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- Saturday, September 16, 2017
The 30th annual Cooper Young Festival is Saturday, Sept. 16, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. the Cooper-Young Historic District. The festival is the largest single-day event in Memphis and serves as a fundraiser for the Cooper Young Business Association. This year’s lineup features 17 musical acts, local merchants and 435 artisans from around the country. Visit cooperyoungfestival.com for details.
2. Last Word: Juvenile Court Return, Berlin Boyd's Week and Tony Allen Thoughts
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Two weeks ago Juvenile Court Judge Dan Michael was on Behind The Headlines in a half-hour conversation about the court and federal oversight that drew quite a bit of reaction to Michael’s strong opinions about the need to end that oversight. Even before that reaction we had planned to do a second part of the conversation with those who favor continued federal oversight of the court.
- Friday, September 15, 2017
Fourth Bluff kicks off its fall programming with the first of the weekly Friday Night Dance Parties on Friday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The themed, outdoor dance parties continue through November and will feature an illuminated dance floor set up just west of the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1 N. Front St. Food vendors will be on site, and beer and wine are available with valid ID. Admission is free and open to all ages. Visit thefourthbluff.com for a schedule.
4. The Week Ahead: Sept. 11-18
- Monday, September 11, 2017
Hey, Memphis! This week we’re gearing up for the Cooper Young Festival and a packed house at the Tigers vs. UCLA game. Plus, Uptown Funk heads Downtown and The Joker hits East Memphis. Here’s what else you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
5. Summer in the City
- Saturday, July 15, 2017
Saturday night on Beale Street is more than a catch phrase for businesses there.
It is chapters in old, out-of-print books like Lt. George W. Lee’s “Where The Blues Began” that you can only see in the Memphis-Shelby County Room of the Central Library. You can’t check the book out because of its rarity and age. But you can also find references to the lore of Saturday nights on Beale Street on plaques in the entertainment district that current patrons walk past without even noticing.
- Friday, May 19, 2017
Germantown Community Theatre will present Ken Ludwig’s murder mystery “The Game’s Afoot” Friday, May 19, through June 4 at GCT, 3037 Forest Hill-Irene Road. Visit gctcomeplay.org for show times and tickets.
- Thursday, March 9, 2017
Party at the Plaza, a kickoff party for a yearlong art installation by Cat Peña, will be held Thursday, March 9, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the plaza at 600 Monroe Ave. (at Marshall Avenue). Hosted by the Memphis Medical District Collaborative, The Edge District and Downtown Memphis Commission, the party will include live music by John Paul Keith, beer from High Cotton Brewing, and more. Cost is free. Visit downtownmemphis.com.
- Wednesday, March 8, 2017
PRSA Memphis will meet Thursday, March 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 1346 Central Ave. Thomas Carrier, director of this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament South Regional, will be the guest speaker. Cost is free for members and $25 for nonmembers. Register at eventbrite.com by Wednesday, March 8.
9. The Week Ahead: March 7-13
- Monday, March 6, 2017
Happy Monday, Memphis! Get your taste buds ready: Both Memphis Black Restaurant Week and the inaugural Vintage901 festival are taking place in the coming days. We’ve got details on those, plus plenty of other fun activities and entertainment to check out in The Week Ahead…
10. Editorial: Big River Crossing Will Revitalize Both Sides
- Saturday, October 15, 2016
When Big River Crossing, the bicycle and pedestrian boardwalk on the northern side of the Harahan Bridge, has its grand opening Oct. 22, it will be a busy day.
The RiverArts Festival will be underway in South Main. St. Jude will be holding a bicycling event on the riverfront. And that evening, local officialdom will gather again to throw the switch on the LED lighting that will illuminate the Harahan, in addition to the regular lighting at a lower level on the boardwalk.
11. Pop the Cork
- Saturday, June 25, 2016
On Nov. 4, 2014, voters in six of Shelby County’s seven municipalities approved wine sales in food stores effective July 1, 2016. The next day, Josh Hammond, president of Buster’s Liquors & Wines, put the gears in motion to acquire the restaurant adjacent to his Highland Street spirits store.
- Thursday, April 21, 2016
Morton Museum of Collierville History will host an opening reception for “Portrait of Collierville: 1940-1945,” featuring research by 63 St. George’s Independent School students, on Thursday, April 21, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 196 N. Main St. in Collierville. The students’ research centered on the ways Collierville contributed to the World War II effort and was affected by the war. Visit colliervillemuseum.org.
- Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Creative Aging will host its 2016 Senior Fun Day on Thursday, April 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Memphis Jewish Community Center, 6560 Poplar Ave. Enjoy refreshments, manicures and a variety of games. Tickets are $5 cash or check at the door. Visit creativeagingmidsouth.org.
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Start Co. will offer small-business mentoring sessions Tuesday, April 19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Ave. This free program offers one-on-one counseling about starting or managing a small business. Visit memphislibrary.org for details.
- Saturday, March 12, 2016
Memphis Irish Society will host a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day parade in Cooper-Young on Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m. The route starts at First Congregational Church, 1000 S. Cooper St., and travels north to Memphis Made Brewing, 768 S. Cooper St. Visit memphisirish.com.
16. Small Shops, Big Business
- Saturday, November 7, 2015
Reese Witherspoon’s flagship boutique, Draper James, opened last week in the 12South area, and the reception was all Nashville.
Musical performances by Lee Ann Womack and Ruby Amanfu kept guests like Faith Hill, Reba McEntire, Sheryl Crow, Mayor Megan Barry, Kacey Musgraves and Lily Aldridge entertained while they shopped (perhaps for the holidays?) and milled around the store’s back parking lot, which was transformed into a charming, Southern-style party.
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Daily News will host the 2015 Small Business Seminar and panel discussion Thursday, Sept. 10, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Brooks Museum auditorium, 1934 Poplar Ave. Chef Jenn owner Jennifer McCullough will deliver the keynote. The seminar will be followed by a wine-and-cheese reception with the panelists. Tickets are $25. Visit bit.ly/MEMbiz15.
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Saint Thomas Health, a nonprofit Middle Tennessee health care system, will host a clinical recruitment fair Friday, Aug. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memphis Marriott East, 5795 Poplar Ave. Visit sths.com.
19. Condo Dwellers Loving Restaurant Choices
- Saturday, May 2, 2015
It’s Saturday afternoon, and the Bakersfield taco bar, located at the bottom of the Encore condominium building downtown, has drawn a lively crowd.
With the country music cranked and servers delivering platters of four-inch tacos displayed on trays like pizzas, guests of all types look to be on vacation.
20. State Legislators Misfire In Rush to Impress NRA Attendees
- Wednesday, March 18, 2015
With the National Rifle Association bringing 75,000 people to Nashville for its April 10-12 convention, the timing is seemingly right for the General Assembly to impress by passing a bevy of gun bills.
21. Leaving a Life They Love at Nashville Farmers’ Market
- Saturday, March 14, 2015
Charles Hardy needs help loading a huge piece of his life: a massive white refrigerator that was part of the Nashville Farmers’ Market home he’s leaving – likely for good – after almost a half-century.
22. Nashville’s Most Romantic Restaurants
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
Romance means something different for everyone, but most people can agree that if there is low lighting, soft music, a charming companion and something delicious to eat, you’ve already got the makings of one outstanding evening.
23. Old Favorites
- Saturday, February 7, 2015
A few years ago, Tandy Wilson, chef and owner of City House, offered this tip about earning his respect as a diner: Don’t tell me you’re a foodie, he said, tell me you’re a “regular.”
We were having a conversation about overuse of the term “foodie,” and how even though it can be a well-meaning label to show a person’s interest in a particular topic, it also can carry the snobbish weight of those who salivate over the trendiest dishes – and then salivate over their keypads to type a Yelp review after just one visit.
24. Tobacco Auction System is All But Snuffed Out
- Thursday, January 1, 2015
DANVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Tripp Foy's sing-song chant rang out like a sentimental oldie for die-hard farmers clinging to the old way of selling tobacco, as a small procession of buyers shadowed him down long rows of reddish-brown leaf piled in bales.
25. Conn’s Inc. to Open Second Store in Memphis
- Friday, December 19, 2014
Specialty retailer Conn’s Inc. will open a second store in Memphis, the second of possibly three stores the Texas-based home appliances and furnishings chain plans to open in Tennessee.
26. St. Jude Give Thanks Walk to Be Held Nov. 22
- Monday, November 17, 2014
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is holding the “St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.” Saturday, Nov. 22, at Carriage Crossing, 4674 Merchants Park Circle in Collierville. The walk begins at 9 a.m., with check-in starting at 7 a.m.
27. Overton Square Parking Gets Latest Solution
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Work on a pair of pedestrian crosswalks across Cooper Street at Monroe Avenue in the next two months could be the beginning of remedying traffic problems in Overton Square.
The crosswalks are the first crucial part in the plan that so far includes permits for residential parking on Monroe and some reserved parking in the Overton Square garage specifically for businesses in the area.
28. Patching Up Poplar
- Friday, February 28, 2014
Its narrow traffic lanes are unforgiving and its storm water drain grates make driving the outside lane a perilous endeavor.
Sidewalks disappear and resume from block to block, while street crossings for pedestrians are daunting even for the most determined and fleet-footed runner who has to navigate stoplights and traffic.
29. Biting Cold Puts a Freeze on Restaurant Business
- Friday, January 31, 2014
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The homemade matzo ball and beef barley soups are lost on customers walking into Rascals' NY Deli – because there just aren't very many of them.
"After it starts getting really cold and the sun goes down, the people don't want to come," said Randy Smith, manager of the restaurant in the Cincinnati suburb of Blue Ash.
- Friday, October 25, 2013
The South Main Art Trolley Tour will be held Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the South Main Historic Arts District. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
31. Retail Rebranding
- Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Collierville has lost an avenue. The town’s 60-acre “lifestyle center” – the largest in the Memphis metropolitan area – has changed its name as part of a transition started this spring, when Memphis-based Poag Lifestyle Centers bought what then was known as The Avenue Collierville.
32. Gen X Inks State’s First Location on Austin Peay
- Friday, November 16, 2012
A trendy Vernon, Calif.-based retailer has inked its first Tennessee location in Austin Peay Plaza.
Gen X Clothing Inc. signed a 35,000-square-foot lease at 3252 Austin Peay Highway. The space was formerly occupied by Big Lots.
- Friday, October 5, 2012
Mistletoe Merchants will be held Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at Agricenter International, 7777 Walnut Grove Road. Visit themarketshows.com.
34. Historically Hip
- Thursday, September 13, 2012
There will be meandering crowds, hand-made art, funky tunes, political campaigning, locally sourced foods and a fireworks display.
More than 400 vendor booths are slated to celebrate this year’s 25th anniversary of the Cooper Young Festival on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the corner of Cooper Street and Young Avenue.
35. Balmy Winter Brings Plenty of Economic Surprises
- Monday, January 16, 2012
NEW YORK (AP) – Out of a relatively balmy winter have sprung some economic surprises. People have more cash in their pockets because they aren't turning up the thermostat. Airlines don't have to de-ice planes or battle blizzards. And shoppers are finding great deals on coats and boots.
36. Dining on the Go
- Monday, January 2, 2012
The local food truck scene is proving to be a viable alternative for Downtown lunch-goers, with plenty of repeat customers.
And with the ability to change locations daily, mobile kitchens have appealing real estate implications.
- Friday, November 18, 2011
The Memphis College of Art will hold its 62nd annual Holiday Bazaar art sale Friday, Nov. 18, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday, Nov. 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Main and Lower Gallery of the college, 1930 Poplar Ave. Admission Friday and Saturday is free. All proceeds will benefit MCA’s scholarship fund. For more information, call 272-5100 or visit www.mca.edu.
38. Penney's Shopping Experience Could be Transformed
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Imagine the possibilities of J.C. Penney in the future: An iPad enables one shopper to mix and match shirts and slacks without having to undress. A teen sends a mobile photo of a skirt to her father, who pays for it without leaving home by using his smartphone.
39. High Cotton
- Monday, December 13, 2010
Carol Perel points from her office to the other side of the ground-floor lobby at 65 Union Ave.
“That trading floor,” she says, “is the Graceland of cotton.”
40. Elkington Prepares to End Chapter On His 30-Year Beale Street Tenure
- Monday, October 4, 2010
Beale Street developer John Elkington is honored on the famous street’s Brass Note Walk of Fame.”
His place among Memphis music greats was announced with a flourish in Handy Park this week as Elkington prepared to close the books on a nearly 30-year run as the architect of the new Beale Street.
41. Beale Street Chaos
- Friday, October 1, 2010
Four months after Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced the city was settling a Chancery Court fight over control of Beale Street with Performa Entertainment Real Estate Inc., Performa is in control of the daily business of the entertainment district.
42. Task Force Defers Return of Cars to Main Street
- Friday, May 15, 2009
There may be cars once again on the stretch of Main Street between Exchange Avenue and Peabody Place. But now is not the time, according to a Center City Commission task force on the future of the Main Street Mall.
43. City to Recognize Broad Ave. Arts Area
- Monday, March 2, 2009
Business owners and volunteers who have worked to showcase the artists of Broad Avenue are looking forward to Tuesday’s meeting of the Memphis City Council.
City Council member Jim Strickland is sponsoring a resolution to officially recognize the Broad Avenue Arts District.
44. Stewart Bros. Hardware Offers Nostalgia With Service
- Monday, November 17, 2008
Stewart Bros. Hardware deals in more than nails, nuts and bolts or hinges.
It’s the kind of place where one still can get a pair of overalls and buy candy cane by the stick. It might seem more like going back in time here, but it won’t be trudging through in slow motion.
45. Austin Peay PlazaSells for $3.6 Million
- Monday, July 30, 2007
Georgia investors have bought Austin Peay Plaza in Raleigh for $3.6 million. Merchants Walk LLC, affiliated with Norcross, Ga.-based Safeway Group Inc., bought the property from AP Plaza LLC, Walthour-Flake Co. Inc. and
46. Pay by Phone - Literally
- Wednesday, June 13, 2007
As technology evolves, options and features in mobile phones constantly change, whether it's the ability to listen to music or watch television.
And now, technology is making it possible to use a mobile phone to pay bills or make purchases.
47. Recently Opened Cotton Museum Prepares for New Leader
- Tuesday, April 4, 2006
The new Cotton Museum is a place where the past meets the present.
It's housed in the Memphis Cotton Exchange building, where cotton merchants used to peruse samples, trying to get the best prices.
48. Commercial Council Hosts Forum on Patriot Act
- Monday, October 3, 2005
The Millington Chamber of Commerce hosts its monthly membership meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at Old Timer's Restaurant, 7918 Centre St. For more information, call 872-1486.
49. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 22, 2001
Oct Calendar for Oct. 22-Oct.28
The American Cancer Societys Reach for Recovery program hosts its 26th annual lunch and fashion show at 10:30 a.m. at the Adams Mark hotel, 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. Fashions are provided by SteinMart and hai...
50. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, October 15, 2001
Oct Calendar for Oct. 15-Oct. 21
Memphis Investors Group meets at 7 p.m. in the Adams lecture hall at the Holiday Inn-Mount Moriah. The guest speaker is David Scott, a building and home inspector. The MIG-REI 101 seminar with Hal Wilso...
51. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, December 21, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Keep the receipt Knowing a stores return policy before a purchase is made and hanging on to the sales ticket can save shoppers headaches By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News If theres a shopping day that rivals the day after Thanks...
52. Archived Article: Marketplace St
- Monday, December 7, 1998
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Sniffing out shoplifters Shoplifting incidents increase during the holiday season as thieves try to blend in with seasonal shoppers By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The four-week shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christm...
53. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, October 23, 1998
Perkins(R) Family Restaurants Kick Porter-Leath Childrens Center has been awarded an Early Head Start grant to operate Bright Start, a model developed to provide comprehensive services to support the development of children in needy families. These ...
54. Archived Article: Retail.st
- Friday, December 27, 1996
Despite predictions that national retail sales this holiday season would be a disappointment to merchants, some Memphis merchants said they have experienced record sales. Specialty retailers prosper during Christmas season DEC. 27, 1996 -- Despite p...
55. Archived Article: Retail
- Friday, December 27, 1996
Despite predictions that national retail sales this holiday season would be a disappointment to merchants, some Memphis merchants said they have experienced record sales. Specialty retailers prosper during Christmas season By Suzanne Thompson...