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1. Last Word: Wessman Trouble, Selling 495 Union and An Underground Film Icon
- Friday, February 17, 2017
When Wessman Development came to town last year with the idea of a boutique hotel, the Palm Springs, California company was part of the flood of smaller hotel projects Memphis was seeing and is still seeing. Then the company added another hotel and just this month the redevelopment of a building on Madison west of Second Street as apartments with retail on the ground floor. In a very short period of time, Wessman has had a lot of plans for Memphis.
2. Temple Israel Expanding Into Crosstown Concourse
- Thursday, February 02, 2017
495 N Watkins St.
Memphis, TN 38104
Tenant: Temple Israel
Details: In a letter that went out to its congregation over the weekend, Temple Israel announced plans to expand into the Crosstown Concourse this summer.
Officials said the new Crosstown campus won’t be a second synagogue, but will instead enhance the Temple’s community outreach programs.
“We believe that Temple will thrive in Crosstown and that you, the members, will be truly amazed by the collaboration in the years ahead,” Temple Israel president Elkan Scheidt said in the email. “Crosstown’s creativity, innovation, and social-action focus aligns seamlessly with Temple and Reform Judaism’s inclusive philosophy.”
Temple Israel formed a preliminary Crosstown committee, which included Cara Greenstein, Alex Shindler, Daniel Kiel, Meggan Kiel, Bruce Landau, Susanne Landau, Joanna Lipman, Josh Lipman, Liz Rudnick and Elton Parker to discuss the move before deciding to sign a lease for a 1,200-square-foot “Midtown Living Room” in the Concourse.
“By offering countless programming and Tikkun Olam opportunities, Temple Israel Crosstown will bring the celebrated Temple Israel spirit of 38120 to 38104,” the announcement went on to say. “It will also become a new member gateway for unaffiliated Downtown/Midtown Jews and newcomers to Memphis.”
“Tikkun Olam, Hebrew for “repairing this broken world,” expresses the fundamental Jewish idea that what we do to heal the hurt and help those who are suffering most – in our city and in this world – is what matters most to the one God who loves us all,” Rabbi Micah Greenstein, senior rabbi at Temple Israel, said.
The email outlined some of the programs Temple Israel could offer in Crosstown, such as partnerships with their Crosstown neighbors, lunch and learns, baby-and-me classes, Hebrew tutoring and Women of Reformed Judaism-Sisterhood knitting for the Manna House.
Temple Israel, which is located at 1376 E. Massey Road, was founded in 1854 as the first permanent Jewish house of worship in Tennessee and now serves 1,500 member families in the Memphis area.
3. What Better Place for an NRA Convention?
- Saturday, April 04, 2015
When the National Rifle Association announced that it would hold its 2015 convention in Nashville, the timing was propitious.
In 2010, gun sales and handgun permits were booming, and Tennessee had just enacted a controversial and contested new “guns in bars” law that allowed people with handgun permits to carry concealed firearms into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
4. Indmar Marine Engines Files Expansion Permit
- Monday, September 01, 2014
5400 Old Millington Road
Unincorporated Shelby County
Permit Cost: $2 million
5. Life Church Buys Victory Campus for $4.4 Million
- Tuesday, May 13, 2014
255 N. Highland St.
Memphis, TN 38111
Sale Amount: $4.4 million
Sale Date: May 2, 2014
Buyer: The Life Church of Memphis Inc.
Seller: SignificantPsychology LLC
Loan Amount: $3.8 million
Loan Date: May 2, 2014
Maturity Date: May 5, 2019
Lender: Triumph Bank
Details: The Life Church of Memphis has paid $4.4 million for the former Victory University campus at 255 N. Highland St.
6. UPS to Double Presence at Airport
- Thursday, September 19, 2013
The world’s second-busiest cargo airport is about to see another increase in freight capacity, helping bolster a facility that has suffered in recent years from fewer passenger flights.
Atlanta-based United Parcel Service will double in size at Memphis International Airport, according to Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority president and CEO Larry Cox, who announced the news Thursday, Sept. 19, at the monthly board of commissioners meeting.
7. Commission to Consider Residency Ballot Item
- Monday, April 01, 2013
Shelby County Commissioners take a final vote Monday, April 1, on a referendum ordinance that would do away with county government’s residency requirement for employment.
The commission meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
8. Boyle Celebrates 80 Years, Sponsors Art Exhibit
- Monday, March 18, 2013
Boyle Investment Co. turns 80 this year, and has partnered with the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art to celebrate.
9. Administration Warns of 'Destructive' Budget Cuts
- Monday, September 17, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – A new White House report issued Friday warns that $110 billion in across-the-board spending cuts at the start of the new year would be "deeply destructive" to the military and core government responsibilities like patrolling U.S. borders and air traffic control.
10. Wharton Presents Budget to Council
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. takes his budget proposal to the Memphis City Council at the Tuesday, April 17, council session.
Faced with a $37 million gap between expenditures and revenue in the fiscal year that begins July 1, Wharton is expected to do what he has done in past budget presentations – offer the council a menu of options.
11. Cargill Files $1.4M Permit App For Pres. Island Storage Bldg.
- Tuesday, April 03, 2012
2615 Channel Ave.
Memphis, TN 38113
Permit Cost: $1.4 million
Permit Date: Applied March 2012
12. Uplifting Project
- Monday, February 13, 2012
One-fourth of The Pyramid’s deconstruction is complete, and the project to transform the arena into a Bass Pro Shops superstore by August 2013 is even slightly ahead of schedule.
The city in October filed a $2.5 million building permit to begin new construction work on The Pyramid. By mid-November, the first phase – the demolition – was kicked off by general contractor Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC.
13. Tubing Maker Doubles Space in Willow Lake
- Friday, December 16, 2011
A Memphis-based tubing supplier is renewing its lease and more than doubling its space in a distressed Hickory Hill industrial park.
Jacob Tubing LP – the U.S. subsidiary of European modular tubing manufacturer Jacob Soehne – has renewed its 10-year lease for 20,232 square feet and expanded into an additional 30,000 square feet at Willow Lake Business Park, 3948 Willow Lake Blvd., in the Southeast industrial submarket.
14. Lynnfield Place Apartments Sell for $22.4 Million
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1400 Lynnfield Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $22.4 million
Sale Date: June 14, 2011
Buyer: Lynnfield Holdings LLC
Seller: Lynnfield Place Tennessee LLC
Details: Lynnfield Place Apartments, on the east side of Lynnfield Road about halfway between Park Avenue to the north and Quince Road to the south, has sold for $22.4 million.
15. DeSoto’s Housing Market Levels Out
- Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The DeSoto County residential market seems to be leveling off after several years of declining numbers. Sales figures for the year-to-date are slightly up, showing small surges and dropoffs after possibly bottoming out in 2008 and 2009.
16. Connecting to the City
- Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Memphis will spend up to $1.9 million to stabilize a riverbank so a historic site, living museum and one of the city’s best spots for catching summer breezes can be protected.
Carissa Hussong, the executive director of the National Ornamental Metal Museum, welcomes the investment, but there’s another big item on her wish list. She wants this city-owned property, cutoff from Downtown by Interstate 55, reconnected to the municipal street grid.
17. Shelby Farms Park Conservancy To Build New Playground and Bridge
- Tuesday, March 02, 2010
500 Pine Lake Drive
Memphis, TN 38134
Permit Amounts: $3.5 Million and $1.8 Million
Project Cost: $100 million (Phase I)
Permit Dates: Applied February 2010
Completion: October 2010
Owner: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Tenant: Shelby Farms Park Conservancy
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
18. Bloodworth Named Chair of Urban Land Institute’s District Council
- Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Russell Bloodworth has been named chair of the Urban Land Institute’s District Council representing Memphis and the Mid-South. He most recently served as assistant chairman to the previous chair, Frank Ricks of Looney Ricks Kiss.
19. Construction Specifications Institute Elects Davidson President of Memphis Chapter
- Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Pam Davidson has been elected president of the Memphis chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute. Davidson will serve as the third female president in the organization’s 50-year history.
20. FRS Powersports Building New Motorcycle/ATV Shop
- Tuesday, November 11, 2008
2175 Whitten Road
Memphis, TN 38133
Loan Amount: $2 Million
Loan Date: Oct. 31, 2008
Maturity Date: Nov. 1, 2009
Borrower: FRS Industries Inc.
Lender: BancorpSouth Bank
21. Crye-Leike’s Meyer Hits 20 Years With Company
- Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Chris Meyer has reached his 20th anniversary at Crye-Leike Realtors as a licensed sales associate. Meyer is a Life Member of both the Memphis Area Association of Realtors and the Crye-Leike Multi-Million Dollar Clubs. He is a licensed affiliate broker in Tennessee and Mississippi, specializing in residential real estate with a focus on new home construction and relocation.
22. Vote Delayed on Chamber Funding of Interest Groups
- Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Members of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners had a lot to say Monday about whether nonprofit civic groups with ties to groups that endorsed or ranked candidates in recent elections should get any money from the Memphis Regional Chamber Foundation and under what terms. But they ultimately delayed a vote on the terms for up to $1 million in funding.
23. Archived Article
- Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Senior living communities
Sale Amounts: $11 million; $11.6 million; $7.1 million
Sale Date: April 26, 2007
24. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Crye-Leike CEO Named Secretary of International Organization
New Assistant District Attorneys Appointed
Shelby County District Attorney Bill Gibbons announced the reappointment of former assistant district attorney Ray Lepone and the appointme...
25. Archived Article: Memos
- Wednesday, August 27, 2003
<rphoto> Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse has been sworn in as the 33rd chairperson of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Ass
Judge Earnestine Hunt Dorse was sworn in as the 33rd chair of the Judicial Council of the National Bar Associatio...
26. Archived Article: Saddles
- Tuesday, September 01, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Saddles Steakhouse to open in Germantown By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News Demolition work will begin in the next two to three weeks on the facade of the building located at the southwest corner of Poplar Pike and Forest Hill Ir...
27. Archived Article: Cutline
- Tuesday, June 11, 1996
Ken Wilder of Chris-Hill Construction works on road improvements for the Jefferson Street bridge spanning Danny Thomas Boulevard Monday. The bridge has been shut down for two weeks for the repairs Ken Wilder of Chris-Hill Construction works on road ...
28. Archived Article: Chg Bluff Suit
- Tuesday, March 26, 1996
03-26 CHG bluff suit City sued for backing out on bluff walk construction By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Chickasaw Bluffs Conservancy on Monday filed a lawsuit in Chancery Court against the city of Memphis, the mayor and South Bluffs Develo...
29. Archived Article: Chg Houston-lev
- Friday, February 09, 1996
2/8 CHG Houston-lev Houston-Levee from Macon to Hwy. 64 nears completion Construction to begin next month on Houston-Levees next phase By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Section 3 of the Houston-Levee Road project, the first to be constructed, is n...