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1. One Family
- Saturday, May 21, 2016
An unprecedented private investment aims to restore a commercial heart to the Soulsville USA neighborhood, where a pair of sprawling buildings take up nearly a full block across from the Stax Museum of American Soul Music. It isn’t an eyesore, but inactivity within those walls has been a drag on the community.
2. South Front Hits its Stride as Standalone Corridor
- Thursday, May 05, 2016
South Front Street, which stretches Downtown from Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to Central Station, is emerging as its own standalone residential and commercial corridor. What was once a heavy industrial area and warehousing district for South Main’s department stores is undergoing a transformation into Downtown’s most residentially dense neighborhood.
3. Last Word: Prince, Violent Crime Numbers, and a Parkside Post Script
- Friday, April 22, 2016
Prince. It’s hard to think of a musician with a more complete knowledge of music as a social and cultural force and the ability to let that force inhabit his music and what he wanted to accomplish.
It is that knowledge and its use from obscurity to the pinnacle of fame and acclaim to his own journey for personal fulfillment that, to me, defines what has been lost.
Music mattered to Prince unlike it had ever mattered before. All of the influences analyzed and synthesized by someone born in rock and roll’s first wave pushed forward in a sound that combined rock and roll and rhythm and blues and funk with purpose and confidence.
It wasn’t a denial or downplaying of any of those music categories – all were present sonically and culturally. No juggling or quick changes.
That was his talent and it’s hard to think of anyone who has been as knowledgeable, intentional and successful -- commercially and artistically – in that combination.
Prince is remembered here for not only playing the city’s largest arenas but for his legendary after shows on Beale Street that brought an entertainment insider cachet the district has rarely seen since its early 1980s reopening.
His was an intensity and sense of purpose rarely seen and possessed in such a way in the 60 years since rock and roll started in this very city, kicked off by both Rocket 88 and That’s Alright Mama.
So why couldn’t the city’s rock radio stations do more than talk about Prince into commercial breaks after another Nickelback rock block and actually play some of his music to acknowledge such a huge genre crossing artist?
4. Last Word: A Dog Named Elvis, Soulville's Change and Highlander Politics
- Monday, April 18, 2016
For those who stopped watching in the fourth quarter, The Grizzlies lost to the Spurs 106-74 in San Antonio Sunday to open the NBA's second season. If you put together the second and fourth quarters it would have been close. But oh the first and third quarters.
5. Southland Mall Sells In Foreclosure
- Thursday, April 07, 2016
1215 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
Sale Amount: $4.3 million
Sale Date: March 31, 2016
Buyer: 1215 East Shelby Drive Holdings LLC
Seller: Southland Mall Shopping Center LLC
Details: Southland Mall, Memphis’ first enclosed mall when it opened 50 years ago, has sold for $4.3 million in foreclosure.
6. Malco Pulls $6.5M Permit For Downtown Theater
- Saturday, April 02, 2016
Downtown’s new movie theater is moving forward. Malco Theatres recently filed a $6.5 million building permit application for a seven-screen movie theater as part of the greater Central Station development spearheaded by Henry Turley Co. and Community Capital.
7. Malco Pulls $6.5M Permit For Downtown Theater
- Thursday, March 31, 2016
Downtown’s new movie theater is moving forward. Malco Theaters recently filed a $6.5 million building permit application for a seven-screen movie theater as part of the greater Central Station development spearheaded by Henry Turley Co. and Community Capital. The permit also lists a rooftop seating area and a new box office and bar in the existing Power House building as part of the project.
8. $6.5 Million Permit Filed for Malco Theater Downtown
- Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Central Station’s planned seven-screen movie theater is moving forward.
Malco Theaters recently filed a $6.5 million building permit application for the cinema as part of the greater Central Station development spearheaded by Henry Turley Co. and Community Capital.
9. Sugar Services, an Elephant in South End Room, Plans to Stay
- Friday, March 25, 2016
In operation since 1969, Sugar Services is one of the last vestiges of the South End’s legacy as a heavy industrial area. While the factory has continued to process bulk sugar into liquid sugar from its site at 15 W. G.E. Patterson, at the southeast corner of Tennessee Street, developers attracted to the South Main Arts District have built condos and apartments on either side.
10. Klondike Wants Plan To Stave Off Gentrification
- Thursday, March 10, 2016
With multimillion-dollar investments growing up around it in the Crosstown and Uptown neighborhoods, the Klondike/Smokey City Community Development Corp. is working with the University of Memphis on a grassroots action plan to stave off gentrification.
11. Homewood Suites Proposed For Vance Area of South Main
- Wednesday, January 06, 2016
A six-story Homewood Suites hotel is the latest new development proposed in the South Main Historic District.
The application to the Land Use Control Board for the hotel at 139 Vance Ave., between Mulberry and Second streets, is from NPH Investments on a lot owned by Henry and Cheri Rudner. The proposed site sits two blocks north of the National Civil Rights Museum and three blocks south of FedExForum.
12. Midway Point
- Saturday, December 26, 2015
A quality, affordable neighborhood for low- to moderate-income Memphians. That’s developer Henry Turley’s ongoing vision for Uptown, a North Memphis neighborhood benefiting from $150 million in redevelopment efforts.
13. ‘Entertainment Destination’ Planned for Downtown’s South End
- Saturday, December 12, 2015
A local developer has plans to transform a city block in Downtown Memphis’ South End into an “entertainment destination” modeled after a popular New Orleans establishment.
Brad Barnett wants to turn the former Loflin Safe & Lock Co. building at 7 W. Carolina Ave. into a bar/restaurant with private residence on top. He also plans to redevelop a carriage house at 721 Florida St. into a 5,000-square-foot rentable event space.
14. Central Station Developers Pull $14.2M Permit for Apartments
- Friday, December 04, 2015
Within days of Memphis City Council approval of the Central Station development contract, Henry Turley Co. and general contractor Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC have filed a $14.2 million building permit application for a new apartment complex at 608 S. Front St.
15. Jimmy Carter Swings Habitat for Humanity Hammers in Memphis
- Monday, November 02, 2015
Former President Jimmy Carter had planned on being in Nepal Monday, Nov. 2, to build homes for the poor.
16. Mix It Up
- Saturday, October 31, 2015
Memphis’ development eye is turning inward and upward as mixed-use projects are becoming more common than ever before.
Usually a mode of survival for densely packed cities, residential, office, retail and even manufacturing are cohabitating in single mixed-use buildings or lots as a way to recoup Memphis’ sprawl. Downtown and Midtown are being combed for infill and adaptive reuse possibilities as millennials are moving to the urban core in droves.
17. Central Station Design Plans Come Into Clearer Focus
- Friday, October 30, 2015
A six-screen movie theater and nine multistoried apartment buildings with a total of about 200 units are among the updates in the recently submitted plan for the redevelopment of Central Station.
In its application to the Design Review Board, an affiliate board of the Downtown Memphis Commission, developers submitted their $55 million proposal to turn the Downtown train station into a vibrant mixed-use campus.
18. Binghampton, Uptown Grocery Projects Win Tax Breaks
- Thursday, October 22, 2015
Two community development groups are the first recipients of Community Builder PILOTS, a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive housed at the Memphis-Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
Binghampton and Uptown are both USDA-Certified Food Deserts, and that could change with Community Builder PILOT incentives intended to attract grocery stores.
19. New Tax Breaks Attract Grocers to Memphis Food Deserts
- Saturday, October 17, 2015
Two of Memphis’ prominent food deserts are on the mend with possible tax breaks to attract grocery stores.
Binghampton and Uptown are set to receive Community Builder PILOTs, a new payment-in-lieu-of-taxes incentive granted by the Memphis and Shelby County Economic Development Growth Engine.
20. MATA Seeks $200,000 Central Station Grant
- Thursday, September 10, 2015
The Memphis Area Transit Authority is seeking a $200,000 grant from the Downtown Memphis Commission to expand shared parking at Central Station that would double as more space for the relocated Memphis Farmers Market.
21. What’s Next for Memphis College of Art's Downtown Space?
- Thursday, September 03, 2015
If the Memphis College of Art proceeds with consolidating its graduate school operations on its Overton Park campus, the South Main Historic Arts District would be left with a 48,000-square-foot opportunity in ready-to-lease space.
22. Early Voting Begins In Lakeland, Arlington
- Monday, August 31, 2015
Early voting began Friday, Aug. 28, in the Arlington and Lakeland municipal elections – Shelby County’s second and third elections of 2015.
But most of the early voter turnout in the two suburban towns won’t come until the last day of the early-voting period, Sept. 12. That day, the Shelby County Election Commission will open voting sites in both suburbs. Until then, Arlington and Lakeland residents can cast votes in Downtown Memphis, at 157 Poplar Ave.
23. South Junction Expansion Plans Go Public
- Tuesday, August 04, 2015
A second phase of the South Junction apartments goes before the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board Wednesday, Aug. 4.
The set of seven three-story apartment building was added to the agenda of the review board Monday afternoon.
24. Making the Connection
- Saturday, June 06, 2015
Archie Willis III had just earned his master’s degree in business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill when he returned to Memphis in 1981 to help his father, A.W. Willis Jr., redevelop the Adler Hotel Annex.
25. On the Menu
- Wednesday, May 13, 2015
When Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr turned up for dinner at the Majestic Grille Friday night, it wasn’t as the guy in charge of the team trying to put a stop to the Memphis Grizzlies’ championship ambitions.
26. Rollin' On The River
- Saturday, May 09, 2015
When the team of planners and developers behind the Harbor Town community on Mud Island wanted to build slimmer streets to promote a more pedestrian-friendly experience, the city of Memphis said they couldn’t do it.
27. Tumult of 1968 Leaves Indelible Mark on Memphis’ Legal, Political Figures
- Saturday, April 25, 2015
When attorney David Caywood thinks about the pivotal events of the 1968 sanitation workers strike in Memphis, there is usually a big “what if” moment.
28. Density Key to Central Station Timing
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
The redevelopment plan for Downtown’s Central Station is the expansion of the South Bluffs development of the 1990s. Or it is a bridge connecting the transformation of the old Cleaborn Homes public housing development to the east and maybe Foote Homes to come.
29. Central Station Project Relies on Local Institutions
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
At $55 million, the proposed redevelopment plan for Central Station that debuted last week isn’t quite the “vertical village” that Crosstown Concourse is. The price tag, all except $3 million of which is private financing, is about a quarter of the $200 million cost of Crosstown.
30. Plans Revealed for $55 Million Central Station Project
- Saturday, March 28, 2015
Conceptual plans were revealed Friday for the widely anticipated redevelopment of Central Station.
Archie Willis of Community Capital and developer Henry Turley outlined the $55 million plan for the finance committee of the Memphis Area Transit Authority.
31. Harahan Bridge Could Get Brighter
- Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Memphis civic and business leaders are in the early stages of talking with an anonymous donor about lighting the Harahan Bridge while a Memphis-based movie theater titan is exploring building a new theater Downtown.
32. Restless Winter
- Saturday, March 07, 2015
For most of its 103-year life as city property, the Mid-South Fairgrounds has been a place where Memphians remember why they came there in the past, as local leaders have periodically pushed to remake its landscape and in turn create more memories going forward.
33. Path to Crosstown Difficult, Unexpected
- Tuesday, March 03, 2015
When Staley Cates bought the Sears Crosstown building in 2007 and the development team behind what is now Crosstown Concourse was taking shape to redevelop the property, another developer dropped by Cates’ office.
34. Attorneys Recall Role of Law in Events of 1968
- Wednesday, February 25, 2015
David Caywood still remembers the memorandum of understanding that almost settled the 1968 sanitation workers strike before Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.
35. Morris: Public Transit Tops Downtown Goals
- Thursday, January 15, 2015
A stronger and more vital public transportation presence in Downtown and a plan for development of land south of Central Station are two priorities of the Downtown Memphis Commission for the coming year.
36. Service Without a Smile: Why Airlines Aren't Nice
- Thursday, October 09, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) – Passengers cherish Virgin America for its mood lighting, live TV, fancy cocktails and friendly flight attendants. That nice-guy approach to air travel wins awards and attracts a cult following, but may not fly with Wall Street.
37. Paulson: AIG Bailout Designed to be Punishment
- Tuesday, October 07, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) – The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday.
38. September 5-11: This Week in Memphis History
- Saturday, September 06, 2014
2004: Open house for the new FedExForum, the new $250 million arena south of the Beale Street entertainment district.
1981: Ozzy Osbourne at the Orpheum with Def Leppard opening the show. Osbourne was touring with a band that featured guitarist Randy Rhoades who would die less than a year later in a plane crash. The Memphis show finished abruptly when Osbourne had to stop performing because of a broken rib he sustained earlier on the tour after falling off stage.
39. This week in Memphis history: April 25-May 1
- Saturday, April 26, 2014
1984: The Memphis Showboats played the Pittsburgh Maulers at the Liberty Bowl in the inaugural and first of their two seasons in the United States Football League. The Showboats won 17-7 and at the end of the season had a 7-11 record, the best among expansion teams in the league, which started in 1983.
40. Lakecrest II Sells for $4.6 Million
- Friday, March 07, 2014
The Lakecrest II office building in East Memphis has changed hands again.
Southland Primacy LLC acquired the 129,104-square-foot office building at 6055 Primacy Parkway from Jefferson-Pilot Investments Inc. Feb. 28 for $4.6 million.
41. Malasri Promotes Importance of Young Memphis Leaders
- Friday, January 03, 2014
Jittapong “J.T.” Malasri, a civil engineer with Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, says his father probably knew his son would go into the engineering field long before he himself did. And his father, Siripong Malasri, should know – he was the dean of the School of Engineering at Christian Brothers University before returning to the classroom to teach and chair various departments.
42. Visible Music College Files $3.2 Million Loan
- Tuesday, September 10, 2013
200 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $3.2 million
Loan Date: Aug. 30, 2013
Borrower: Visible Music College
Lender: Renasant Bank
Details: Visible Music College has filed a $3.2 million loan on its Downtown campus at 200 Madison Ave.
43. Goodwin Henry Finances Arlington Retail Center
- Friday, September 06, 2013
Goodwin Henry Properties LLC has financed its 16,800-square-foot shopping center at 5870 Airline Road in Arlington for $1.5 million.
44. Getting Focused
- Monday, September 02, 2013
Some of my clients tell me they wonder if it’s even possible to get focused nowadays with the constant onslaught of life-distracting things and events. First of all, I think the realistic answer to this question falls in the category of Henry Ford’s famous statement, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.”
45. Influence1 Files $2.6 Million Loan for Former Bishop Byrne
- Monday, September 02, 2013
1475 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38116
Loan Amount: $2.6 million
Loan Date: Aug. 23, 2013
Maturity Date: Aug. 23, 2024
Borrower: The Influence1 Foundation
Lender: Regions Bank
Details: The Influence1 Foundation, the Memphis-based organization that bought the former Bishop Byrne High School in June, has filed a $2.6 million loan on the property, at 1475 E. Shelby Drive in Whitehaven.
46. South Junction Files $14.8 Million Loan
- Friday, August 30, 2013
Just a few days after its permits were filed, the development group building the 197-unit South Junction apartments Downtown has taken out a $14.8 million construction loan for the project.
South Junction Partners – through a payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) program via the Memphis Center City Revenue Finance Corp. – filed the deed of trust Aug. 27 with SunTrust Bank.
47. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Tuesday, August 27, 2013
727 E. Mann Circle; 726. E. Mann Circle; 725 W. Mann Circle; 35 W. Georgia Ave.; 649 Florida St.; 18 W. Carolina Ave.; 9 E. Carolina Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Costs: $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.5 million; $1.4 million
48. Henry Turley Co. Files Permits for South Junction
- Monday, August 26, 2013
A development group led by Henry Turley Co. has filed a series of building permits totaling $10.4 million for the 197-unit South Junction apartments Downtown.
49. Turley Shows Interest in Developing Central Station
- Friday, August 16, 2013
A partnership consisting of Henry Turley and Community Capital is the only entity so far to express interest in the management and development of Central Station.
50. Entry Point
- Thursday, July 25, 2013
The city of Germantown is embarking on an effort to guide growth and development of the city’s western gateway corridor for the next 20 years.
The planning area encompasses the Poplar Avenue corridor at the city’s western gateway, paying special attention to proposed development opportunities, improvements to Poplar Avenue and Kirby and a new set of regulations designed to guide development.
51. Boyle Helps Reach Harahan Funding Goal
- Thursday, May 30, 2013
The city of Memphis has raised the matching funds to build the “Main to Main Connector” thanks to local donations, the latest of which is $50,000 from Memphis-based Boyle Investment Co.
52. Boyle Donates $50,000 To Main-To-Main Project
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
The city of Memphis has raised the matching funds to build the “Main to Main Connector,” the $29.7 million project designed to link Main Street Memphis to Broadway Avenue in West Memphis via a boardwalk for bicyclists and pedestrians on the north side of the Harahan Bridge straddling the Mississippi River.
53. Changing Current
- Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Uptown waterfront along the Wolf River Harbor – the area of the rejuvenated Uptown neighborhood that has for the most part been left out of the revitalization – could soon become a bustling waterfront village, according to a recently released master plan for the area.
54. Core Focus
- Saturday, May 11, 2013
The Great Recession silenced construction crews throughout the Memphis area, and that was especially evident Downtown, where ambitious, skyline-changing projects were put on hold, reconfigured or scrapped altogether.
55. New Apartments Planned for South Main
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Plans for 197 apartments on two corners of West Carolina Avenue and Florida Street go to the Downtown Memphis Commission Design Review Board at its May 1 meeting.
South Junction will rise on the vacant northwest and southeast corners of Carolina and Florida, in the South Main Historic Arts District.
56. Apostrophe Yes or No?
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
Henry Chu of the Los Angeles Times reported in late March that “To grammarians’ delight, officials in southwest England who had considered expunging apostrophes from street signs threw out the idea … and vowed to follow the rules of proper English.” Ha! Good luck with that!
57. Then and Now
- Saturday, April 06, 2013
Jay Bailey pictured marching bands and floats when his mother told him he was going on a march.
“We thought of it as a parade,” said Bailey, who was 6 years old in March 1968. “We thought of it as something fun.”
- Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sales and Marketing Society of the Mid-South will host a roundtable with Joel Henry, president of Intermodal Cartage, Thursday, March 28, at 7:30 a.m. at Cheffie’s Café, 483 High Point Terrace. Cost at the door is $20. Visit sms-midsouth.org.
59. Two Family Dollar Stores Sell for Combined $3 Million
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The Family Dollar stores at 1688 Jackson Ave. and 2711 Getwell Road have sold for a combined $3 million.
60. Brooks Brothers Relocating to Saddle Creek
- Friday, December 07, 2012
High-end clothier chain Brooks Brothers plans to open a new location at The Shops of Saddle Creek West in Germantown.
The New York City-based retailer will open in 7,500 square feet of space at 7509 Poplar Ave. by early June, taking over the two suites formerly occupied by Indigo and Talbots Men’s. Indigo last month relocated and expanded two spaces down into the old Natural Body Spa & Shoppe space.
61. 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.
62. Harbor Town Dog Show Scheduled for Oct. 28
- Thursday, October 18, 2012
The 10th Annual Harbor Town Dog Show “Who Let the Dogs Out?” presented by Downtown Animal Hospital will take place Oct. 28.
Spectators can attend the show, from noon to 4 p.m. at Nursery Park in Harbor Town, for free and may reserve seating in the VIP – as in, Very Important Pooch/Parent – Green Room, which will offer gourmet food and drinks.
63. Downtown Memphis Commission Celebrates Progress
- Monday, October 01, 2012
There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.
64. Electric Charging Stations Create Driver Options
- Friday, September 28, 2012
Twelve of the parking spaces outside the visitors center at Shelby Farms Park come with a roof.
Construction of the solar-assisted electric and hybrid vehicle charging stations was completed in September.
65. DMC to Honor Vision Award Recipients
- Thursday, September 27, 2012
Downtown Memphis Commission will present this year’s Downtown Vision Awards on Thursday, Sept. 27, at an open house party at its office, 114 N. Main St., from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
66. Dot-Com Moves Distribution To Memphis
- Friday, August 10, 2012
Wilsonville, Ore.-based LinenTablecloth.com has entered the Memphis industrial market, leasing 82,500 square feet at 3046 Datsun Drive for its new distribution center.
67. History for Sale
- Wednesday, August 01, 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.
68. Report: Countrywide Won Influence With Discounts
- Friday, July 06, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) – The former Countrywide Financial Corp., whose subprime loans helped start the nation's foreclosure crisis, made hundreds of discount loans to buy influence with members of Congress, congressional staff, top government officials and executives of troubled mortgage giant Fannie Mae, according to a House report.
69. Slice of the Pie
- Monday, June 18, 2012
Come mid-July, local restaurateur Aldo Dean will launch Aldo’s Pizza Pies, his group’s third concept in Memphis and second in Downtown’s Central Business District.
Dean is one of three partners behind the new 3,900-square-foot restaurant on the ground floor of Henry Turley Co.’s Barboro Flats at 100 S. Main St. Adam Slovis of Slovis & Associates LLC represented Dean and his group in its seven-year lease for Aldo’s Pizza Pies.
70. Former Mall Acreage to be Industrial Development
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Acreage on Former
Mall of Memphis Site
Sale Amount: $2.7 million
Sale Date: April 18, 2012
Buyer: Memphis Industrial Properties LLC
71. Homes Part of North Memphis Revitalization
- Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Usually Self + Tucker Architects do the design work and planning for someone else who is the developer.
But in an open lot on the north side of Chelsea Avenue at Leath Street, seven single- family homes to come in the next year will be the architecture firm’s first steps into developing.
72. Marketplace Dev. Buys Jackson Ave. Center
- Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Marketplace Development LLC has bought a strip shopping center at 1688 Jackson Ave. from The Bornblum Foundation for $337,500, financing it with a $1.2 million loan through Iberiabank.
73. 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.
74. Loeb Tells Rotary About Overton Square Plans
- Thursday, January 12, 2012
Among the first of Bob Loeb’s comments when he addressed the Memphis Rotary Club Tuesday, Jan. 10, was that when his firm finishes the redevelopment of Overton Square, the hope is to pass the Rotarian Four-Way Test.
75. That's a Wrap
- Monday, January 02, 2012
If the grand sweep of 2011 could be captured on celluloid and presented to an audience on the big screen, all the components of a great film would be readily apparent.
There was drama, in the form of a deluge and historic flooding that led the Mississippi River to crest at nearly 48 feet early in the year. One of the year’s big surprises saw President Barack Obama give the commencement address for the Booker T. Washington High School class of 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
76. New Dishes
- Thursday, December 29, 2011
Memphis’ eyes were bigger than its stomach in 2011, but in a good way.
Some local restaurateurs launched completely new concepts; others entered new submarkets with additional stores. Even a handful of national retailers entered the Memphis market after having locations elsewhere in Tennessee for years.
77. Beyond Square One
- Monday, December 26, 2011
Memphis City Council’s approval for spending $16 million to improve Midtown’s Overton Square marked a milestone for neighborhood supporters, grassroots leaders and financial stakeholders – especially Loeb Properties Inc.
78. APG Office Furnishings Succeeds on South Main
- Monday, December 05, 2011
APG Office Furnishings has seen substantial growth since moving to Memphis in early 2009. The recently opened Downtown location at 100 S. Main St. offers an upgrade from the company’s old Shelby Drive store, as well as the benefit of pedestrian traffic.
79. Van Vleet Flats Almost Ready For Occupancy
- Monday, November 21, 2011
Over the past decade, Henry Turley Co. has delivered five mixed-use apartment communities on or near Downtown’s South Main Street.
80. Why Fed Dissident Fisher Opposes Further Action
- Wednesday, October 19, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – He's an inflation "hawk" who isn't worried about inflation, a former political candidate appalled by politics, a dissident who views himself as part of the team.
An idiosyncratic figure, Richard Fisher has drawn attention lately as one of three members of the Federal Reserve's policymaking committee who have lined up against Chairman Ben Bernanke's steps to try to stimulate the economy.
81. New Façades
- Monday, October 03, 2011
Local architecture firms have run the gamut with realignment strategies in combating the economic downturn, from reduction of footprints and overhead to reorganizing and rebranding.
In late 2009, Memphis-based Looney Ricks Kiss Architects Inc. filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition. The news sent shockwaves throughout the industry, as one of the city’s most prominent firms – behind landmark projects like AutoZone Park and AutoZone corporate headquarters, Riverside Drive, FedExForum, Harbor Town and the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, to name a few – was being forced to reorganize.
82. Nashville Museum on African American Music Planned
- Tuesday, September 13, 2011
NASHVILLE (AP) – A new museum in the works for Nashville will aim to expand the public's idea of what makes the town Music City.
The National Museum of African American Music may sound counterintuitive for a city most closely associated with country music, a genre dominated by white performers. But supporters of the new project say the city played an important role in fostering African American music, which in turn influenced the roots of country and many other American genres.
83. Lynnfield Place Apartments Sell for $22.4 Million
- Tuesday, June 21, 2011
1400 Lynnfield Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $22.4 million
Sale Date: June 14, 2011
Buyer: Lynnfield Holdings LLC
Seller: Lynnfield Place Tennessee LLC
Details: Lynnfield Place Apartments, on the east side of Lynnfield Road about halfway between Park Avenue to the north and Quince Road to the south, has sold for $22.4 million.
84. Loeb Builds Success on Long History, Strong Team
- Monday, May 16, 2011
In 1887, a T-shirt maker named Henry Loeb, great-grandfather of Robert “Bob” Loeb and Louis “Lou” Loeb of LOEB Properties, opened a Laundromat on Main Street. His entrepreneurial spirit transpired four generations, officially reaching the Loeb brothers in the early 1980s.
85. Midtown Changer
- Wednesday, April 27, 2011
By the end of 2011, Bardog Tavern owner Aldo DeMartino will have two new Memphis restaurant concepts up and running.
First, The Slider Inn, 2117 Peabody Ave., will fill the 1,200-square-foot space formerly occupied by Bluff City Bayou. The owners, Les Carloss and Jeff Corrigan, moved from the Edge District to the Midtown spot in 2009 and closed it shortly after to pursue catering endeavors.
86. $39 Million Permit Filed For UTHSC Research Lab
- Tuesday, April 26, 2011
71 S. Manassas St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Permit Amount: $39 million
Permit Date: Applied April 2011
Owner: University of Tennessee
Tenant: University of Tennessee
87. Downtown Warehouse Quitclaimed for $465,500
- Monday, April 25, 2011
An investment partnership called 109 South Second Partnership, an affiliate of Memphis-based developer Henry Turley Co., has received 109 S. Second St. via two quitclaims.
88. City, Community at Heart of Montgomery Martin’s Work
- Monday, April 04, 2011
Construction, says Montgomery Martin, is hard. And he should know, having been in the business since 1978.
“You’re creating something out of nothing, you’re taking a raw piece of dirt, grading it off and digging holes and pouring concrete and creating an edifice for an environment to work in and live in,” Martin said. “That’s all very appealing and neat, and a necessary thing to do for society and for culture and for people to live and operate in.”
- Friday, February 25, 2011
The Memphis Gavel Club will meet Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Henry Brenner from Goodwill Industries will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 494-8639.
90. EMHC Moving to Appling Farms, Doubling in Size
- Friday, December 17, 2010
Emergency Mobile Health Care is more than doubling the size of its Memphis corporate headquarters.
EMHC has signed a 14,200-square-foot lease at 6972 Appling Farms Parkway. EMHC currently occupies 6,900 square feet at 5071 Wilfong Road, and also has an office in Jackson, Tenn.
91. Evolve Systems Grows Memphis Location
- Friday, November 19, 2010
Evolve Digital Media has more than doubled its Memphis location at Apple Tree Center in Hickory Hill.
The Memphis-based company expanded its lease from 2,520 to 6,327 square feet at 6073 Mount Moriah Road Extended. Tyler Tapley, associate with CB Richard Ellis Memphis, represented the landlord, Apple Tree Center Partnership.
92. Second Street Building Gets Mixed-Use Makeover
- Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Developers are bringing a brand of apartments that has flourished on Downtown’s Main Street one block over with a $9.7 million project called Van Vleet Flats and Offices.
An extensive rehab has begun on the old warehouse at 109 S. Second St., at the northwest corner of Second Street and Gayoso Avenue.
93. Even in Liberal Bastions, GOP Sees Election Chance
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
HYANNIS PORT, Mass. (AP) — In the congressional district that's home to the Kennedy family compound, a Kennedy public skating rink and a Kennedy museum, the heart of liberalism is beating uneasily.
94. Cohen: Love Of Government Started Early
- Wednesday, October 06, 2010
With fervor for politics at a young age, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Memphis, explained his lifelong journey into Congress at the Society of Industrial Office Realtors (SIOR) luncheon Monday.
95. Lasting Legacies
- Monday, September 27, 2010
Consider the continent as it was when Memphis was founded in 1819. No railroads crisscrossed the land and Tennessee roads would not be paved until after World War I.
For a city to thrive and prosper, transportation would be paramount. For Memphis, the Mississippi River, an integral artery of commerce and communication in America, would be its gateway to greatness.
96. Rhodes Examines Katrina’s Impact On Fifth Anniversary
- Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Photographer Aric Mayer spends a lot of his time thinking about the ways in which the larger events of nature overlap with those of civilization.
And still, Mayer, the lead photographer who covered Hurricane Katrina for The Wall Street Journal, said he has difficulty fully communicating what he experienced when he arrived in New Orleans a week after the storm devastated the city.
97. Architectural Stories
- Wednesday, September 08, 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.
98. Galloway Gardens Apartments Sells for $1.1 Million
- Tuesday, September 07, 2010
1565 Galloway Ave.
Memphis, TN 38112
Sale Amount: $1.1 Million
Sale Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Buyer: Galloway Gardens LLC
Seller: Steve Benetti and Virginia Benetti
Loan Amounts: $200,000; $200,000; $916,937 (assumption)
Loan Date: Aug. 27, 2010
Maturity Dates: Aug. 27, 2011 ($200,000); Sept. 15, 2015 ($200,000); Sept. 10, 2013 ($916,937)
Lender: Regions Bank
99. Renovations Planned for Georgian Hills Middle
- Thursday, September 02, 2010
Memphis City Schools has applied for a $2.4 million permit for renovations to Georgian Hills Middle School (also known as Georgian Hills Junior High) at 3925 Denver St. in Frayser’s 38127 ZIP code. The school is on 1.54 acres on the west side of Denver Street north of St. Elmo Avenue.
100. Dellinger Takes Readers on Trip Down Proposed I-69
- Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When Matt Dellinger came to Memphis a few years ago to research the book he was writing on Interstate 69, he stumbled upon the Little Tea Shop on Monroe Avenue.
The main reason he chose the storied Downtown eatery was because of its street number, 69, which he figured must be a sign considering his book’s subject matter – the new interstate coursing through middle America, including Memphis, from Canada to Mexico.