Back when he was in his mid-teens, John Fry would make frequent trips to the music store in front of Stax, the Satellite Record Shop, where Stax co-founder Estelle Axton would sell the future Ardent Studios founder 45s from behind the counter.
49. Dobbs the Latest in Line of Dual-Threat UT Quarterbacks - Saturday, November 29, 2014
If the University of Tennessee’s football team gains bowl eligibility with a victory Saturday at Vanderbilt, it can look back to a quarterback change Oct. 25 against Alabama as a pivotal point in the season.50. Marx-Bensdorf Expands in East Memphis - Friday, September 19, 2014
A prominent Memphis realty company has expanded its presence in East Memphis. Marx-Bensdorf Realtors has grown in the office building at 5860 Ridgeway Loop Blvd. by 526 square feet, bringing its total to 4,653 square feet.51. Another Round - Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Some time in October, lovers of local craft beers could enjoy a cold brew in a new tasting room at Memphis Made Brewing Co.’s facility in the Cooper-Young district.52. Contract Signed to Purchase Tennessee Brewery - Saturday, July 26, 2014
A contract has been signed with a buyer for the Tennessee Brewery, saving the historic structure from the wrecking ball, according to a representative of the brewery’s ownership.
Rasberry CRE principal James Rasberry told The Daily News his client has agreed to a deal with a buyer he would not disclose, with the terms including a 90-day due diligence period. Rasberry also declined to disclose the purchase price, except to say that the owners had listed the brewery at $1.2 million and that "the offer was very attractive to us.”53. Supporters Still Racing to Save Brewery - Friday, July 25, 2014
At the conclusion of the Tennessee Brewery Untapped temporary activation project, supporters of the event were greeted June 1 with a message on the group’s Facebook page that both thanked participants and bid them farewell.54. Sherman Joins Campbell Clinic as Sports Medicine Physician - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Dr. Henry “Hank” Sherman has joined Campbell Clinic Orthopaedics as a sports medicine family practice physician in its Southaven office. Sherman treats patients who suffer from a variety of orthopedic injuries – from competitive athletes looking to get back in the game to weekend warriors who want to stay active later in life.55. Tennessee Brewery Supporters Still Working to Save Building - Thursday, July 3, 2014
With an Aug. 1 demolition date looming, a group of Tennessee Brewery supporters is still working behind the scenes to save the historic structure from the wrecking ball.
Restaurateur Taylor Berger, a leader of the recent “Tennessee Brewery Untapped” temporary activation project that brought thousands of people to the brewery grounds over a six-week run, said his group has applied for a temporary use permit to launch a new version of an “Untapped”-style event at the brewery.56. Renovation, Expansion Underway at Saddle Creek - Friday, June 13, 2014
The Shops at Saddle Creek has picked up a new tenant as the lifestyle center undergoes a renovation.
Marmi Shoes has leased 1,395 square feet between Vera Bradley and Madewell at Saddle Creek. St. Louis-based Marmi Shoes offers a wide variety of women’s shoe styles and sizes with a European influence. The Saddle Creek location, the first in the Memphis area and the second in Tennessee, is expected to open in the fall.57. Redmont Joins HORNE as Tax Consulting Manager - Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Richard Redmont has joined HORNE LLP as a tax consulting manager. Redmont, a certified public accountant, has more than 25 years of tax and consulting experience with international firms in the accounting and insurance industries, and has served clients in the manufacturing, retail, distribution, health care and financial services industries. He also served on a national Sarbanes-Oxley team for an international firm.58. ‘Like I Know You Now’ - Thursday, May 15, 2014
I was walking Maggie the Cheagle in the neighborhood, as I often do. This was in November 2012, so the old girl was pushing 10 years old at the time. She was happy enough to stop and greet the young man who was getting out of his car.59. Brewery’s Fate Unchanged Despite Untapped’s Success - Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Tennessee Brewery Untapped, the festival-like celebration that’s turned the long-vacant brewery structure Downtown into a packed community space, is now roughly halfway through its six-week run.
Approaching the end arguably hasn’t served to diminish the enthusiasm of the crowds that still converge on the brewery’s courtyard and connected spaces each week of Untapped.60. Events - Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, April 15, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association, will speak. Cost is $20 at the door. Advance RSVP is required to firstname.lastname@example.org. Events - Monday, April 14, 2014
Methodist South Hospital will host a stroke support group meeting for survivors and caregivers Monday, April 14, at 5:30 p.m. in the outpatient rehabilitation center, 1251 Wesley Drive, suite 141. Occupational therapists Maggie Lewis and Patricia Morgan will present “Occupational Therapy: Living life to its fullest.” Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Ignite Memphis Doubling Event Capacity - Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Ignite Memphis, an event at which Memphis creatives give a series of slide-based presentations on a range of diverse topics, sold out its gathering in November.
That’s why the next incarnation of Ignite is more than doubling its venue capacity by moving from Crosstown Arts to Playhouse on the Square, where 12 speakers next week will challenge, inform and perhaps inspire the crowd that’s come to hear them.63. Tennessee Brewery Plan Unveiled - Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Memphis businessman Taylor Berger is part of a team preparing to take short-term ownership of the Tennessee Brewery Downtown, with plans to bring a variety of community-focused uses to the site from roughly the last weekend in April through the last weekend in May.64. Roland ReElected At Filing Deadline, Two Countywide Races Set For August - Friday, February 21, 2014
One of the six Shelby County Commission incumbents seeking re-election this year was effectively elected to a new four-year term in a new district with the noon Thursday, Feb. 20, filing deadline for candidates in the May county primaries.65. Pouring It On - Thursday, February 13, 2014
The Cash Saver store on Madison Avenue in Midtown had begun to show its age, its weather-beaten exterior presenting a less-than-inviting entrance and its dated and worn interior lacking the displays and amenities found in most modern grocery stores.66. Embassy Suites Memphis Sells for $24.8 Million - Tuesday, November 26, 2013
1022 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $24.8 million
Sale Date: Nov. 15, 201367. Music Veterans Record Song to Benefit St. Jude - Monday, November 25, 2013
Buyer: 1022 South Shady Grove LLC
Seller: 1022 Shady Grove LLC
Loan Amount: $22.6 million
Loan Date: Nov. 15, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Great American Life Insurance Co.
Details: An affiliate of Chicago-based hotel asset manager Lodging Capital Partners LLC has paid $24.8 million for the Embassy Suites Memphis hotel at 1022 S. Shady Grove Road in East Memphis.
The efforts of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have been the focus of an outpouring of financial and charitable support in recent weeks, the latest example of which is a song by music industry veterans to raise money for the hospital.68. Events - Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Methodist South Hospital will host a lunch and learn titled “Breast cancer awareness: prevention, symptoms and treatment options” Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in meeting rooms A and B of the hospital, 1300 Wesley Drive. Cost is free. RSVP to 888-777-5959.69. Events - Monday, October 14, 2013
The Orpheum Theatre will present “Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story” Tuesday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 20, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com or call 525-3000 for showtimes and tickets.70. Cash Saver Renovations Continue Without Bakery - Saturday, October 12, 2013
Renovations under way at the Cash Saver grocery at 1620 Madison Ave. no longer include space for chef Jason Doty to open his planned Crust & Crumb Bakery there.71. Events - Saturday, October 12, 2013
Business Over Coffee International will continue its Weave Your Own Web social media training series on Thursday, Oct. 15, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the group’s headquarters, 5865 Ridgeway Road, suite 300. Cost is free for members and first-time guests, and $10 for returning guests. Visit businessovercoffee.biz or call 820-4469.72. Cash Saver Renovations Continue Without Bakery - Friday, October 11, 2013
Renovations under way at the Cash Saver grocery at 1620 Madison Ave. no longer include space for chef Jason Doty to open his planned Crust & Crumb Bakery there.73. Events - Monday, September 30, 2013
Rhodes College will host a Communities in Conversation lecture titled “How Judaism Became a Religion,” presented by Leora Batnitzky, Monday, Sept. 30, at 6 p.m. in the McCallum Ballroom of the Bryan Campus Life Center on campus, 2000 North Parkway. Reception begins at 5:30 p.m. Cost is free. Visit rhodes.edu.74. Events - Saturday, September 28, 2013
The fifth annual Mike Conley Bowl-n-Bash, benefiting the Methodist Healthcare Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, will be held Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Billy Hardwick’s All Star Lanes, 1576 S. White Station Road. Individual tickets are $125; teams of four are $500. Visit methodisthealth.org/bowlnbash to register.75. Director Says He Wants to Grow Mississippi Film Industry - Wednesday, September 4, 2013
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Director Tate Taylor says he wants to make his native Mississippi a place where people can build careers with steady work in the movie business.
He filmed "The Help" in the state in 2010 and announced Aug. 26 that he will make a feature film about the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, with the intention of shooting "every frame" in Mississippi.76. Events - Saturday, August 3, 2013
The Daily News will host its HR Rules and Ramifications Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Aug. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar will include an overview of changing employment laws and advice on dealing with real-life workplace issues. Paul Pattenof Jackson Lewis LLP will present the keynote. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.77. Walgreen Co. Closes Ike’s Gas Station - Friday, August 2, 2013
Walgreen Co. has closed the gas station at its Ike’s store on Union Avenue, but the company isn’t saying anything else about the property’s future.78. Events - Saturday, June 29, 2013
The Cooper-Young Business Association will feature Standby for Mars as part of the Red Hot Summer concert series Wednesday, July 3, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the gazebo at Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Cost is free. Visit cooperyoung.biz.79. Events - Monday, July 1, 2013
Downtown Memphis Commission, Victorian Village Inc. and the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will host a launch party for the James Lee House renovation Monday, July 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the house, 690 Adams Ave. Visit downtownmemphiscommission.com.80. Five Years in the Life - Saturday, June 22, 2013
Delta Airlines and Northwest Airlines has just merged with more than 150 flights a day at Memphis International Airport shifting to the Delta brand. And Delta’s CEO, Richard Anderson, said Memphis would be an integral hub with more traffic.81. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy - Saturday, February 9, 2013
Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.
The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.82. Madewell Coming to Saddle Creek - Friday, February 8, 2013
The Shops of Saddle Creek in Germantown will soon gain another national retailer with no other presence in Tennessee.
Madewell, a subsidiary of J. Crew Group Inc., has signed a 3,061-square-foot lease in The Shops of Saddle Creek North, 7509 Poplar Ave., in part of the space that was previously The Gap in between James Avery Jewelry and Brighton Collectables.83. Ardent Film Department Wins Mid-South Emmy Award - Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Jonathan Pekar, director of Ardent Studios film department, won the 27th Mid-South Emmy award for Best Commercial Spot for creating the animated Memphis Music Foundation commercial.
The project also showcases the talents of painter Lamar Sorrento and singer/songwriter Keia Johnson.84. Events - Saturday, February 2, 2013
Nike Inc. will host construction symposiums for locally owned small, women-owned and minority businesses Thursday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the U of M Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Attendees will learn about construction opportunities at Nike’s Memphis expansion. R.S.V.P. to Brenda Montgomery at email@example.com or 543-3500.85. Events - Monday, January 21, 2013
The Daily News and Chandler Reports will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Offices will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 22, at 8:30 a.m.86. Payne Joins Fulton CPAs as Senior Accountant - Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Tarasha Payne has joined Fulton CPAs PLLC as a senior accountant in the areas of taxation, compilation and reviews, and client services. Payne has more than 15 years’ experience in the field and is working toward CPA certification. The announcement comes on the heels of big changes at the accounting firm, including new ownership and a name change from Polsgrove & Fulton. (See The Daily News’ Monday, Dec. 17, edition for more information.)87. Midtown Momentum - Saturday, December 22, 2012
The Midtown real estate market has long been an anomaly compared to its Bluff City counterparts, with fundamentals as diverse as its demographics.
“The types of real estate that you’ll find in Midtown can be some of the most expensive or some of the most modest when it comes to prices and facility,” said Gary Myers of Gary Myers Co. “Retail in particular.”88. Hilliard Appointed to TRA Board - Thursday, August 2, 2012
Memphian Herb Hilliard has been appointed by Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam as a director of the Tennessee Regulatory Authority.
Hilliard, executive vice president and chief government relations officer at First Horizon National Corp., joins James Allison of Shelbyville, Tenn., as a director on the recently restructured TRA. Allison is president and CEO of Duck River Electric Membership Corp.89. Resource Entertainment Group Plans Growth, New Offerings - Monday, July 16, 2012
Resource Entertainment Group is continuing a steady growth path and looks to expand thanks to a new website as well as management of a new Downtown event space called The Columns.
The entertainment services company specializes in live entertainment, production services, entertainment consulting and event programming expertise. The company manages some of the Mid-South’s most popular entertainers and provides bands, DJs, speakers, audio systems, concert lighting, staging and tech crews.90. Events - Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The Memphis Rotary Club will meet Tuesday, June 26, at noon at the University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. James Rogers, director of Memphis Animal Services, will speak. Cost is $18 per person. Email Taylor Hughes at firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations.91. Events - Monday, June 25, 2012
The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and education program Monday, June 25, at 5:45 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station branch library, 5094 Poplar Ave. Call Jennifer Thompson at 324-5184.92. County Commission Amends Budget, Moves Basketball Complex - Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners added nearly $1 million in grants to county government’s $1.1 billion operating budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. The commission balanced the budget Monday, May 21, over the objections of Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell by taking the money from the county’s $90 million reserve fund. The amount is 24 percent of the county budget total that doesn't include elected officials outside the county administration.93. Dimon Survives Votes on Pay, Chairmanship - Wednesday, May 16, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The CEO of JPMorgan Chase survived a shareholder push Tuesday to strip him of the title of chairman of the board, five days after he disclosed a $2 billion trading loss by the bank.94. Copter Drones Dominate Commission Debate - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A plan by the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to buy two miniature helicopter drones hit some political turbulence Monday, May 7, among Shelby County Commissioners concerned about privacy issues.
“The potential for abuse is great,” said Commissioner Brent Taylor. “They could peer into our private spaces without a warrant.”95. Showcasing the River - Monday, April 9, 2012
Leading up to Mud Island River Park’s 30th anniversary celebration, changes have been made everywhere from its logo to its concert series and even upgrades in areas that were damaged during last May’s Mississippi River flood.96. Events - Monday, April 2, 2012
The Daily News will host its Health Care Reform seminar, part of the 2012 seminar series, Thursday, April 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, 1934 Poplar Ave. The seminar, which will include a keynote by Greg Anderson of Horne LLP and a panel discussion, will look at the impact of health care legislation and what can be expected through 2013. Cost is $25. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com for more information or to register.97. Events - Friday, March 30, 2012
Memphis Fashion Week benefiting ArtsMemphis will hold events at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Jack Robinson Gallery, 44 Huling Ave., and Saturday, March 31, at A. Schwab, 163 Beale St. The events will include designers, drinks, music and models wearing local and national designers. Visit memphisfashionweekend-eorg.eventbrite.com to register.98. Mid-South Food Bank Appoints Board Members - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Mid-South Food Bank has appointed Rafael Durand from International Paper Co. and James Gibbs from Riviana Foods Inc. to its board of directors.99. Humane Soc. Names Walker Development, Marketing Mgr. - Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Leah Walker has joined the Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County as development and marketing manager. Walker represented her home state as Miss Georgia in 2008 before joining the Greater Memphis Chamber as a development consultant.100. Events - Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Better Business Bureau Breakfast Series will continue Tuesday, Feb. 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the BBB, 3693 Tyndale Drive. Lori Turner-Wilson of RedRover Sales & Marketing will discuss reaching and keeping customers through generational marketing. Cost is free for BBB-accredited businesses and $10 for guests. To register, contact Susan Harris at 757-8617 or email@example.com.