived Article: Ccrfc
- Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Center City board adopts PILOT policy changes
Center City board adopts PILOT policy changes
By STACEY WIEDOWER
The Daily News
The Center City Revenue Finance Corp. voted Tuesday to approve changes to the policies and procedures governing...
42. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, July 24, 2002
Lucian T. Pera, an attorney with Armstrong Allen, is one of the newest members of the American Law Institute. A Memphis native, Pera received a bachelors degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Vanderbilt University law sc...
43. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, December 12, 2001
Two apartment projects gain tax freeze Two apartment projects gain tax abatements By SUE PEASE The Daily News Two real estate developers gained tax freezes from the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. Tuesday for apartment development projects. The CC...
44. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 7, 2001
Dr Dr. James Porterfield was elected president of the non-profit Memphis Electrophysiology Society, which begins operations Jan. 1. Dr. Eric Johnson was elected vice president and Dr. James Litzow was elected membership director. Lee C. Miller joine...
45. Archived Article: Ccrfc (lead)
- Wednesday, June 13, 2001
By SUE PEASE Board transfers PILOT for Court St. building By SUE PEASE The Daily News The transfer of a tax abatement agreement for an historic building Downtown topped the agenda at the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. meeting Tuesday. The buildin...
46. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, March 16, 2001
The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p The Memphis Shelby County Public Librarys Book Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Monday in Main Library Meeting Room A, 1850 Peabody Ave. The March selection is "Cosmos" by Ca...
47. Archived Article: Gov't (lead)
- Wednesday, December 15, 1999
Board revamps CCRFC revamps incentive policies By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News With Downtown redevelopment exceeding the expectations of many, one organization that can take some of the credit for the boom has revamped its guidelines to direct incen...
48. Archived Article: St. Peter
- Tuesday, December 7, 1999
Church begins Church begins major expansion By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Something will happen Wednesday at St. Peters Catholic Church that hasnt in more than 120 years. At 11 a.m., parishioners will break ground on a $3 million expansion of the ...
49. Archived Article: Gov't (ccrfc)
- Wednesday, November 10, 1999
Moratorium placed Moratorium placed on tax freezes for now By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A moratorium was approved Tuesday by the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. on new tax abatements until a committee reviewing current guidelines is finished wi...
50. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, November 3, 1999
RFS Hotel Investors Inc RFS Hotel Investors Inc. has announced several management changes. Randy Churchey has been named president and chief operating officer of RFS Hotel Investors Inc. He formerly was senior vice president and chief financial offi...
51. Archived Article: Gov't (ccrfc)
- Wednesday, September 15, 1999
Board grants PILOT Board grants PILOT to language center By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A day care center providing bilingual and multi-lingual services to pre-kindergarten aged children received an eight-year tax abatement Tuesday from the Center ...
52. Archived Article: Govt (ccrfc)
- Wednesday, August 11, 1999
Board approves Board approves five tax abatements By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Five tax abatements were approved during the Center City Revenue Finance Corp. meeting Tuesday, but not without a few snags. Board members questioned whether they shou...
53. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, May 12, 1999
Larry W Louis C. Jehl Jr. was named vice president and controller of Perkins Family Restaurants. Jehl has been acting controller since February. He was previously director of treasury and strategic planning. Jehl is a graduate of Washington and Lee ...
54. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 23, 1998
ResortQuest International Appoints Paul Manteris has been appointed vice president of operations for ResortQuest International Inc. He most recently held senior management and training positions with Colorado-based Premier Resorts Inc./Village Resor...
55. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Easley To Replace Georgiu As Brett Easley was appointed acting president of Alldata. Easley was formerly vice president of information and training for AutoZone. Keith Johnson was named senior vice president of the YMCA of Memphis and the Mid-South....
56. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, September 9, 1997
TaylorGardnerArchitects Inc TaylorGardnerArchitects Inc., a Memphis architectural firm, was presented the 1997 Air National Guard Design Award at the 164th Airlift Wing in Memphis on Saturday. The award was presented for the design of the Tennessee ...
57. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, May 13, 1997
Lee Askew, founder and principal of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc Lee Askew, founder and principal of Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc., will be a featured speaker at the national convention of the American Institute of Architects on May 18...
58. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, June 5, 1996
Laura T Laura T. Todd has joined the Bank of Collierville as mortgage loan officer. Formerly with First Tennessee Mortgage in Collierville, she has been in mortgage banking for more than 14 years. Todd is a graduate of the University of Mississippi ...
59. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 9, 1996
04-09 Real briefs AIA Memphis and the Dixon Gallery will present a lecture by Donald Kaufman on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the gallery. He will discuss solutions for problems in choosing color palettes for interiors. He and his wife and partner, Taffy Da...
60. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, April 2, 1996
04-02 Real briefs Re/Max of Kentucky/Tennessee announced the top office sales associates for the first two months of 1996. The associates who had the highest total closed sales volume in their office for January and February, respectively, were: Edw...
61. Archived Article: Real Focus (aia) Lj
- Tuesday, March 12, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Jolly good fellows Local architects win AIA honors for residential, health care designs By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News For two Memphis architects, being "one of the fellows" has taken on a whole new meaning. J. Carson Loone...