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1. Book Looks at Sam Phillips' Career, Early Days in Alabama -

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The legacy of Sam Phillips is inextricably tied to Memphis, Tennessee, and his Sun Records and studio. But Phillips' Alabama hometown holds the key to understanding the man who gave the world rock 'n' roll.

2. Alleged Gang Members Face Federal Racketeering Charges -

Six alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have been charged with attempted murder to aid racketeering, federal prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 28, as they unsealed the indictments returned Sept. 24 in Memphis federal court.

3. Alleged Gang Members Face Federal Racketeering Charges -

Six alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have been charged with attempted murder to aid racketeering, federal prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 28, as they unsealed the indictments returned Sept. 24 in Memphis federal court.

4. Overton Square’s Future Tenants Could Be Residents -

With Overton Square reaching 100 percent occupancy, there’s nowhere else for the entertainment district to go but up. Loeb Properties currently is looking at possibly adding two multistory mixed-use buildings to complement the bustling arts and nightlife scene.

5. Alleged Gang Members Face Federal Racketeering Charges -

Six alleged members of the Gangster Disciples street gang have been charged with attempted murder to aid racketeering, federal prosecutors announced Monday, Sept. 28, as they unsealed the indictments returned Sept. 24 in Memphis federal court.

6. Travel Magic Happens at Sunrise -

Waking up before 8 a.m. never seems like a good idea when I’m home.

But when traveling, especially if it means getting an early start to maximize the day, I’m a fan of early mornings. Sometimes it’s as simple as beating the lines to see Michelangelo’s “David” in Florence. Other times it’s to catch a flight or even a sunrise.

7. Project Focuses on Music, History, Culture of South -

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – State and community leaders in six cities are planning to participate in the launch of a project to help preserve the musical heritage and culture of the South.

Tourism officials also will be part of the official launch of the Americana Music Triangle next week.

8. Lowery Installed as President of Association for Women Attorneys -

Keating Lowery has been installed as the 2015 president of the Association for Women Attorneys. As an attorney with Lawrence & Russell PLC, Lowery devotes her practice to litigating Employee Retirement Income Security Act matters on behalf of employers, plan fiduciaries and third-party administrators throughout the United States.

9. Downtown Grocery Expanding to Cooper-Young -

City Market Groceries & Deli is preparing to expand beyond Downtown. The grocery is adding a new Cooper-Young location, at 836 S. Cooper Street. City Market just signed a lease there, confirmed owner Hamida Mandani, who said Adam Slovis represented City Market.

10. Singing Mechanic’s Life Much Like the Songs He Sings -

The Singing Mechanic – “I’ve got that name. Nobody else can use it,” says Billy Devereaux – sits by his worn, 1,200-square-foot, two-room cottage and looks down at Boots, his Dutch Shepherd.

“He’s a possum killer and he runs security,” says Billy, 55, gazing across the swath of remote land separated by a long gravel trail from Smith Springs Road in Antioch.

11. ‘American Grilled’ Memphis Episode to Air Sept. 3 -

The Travel Channel on Sept. 3 will air a Memphis episode of “American Grilled,” which taped this past spring.

The show involves grilling enthusiasts from around the country competing for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they’re crowned the ultimate “grill master.”

12. 'American Grilled' Memphis Episode to Air Sept. 3 -

The Travel Channel on Sept. 3 will air a Memphis episode of “American Grilled,” which taped this past spring.

The show involves grilling enthusiasts from around the country competing for a $10,000 cash prize and bragging rights when they’re crowned the ultimate “grill master.”

13. Events -

Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital will hold a stroke survivor group meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 4 p.m. in Medical Office Building A, 7655 Poplar Ave, suite 250. The group will discuss issues that can affect patients after a stroke. Email angela.mensi@mlh.org or call 516-6929.

14. Events -

Overton Square will hold a Thursdays Squared concert Thursday, July 31, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. in the Tower Courtyard at Trimble Place and Florence Street. The series continues through Aug. 28. Visit thursdayssquared.com for a schedule.

15. Events -

Church Health Center Wellness and Bring It Food Hub will hold a Bring It, Cook It, Take It cooking class Thursday, July 31, at 5:30 p.m. at 1115 Union Ave. The class will include cooking demonstrations using fresh produce, plus tastings and recipes. Cost is $5 and includes a bag of produce. Visit churchhealthcenter.org.

16. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, July 30, from 9:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell will present the State of the County. Visit phelpssecurity.com.

17. Events -

The Booksellers at Laurelwood will host “Gone Dead Train” author Lisa Turner for a discussion and signing Tuesday, July 22, at 6 p.m. at the bookstore, 387 Perkins Road Extended. Visit thebooksellersatlaurelwood.com.

18. Events -

Cooper Young Night Out will be held Thursday, July 3, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at businesses in the Cooper-Young neighborhood. Visit cooperyoung.biz for a list of activities.

19. Events -

Kiwanis Club of Memphis will meet Wednesday, July 2, from noon to 1 p.m. at The University Club of Memphis, 1346 Central Ave. Latino Memphis director Mauricio Calvo will speak. Cost is $18 for nonmembers.

20. Events -

The Memphis Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society will hold a panel discussion on religious liberties Wednesday, May 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Madison Hotel, 79 Madison Ave. U.S. Magistrate Charmiane G. Claxton will moderate the panel. Cost is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers, and includes lunch. RSVP to gregory.grisham@jacksonlewis.com or 462-2616.

21. Events -

Sales & Marketing Society of the Mid-South will meet Wednesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Racquet Club of Memphis, 5111 Sanderlin Ave. Church Health Center CEO G. Scott Morris will present “Selling the Church Health Center.” Cost for nonmembers is $35 at the door. Visit sms-midsouth.org.

22. Events -

Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest will be held Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 17, in Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive. Hundreds of teams compete for more than $110,000 in prizes. Visit memphisinmay.org.

23. Events -

Memphis Botanic Garden will host Farmers Market at the Garden Wednesday, May 14, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., and every Wednesday through Oct. 29 at the garden, 750 Cherry Road. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

24. Events -

The Downtown Alive concert series will feature Maitre D’s Thursday, May 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com.

25. Events -

The Downtown Alive concert series continues Thursday, May 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Court Square. Earl “The Pearl” Banks and The Memphis Dawls will perform. The free series, produced by the Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis Music Foundation, continues Thursdays through June 26. Visit downtownmemphis.com for a schedule.

26. Events -

Talk Shoppe will host Speed Networking: Scoring Business Leads With Fast Pitches & Race Around the Bases Wednesday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at DeVry University, 6401 Poplar Ave., sixth floor. Baseball attire optional. Cost is free. Visit talkshoppe.biz.

27. Events -

B.I.G. for Memphis, a business interest group that connects Memphis Police colonels and business leaders, will meet Wednesday, April 30, at 9:45 a.m. at Phelps Security, 4932 Park Ave. Bob Nations of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness will present “Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security in the Mid-South.” Visit phelpssecurity.com.

28. Memphis Seeking Sustainability Designation -

Thirteen communities in the Southeast, including Memphis/Shelby County, are hoping to be designated as sustainable communities by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process. TVA executive John Bradley says the idea is to help communities be prepared when companies look for a site for their business.

29. Memphis Seeking Sustainability Designation -

Thirteen communities in the Southeast, including Memphis/Shelby County, are hoping to be designated as sustainable communities by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

TVA designated 13 locations as Valley Sustainable Communities last year and says 13 more are about to begin the review process. TVA executive John Bradley says the idea is to help communities be prepared when companies look for a site for their business.

30. I Choose Memphis: Ragan Washburn -

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

Name: Ragan Washburn

Job Title and Company: Manager of Community Engagement and Events at Duncan-Williams Inc.

31. Music Series Coming To Overton Square -

Overton Square is getting a live music series called Thursdays Squared.

Resource Entertainment Group is launching the event, which will arrive at the Tower Courtyard at Trimble Place and Florence Street on Thursdays starting April 17. It’ll be a concert, but also more than that – a street party with an outdoor music festival feel that includes beer and wine for sale. Covers will range from $5 to $15 depending on the headlining band. Up first is Party Planet April 17, with special guests including Al Kapone, Ruby Wilson and more.

32. Live Music Series Coming to Overton Square -

Overton Square is getting a live music series called Thursdays Squared.

Resource Entertainment Group is launching the event, which will arrive at the Tower Courtyard at Trimble Place and Florence Street on Thursdays starting April 17. It’ll be a concert, but also more than that – a street party with an outdoor music festival feel that includes beer and wine for sale.

33. New Housing Option Comes to Victorian Village -

Florence Hervery had been thinking about the next phase of her life for some time.

The 55-year-old Whitehaven resident had been mulling over a move Downtown, but she wanted a home, not a condominium or apartment, and was hesitant to move into the bustling Downtown core.

34. Midtown Medical Office Building Sells for $2.6 Million -

A partnership of two Utah-based companies has acquired a medical office building on Union Avenue near Overton Square.

Trivalis LLC and Novalis LLC, both based in Utah, acquired the medical office building built in 1967 at 2076 Union Ave., next door to the IHOP restaurant, for $2.6 million. The property, at the corner of Union Avenue and Florence Street, was appraised at $1.3 million in 2013, according to the Shelby County Assessor of Property’s office. The sellers, Missouri-based Roundabout Real Estate LLC and Visual Projects LLC, acquired the property in 2008 for $2 million.

35. Square Roots -

Breakaway Running owner Barry Roberson was blown away by the crowds who visited his new Overton Square store, which opened Oct. 30.

36. French Quarter Deal Collapses -

A Texas-based group had inked a deal to purchase the long-vacant French Quarter Suites Hotel near Overton Square, but the proposed sale fell through the cracks.

Austin, Texas-based ASC Management had until Oct. 31 to close on the purchase of the 105-room inn at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street but did not complete the sale.

37. French Quarter Suites Deal Hangs in Balance -

A planned deal to redevelop the long-vacant French Quarter Suites Hotel near Overton Square is nearing a critical deadline.

Austin, Texas-based ASC Management has until Oct. 31 to close on the purchase of the 105-room inn at the northeast corner of Madison Avenue and Cooper Street but has not yet done so, according to one of the property’s current owners.

38. French Quarter Deal Hangs in Balance -

A planned deal to redevelop the long-vacant French Quarter Suites Hotel near Overton Square is nearing a critical deadline.

Austin, Texas-based ASC Management has until Oct. 31 to close on the purchase of the 105-room inn at the northeast corner of Madison and Cooper Avenues but has not yet done so, according to one of the property’s current owners.

39. Overton Square Garage Opens -

Visitors to Overton Square know that parking has been at a premium recently, with side streets around the entertainment district filling up as quickly as the restaurants and shops there.

Parking at Overton Square should get much easier with the opening of its 451-space parking garage at the northeast corner of Monroe Avenue and Florence Street. The city-owned garage opened this weekend, and parking is free for the rest of October.

40. September 6-12, 2013: This week in Memphis history -

2012: On the front page of The Daily News, the city and developers with Loeb Properties Inc. broke ground on a parking garage at Monroe Avenue and Florence Avenue and Local Gastropub was nearing build out completion at Madison Avenue and Cooper Street.

41. Midtown Mix -

Go by Overton Square during lunch or at night, and the place is usually overflowing with visitors – some who want lunch, dinner or a libation, and some who come just to enjoy the simple pleasure of people-watching.

42. Square Planners Focus on Pedestrians -

Overton Square planners are focusing on “the spaces between” and making the area more comfortable for pedestrians while increasing density and expecting more traffic in the arts, theater and retail district.

43. Unemployment Rates Fall in 90 Percent of US Cities -

WASHINGTON (AP) – Unemployment rates fell in nearly 90 percent of large U.S. cities in March, though most of the declines likely occurred because more Americans stopped looking for work, rather than found jobs.

44. XMC Reaches Anniversary, Expands in East Tennessee -

XMC Inc., the second-largest Xerox dealer in the U.S., is celebrating 20 years in business and is currently expanding into new areas of East Tennessee.

45. J-Line Pump Growing in Collierville -

A local pumping equipment manufacturer is increasing its presence in the Collierville market. 

J-Line Pump Co., doing business as American-Marsh Pumps, bought the 81,260-square-foot warehouse on 12.4 acres at 550 E. South St. for $1.4 million. This will be in addition to the adjoining 110,000-square-foot warehouse at 185 Progress Road the company has occupied since 1999.

46. Loeb: City Should Increase Investment in Urban Core -

The relevance of Overton Square is that it’s one of many initiatives the city has in place to make Memphis a better place and a city of choice for the millennial generation.

Seventy-seven percent of those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s want to live in the urban core and to drive less.

47. Endocrinologist Detti Joins UT Medical Group -

Reproductive endocrinologist Dr. Laura Detti has joined the Germantown office of UT Medical Group Inc., where she specializes in male and female infertility. Detti provides genetic diagnosis and counseling; management of conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, recurrent miscarriages and premature menopause; and pre- and post-cancer care for fertility issues.

48. Case Management Buys Airport-Area Office Building -

3171 Directors Row Memphis, TN 38116

Sale Amount: $1.3 million

Sale Date: Sept. 28, 2012

49. Airport-Area Office Building Fetches $1.3M -

Memphis-based Case Management Inc. has paid $1.3 million for the 55,004-square-foot, four-story office building at 3171 Directors Row in Whitehaven.

50. ‘More the Merrier’ -

Following a shaky last few years for Overton Square, the area has finally seen tangible evidence of change in recent weeks and the area’s long-term tenants appear to be waiting in anticipation of its new neighbors.

51. Loeb Closes On $7M Purchase Of Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. has closed its $7 million acquisition of Overton Square, after many months of negotiations with former owner, Denver Colo.-based Overton Square Investors LLC.

52. Loeb Closes on $7M Purchase of Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. has closed its $7 million acquisition of Overton Square, after many months of negotiations with former owner, Denver Colo.-based Overton Square Investors LLC.

53. Another Round -

The revitalization of Overton Square can perhaps be best summed up with a famous quote often attributed to Mark Twain: “History does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”

The history of the Midtown entertainment district dates back to late 1970, when T.G.I. Friday’s opened its first franchised location on Madison Avenue near Cooper Street following the passage of a referendum vote allowing liquor by the drink citywide a year prior.

54. City Seeks RFQs for Overton Garage -

The city of Memphis seeking requests for qualifications for construction of the three-story Overton Square garage and detention basin at the northeast corner of Monroe Avenue and Florence Street. Proposals are due July 12.

55. Tying it All Together -

Two of the city’s high-profile architecture firms are behind the design enhancement of one of Memphis’ most cherished spots – Overton Square.

LRK Inc. is the architect of record for both Loeb Properties Inc.’s $20 million revitalization of the Midtown theater district and also for the city’s parking garage at Monroe Avenue and Florence Street.

56. City Files $12 Million Permit App To Build Overton Square Garage -

2100 Monroe Ave.
Memphis, TN 38104

Permit Cost: $12 million

Permit Date: Applied June 2012

57. City Files $12M Permit App for Overton Square Garage -

The city of Memphis has filed a $12 million building permit application with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement for the three-story Overton Square parking garage being built in conjunction with Loeb Properties Inc.’s revitalization of the square.

58. Events -

The 19th annual Juneteenth Freedom & Heritage Festival will be held Friday, June 15, through Sunday, June 17, in Douglass Park, 1616 Ash St. Cost is free. Visit juneteenthmemphis.org for a schedule.

59. Buffett's Berkshire to Buy Media General Papers -

NEW YORK (AP) – Billionaire Warren Buffett's company is making another foray into newspapers, agreeing to buy 63 newspapers from Media General Inc. for $142 million.

60. Loeb Makes Progress on Square Plan -

The blue banner that hung until recently at the curved building at Cooper Street and Madison Avenue and read “Returning in 2012” will soon ring true for Overton Square and its developer, Loeb Properties Inc.

61. Nurses Week Honors Those Devoted to Health Care -

Nurses across the nation this week are being honored in their communities for dedication to the profession that’s consistently ranked as the most trusted in the nation.

National Nurses Week, which began May 6, culminates Saturday, May 12, on the birthday of the celebrated English nurse Florence Nightingale, who’s considered the founder of modern nursing.

62. Union Ave. Medical Office Financed for $1.8 Million -

Roundabout Real Estate LLC and Visual Projects LLC, both based in Missouri, have filed a $1.8 million loan through Renasant Bank secured by a nearly 16,000-square-foot medical office building at 2076 Union Ave.

63. Burton Promoted to PR Manager at inferno -

Ashley Burton has been promoted to public relations manager at inferno. Burton joined the agency in 2005 and most recently served as a public relations account executive.

64. Five Guys to Open 2nd Local Burger Joint -

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has inked its second Memphis-area lease – this one in Bartlett – and is close to solidifying two other locations, including one in Midtown.

Jubilee Restaurant Group LLC, owner of the Memphis franchise, has signed a 3,100-square-foot lease in Stage Centre. Five Guys is taking the subdivided end-cap of the 6,660-square-foot space formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video.

65. Five Guys to Open 2nd Local Burger Joint -

Five Guys Burgers and Fries has inked its second Memphis-area lease – this one in Bartlett – and is close to solidifying two other locations, one in Midtown and another in Germantown.

Jubilee Restaurant Group LLC, owner of the Memphis franchise, has signed a 3,100-square-foot lease in Stage Centre. Five Guys is taking the subdivided end-cap of the 6,660-square-foot space formerly occupied by Blockbuster Video.

66. Skunx Chef’s Pub Latest C-Y Eatery -

Duncan Aiken has loved pizza his whole life, though pizza, as he has found out, can be a harsh mistress. It took years to develop a recipe for the kind of crust he favors, years of studying, traveling, working and, of course, eating.

67. Loeb Unveils Ambitious Plan For Renewed Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. hopes to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.

68. Loeb Properties Reveals Theater Arts District for Overton Square -

Loeb Properties Inc. is hoping to capitalize on Midtown’s recent successes with a $31 million revitalization plan for Overton Square.

69. XMC Inc. Hires Production Specialist -

Memphis-based XMC Inc., which provides sales, leasing, service and supplies such as printers and digital presses, has hired document workflow specialist Anna Savoy to lead the company’s nine territories in managed print services and document workflow production.

70. French Ambassador Delattre to Visit Memphis Oct. 6-7 -

François Delattre, the ambassador of France to the United States, will visit Memphis Thursday, Oct.6, and Friday, Oct. 7.

Delattre will meet with Mayor A C Wharton Jr. and FedEx Corp. Chairman, President and CEO Frederick Smith.

71. Events -

The Memphis Claims Association will meet Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:15 p.m. at Side Street Grill, 31 Florence St. The topic discussed will be furniture and cabinet damage claims. Cost is $25 for members and $35 for guests.

72. Events -

The Tennessee Beta Unit of Parliamentarians will hold its monthly meeting and educational program Monday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Branch Library, 5094 Poplar Ave.

73. Council Could Consider Schools Settlement -

Memphis City Council members take up the schools consolidation lawsuit settlement at their Tuesday, Sept. 6 sessions.

The meeting at City Hall, 125 N. Main St., begins at 3:30 p.m.

74. Is ‘No Children Allowed’ Policy Right or Wrong? -

In July, Mike Vuick, owner of the Pittsburgh-area restaurant McDain’s, banned children younger than 6 from his establishment. More than 2,000 email responses to this action ran 11 to 1 in favor of the ban.

75. Classic Chianti Brings Heady Flavor to Glass -

Acouple of months ago in this column, I recommended the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Colli Senesi 2008, a 100 percent sangiovese wine that represents good value at about $15 or $16. Today, let me offer that wine’s sort of big brother, the Bindi Sergardi Chianti Classico 2007, made not in the hills near the city of Siena, but closer to and south of Florence, the cradle of Chianti Classico and the sangiovese grape.

76. Events -

The GOTV Club will present a seminar titled “Healthcare Reform for Business Owners” Tuesday, July 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crescent Club, 6075 Poplar Ave., suite 909. Philip Johnson of Argyle Benefits Consultants will speak. Cost is $25. To register, visit thegotvclubjuly.eventbrite.com.

77. Events -

The Memphis Library and Information Center board of trustees will meet Monday, July 25, at noon at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne St. For more information, call 415-2846.

78. Events -

The Memphis Library and Information Center board of trustees will meet Monday, July 25, at noon at the Frayser Branch, 3712 Argonne St. For more information, call 415-2846.

79. Second Madison Meeting Maps Out Bike Lanes -

A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue on Wednesday, July 6.

In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two-mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Avenue and Cooper Street, those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.

80. Maps Marked Up At Second Madison Bike Lane Meeting -

A group of more than 100 citizens got a chance to do more than just look at maps of Madison Avenue Wednesday evening.

In the second of three public hearings on proposed bicycle lanes for the two mile stretch of Madison between Cleveland Ave. and Cooper St., those at the Minglewood Hall meeting got a chance to mark up the maps with what they would like to see.

81. Complement Summer BBQ With Chianti -

Memorial Day tends to be regarded as the official start of the American Outdoor Grilling Season, though fanatics, of course, fire up the grills all year round. Now that we’re in June, though, many ordinary mortals are smoking up the patio and backyard with the pungent aromas of roasting meat and fish. My most recent effort regarded pork tenderloins marinated in soy sauce, dry sherry, honey, orange juice, rice wine vinegar, shallots and rosemary for three hours and then grilled about five minutes on each side. That was great.

82. Dixon to Present Forain Exhibit -

The Dixon Gallery and Gardens will present the summer exhibition “Jean-Louis Forain: La Comédie parisienne” June 26 through October 9 at the Dixon, 4339 Park Ave.

83. City Fronts CIP Money for Overton Square Garage -

The key public infrastructure piece of the Overton Square revitalization stayed on track to a June 30 deadline this week with Memphis City Council approval of $4 million in capital improvement program funding for the $6 million project.

84. Overton Square Developer Eyes Grocery Store for Site -

A premium grocery store is in the works for Overton Square with plans to preserve the entertainment district’s character and bring it back to life, Loeb Properties Inc. revealed this week.

85. Overton Square Developer Eyes Grocery Store -

A premium grocery store is in the works for Overton Square with plans to preserve the entertainment district’s character and bring it back to life, Loeb Properties Inc. revealed this week.

Before a standing room only crowd Tuesday at the office of Memphis Heritage Inc., 2282 Madison Ave., Loeb president Bob Loeb unveiled the site plan for a 53,000-square-foot grocery store, more than double the size of Schnucks’ Midtown location.

86. ’06 Chianti Rufina Offers Classic Taste at Great Value -

Having spent three crowded and hectic days in New York last week at VINO 2011, a conference hosted by the Italian Trade Commission, I thought it would be appropriate to offer a (really) brief tutorial in the intricacies of Chianti as well as a recommendation for a terrific example of the sangiovese grape.

87. Leaf-Blower Manufacturing Moving to Tennessee -

Giant-Vac, a producer of leaf and debris control equipment, is moving manufacturing to Lawrenceburg, Tenn., from Connecticut and could bring in 75 new jobs.

Blake Lay, chief executive officer for InSyte Solutions Inc., which purchased Giant-Vac last year, told the Times Daily in Florence, Ala., that the manufacturing operation and warehouse will move to the old Murray manufacturing plant in Lawrenceburg.

88. Bass Pro and Beyond -

"Adaptive reuse” is the term for what city leaders hope will happen at The Pyramid.

Throw in the Mid-South Fairgrounds and the Beale Street Landing projects, though, and “adaptive reuse” seems inadequate to define what is happening among the three concepts.

89. Downtown’s City Market Closer to Reality -

The store’s motto is “e-squared – eat and enjoy.”

Its look and feel will be that of an Old World market offering customers freshly prepared food with a local and international flair, as well as grocery staples such as milk and eggs.

90. Square Deal Undone -

A facelift has been in the works for about a year for a Midtown landmark that long ago succumbed to the real estate equivalent of jowls and wrinkled skin. But after months of planning, it now appears the proposed nips and tucks for Overton Square, a roughly 10-acre hodgepodge of shops, restaurants and a movie theater, won't be happening after all.

91. Square Owner: No Remake For Now -

The proposed overhaul of Overton Square that was to have included building a 53,000-square-foot grocery store appears dead in the water.

Tom Lowe, the president of one of the two out-of-town firms that own the roughly 10-acre Midtown landmark, said the developer’s contract to buy the south half of the square to pursue an overhaul will not be extended at the end of this month. That means a new Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. store – which was to have been the key tenant of the square redevelopment – is likely not coming to the square anytime soon.

92. Square Owner: No Remake For Now -

The proposed overhaul of Overton Square that was to have included building a 53,000-square-foot grocery store appears dead in the water.

Tom Lowe, the president of one of the two out-of-town firms that own the roughly 10-acre Midtown landmark, said the developer’s contract to buy the south half of the square to pursue an overhaul will not be extended at the end of this month. That means a new Associated Wholesale Grocers Inc. store – which was to have been the key tenant of the square redevelopment – is likely not coming to the square anytime soon.

93. Plans Submitted for Overton Square Revamp -

Oklahoma-based Sooner Investment has submitted its plan to overhaul the southern half of Overton Square to the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Planning and Development.

That step makes official the developer’s intentions for the square.

94. Overton Square Developer Files Plans -

Oklahoma-based Sooner Investment has submitted its plan to overhaul the south half of Overton Square to the Memphis-Shelby County Office of Planning and Development.

That step makes official the developer’s intentions for the square. And it also sets in motion the regulatory approval process that includes assigning Sooner’s development application to a local planner for review and the distribution of the plans to government officials and area stakeholders.

95. Herenton Grand Jury Hears From Four -

A federal grand jury probe believed to be an investigation of the private business affairs of former Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton heard from four witnesses Thursday.

The grand jury deliberations drew extra attention when it was revealed late Wednesday that former city attorney Elbert Jefferson – one of the witnesses who appeared before the panel – would be bringing with him a tape recording of Herenton. It was described in some media outlets as a “secret” recording of Herenton generated by an ethics investigation Jefferson conducted into the mayor.

96. Herenton-Lowery Transition Under Way in Choppy Waters -

He is serving his fifth term in office, having come to political power in the historic 1991 city elections. He became a politician after a career in which he was already in the public eye. He is outspoken and intense and he is not Willie Herenton.

97. Report: Times Co. Will Take Bids to Sell Globe -

BOSTON (AP) - The New York Times Co. appears interested in getting rid of The Boston Globe, hiring investment bank Goldman Sachs to manage a potential sale of a newspaper that has plummeted in value since its purchase in 1993, the Globe reported Wednesday.

98. Cooper’s Report Date Delayed to April -

He was supposed to report to the U.S. Penitentiary in Florence, Colo., Tuesday. But one week after former local political consultant Joe Cooper filed a sealed motion in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen signed an order allowing Cooper more time before he begins serving his sentence.

99. Eleven File For Council Seat -

A field of 11 candidates had filed by Thursday’s noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.

100. Eleven File For Council Seat -

A field of 11 candidates had filed by today's noon deadline for an open seat on the Memphis City Council on the Nov. 4 ballot. Four of the contenders ran for the council just a year ago. Also at the deadline, three Memphis school board members were effectively re-elected when they failed to draw any opposition.