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1. Memphis City Council Considers Surface Parking Lot at Main and Beale
- Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Memphis City Council members vote Tuesday, Aug. 28, on a special-use permit to turn the land on the northeast corner of South Main Street and Beale Street into a surface parking lot with landscaping.
2. Memphis-Born Aretha Franklin Dies; Queen of Soul was 76
- Thursday, August 16, 2018
Aretha Franklin, who cast the first sounds from her wonderful voice in a South Memphis house, died Thursday, Aug. 16, at her home in Detroit, her publicist confirmed. She was 76. Her longtime publicist, Gwendolyn Quinn, said the legendary singer died from advanced pancreatic cancer. Earlier this week, word emerged that Ms. Franklin was in hospice care.
3. The Week Ahead: Feb. 12-18, 2018
- Monday, February 12, 2018
Good morning, Memphis! The 50th anniversary of the historic sanitation workers’ strike is remembered this week, a Pulitzer Prize winning author visits to speak about innovation and we get to hear the first declaration of “Play Ball” this year by an umpire at FedExPark. Oh, and don’t forget the waffles.
4. Hotel Indigo, Trader Joe’s Move Ahead
- Monday, February 12, 2018
22 N B.B. King Blvd., Memphis, TN 38103: Atlanta-based Three P Partners has filed a $5 million building permit application with the Office of Construction Code Enforcement to construct a 118-room Hotel Indigo at the corner of North B.B. King Boulevard and Court Avenue.
5. DMC to Review Plans For New Downtown Mixed-Use Building, Midtown Apartments
- Friday, February 9, 2018
A local investment group is seeking a nine-year tax break from the Downtown Memphis Commission to construct a new mixed-use building where the Downtown Blue Monkey once stood at 529 S. Front St.
6. New Apartments Planned for Overton Square
- Wednesday, February 7, 2018
PMT Investments LLC, a newly formed business partnership between Aaron Petree, Cliff McLemore and Ed Thomas III, is seeking an 11-year tax abatement to construct a 16-unit apartment building on the periphery of Overton Square.
7. Loeb Building Retail Center Near Overton Square
- Saturday, March 25, 2017
Loeb Properties has announced it will build a new retail center at 2046 Union Ave., around the corner from Overton Square
8. Loeb Building Retail Center Near Overton Square
- Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Loeb Properties has announced it will build a new retail center at 2046 Union Ave., around the corner from Overton Square.
9. The Week Ahead: Dec. 28, 2015
- Monday, December 28, 2015
How was your (hopefully long) weekend, Memphis? This week, more than most, is a time of change – of renewal, of turning the page, starting over. And of course, a time to ask the annual question: What are we going to do on New Year’s Eve?
10. Overton Square’s Future Tenants Could Be Residents
- Wednesday, September 30, 2015
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.
11. Midtown Success Highlights Commercial Real Estate Growth
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Loeb Properties Inc. plans to build on the momentum it has created at Overton Square while turning its attention to other parts of Midtown.
12. Developer Focuses on Midtown Corner
- Friday, October 17, 2014
Developer Charles S. Ryan is looking to expand his Midtown real estate holdings. For several years Ryan has held discussions with property owners around the intersection of Cooper Street and Central Avenue.
13. Loeb Buys Union Avenue IHOP for $1.4 Million
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Loeb Properties Inc. has paid $1.4 million for the IHOP restaurant at 2060 Union Ave. in Midtown near Overton Square.
14. Emergency Situation
- Thursday, December 8, 2011
In a dimly lit building, surrounded by emergency sirens and the loud hum of a waiting military transport aircraft, Memphis medical personnel adjusted their headlamps and checked their radios before navigating through the post-earthquake rubble to prepare their patients for evacuation.
15. Medical Impact
- Monday, January 24, 2011
The Medical Education & Research Institute has evolved into one of the elite medical training facilities in the country. The center’s list of faculty and students reads like a “Who’s Who” of medicine from all over the world.
16. Conserve and Protect
- Monday, May 3, 2010
Iconic nautical images abound on the modern-day Mississippi River, this country’s largest and most storied river system.
Stroll along the banks of the “Mighty Mississippi” and it’s possible to see a tugboat pushing a barge against the current, a steamboat churning through the muddy waters, a Coast Guard cutter darting across the choppy surface.
17. ‘Bottle Bill’ Supporters Hope 2010 is Ripe for Passage
- Friday, January 15, 2010
Supporters of a Tennessee “bottle bill” that would reward people monetarily for picking up the containers are pitching the initiative as a job creator this time around.
A “green movement” may have blossomed across the country, but the environmental argument for establishing a refund system for bottles has not garnered enough support for the Tennessee General Assembly to approve it in past years. The bill would create a 5-cent deposit and refund on the containers.
“We think the stars have been lining up for several years,” said Marge Davis, coordinator of the Tennessee Bottle Bill Project. “We think this bill will pass in 2010.”
Cleaning the city
Positive factors for passage include greater demand for recycled materials, a lowering of the previously proposed tax for bottle distributors, a positive fiscal note for the state budget, wider community support and the need to create jobs, Davis said. Last year, the Shelby County Commission endorsed the legislation. A local nonprofit, Shelby Residential & Vocational Services (SRVS), expressed its desire to serve as a redemption center.
However, the bill has had the support of local environmentalists for several years.
“We used to be one of the cleanest cities in the country and have deteriorated into a litter trash heap,” said Diana Threadgill, a Memphis resident who is executive director of Mississippi River Corridor-Tennessee. “People don’t realize that everything they throw out on the street goes into the sewer system and eventually into the river. I think the bottle bill will help us with that.”
Davis contends that setting up a refund system could create hundreds of jobs statewide because redemption centers and recycling operations would be set up to handle the bottles.
SRVS, which helps mentally disabled people find work, has lost packaging contracts and other work with the economic downturn at its Superior Outsourcing Service. The bottle bill could create new green jobs for the people it serves, said Donna Palmer, the organization’s director of employment concepts.
“SOS has the capacity to be a central redemption center or processing center where the product is sorted and then sold directly to the processors,” Palmer said. “We realized that not only is this a great opportunity for the warehouse to have a new and ‘green’ employment opportunity, but also that this project is a great opportunity to teach our workers more about recycling, how they can become involved and how it impacts their community.”
If the General Assembly passes the bill this year, bottlers on Oct. 1 would begin paying one-fourth of a cent on every container for a temporary period of time instead of the one-eighth of a cent they currently pay. This doubling of the tax for less than a year would set up the seed money to get the program running.
The tax on distributors would then be lowered to $0.00035-cent tax on each bottle, but effective March 1, 2012, bottlers would also begin paying a 5-cent deposit. Consumers would begin paying the refundable deposit the next month.
Bottle distributors would continue paying the $0.00035-cent tax on each bottle until the 2014-2015 fiscal year when it would go back up to its current rate of one-eighth cent. This tax funds anti-litter efforts, such as educational campaigns.
Initially, the startup funding for the program was supposed to have come from a 3-cent tax on bottlers.
“That didn’t go over very well,” Davis said. “We still had sponsors when it was a 3-cent fee, but we could tell it wasn’t going to pass so we looked at other states and determined how we could operate on no fees from the beverage companies other than what they already pay for the litter grant program.”
The Beverage Association of Tennessee did not return calls by The Daily News made to that organization over a three-week period.
For more information about the proposed legislation, visit www.tnbottlebill.org....
18. THM to Build Nursing Facility Near Downtown
- Tuesday, September 16, 2008
1513 N. Second St.
Memphis, TN 38107
Permit Amount: $12.5 Million
Project Cost: $12.5 million
Permit Date: Applied September 2008
Completion: Winter 2009
Owner: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Tenant: Harbor View Properties Inc.
Contractor: Inman Construction Co.
Architect: Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects Inc.
19. Snapshots in Time
- Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Over the course of former Memphian Jason Miccolo Johnson's award-winning photographic career, he's captured icons such as Princess Diana and five of the last six U.S. presidents.
He scored a rare session to photograph the late Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall, and another photo assignment carried him to Selma, Ala., where he walked across the historic Edmund Pettus Bridge. That's where armed police officers attacked civil rights demonstrators in 1965, an event remembered as "Bloody Sunday."
20. Archived Article: Newsmakers
- Wednesday, June 29, 2005
ABWA Presents Business and Community Involvement Awards
Orchestral Society Names New Board Members
The Memphis Orchestral Society Inc. named Jeff Sanford chairman of its board of directors, effective July 1. Sanford, president of the Center Ci...
21. Archived Article: Daily Digest
- Monday, April 7, 2003
Communications firms set
Communications firms set
Marketing Day, April 22
Three Memphis marketing and communications organizations have announced the third annual Marketing Day In Memphis, a daylong educational and networking conference set...
22. Archived Article: Tech Briefs
- Wednesday, May 8, 2002
The Childrens Museum of Memphis is launching today its newly designed, updated Web site Christian Brothers University hosts the fourth annual Memphis Engineering and Sciences Conference from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. "Building Foundations for a ...
23. Archived Article: Milestones
- Friday, March 28, 1997
Sutton Reid Advertising is the new name of the former Sutton Advertising Sutton Reid Advertising is the new name of the former Sutton Advertising. The firm has added political media consultant Steven Reid as a partner. Reid, formerly president of Re...
24. Archived Article: Skyline (back)
- Tuesday, January 9, 1996
01/09 Skyline (back) Skyline Displays Inc., an international manufacturer of lightweight custom displays and graphics, will open a showroom on Front Street for its exhibit systems. The Showroom, which will be located at 400 Front St. in the South Ma...