Fieldstone Apartment Homes, a gated community in southeast Memphis, is in the process of another massive expansion.28. Michael Keeney Reappointed To Airport Authority Board - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Michael Keeney has been reappointed to the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority board of commissioners by the Memphis City Council.
Keeney, whose term will expire on Dec 31, 2023, was appointed by Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell in July 2105.29. Temple Sweeps Tigers; Ferguson and Miller Honored - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Just consider all the things that can be done in about 10 minutes: You could jog a very leisurely mile. Or run two miles and be huffing and puffing. You could dance the Minute Waltz – over and over. You could watch Tom Brady run the two-minute drill – like five times. Or in the case of the University of Memphis basketball team on Sunday, Feb. 12 vs. Temple at FedExForum, you could go 10:55 of game clock without scoring one point. And when you do that, you get the result you expect: You lose, in this instance by a score of 74-62.30. TVA Drilling Controversy May Change Well Actions - Tuesday, February 14, 2017
The controversy over Tennessee Valley Authority drilling water wells into the Memphis aquifer for the new TVA power plant in southwest Memphis is becoming a push for more public notice of such plans and better mapping of the water supply under the city.31. The Week Ahead: February 13-19 - Monday, February 13, 2017
Music is a common theme this week, which is nice to know, isn’t it, Memphis? And the sounds of other balls – not the dribbling kind – will take the stage again as the Memphis Open gets into swing and the University of Memphis throws its first real pitch of the 2017 season. Check out this week's list of need-to-know happenings...32. Memphis Open Hall of Fame To Induct Phil Chamberlain - Saturday, February 11, 2017
Local tennis legend Phil Chamberlain will be inducted into the Memphis Open Hall of Fame as part of the Memphis Open tennis tournament.
Chamberlain will be honored during a ceremony to be conducted between the first and second matches of the evening session on Thursday, Feb. 16.33. Strickland and Luttrell Mark Different Points in Mayoral Tenures - Monday, February 13, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland was 13 months and nine days in office when he delivered his second State of the City address last week at a Frayser church.34. Last Word: Little Chairs in Longview, Police Pay Raise and Tiger Football Schedule - Friday, February 10, 2017
The toys are in their cubbyholes. No stray Legos yet. The little chairs tucked neatly under little tables. The tall trees with their bare branches are much in need of little eyes inspecting their twisted branches and the shadows they make on the winter ground.35. You Gotta Have Heart: UT’s 2017 Recruiting Class - Friday, February 10, 2017
Butch Jones did it again. The Tennessee football coach gave opponents press conference fodder with another one-liner while putting his spin on the Vols’ 2017 signing class.
It happened a day after the Feb. 1 National Signing Day when UT’s class was rated No. 17 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings.36. Memphis Open Hall of Fame To Induct Chamberlain - Thursday, February 09, 2017
Local tennis legend Phil Chamberlain will be inducted into the Memphis Open Hall of Fame as part of the Memphis Open tennis tournament.
Chamberlain will be honored during a ceremony to be conducted between the first and second matches of the evening session on Thursday, Feb. 16.37. Events - Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Leadership development coach Shelley Baur will present “Creating Honest Conversations to Build Better Relationships.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.38. Events - Tuesday, February 07, 2017
Shen Yun Performing Arts will perform in Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 7-8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, 255 N. Main St. The performance explores traditional Chinese culture and legends through a blend of classical dance and orchestral music. Tickets start at $70. Visit shenyun.com or call 888-974-3698.39. The Week Ahead: February 7-13 - Monday, February 06, 2017
There’s a lot to love this week, Memphis! The 41st annual Memphis Open tennis tournament begins Saturday at The Racquet Club of Memphis. That same morning historic Elmwood Cemetery hosts a “Love on the Rocks” walking tour featuring tragic and humorous tales of love gone wrong. And if you love the Grizzlies, they are playing the not-so-loved San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors this week. 40. Body Count - Saturday, February 04, 2017
A day at a time, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has been writing the names of those who have been murdered in a notebook he keeps with him since he became mayor in January 2016.
When five people, two of them 15 years old, died violently the weekend that much of the world’s attention was on protest marches and the new administration in Washington, Strickland was getting updates on the latest surge in violence.41. Hart’s Tenure as AD Has Been Mostly Good for Vols - Friday, February 03, 2017
While we wait – and wait and wait and wait – for the University of Tennessee to hire its next athletics director, let’s ponder the man who soon will walk out the door.
Dave Hart is leaving the UT athletics department better than he found it. He got things back on solid financial footing. He brought a measure of stability.42. Last Word: Travel Ban Protest, Other Trump React and Sierra Club Goes To Court - Thursday, February 02, 2017
Grizz over the Nuggets in Denver Wednesday 119-99. The Tigers play USF in Tampa Thursday.
Another big crowd for a Memphis march, the second in less than two weeks including the Memphis Women’s March. The Wednesday march, focused on President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban order, was smaller than that, but still sizeable and diverse.43. Goldman Sachs Exec Talks Trump, Economy at U of M - Thursday, February 02, 2017
The first question presented to this week’s speaker at the latest Economic Club of Memphis gathering mentioned President Donald Trump by name.
Someone wanted to know whether the speaker, Timothy O’Neill, co-head of Goldman Sachs’ investment management division, thought Trump might reappoint Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve. O’Neill shrugged off answering definitely one way or the other, but his entire presentation was a bit like that first question – with the shadow of a newly inaugurated, controversial president looming over, well, everything.44. Environmental Groups Filing Lawsuit Over TVA's Plan to Drill Memphis Aquifer - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
The Sierra Club and a group called Protect Our Aquifer were expected to file a lawsuit Wednesday, Feb. 1, in Chancery Court, challenging new water wells the Tennessee Valley Authority is planning to dig at its new Allen Combined Cycle Plant in southwest Memphis.45. Last Word: The Borders of Violence, Guilty Verdict and Blue Suede Security - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Whenever there is a shooting of or near school children, one of the first things that happens once the police have investigated is detailing exactly where the incident happened – specifically whether it was actually on school property or near school property.46. Events - Wednesday, February 01, 2017
Talk Shoppe will meet Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in NovaCopy’s conference room, 7251 Appling Farms Parkway. Janne Zaccagnino of Ralph Jones Home Plans will present “Landlords vs. Animals: What you need to know about current laws and renting to a service dog family.” Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.com.47. Cardinals Must Give Astros Top 2 Picks, $2M for Hacking - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals were stripped of their top two picks in this year's amateur draft Monday and ordered to give them to Houston along with $2 million as compensation for hacking the Astros' email system and scouting database, the final step in an unusual case of cybercrime involving two Major League Baseball teams.48. Ole Miss Borrowing $19 Million for Baseball Stadium Addition - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The University of Mississippi will borrow up to $19 million to overhaul its baseball stadium.
The plan to borrow money for up to 15 years for Oxford-University Stadium was approved earlier this month by the College Board. Ole Miss plans to repay the money through donations from athletic boosters and ticket sales.49. Events - Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The Blues Foundation’s 33rd annual International Blues Challenge will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 4, at various Downtown locations. Visit blues.org for details and a daily schedule of workshops, jams and other activities.50. Events - Monday, January 30, 2017
The Blues Foundation’s 33rd annual International Blues Challenge will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 4, at various Downtown locations. The annual international competition and showcase also features nightly jams, workshops, the Keeping the Blues Alive Awards ceremony and more. Visit blues.org for details and a daily schedule.51. The Week Ahead: January 31- February 6 - Monday, January 30, 2017
Good morning, Memphis! It will get up to 49 degrees Saturday, but the Mississippi River water temp will still be frigid when the annual Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics splashes off at Mud Island River Park. A busy week starts with Gov. Bill Haslam’s State of the State address today. 52. Horseshoe Opens Spa As Part of $6M Renovation - Saturday, January 28, 2017
Horseshoe Tunica opened the Spa at Horseshoe Jan. 19, marking the completion of $6 million in renovations that included building the new spa, upgrades to hotel rooms and enhancements to the Founder’s Club entertainment and meeting room.53. Events - Saturday, January 28, 2017
The 33rd annual International Blues Challenge will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31, through Saturday, Feb. 4, at various Downtown locations. The Blues Foundation’s annual international competition and showcase also features nightly jams, workshops, the Keeping the Blues Alive Awards ceremony and more. Visit blues.org for details and a daily schedule.54. NBA Writer Sees Gasol, Conley as All-Stars - Thursday, January 26, 2017
At espn.com, senior writer Zach Lowe has made his All-Star reserve picks and he has deemed both point guard Mike Conley and center Marc Gasol worthy of representing the Grizzlies on the Western Conference team.55. Trump Acts to Advance Keystone XL, Dakota Access Pipelines - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump signed executive actions Tuesday to advance construction of the huge Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines, moving aggressively to overhaul America's energy policy and dealing a swift blow to Barack Obama's legacy on climate change.56. 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.57. TVA Chair OK With Memphis Aquifer Decision - Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The chairwoman of the Tennessee Valley Authority board says a plan to tap the Memphis aquifer for water to cool the inner workings of the natural gas plant being built in southwest Memphis will not harm the aquifer.58. Last Word: The Grizz Farm Club Moves, Changing the NAACP and $15 An Hour - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
How many of you knew the Iowa Energy was what amounts to a minor league team connected to the Grizz? How many of you knew that before Wade Baldwin and Troy Williams got sent there last month?59. Germantown Police Promotes Captain - Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The Germantown Police Department has promoted Lt. Nick Godwin to the rank of captain. Godwin was chosen from a pool of 11 Germantown Police lieutenants to replace outgoing Capt. Mike Griffus, who retired after 30 years of service to the city.60. Horseshoe Casino Opens Spa as Part of $6M Renovation - Monday, January 23, 2017
Horseshoe Tunica, the Mid-South’s entertainment and gaming leader, opened the Spa at Horseshoe Jan. 19, marking the completion of $6 million in renovations that included building the new spa, upgrades to hotel rooms and enhancements to the Founder’s Club entertainment and meeting room.61. Events - Monday, January 23, 2017
The Orpheum Theatre will present “The Bodyguard: The Musical” Tuesday through Sunday, Jan. 24-29, at the theater, 203 S. Main St. Visit orpheum-memphis.com for show times and tickets.62. Youth Sports Boost Players’ Skills, Benefit Memphis’ Bottom Line - Saturday, January 21, 2017
The baseball fields in January are relatively quiet, at least compared to March. That’s when 60 to 65 teams begin to make their way every weekend to the Gameday Baseball complex in Cordova, where tournaments are in high gear from March through October.63. Sports Bind City - Saturday, January 21, 2017
Maybe it is your spouse’s Christmas party. Or a local business conference and no one else from your company is attending. When you give the room the once-over, it’s full of unfamiliar faces.64. Events - Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Memphis chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers will host a screening of “Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things” Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Malco Paradiso, 584 S. Mendenhall Road. The film examines the lives of minimalists from all walks of life who are striving to live a meaningful life with less. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at napomemphis.com; all proceeds benefit the Le Bonheur Club.65. Wal-Mart to Add About 10,000 Retail Jobs in the US - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – Wal-Mart plans to add about 10,000 retail jobs in the U.S. as it opens new stores and expands existing locations. The world's biggest retailer said Tuesday that its plans will also generate about 24,000 construction jobs.66. Events - Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Giant, illuminated bunnies will invade Overton Park Wednesday, Jan. 18, through Jan. 29 as Memphis Brooks Museum of Art hosts Amanda Parer’s light sculpture “Intrude.” Special events include “Hoppy Hour” on Saturday, Jan. 21, and a rabbit-themed film series with screenings of “Harvey” and “Night of the Lepus,” among others. Visit brooksmuseum.org/brooks-outside-intrude for details and a schedule.67. Land Use Board Makes Decision on Trio of Controversial Cases - Monday, January 16, 2017
The Shelby County Land Use Control Board met neighborhood opposition head-on Jan. 12, approving one controversial project and voting down two others.
Of the 18 cases approved on its consent agenda, the most pertinent project was the proposed Ice House entertainment center at 2166 Central Ave.68. Events - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
The Memphis chapter of the American Marketing Association will unveil its new brand to members, sponsors and guests Tuesday, Jan. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ghost River Brewing’s Downtown tap room, 827 S. Main St. Cost is free for members and $10 for nonmembers; all attendees must register in advance at amamemphis.org.69. Council Could Delay Turner Dairy Vote Again - Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Memphis City Council members are likely to delay a vote Tuesday, Jan. 17, on a parking lot for Turner Dairy Holdings LLC in Overton Square that is part of the dairy’s expansion.70. Events - Monday, January 16, 2017
National Civil Rights Museum will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy Monday, Jan. 16, at its King Day Celebration, with the theme “Come Too Far to Turn Back Now.” The museum will offer reduced admission of $5 during the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. An entertainment stage, health pavilion and children’s activity tent (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will be set up outside. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org/king-day for details.71. Events - Saturday, January 14, 2017
National Civil Rights Museum will remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy Monday, Jan. 16, at its King Day Celebration, with the theme “Come Too Far to Turn Back Now.” The museum will offer reduced admission of $5 during the extended hours of 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. An entertainment stage, health pavilion and children’s activity tent (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) will be set up outside. Visit civilrightsmuseum.org/king-day for details.72. Last Word: Humes Next, Top ZIPs in Residential and Payback in the Legislature - Friday, January 13, 2017
Add Dave & Buster’s to the list of "it" retail hot spots. The restaurant-arcade has inked a lease in Cordova by Wolfchase Galeria with plans to open later this year, probably fourth quarter.73. Strickland: Core Services Strategy Sustaining Momentum - Friday, January 13, 2017
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said his core services or “brilliant at the basics” strategy is working a year into his four-year term of office. But he told the Memphis Kiwanis Club Wednesday, Jan. 11, that the strategy will take some time and patience toward what he termed a “renaissance.”74. Literacy Mid-South Building Network to Raise Reading Levels - Thursday, January 12, 2017
As a child, Knox Shelton witnessed first-hand the struggle to break a generational cycle of marginal literacy. He grew up in Jonesville, Virginia, a small Appalachian coal mining town.
“I mostly remembered the good times of being a kid,” said Shelton, who recently was promoted to the role of executive director at Literacy Mid-South. “But little memories come back that are very dark and scary, just to think of situations kids were in. I’m gonna make it sound like an awful town, but there were kids pulled out of school in first grade to work with their families.75. Rallings Finds Voice on Violent Crime - Thursday, January 12, 2017
Michael Rallings is just about at the one-year mark in his tenure as Memphis Police director and he has found his voice.
Much of what Rallings is saying a year into the job is about the city’s problem with violent crime, homicides in particular.76. Rallings Questions Homicide Count, Calls for More Study of Violence - Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings says he is going to “bring the fire” in 2017 when it comes to talking about and dealing with the city’s problem with violent crime.
In a wide-ranging speech Tuesday, Jan. 10, to the Memphis Rotary Club, Rallings used an extensive Power Point presentation to break down the city’s 228 homicides in 2016 – a record year for the homicide count.77. Events - Tuesday, January 10, 2017
PizzaRev will hold job fairs Tuesday, Jan. 10, and Thursday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its future location near International Paper at 6450 Poplar Ave., suite 119. The fast-casual eatery is looking to hire 50 crew members. Interested applicants can apply in person or visit pleaseapplyonline.com/tennrev to begin the process online.78. Izakaya Restaurant Hosts Grand Opening - Saturday, January 07, 2017
Izakaya Restaurant, housed inside the 19th Century Club building at 1433 Union Ave., hosted its grand opening Jan. 1.79. Greater Memphis Chamber Plans Day on Capitol Hill - Saturday, January 07, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s day on Capitol Hill in Nashville next month will include the normal scheduled meetings with legislators. But it is also being billed as bringing “Memphis soul to Nashville.”80. FedEx Ups Memphis Open Partnership for St. Jude - Saturday, January 07, 2017
FedEx Corp. has expanded its commitment to the GF Sports family of events, increasing sponsorship for the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster with the “Advantage St. Jude delivered by FedEx” ball kid program.81. Events - Saturday, January 07, 2017
The 2017 Memphis Bike Swap will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Minglewood Hall, 1555 Madison Ave. Bikers will be able to buy, sell or swap parts with other cyclists around the city. Admission is free for buyers; food and beer will be available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will benefit the American Diabetes Association. Visit peddlerbikeshop.com/events for details.82. Events - Monday, January 09, 2017
The Yard will recycle Christmas trees free of charge through Jan. 29 at its recycling and composting facility, 1735 Thomas Road. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you mention Memphis Botanic Garden when dropping off a tree, The Yard will donate $5 to MBG. Call 901-833-9273 for details.83. January 6-12, 2017: This week in Memphis history - Saturday, January 07, 2017
1978: The Sex Pistols play Taliesyn Ballroom in Midtown – the second of seven stops on the original band’s one and only U.S. tour – with Memphis punk trip Quo Jr. opening. The British band’s reputation prompts Memphis authorities to look over the setting for the show as well as go see the performance for themselves. 84. Last Word: Booksellers Options, New Parking Spaces and The Memphis Open - Friday, January 06, 2017
The ballroom, an annex to the Nineteenth Century Club on Union Avenue, is a short-lived live music venue that already has hosted REO Speedwagon’s first Memphis show.
Mid-South Concerts founder Bob Kelley originally plans a show with no seats until police and fire officials insist there must be seats. The late change means more tickets have been sold for the show then there are seats and some ticketholders are locked out initially.
The Sex Pistols play a full set with police officials watching, ultimately concluding there isn’t anything particularly inflammatory or illegal about the band, whose best known song is “God Save The Queen.” Eight days after the Memphis show, the band plays its final date in San Francisco – and the Sex Pistols break up.
Somewhere in the back of our minds, I think most of us knew there were probably some circumstances under which Booksellers at Laurelwood might remain open. And as it turns out there are some terms the owner is talking about just past the post-New Year’s shock of work that the store will close in February.85. Green 1st With Formal Step Toward Tennessee Governor's Race - Friday, January 06, 2017
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Mark Green is the first potential gubernatorial candidate to take a formal step toward entering the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Bill Haslam in 2018.86. Greater Memphis Chamber Plans Day on Capitol Hill - Friday, January 06, 2017
The Greater Memphis Chamber’s day on Capitol Hill in Nashville next month will include the normal scheduled meetings with legislators. But it is also being billed as bringing “Memphis soul to Nashville.”87. FedEx Ups Partnership With Memphis Open for St. Jude - Friday, January 06, 2017
FedEx Corp. has expanded its commitment to the GF Sports family of events, increasing sponsorship for the Memphis Open presented by ServiceMaster with the “Advantage St. Jude delivered by FedEx” ball kid program.88. Americans Have Good Shot to Ace Memphis Open - Friday, January 06, 2017
This year’s Memphis Open field includes three Americans ranked in the top 35, two former past champions, and the certainty that Japan’s Kei Nishikori will not win a fifth straight title.89. Crosstown Concourse Sees First Residents - Friday, January 06, 2017
Less than a week into 2017 and something is going on that hasn’t happened in nearly a quarter of a century. “We had our first apartment residents move in,” Crosstown Concourse co-founder Todd Richardson said. “After 24 years of being empty, we’ve got our first occupants.”90. Comedian Michael Jr. Bringing Clean Humor to Memphis Church - Friday, January 06, 2017
Comedian Michael Jr. is talking about a trip to the mall and seeing a guy wearing a T-shirt that reads: “If you don’t speak English, leave the country.”
Pause … “It was written in English,” Michael Jr. says on stage, and the laughs start to tumble like dominoes. “So I went up to him and said, ‘You’re dumb.’ But I said it in Spanish.”91. Snapshots: Dining Experience in Nineteenth Century Club - Wednesday, January 04, 2017
Izakaya Restaurant, housed in the historic 16,000-square-foot 19th Century Club mansion at 1433 Union Ave., held a grand opening Jan. 1. The Japanese-French fusion restaurant offers everything from Japanese Kobe beef steaks to fusion dishes and traditional American fare. Shon and Dana Lin invested $3.5 million in the project, which features stained-glass windows and a fireplace in every room. Archer Construction Co. was general contractor and Looney Ricks Kiss was the project’s architect.92. Last Word: 2016's Toll, Strickland & Herenton and Downtown Hotel Changes Hands - Monday, January 02, 2017
The city’s homicide count was at 228 as 2016 came to an end, breaking the old 1993 record.
In a few years maybe there will be a better idea of the larger trend that made 2016 a more violent year. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings has said gangs were a factor in more homicides but not necessarily most of them – or if they did, it still remained an act between two people who knew each other and being in a gang wasn’t necessarily what set off the violent reaction.93. The Week Ahead: January 3-9 - Monday, January 02, 2017
Good morning, Memphis – and happy 2017! If you’ve made a new year’s resolution, chances are there’s an event this week to help you along the way. Want to get fit? Check out the Memphis Bike Swap. Vowing to read more? Try the BookTini Book Club launch. And that’s just a taste of what’s happening in The Week Ahead…94. Events - Monday, January 02, 2017
The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink in Mississippi River Park will offer ice skating lessons Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Taught by the Figure Skating Club of Memphis, the 30-minute lessons are included with the $10 ice rink admission, which also includes skate rental. Visit memphisriverfront.com for hours, events and activities.95. 19th Century Club Restaurant Hosts Grand Opening - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Izakaya Restaurant, housed inside the 19th Century Club building at 1433 Union Ave., was scheduled to host its grand opening Jan. 1.96. Events - Tuesday, January 03, 2017
The Fourth Bluff Ice Rink in Mississippi River Park will offer ice skating lessons Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Taught by the Figure Skating Club of Memphis, the 30-minute lessons are included with the $10 ice rink admission, which also includes skate rental. Visit memphisriverfront.com.97. Memphis Made Named ‘Bicycle Friendly Business’ - Saturday, December 31, 2016
Memphis Made Brewing has been awarded a bronze Bicycle Friendly Business, or BFB, award by the League of American Bicyclists.
The local brewery was one of 42 new and renewing BFBs announced last week, joining a group of 1,265 local businesses, government agencies, and Fortune 500 companies in 49 states and Washington, D.C., to transform the American workplace.98. Final Goodbye: Roll Call of Some of Those Who Died in 2016 - Monday, January 02, 2017
Death claimed transcendent political figures in 2016, including Cuba's revolutionary leader and Thailand's longtime king, but also took away royals of a different sort: kings of pop music, from Prince and David Bowie to George Michael.99. This Week in Memphis History: Dec. 30, 2016-Jan. 5, 2017 - Saturday, December 31, 2016
2013: On the front page of the Daily News, Club Crave on the northeast corner of Fourth and Beale streets has been closed as a public nuisance under a General Sessions Environmental Court order. The order followed a Christmas Eve shooting at the club that killed one person and injured two more. 100. Fixed Costs: Overhead That May Be Costing You Too Much - Friday, December 30, 2016
It marks the second time a nightclub at the location has been closed as a public nuisance, and this time Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. vows the city will seek to demolish the building.
Four years later, the club still stands but has not reopened since. It has been renamed The Palace under new ownership, the same owner of The New Daisy Theatre.
Ray’s Take There’s an old cash flow joke about having too much month at the end of the money. It’s usually more a function of spending than earning. For most people there’s a lot more control over the expenditures side of the equation than there is over the income – at least in the short run. So cutting how much you spend on extras sounds great. But how much of your spending can really be reduced or eliminated? Too much “overhead” can result in disaster.