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1. Last Word: Reappraisal Roller Coaster, Closing the Airport Post Office and District 95
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Four years ago was a very different time in the world of property reappraisals. For the first time in the memory of most, if not all, of the local elected officials looking at how much money they would have, the 2013 reappraisal of property for tax purposes didn’t grow or at least remain level. Values were down reflecting the depths of the recession and more importantly the housing crash.
2. 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.
3. Last Word: Gas Prices, Hotels and Airbnbs and Dicamba Drift
- Monday, September 19, 2016
How is your gas tank doing as the work week begins? If you are running on fumes you will probably also notice a dramatic hike in gas prices at the pump very shortly.
The Colonial Pipeline from Houston to New York closed Sept. 9 after a spill of 250,000 gallons was found in Alabama.
4. MAA Still Entertaining Headquarters Options
- Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Memphis-based MAA is a year into its search for a new headquarters, and the company is moving closer to plans for a newly constructed building.
The real estate investment trust, which focuses on multifamily properties, first announced the move last summer. MAA is currently housed in nearly 43,000 square feet at 6584 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis. It is looking for an 80,000-square-foot space, with room to grow, to house its 200 local employees.
5. Last Word: Pro Day, Hardwood Patios in C-Y and Memphis' Contested Convention
- Thursday, April 7, 2016
It was a windy Pro Day Wednesday at the University of Memphis for Tigers quarterback Paxton Lynch. And if the wind wasn’t for you, you could watch Lynch work out for NFL teams and their representatives on the NFL network.
Don Wade was there to watch in person.
6. Last Word: Carson Cancels, Haslam Endorses, Bank Numbers and Kobe's Exit
- Friday, February 26, 2016
Presidential campaigns and the security concerns that come with them aren’t something that comes up a lot in terms of press coverage in this election cycle.
But it has come up leading into what will be a busy weekend locally and in the region among the presidential contenders.
Republican candidate Ben Carson was scheduled to attend both Sunday services at Highpoint Church in East Memphis.
Leaders of the church emphasized it was a non-political event in which Carson would talk about his personal story and his faith but would not make a political pitch.
This is not unprecedented.
In 2008, Republican contender Mike Huckabee attended an ordination ceremony for two ministers at Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova – an event that was billed also as a nonpolitical event.
And so the reporters who came to cover the candidate who would win the Tennessee Republican primary days later watched not from the sanctuary but from the room where Bellevue’s video and audio feeds are coordinated. Huckabee talked politics with reporters after the service as he made a run for some barbecue to-go from Corky’s on his way to another city on the campaign trail.
7. This week in Memphis history: January 29-February 4
- Saturday, January 30, 2016
1986: Plans are announced for the Southwind Tournament Players Club development on Winchester Road 10 miles east of Memphis International Airport. The centerpiece of the development is a 215-acre golf course to open in the fall of 1987 as the new site of the St. Jude Memphis Golf Classic, which will move from its longtime home at Colonial Country Club.
8. Last Word: The View Across The Harbor, Crosstown Undercurrents and Bonnaroo
- Thursday, January 21, 2016
The fishing puns are overpowering as Bass Pro Shops expresses its interest in redeveloping Mud Island River Park, on the other side of the city harbor from the Pyramid Bass Pro Shops opened at just this past May.
Bass Pro Shops is one of five companies to express interest in Mud Island as part of the process by the Riverfront Development Corporation to go a different way with the park.
The RDC released the names of the companies Thursday.
Earlier this month, we outlined the RVC Outdoor Destinations proposal.
We don’t know nearly as much about what Bass Pro Shops has in mind or the other three firms.
All five now head for what amounts to a second round in which they submit specific plans to a search committee of the RDC including how they will pay for their plans.
9. City Council Approves Colonial Conversion, Vintage Trolley Purchase
- Wednesday, January 20, 2016
One of two golf courses at Colonial Country Club would give way to houses under a planned development approved Tuesday, Jan. 19, by the Memphis City Council.
The council approved a development that would turn the north course at Colonial into either a mix of single-family homes, townhouses and cottages or a mix of housing for senior citizens.
10. This Week in Memphis History: October 9-15
- Saturday, October 10, 2015
2014: Stevie Wonder receives the first Epitome of Soul Award from the Consortium Memphis Music Town. The show, held at the Cannon Center for the Performing Arts, also featured performances by Chaka Khan, BeBe Winans, Jordan Sparks and Eddie Levert. It’s not the first award Wonder has received in Memphis; he was a recipient of the National Civil Rights Museum’s Freedom Award in 2006.
11. Wharton Reintroduces Detroit Specter as Early Voting Begins
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015
When the city of Memphis got an unmistakable warning in May 2013 from Tennessee comptroller Justin Wilson to get its financial house in order, Memphis mayor A C Wharton was among those quick to caution against likening the city’s problems to those of Detroit.
12. Different Strokes
- Saturday, June 13, 2015
Five years ago, Jim Napolitano left Hillwood Country Club in Nashville to become general manager at Chickasaw Country Club. The economy was still wheezing and Chickasaw, which received its charter in 1922 – or two years after the 19th Amendment gave women the right to vote – was trapped in a time warp.
13. Midtown Apartment Building Sells for $840,000
- Tuesday, March 4, 2014
199 S. McLean Blvd.
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $840,000
Sale Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Buyer: Zaki Holdings LLC
Seller: Colonial House LP
Loan Amount: $140,000
Loan Date: Feb. 21, 2014
Maturity Date: Sept. 1, 2015
Lender: Colonial House LP
Details: The 20-unit multifamily building at 199 S. McLean Blvd. in Midtown has sold for $840,000.
14. Midtown Apartment Building Sells for $840,000
- Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The 20-unit multifamily building at 199 S. McLean Blvd. in Midtown has sold for $840,000.
Zaki Holdings LLC, whose address is in care of Germantown real estate company MTC Management, bought the 21,624-square-foot apartment complex in a Feb. 21 warranty deed from Colonial House LP.
15. Sales Tax Hike Early Voting Expands
- Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Early voting in the last elections of 2013 expands Tuesday, Nov. 12, to 15 satellite voting sites across Memphis.
The early voting period, underway since Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 16, is for the only citywide election of an unusually busy political year that has featured 11 elections in three months.
16. Democrats ‘Roast’ Herenton, Look Ahead to 2014
- Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Divisions within the local Democratic party took a backseat over the weekend as the Shelby County Democratic Party held the first of two large fundraisers for the 2014 election year.
But the look back for the party came with some advice for the future.
17. Nineteenth Century Club Owners Due in Court
- Monday, June 24, 2013
The owners of the historic Nineteenth Century Club building on Union Avenue will be in Environmental Court Monday, June 24, according to a group dedicated to preserving historic structures.
Memphis Heritage said Thursday, June 20, that the owner of the property, Liang Lin of Arkansas, doing business as The Union Group LLC., is charged with owning or maintaining a dangerous or neglected building and will be in General Sessions Division 14.
18. Harding Academy Renews Focus as School Turns 60
- Monday, October 1, 2012
Harding Academy of Memphis celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with a renewed focus on its main campus in East Memphis on Cherry Road.
The school is wrapping up the first wave of major renovations to the campus, and more are in the early planning stages for the next few years.
19. For Real Estate, a Giant Spring Clearance Sale
- Monday, March 28, 2011
In suburban Chicago, it's paradise to be a homebuyer.
At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades, including wood-burning fireplaces, all-stainless steel kitchens and marbled bathrooms tricked out with double-bowl vanities and whirlpool soaker tubs.
20. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 8, 2010
The houses on this year’s Central Gardens Home and Garden Tour chronicle a century of architectural styling.
They begin with traditional designs that borrow from past times and end with a 1967 residence built for the modern age. The 34th annual tour, which features six homes, will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
21. Schoolhouse Shuffle
- Monday, April 26, 2010
On a cold February morning, a group of excited parents clustered in a tent in back of Kate Bond Elementary School.
22. Local Care-Giving Market Growing Quickly
- Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Dr. Daron Merryman, a physician from Jonesboro, is the latest entrant into an expanding pool of personal care service providers in Memphis.
Merryman has bought the franchise rights to BrightStar in Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties. Chicago-based BrightStar is a full-service health care staffing agency that provides medical and non-medical home care, as well as staffing for hospitals and nursing homes.
23. District 83 Early Voting Comes To Quiet End Today
- Thursday, January 7, 2010
Early voter turnout in the special election for state House District 83 may not make it much higher than 1 percent if the bitterly cold weather becomes a political factor.
Today is the last day of the early voting period that began before Christmas, pausing for that holiday as well as the New Year’s holiday.
24. Merry Balloting During Today’s Early Voting
- Wednesday, December 23, 2009
As last-minute Christmas shoppers begin their tradition, early voters will be going to the polls.
Early voting begins today for the first election of 2010, the special general election for state representative District 83.
- Thursday, August 27, 2009
The American Advertising Federation of Memphis will host a luncheon today at 11:45 a.m. at the Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Michael Gass, author of “Fuel Lines, Fueling Agency Business” will discuss the concept of fueling business through social media. Cost is free to members, $25 for nonmembers and $10 for students. To register, visit www.aafmemphis.org.
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Talk Shoppe will present “The Master Mind Principle Success Formula” today from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Better Business Bureau of the Mid-South, 3693 Tyndale Drive. For more information, call Jo Garner at 482-0354.
27. Holy Rosary Moves Ahead With Life Center Plan
- Tuesday, March 24, 2009
A master plan five years in the making will begin to take shape this spring as Holy Rosary Church and School in East Memphis builds a 16,400-square-foot family life center on the northeast corner of its campus at 4851 Park Ave.
- Thursday, February 26, 2009
The Memphis Chapter of the Society of Information Management will present its annual Strategy Series for Executives today from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Esplanade Conference Complex, 901 Cordova Station. The theme of the series is “Charting a Course Through Challenging Times.” For more information or to register, visit www.hmgstrategy.com/events.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners will hold committee meetings today at 8:30 a.m. in the fourth floor committee room of the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
30. Multifamily Sector Steady to Good in Q3
- Friday, October 31, 2008
The Memphis multifamily market once again proved itself resistant to the economic downturn, registering another period of improvement during the third quarter (July through September) as other sectors continued their slide.
31. Young Building Company Coasting Along, Owners Say
- Tuesday, October 28, 2008
In the summer of 2006, Greg Bridgers and Kevin White left their respective homebuilding companies to form Southern Serenity Homes LLC. The longtime friends – “almost like brothers,” Bridgers said – saw the partnership as a chance to forge something new: to build homes the way they wanted at the pace they wanted, about 100 to 125 homes per year.
32. Lightman Realty to Begin Phase II of Centennial Gardens
- Tuesday, October 14, 2008
7751 Centennial Drive
Memphis, TN 38125
Permit Amount: $10.6 Million
Project Cost: $14 million
Permit Date: Applied October 2008
Owner: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Tenant: Michael Lightman Realty Co.
Contractor: Patton & Taylor Construction Co.
Architect: MMH Hall Architects and Planners Inc
33. Harding Academy Buys Cordova Property
- Friday, October 10, 2008
Harding Academy of Memphis Inc. has bought a residential property next to its Macon Road campus in Cordova. The school paid $665,000 for a 6.3-acre lot at 8436 Macon Road from Kathleen Tower, Betty Copeland, Donald R. Downs and Charles A. Downs. The sale closed Oct. 1.
34. Griz Players to Help Open White Station Church Center
- Friday, September 12, 2008
Several Memphis Grizzlies basketball players will be at the White Station Church of Christ’s new Community Life Center open house this weekend.
The event will take place Saturday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 1106 Colonial Road.
35. OrthoOne Secures Land For New Facility
- Tuesday, May 13, 2008
3.57 Acres on Market Center Drive
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $914,513
Sale Date: April 25, 2008
Buyer: Attilla Group LLC
Seller: MED-A.R.M. Inc.
Loan Amount: $3.5 million
Loan Date: April 25, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Magna Bank
- Friday, April 25, 2008
The Memphis Bar Association will sponsor Law Week 2008 through May 1. The Law Week Launch Party will be today at 5 p.m. in Court Square. Barbecue, live music and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and no reservations are needed. For a complete schedule of Law Week events, call the MBA at 527-3573.
37. Rasberry Lobbies To Build On 'Underground' Lot
- Tuesday, April 8, 2008
To longtime Memphians, the lot on the northeast corner of McLean Boulevard and Cowden Avenue is known as the "underground house" because of its architecture. That's even though the strikingly modern house surrounded by mounds and bushes and shrubs has been just a memory for two years and counting.
38. Rate Cut Could Lead To More Mortgage Refinancing
- Monday, January 28, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) - This week's surprise rate cut by the Federal Reserve not only held Wall Street and investors in thrall, it's also kicked into high gear a rush by homeowners across the country to refinance their mortgages at the current lower rates.
39. Proposed Apartment Development Draws Opposition from Neighbors
- Thursday, November 8, 2007
Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC is planning to build a four-story apartment building with a maximum of 202 units and an accompanying parking garage along a tree-lined, residential stretch of Park Avenue.
40. One East Memphis Neighborhood Proves 'Recession-Proof'
- Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Like an oasis in the desert, the East Memphis development of Newton Court has given a group of developers, builders and Realtors some much-needed reprieve in a dried-up residential real estate market.
41. Church of Christ at White Station Plans $4M Improvements
- Tuesday, May 22, 2007
1106 Colonial Road
Memphis, TN 38117
Permit Costs: $3.7 million; $350,000
Project Cost: About $4 million
42. Archived Article
- Tuesday, January 9, 2007
1715 Aaron Brenner Drive
Memphis, TN 38120
Sale Amount: $38.1 million
Sale Date: Dec. 11, 2006
Buyer: PKY Fund Memphis I LLC
43. Archived Article
- Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Loan Amount: $8.6 million
Loan Date: June 19, 2006
Maturity Date: July 1, 2021
44. 'Bon Voyage' Concert Debuts Saturday at St. Mary's Buckman Center
- Monday, May 1, 2006
The Memphis Public Library & Information Center presents "Orientation and Genealogy Basics" from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. Call 415-2742 for more information.
45. A Touch of Health Helps Clients Realize Resolutions
- Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Stop smoking. Lose 10 pounds. Eat healthier. Exercise more.
Each New Year brings a list of renewed promises aimed at breaking old habits and treating ourselves better.
David Pryor, owner of A Touch of Health Lifestyle and Wellness Spa on Poplar Avenue, usually is on the receiving end of these and many more New Year's resolutions. He said the spa offers a number of packages that help clients pamper themselves and stick to their promises to live a healthier lifestyle.
46. Unique Memphis Retailer Opens Second Location
- Wednesday, September 7, 2005
No one has to convince Brenda Meece of the value of the old adage about "a stitch in time." Last week, this lifelong knitter further sewed up her entrepreneurial future when she opened the doors to a second location of Yarniverse, a Memphis yarn and knitting shop that she first opened about three years ago.
47. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, December 11, 2003
County Chooses Firm
County Chooses Firm
for Efficiency Study
Shelby County has selected Philadelphia-based financial advisory firm Public Financial Management Inc. to conduct a four-month study designed to determine whether county governmen...
48. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, October 8, 2002
The Lakes at Bonne Terre ready for development
Scenic Bonne Terre readies for new development
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
A new development in Nesbit, Miss., is poised to offer homeowners the same type of French country and Southern clas...
49. Archived Article: Community Briefs
- Friday, May 3, 2002
Cookie Monster and Rocky Redbird will meet and greet crowds at the upcoming Great Cookie Carnival, Saturday 11 a Cookie Monster and Rocky Redbird will meet and greet crowds at the upcoming "Great Cookie Carnival," 11 a.m. 4 p.m. Saturday a...
50. Archived Article: Lawfocus
- Thursday, August 9, 2001
2001 property appraisals brings new flood of appeals 2001 appraisals bring new wave of appeals By MARY DANDO The Daily News Its deja vu all over again at the Shelby County Board of Equalization. With the deadline for lodging appeals of this years pr...
51. Archived Article: Lucb (lead)
- Thursday, April 12, 2001
Not again East Memphis neighborhood gears up to fight towering foe By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News "Not again!" was the frustrated sentiment residents of the Colonial Acres neighborhood expressed last month when they received notice in t...
52. Archived Article: Focus (tour)
- Tuesday, March 13, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY Home tour puts Evergreen District on display By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News A unique blend of five old and new homes with distinctly European characters will be featured on the 2001 Evergreen Historic District Home Tour. The to...
53. Archived Article: Midtown (lead)
- Wednesday, October 25, 2000
MIDTOWN CORRIDOR NEARS COMPLETION Midtown corridor nears completion By MARY DANDO The Daily News As the Memphis Landmarks Commission meets at 4:30 p.m. today to review plans for two Midtown homes on Garland and Peabody, the board will probably be co...
54. Archived Article: Standout (alb)
- Friday, September 1, 2000
Capturing colors Capturing colors of life on canvas By KATHLEEN D. BARK The Best Times Dianne Shockley may have antique portraits and lithographs among the artwork in her home, but she is particularly devoted to abstract art and vibrant color. She f...
55. Archived Article: Landmaks (lead)
- Wednesday, February 23, 2000
Landmarks to make final vote on church plans, demolition Board to take last look at church plans, demolition By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The Landmarks Commission today will take a final vote on plans for a new addition for First Congregational ...
56. Archived Article: Tech (toys)
- Wednesday, December 15, 1999
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Christmas 1999 offers space-age toys for children of all ages By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News As the technology wave steadily continues to roll through the toy industry, this years selection of tech toys offers something for c...
57. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, November 16, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Landmarks, church debate demolition of two homes By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Should they stay or should they go? That is the issue surrounding two homes on the property of First Congregational Church, located on South Watkins ...
58. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 14, 1999
Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat Cooper-Young rolls out the welcome mat The 1999 Cooper-Young Home and Garden Tour will feature eight homes representing all quadrants of the neighborhood By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Ever drive through the ...
59. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, September 7, 1999
By LAURIE JOHNSON Central Gardens Home Tour 99 This years tour features eclectic collection of architectural styles By LAURIE JOHNSON Take a peek into seven very different houses and some beautiful gardens on Sunday, Sept. 12, when the Central Garde...
60. Archived Article: Office
- Tuesday, October 6, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Construction begins on Cordova offices By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Construction is starting on a 5,400-square-foot office building at 985 Cordova Station Ave. at the corner of Macon Road and Germantown Parkway. The $400,...
61. Archived Article: Standout (chism)
- Friday, April 3, 1998
Balmoral gotten to know all the teachers and many of the students, comfortable place to go volunteer. At U of M, took student teachers to Balmoral A helping hand Mary Jo Chism smoothes Vietnamese familys adjustment to American life By KATHLEEN DOMBH...
62. Archived Article: Prime Prop.
- Tuesday, March 25, 1997
556 Colonial Ave 556 Colonial Ave. For lease The building at 556 Colonial Ave. is for lease for $13.50 per square foot. The property is zoned OL (light office) and features approximately 3,800 square feet of space. The building is a free-standing ho...
63. Archived Article: Market Cigars Lj
- Monday, September 9, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Puffing to popularity Rising cigar sales indicate stogies arent just for old fogies By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Cigar smoking, touted by some as the "one last vice left" in todays politically correct society, is now maki...
64. Archived Article: Warranty Deeds
- Monday, July 15, 1996
7/15 jts warranty deeds Big property deals worth over $33 million in second quarter By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News The largest property sales in Shelby County totaled more than $33 million during the second quarter of 1996, with 12 deals filed in ex...