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1. Last Word: Graceland Opens Vigil, Hunt-Phelan For Sale and Southern Heritage
- Thursday, September 6, 2018
After two years of making the Elvis candlelight vigil more about who paid and getting people in line, Graceland said Wednesday the vigil will return to being a free event next August – no admission, no buying packages that include the vigil. The timing on this is interesting coming about two weeks after the 2018 edition of the vigil.
2. Building Heritage
- Saturday, April 28, 2018
The basement of the Universal Life Insurance building, a Memphis landmark at Danny Thomas Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, is still defined by the intersection of overhead ventilation shafts and pipes.
3. Bursting the Bubble
- Saturday, August 27, 2016
Graceland is in Memphis. But the two have tended to coexist, rather than being part of each other, since Elvis Presley’s home opened as a commercial enterprise in 1982.
That is starting to change as a $137 million expansion of Graceland – a $92 million hotel resort opening in October and a $45 million, 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex west of the mansion to open in the spring of 2017 – begins to overlap with a renewed emphasis on Whitehaven as the home of many of the city’s middle class.
4. This Week in Memphis History: December 25-31
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
2010: One Commerce Square officially changes hands to local ownership in the biggest Downtown office deal in a decade. The owners buy the tower from U.S. Bank for $7.6 million and pour another $20 million into renovations. The sale comes less than two weeks after Pinnacle Airlines signs a 13-year lease for up to 13 of the tower’s 29 floors.
5. The Week Ahead: Nov. 9, 2015
- Monday, November 9, 2015
How was your weekend, Memphis? Here’s our weekly rundown of local happenings you need to know about, from revenge on the Warriors to crime reduction through urban planning…
It’s still election season in 70 percent of the city, which sounds like a weather forecast – part warning and part advisory.
But the seven-day outlook calls for an increased chance of political engagement this week. Early voting in the set of five Memphis City Council runoff races continues this week at eight satellite locations as well as the Downtown site, 157 Poplar Ave.
The runoff elections in council districts 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will determine the identity of a council that will have at least six, possibly seven new members. Super District council members Philip Spinosa and Martavius Jones, the two confirmed new faces on the council, were elected outright on Oct. 8.
6. Blueprint for the Future
- Friday, August 8, 2014
It was 1992, and architect Joey Hagan was searching high and low for space for his own office.
He turned to his friend David Schuermann – the two had previously worked together at Bologna and Associates – whose firm at the time, DMS Architects, had an office at 88 Union Center Downtown.
7. River Inn Reopens Terrace With Full Year as Goal
- Thursday, November 21, 2013
The River Inn, the boutique hotel on Mud Island that opened in 2007, has reopened its upper-level terrace after making some changes designed to add even more comforts for the hotel’s guests.
The Terrace at River Inn, at 50 Harbor Town Square, is now a restaurant that’s open year-round, offering river views and new cuisine in a setting no longer limited by the weather or the time of year.
8. Sickle Cell Foundation Looking to Buy Hunt-Phelan House
- Thursday, October 31, 2013
The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee is trying to raise $2 million to buy the 175-year old Hunt-Phelan house, 533 Beale St., in what could be the latest change for the antebellum home that is the last mansion on a street once lined with them.
9. Sickle Cell Foundation Considers Hunt-Phelan House
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The Hunt-Phelan house would become a campus for the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee under a plan the foundation announced Tuesday, Oct. 29, on the steps of the 175-year-old home at 533 Beale St.
10. History for Sale
- Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Three historic properties in the Midtown and Downtown areas are on the market, all listed with major Memphis commercial real estate firms.
The most recent listing is the Hunt-Phelan house at 533 Beale St., priced at $2.9 million with Henry Stratton and Andy Cates of Colliers International Memphis. The mansion has hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson.
11. Hunt-Phelan Listed With Colliers for $2.9M
- Friday, July 13, 2012
Downtown’s Hunt-Phelan house – a historic mansion at 533 Beale St. that hosted guests including Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Andrew Jackson and Andrew Johnson – has been listed on the market for $2.865 million with the Memphis office of Colliers International.
12. Architecture Inc. Finds Formula for Success
- Monday, July 2, 2012
Having a staff of just six employees hasn’t affected the ability of Architecture Inc., 88 Union Ave., to maintain a diverse catalogue and high volume of projects, many of them high profile.
13. New Beale St. Banquet Space Boon for City
- Thursday, April 5, 2012
The recent news that the old Pat O’Brien’s space at 310 Beale St. will soon be filled by three private banquet halls and a corner bar has many event planners keyed up for future venue options.
14. Architecture Inc.’s Schuermann Receives Chairman Appointment
- Wednesday, September 14, 2011
David M. Schuermann, AIA, NCARB, principal at Architecture Inc., has been named chairman of the Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering Examiners.
15. His Latest Flame
- Monday, August 15, 2011
There is Elvis Presley Boulevard and there is Graceland.
The boulevard takes in much more than the considerable financial and cultural presence left by the entertainer who lived and died in rock ‘n’ roll’s house on the hill in Whitehaven.
16. Edwards Shifts Gears With Elegant Farmer
- Monday, March 28, 2011
Forget everything I wrote about Mac Edwards and the Bon-Ton Café back on Oct 11. That was the story in which Edwards, owner of the well-known McEwen’s on Monroe from 1998 to 2008, talked extensively about being in a partnership to revive the moribund Bon-Ton, a Downtown institution whose roots went back to 1904, with a target opening of late December or early 2011.
17. Memphis Makes Great Vacation Spot
- Thursday, March 17, 2011
Ray’s Take: It’s time to start planning that family summer vacation and saving up for it. AAA and Money Magazine both estimate the amount spent on a family vacation is about $1,600. With gas prices threatening to reach new highs that amount could easily rise.
18. What is a Restaurant? A Place ‘To Restore’ Patrons with Food
- Monday, November 29, 2010
Since the season of conviviality and cheer is upon us, let me ask: What is a restaurant? Or, rather, because this is what I’m really after: What is the idea of a restaurant?
For thousands of years, from cave to castle, people ate at home. Travelers usually took their meals at inns along the wayside; laborers could snatch a bite at taverns or pubs with their pints. In the mid-18th century, soup shops sprang up in Paris selling bowls of “restaurant,” a restorative concoction of hearty beef broth. That’s the direct ancestor of the word restaurant – present participle of the French restorer, “to restore” – a place where we are restored to strength and vigor by refueling, as it were, with food.
19. Shelby County Looks to Play Role in Governor’s Race
- Monday, August 9, 2010
The race for governor of Tennessee begins its second and final round this week. The results in last week’s Democratic and Republican primaries suggest Shelby County will remain a battleground.
Slightly more county residents, 58, voted for Jackson businessman Mike McWherter in the uncontested Democratic primary than voted in the GOP primary in which Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam carried Shelby County.
20. Hunt-Phelan Dish Steeped In Tradition – and Butter
- Monday, June 7, 2010
Kjeld Petersen had no intention of “going back into the kitchen” when he and his wife, Melissa, moved to Memphis from Portland, Ore., several years ago.
A well-trained and experienced chef, he was interested in what he perceived as a growing food culture in Memphis and the potential for an Edible Memphis quarterly magazine, part of the national Edible Communities Publications. With Melissa Petersen as editor, the magazine was launched in the summer of 2007.
21. Changing Landscape
- Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Beale Street’s recent announcement that it is welcoming three tenants goes well beyond having a few cool new places to hang out.
It signals a milestone for the two-and-a-half block entertainment district.
22. Memphis Heritage Offers Gift Items
- Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Memphis Heritage Inc. has its 2010 calendar and other gift items available during the holiday shopping season.
23. Chumney Readies ‘Grassroots’ Campaign for Mayor
- Friday, August 28, 2009
While her fellow mayoral contenders have spent the past week or so shaking hands, giving interviews, knocking on doors and making calls, Carol Chumney has not been as visible on the campaign trail.
- Thursday, August 7, 2008
The Mid-South Area Business Travel Association will hold a luncheon today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 6245 Poplar Ave. The luncheon topic will be “The Economy’s Impact on Business Travel.” Cost is $25 for members and $40 for guests. For more information, visit www.msabta.com.
25. Memphis Man Crafts Local Puzzle Book For Fellow Enthusiasts
- Thursday, June 28, 2007
Quick, what's a nine-letter word for "Local crossword-puzzle author"?
The answer is B-L-A-K-E-B-U-R-N, as in Mark Blakeburn, a longtime Memphian and crossword fanatic who decided to share his passion with others.
26. JIFF to Break Ground On New Facility in Feb.
- Tuesday, January 16, 2007
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place for the renovation and expansion of the JIFF (Juvenile Intervention & Faith-Based Follow-Up) center at 254 S. Lauderdale St. Feb. 10 at 10 a.m.
27. More Condos PlannedNear Hunt-Phelan Estate
- Wednesday, December 13, 2006
An acre and a half near the Hunt-Phelan Estate is slated to be turned into several condominium buildings, the next phase in the master plan for the Downtown estate near South Lauderdale and Beale streets.
28. Gruenberg Award Sheds Light on Kress Building
- Tuesday, October 17, 2006
On North Main Street, old and new converge to create a feeling of revitalization and promise sprinkled with nostalgia.
The trolley rolls by Court Square as pedestrians toss crumbs to the birds, and ashes from the recently burned Lincoln-American Tower are swept up and carted away.
29. Second-Home Buying Offers Mid-Southerners a Chance To Relax, Refresh
- Monday, June 19, 2006
After she and her husband, Brad, bought a second home on Mud Island in January 2005, Spanish teacher Dianne Champlin regularly flocked to the 4,500-square-foot riverfront getaway to grade papers and take walks, basking in the sight and sound of the Mighty Mississippi.
30. Get a Grip on DowntownGrowth at CCC Meeting
- Thursday, May 4, 2006
Interested in learning more about the growth and opportunities brewing for new retail businesses Downtown?
The Center City Commission is hosting a "brokers envisioning session" for Memphis-area commercial real estate brokers today at 5 p.m. at t
31. Local Properties Vie For Historic Register
- Thursday, April 27, 2006
They've all outlasted at least 10 U.S. presidents, Sun Records and suburban sprawl, in addition to pre-dating the creation of an Interstate system, FedEx and the rebirth of Downtown Memphis.
Not a bad record for the group of Memphis properties that could be the latest local additions to the National Register of Historic Places.
32. South Main Arts District Dishes Up Latest Retail Growth Initiatives
- Monday, April 24, 2006
Talk about bringing it all within walking distance.
This fall, one particular corner in the South Main Arts District will have scrumptious cheesecake at The Cheesecake Corner, hand-dipped milk shakes and a slew of Southern fare at The Arcade restaurant and, a few doors down, a bevy of personal trainers eager to slim you down.
33. Hunt-Phelan Home Reopens for Business
- Wednesday, December 21, 2005
The mansion that towers above the corner of Beale and Lauderdale streets is a leading example of antebellum architecture, a grand relic of the Old South where generals pored over battle plans and presidents pondered urgent matters of state.
34. Hunt Phelan EstateCompletes Transition
- Thursday, December 8, 2005
The Hunt Phelan Estate, located on six acres at 523 Beale St., has completed its transition to a luxury inn and two restaurants. The Antebellum home has five guest rooms, including a sitting room that can open to create a master suite. The inn's rest
35. Archived Article: Real
- Tuesday, April 5, 2005
Memphis Joins National Second-Home Trend
Downtown Develops as Second-Home Site
The Daily News
When the National Association of Realtors recently reported a record number of second-home purchases across the country in 2004, so...
36. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Thursday, November 4, 2004
Agnes Place Apartments
Agnes Place Apartments
Financed for $3.4 Million
Agnes Place Apartments LP has financed the Agnes Place Apartments near North Hollywood Street, also known as Hawkins Mill, for $3.4 million, according to The Daily News...
37. Archived Article: Multifam (lead)
- Thursday, June 3, 2004
The Living is Easy Downtown
In Downtown Memphis, the Living is Easy
Myriad housing options bring more residents Downtown
The Daily News
It wasnt all that long ago that when someone asked, Whats available in Downtown livin...
38. Archived Article: Real Recap
- Tuesday, November 4, 2003
Parcels located in
ProLogis-Macquarie Finances Four Parcels Parcels in two
Cost: $27.5 million
Borrower: ProLogis-Macquarie Tennessee II LLC
Lender: Allstate Life Insurance Co.
Trustee: Wesley D. Turner of Will...
39. Archived Article: Hunt (lead)
- Monday, October 13, 2003
Hunt-Phelan Developers Seek Tax Freeze
New projects could strengthen Beale Street district
The Daily News
As blocks surrounding the future FedExForum begin to blossom, developers and business owners are expressing exc...
40. Archived Article: Hunt (lead)
- Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Hunt-Phelan renovated for events, entertainment
Hunt-Phelan renovated for events, entertainment
By ANDREW BELL
The Daily News
Although the citys oldest home is being renovated to become a bed and breakfast/restaurant venue, it is work on...
41. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Tuesday, March 25, 2003
Federated sees weaker
Federated sees weaker
sales with start of war
Even amidst reports that the U.S.-led war with Iraq might be more difficult than expected, shoppers headed to stores over the weekend, taking advantage of warm spring weath...
42. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, February 19, 2002
By JENNIFER MURLEY Historically significant property remains up for grabs By JENNIFER MURLEY The Daily News The fate of a historic Downtown property closely aligned with local African-American culture remains uncertain as it heads into its third mon...
43. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, January 24, 2002
Ex-museum head convicted of theft Ex-museum head convicted of theft A former museum director was convicted Friday of stealing a Civil War uniform from a historic house owned by his distant cousin. Russell Pritchard Jr., 61, the longtime director of ...
44. Archived Article: Hunt P
- Wednesday, January 16, 2002
Trial begins for ex-museum director Trial begins for ex-museum director A former museum director told descendants of a Civil War officer a uniform owned by the family was only a costume, then later sold it to a collector for more than $40,000, a fed...
45. Archived Article: Stax (lead)
- Tuesday, March 20, 2001
Hold On - the City Council is coming with $1 Council considers Stax museum funding By MARY DANDO The Daily News A resolution appropriating $1.25 million in general obligation bonds for the Stax Museum will go before Memphis City Council at 3:30 p.m....
46. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, November 14, 2000
11-14-00 REAL ESTATE FOCUS Who is buying the high-priced home? By MARY DANDO The Daily News Some might look around at the number of high-priced homes going up in Memphis and ask, is the Memphis area becoming a more millionaire-friendly zone or are t...
47. Archived Article: Donation (lead)
- Monday, April 24, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Library seeks donors to get Hunt-Phelan artifacts By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News The Mississippi Valley Collection housed in the University of Memphis library might soon contain even more insight into the citys rich cultural he...
48. Archived Article: Real (hunt)
- Tuesday, April 18, 2000
By Stacey Wiedower Hunt-Phelan auction still on, despite offers By Stacey Wiedower The Daily News Much to the chagrin of many Mid-Southerners, the auctioning of Memphis famed Hunt-Phelan Home appears to be on schedule, as no foundation or individual...
49. Archived Article: Hunt-phelan St
- Monday, March 6, 2000
By SUZANNE THOMPSON Sale of Hunt-Phelan Raises red flags By SUZANNE THOMPSON The Daily News The announcement of the May 4 sale of the Hunt-Phelan Home at 533 Beale St. has some Memphians worried. Some question the legality of selling the home once o...
50. Archived Article: Center City
- Wednesday, September 16, 1998
Two projects are one step closer to reality after a meeting Tuesday Downtown hotel, apartments clear Center City board By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Two projects that would add apartments and hotel rooms to Downtown are one step closer to reality ...
51. Archived Article: Marketplace (spree)
- Monday, July 6, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER A new initiative offers travelers the ability to put shopping on their trip itinerary By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Among the ever-increasing number of two-income households, long family vacations are rare. M...
52. Archived Article: Elvis (lead)
- Wednesday, March 25, 1998
Elvis Presley Enterprises enters hotel business Elvis Presley Enterprises enters hotel business EPE purchases Wilson World Hotel across from Graceland for $3 million By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Memphis-based Elvis Presley Enterprises has pur...
53. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, March 23, 1998
March 23 March 23 The League of Women Voters will meet at 7 p.m. at the Poplar-White Station Public Library, 5094 Poplar Ave. The speaker will be Gay M. Johnston, executive director of the Memphis Literacy Council. For more information, call 327-689...
54. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, August 26, 1997
Bobbi S Bobbi S. Gillis has been appointed an at-large trustee for the national Realtors Political Action Committee. Gillis, co-owner of FaxonGillis Homes Inc. was appointed to the post by National Association of Realtors president Russell Booth. Gi...
55. Archived Article: Ccc Awards Chg
- Friday, March 28, 1997
By CAMILLE H CCC honors Downtown businesses, celebrates 20 years By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News The Center City Commission held its annual meeting and awards ceremony Thursday at the Peabody, celebrating 20 years of progress and honoring the co...
56. Archived Article: Real Briefs
- Tuesday, October 29, 1996
Local architects won 10 of 19 Tennessee Design Awards in a program that received 58 submittals from 22 firms across the state Local architects won 10 of 19 Tennessee Design Awards in a program that received 58 submittals from 22 firms across the sta...
57. Archived Article: Real Focus
- Tuesday, June 18, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Local architecture firm wins awards Architecture, Incorporated honored for Hunt Phelan home renovation By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A local architecture firm has been recognized by two Memphis organizations for its restoration work...
58. Archived Article: Hotels Jts
- Monday, April 8, 1996
4-5 jts hotels Hospitality looks toward a good coming year Hotels expect bicentennial, Olympics to attract visitors By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Tennessees hotel market looks good in the coming year as the state gears up for its bicentennial and p...
59. Archived Article: Ccc Awards Jts
- Friday, March 29, 1996
3/29 jts CCC awards Center City Commission honors Downtown developers By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Bill Day, who restored his familys heirloom Hunt-Phelan Home, won special honors as the Unsung Hero of Downtown during the Center City Commissions a...
60. Archived Article: Cutline
- Monday, March 4, 1996
cutline Bill Day and Priscilla Presley cut the ribbon at the Hunt-Phelan home at 533 Beale St. on Friday, opening it to the public for tours. Day owns the home, which has been in his family since it was built more than 160 years ago. Graceland will ...
61. Archived Article: Govt Focus Lj
- Friday, February 2, 1996
lj 10/5 cates Tennessee 200: Memphis and Shelby Countys bicentennial activities snowballing By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News What do a calendar, a brick and a time capsule have in common? They are all part of Memphis and Shelby Countys kickoff activ...