As the crowd of attendees at a preview party Monday night for Broad Avenue’s newest enterprise relaxed on couches, ordered drinks at the bar, and played video games like Super Smash Bros. – several of which were projected on a 120-foot-wide wall for collective viewing – one thing was readily apparent.
30. A Tale of Two Projects - Friday, December 12, 2014
At 7.7 miles, it takes about 12 minutes to make the drive between the Mid-South Fairgrounds and Graceland.
However, the political fortunes of each couldn’t be more different.
A financing plan for a long-delayed expansion of the Graceland campus to develop all 120 acres owned by Elvis Presley Enterprises and amassed since the mid-1990s cleared the Shelby County Commission this week and the Memphis City Council a week before.31. Tigers Football Finds Turnaround with Transforming Coach at Helm - Thursday, November 27, 2014
A lot goes into transforming a football program from an utter laughingstock into one that by winning its next game can earn at least a share of a conference championship.
Finding better players? Check.32. Vols: Looks Like 6-6 Season - Saturday, August 23, 2014
Pull out your 2014 schedules, UT fans.
Fall camp is done, and it’s time to get in game-week mode with the season opener against Utah State fast approaching.
So go to the little box next to each of UT’s opponents on the 2014 schedule and pick the winner.33. Right on Cue - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
The Orpheum Theatre Memphis frequently plays host to musicals, but an arrival next week will bring something the theater doesn’t get to put on its stage often – a Broadway play.
“War Horse,” a play that inspired a Steven Spielberg movie of the same name, will premiere at The Orpheum March 25. It’s the story about a character named Albert and his horse Joey, the latter of which has been tapped to fight for the English during World War I.34. MRG Sees Flurry of Activity at Marion Center - Friday, December 13, 2013
In 2008, Memphis-based Makowsky Ringel Greenberg LLC developed The Shops of Angelos Grove retail center in Marion, Ark.35. October 18-October 24, 2013: This week in Memphis history - Saturday, October 19, 2013
2012: Case Management, a provider of outpatient case management services for the mentally ill, bought the four-story, circa-1973 airport area office building at 3171 Directors Row for $1.3 million from Directors Memphis LLC, a company based in Tacoma, Wash.36. Cleanup Crew - Saturday, September 21, 2013
DeAndre Brown runs what might be the best known landscape business in areas of Memphis where the yards have brush and trees taller than the vacant houses they completely obscure.
“We operate a little differently than other contractors. Most have subcontractors that work separately,” he said. “We are one large crew of 60 men or women. We get the heavy equipment in first. Then a team of weed eaters will go in behind that, then a team of people go in behind them and clean up.”37. Tax Zone Would Fund Fairgrounds Remake - Friday, September 20, 2013
A 3-square-mile Tourism Development Zone would finance a $233 million renovation of the Mid-South Fairgrounds sought by the administration of Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr.
The city sent its 88-page application Sept. 13 to Tennessee Finance Commissioner Larry B. Martin. The application seeks state permission to use incremental sales tax revenue estimated at close to $12 million a year starting in 2016 to pay off the bonds to finance a project whose price tag is just below the $250 million FedExForum.38. August 9-15, 2013: This week in Memphis history - Saturday, August 10, 2013
2010: Memphis Mayor A C Wharton Jr. announced Tobey Park would be the site for the city’s first neighborhood skatepark. The $440,000 project was completed and opened in November 2011.
2008: Grays Creek residents and others in Cordova began organizing opposition to plans for a new Walmart Supercenter on the northwest corner of Houston Levee and Macon Roads. The project would later be voted down by the Shelby County Commission.39. April 19-25: This Week in Memphis History - Saturday, April 20, 2013
1993: Memphis-based Back Yard Burgers Inc. announced plans to go public with a proposed initial public offering of 1.3 million shares of common stock at a planned price of $6 a share.40. Seminar Underscores Commercial Sectors’ Highs, Lows - Monday, November 5, 2012
Memphis’ commercial real estate market for the most part appears to mirror national trends, with all four sectors boasting challenges and bright spots so far this year.
That was a message a room full of real estate professionals received when The Daily News hosted its second annual Commercial Real Estate seminar Thursday, Nov.1, at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, sponsored by Magna Bank and Evans Petree PC.41. Collaborative Zones - Monday, October 8, 2012
The practice of designing office spaces is trending away from inhibiting cubicles and foreboding conference tables and more toward creating collaborative zones.
Tenants are demanding alternatives that cut costs, improve productivity and increase morale. That’s because flexibility is key for modern-day office users, said Heather Averwater, interior designer with brg3s architects.42. Red Deluxe Subleases Sullivan Space - Friday, September 28, 2012
Two well-known Memphis advertising agencies have inked a unique Downtown office deal.
Red Deluxe Brand Development has subleased 10,400 square feet of office space from Sullivan Branding in the old Smooth Moves building at 85 Union Ave.43. Red Deluxe Subleases Sullivan Space - Thursday, September 27, 2012
Two well-known Memphis advertising agencies have inked a unique Downtown office deal.
Red Deluxe Brand Development has subleased 10,400 square feet of office space from Sullivan Branding in the old Smooth Moves building at 85 Union Ave.44. Poplar Transformation - Monday, July 9, 2012
Two big retail deals have recently been inked on the Poplar Avenue corridor, soon filling empty spaces on the city’s busiest street.
A new Family Dollar is going in the old Stringer’s Garden Center site at 2974 Poplar, while Office Depot and Hollywood Feed are going in the former Samuel’s Furniture space at 5502-5510 Poplar, near South Yates Road.45. Building Owner’s Lawyer Disputes Delay Claims - Friday, May 11, 2012
The attorney for the owners of the building at 118 Madison Ave. facing demolition said Wednesday, May 9, his client is waiting on a city plan for the demolition and is not intentionally trying to delay a resolution that would bring down the barricades blocking a sidewalk and part of the street.46. Finard Wraps First Phase of Poplar Plaza Renovation - Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Finard Properties LLC has completed the first of many phases in redeveloping Poplar Plaza at Poplar Avenue and South Highland Street – a multimillion-dollar project undertaken to ultimately prepare the center for a new Kroger.47. Sears to Close 100 to 120 Kmart, Sears Stores - Wednesday, December 28, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. plans to close between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores to raise cash after a weak holiday shopping season for the retailer.48. Back into the Fold - Monday, October 3, 2011
Before there was South Bluffs, there was French Fort.
Before the Hernando DeSoto Bridge was built and city zoning regulations placed more distance between commercial, industrial and residential areas, this neighborhood by the trio of older Mississippi River bridges south of Downtown survived in one of the most historic and isolated parts of the city.49. Tower Revival - Thursday, August 25, 2011
The reversal of fortune for the Downtown tower at the intersection of Main Street and Monroe Avenue, until recently plagued by falling occupancy and an uncertain future, was set in motion in a private meeting one year ago this month.50. A Bridge to Cross - Monday, March 28, 2011
Martyrs Park sits atop the Chickasaw Bluff and overlooks the Mississippi River, its lone modern sculpture a memorial to victims of the 19th century Yellow Fever epidemics that devastated Memphis from the 1850s through the 1870s.51. Condo Market Shows Signs of Rejuvenation - Tuesday, May 11, 2010
As the housing market begins a slow but steady comeback, the condominium sector is contributing its part after a particularly dreadful slump.
Shelby County saw 67 condo sales in April, a 5 percent improvement from 64 condo sales in April 2009 and a 24 percent improvement from 54 condo sales in March, according to the latest figures from real estate information company Chandler Reports, www.chandlerreports.com.52. Ames Plantation, Other Farms Seek New Revenue Streams - Monday, April 26, 2010
GRAND JUNCTION, Tenn. – Ames Plantation is a good place for deer with its 18,430 acres straddling the Fayette-Hardeman county lines providing the right habitat to support a healthy deer herd.53. Downtown Anticipates Residential Uptick - Friday, April 2, 2010
For Downtowner Josh Thomas, it’s about the simple things.
Like how, at the end of a long day at the office, he can unwind with a cigar and watch the sun set over the Mississippi River from the roof of his condo building. 54. DeSoto Officials Eye I-269’s Potential - Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Interstate 69 is dubbed the “NAFTA Highway” after the North American Free Trade Agreement because it will course through the central U.S. from Canada to Mexico, connecting the continent’s three nations.55. Graceland Too Attracts Offbeat Tourism in Miss. - Thursday, December 31, 2009
HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) - Paul MacLeod is a perpetually caffeinated Elvis fanatic who's taking care of business 24-7-365 at the antebellum home he calls "Graceland Too."
Pound on the door at any hour – seriously, it's OK to arrive at 4 in the morning – and the 67-year-old former auto worker will escort you through his discombobulating, floor-to-ceiling collection of photos, records, figurines, cardboard cutouts, candy wrappers, clocks and other random kitsch featuring the King of Rock 'n' Roll.56. Housing Divided - Monday, November 23, 2009
A couple of years ago, when Clay Thompson of Memphis decided it was time to stop renting, he set his sights on the Downtown condominium market. He was especially interested in the old warehouses in the South Main Historic Arts District that had been converted to condos.57. Soul Fish Team Preps for Germantown Expansion - Friday, November 13, 2009
Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans, the old saying goes. And that explains why Soul Fish restaurant co-owners Tiger Bryant and Raymond Williams – who long have wanted to expand into neighborhoods beyond their Cooper-Young location – have skipped a step in their plan.58. There Goes the Neighborhood: New hope emerges in one of Memphis’ roughest areas - Monday, July 6, 2009
Hope and despair have co-existed for a long time along the stretch of Poplar Avenue between Danny Thomas Boulevard and Decatur Street. And for the past two years, the area has seen more change than just about any other inner-city avenue in Memphis.59. Lamar Crossing Developer Wants To Avoid Foreclosure - Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Lamar Crossing Apartments are facing a foreclosure sale on the Shelby County Courthouse steps July 16, but the group that developed them is hoping for another chance to salvage the $11.7 million project.60. GTx Prepares for Market Launch - Tuesday, May 12, 2009
GTx Inc. is exploring whether to hire its own sales force or partner with another entity as it prepares to transition from a company almost exclusively involved in research and development to one with its own products.61. Hnedak Bobo Group Grows Firm With Merger - Friday, July 11, 2008
The principals who formed the architecture and design firm Hnedak Bobo Group Inc. nearly 30 years ago have merged with Bullock Smith & Partners, giving the longtime Memphis company 30 new employees, two additional offices and a unified front in this difficult economy.62. Final Wolf River Ranch Piece in Sight With 34-Acre Sale - Tuesday, June 24, 2008
More than 10 years after bulldozers first moved dirt in Collierville’s Wolf River Ranch, the end is in site for the residential portion of the 350-acre planned development as the final phase of homes nears completion.63. After the Storm - Monday, April 21, 2008
"The storms may hit but we won't quit."
That's the message flashing in the production area at Hardy Bottling Co. on Raines Road.
The facility, which sustained millions of dollars in damage during the early February tornado that ripped through Southaven and Hickory Hill, opened earlier this month, just as plant owner Carolyn Hardy had hoped. 64. Strip Club Ordinance Raises Ire - Thursday, March 6, 2008
It was the last major issue for the Memphis City Council that left office at the end of 2007.
Its members passed a city ordinance on the first of three readings that would regulate strip clubs and other sexually oriented businesses. And then the council delayed the measure until the newly elected council, with nine new members, took office in January.65. Realtors Use YouTube, Other Technologies To Enhance Business - Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Since its creation two years ago, YouTube has evolved into an Internet phenomenon. In a short time it has become the place to watch clips of football coaches ranting about sports columnists or weepy teenagers ranting about Britney Spears, just two of the more recent offerings.66. Age-Restricted Subdivision In Lakeland Points To Growing Trend - Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Keith and David Grant Homes LLC, a division of Grant & Co. Builders, is in the midst of completing the final phase of a development designed for people older than 55.
Sterling Place is an age-restricted community in Lakeland. When it's completed within the next year, the development will have 120 lots, 69 of which already have been sold. 67. Lamar Crossing Apartments' Developers Aim To 'Jump In' to Lamar Corridor Revitalization - Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Lamar Crossing Apartments
At Lamar and Dunn avenues
Permit Cost: $6 million
Project Cost: $11.7 million
68. Filings of Civil Rights Violations By Prisoners Rising - Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Richard Dean Hartley lost the tip of his right ring finger at West Tennessee State Penitentiary (WTSP) in Henning last August and wants to be compensated for the loss.
Hartley said the 69. Bankruptcy Surge - Here Again - Thursday, April 12, 2007
At the 3,000-square-foot restaurant Denis Miller opened Downtown in August 2005, customers stride up to a counter as steaks are chopped on a sizzling grill. They proceed to order cheese steak sandwiches in classic Philly style - "wit" onions or "wit-out," according to the friendly reminder that's prominently displayed.70. Archived Article - Tuesday, February 13, 2007
3800-3810 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125
Sale Amount: $6.9 million
Sale Date: Jan. 24, 2007
71. Self-Storage Comes of Age - Wednesday, August 9, 2006
For the longest time, it was perhaps the runt of the litter in the field of commercial real estate.
But the 120,000-square-foot, climate-controlled, state-of-the-art self-storage facility that H. Keith Russell is building in Horn Lake is a strong example that the entire self-storage industry has grown up.72. Archived Article - Tuesday, July 25, 2006
67 Madison Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $24.5 million
Loan Date: July 10, 2006
Maturity Date: n/a
73. Mud Island Area Gets Traffic Help in a Roundabout Way - Tuesday, February 14, 2006
Mud Island residents could be going in circles by early May, as Dixieland Contractors continues building the $750,000 Mud Island roundabout at the intersection of Auction Street and Island Drive.
A roundabout is a type of road junction in which traffic travels in a circle around a central point. Drivers entering a roundabout have to yield to traffic that's already within the loop. The Mud Island Roundabout will be 120 feet in diameter and have two lanes circling a landscaped, two-tiered center.74. Would You Like to Super Size That? - Thursday, February 9, 2006
Traveling U.S. Highway 64 east into Fayette County is a little like pulling back a veil that separates the headaches of Memphis from a vast, largely untapped rural utopia.
Sights along the way into Fayette include a few modest homes, set back comfortably from the street. Cows and horses roam the wide green expanse. About the only thing breaking up the country scenery are signs posted here and there that announce future real estate developments, reminding visitors that even Fayette's rural isolation will be short lived.75. County Leaders Look to Regroup During Moratorium - Friday, October 21, 2005
Shelby County Commission member John Willingham didn't add his voice to the chorus last week proclaiming that a new day was dawning in Shelby County.
On Oct. 10, his colleagues on the commission approved a building moratorium in unincorporated parts of Shelby County - which goes into effect one week from today - to curb uncontrolled sprawl, even though similar plans failed in 2000 and 2004.76. Development Director Makes Career of Compassion - Friday, July 1, 2005
People often associate fund raising with just asking people for money, but according to Cathi Johnson, it's much more than that.
"It's connecting people to something that touches their hearts and makes them feel they've made a difference," she said.77. Archived Article: G'town Pkwy (lead) - Wednesday, June 30, 2004
Germantown Corridor Continues to Grow
Retail, residential growth attracts further development
The Daily News
The area of Germantown Parkway near Interstate 40 and south of the 1.1 million-square-foot Wolfchase Gall...78. Archived Article: Fair1 (lead) - Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Fairgrounds Has Long Memphis History
Midtown landmark endures myriad of uses, century of change
The Daily News
When the Mid-South Coliseum opened its doors in 1964, it was probably fitting that its first act was the R...79. Archived Article: Real Review - Tuesday, June 17, 2003
Real estate agents mark 25 years of service
Real estate agents mark 25 years of service
A testimonial to a companys integrity is the length of time its employees work there, said Harold E. Crye, Crye-Leike Realtors chief executive officer.
...80. Archived Article: Af (lead) - Friday, November 16, 2001
American Freightways sprucing up
Trucking firm sprucing up Memphis digs
By SUE PEASE
The Daily News
The American Freightways customer center office in Memphis is expanding and remodeling in an effort to allocate more space for its local ...81. Archived Article: Cordova (lead) - Monday, November 6, 2000
Cordova Sub-Division Gets Thumbs Down from City Planners Cordova plan gets thumbs down from OPD By MARY DANDO The Daily News A proposal to develop 149 lots in Cordova now heads to the Memphis City Council after being rejected by city planners. The C...82. Archived Article: Graphic (resperms) - Tuesday, June 6, 2000
On the home front On the home front Residential construction got into full swing in May as more than $21.3 million in new construction began during the month. Cordova was a construction hotspot with 56 permits issued for $9 million in total value in...83. Archived Article: Posture P.2 - Thursday, June 1, 2000
Correct posture can ease workday stress Correct posture can ease workday stress When mothers urge their children stand up straight, they may be making an important contribution to their kids future health and well-being. Slouching at a desk all day ...84. Archived Article: Gov't (ccdc) - Wednesday, April 21, 1999
Hotel project seeks Hotel project seeks development loan By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News A project that would return a Downtown building to its original use will be considered at Thursdays Center City Development Corp. meeting. The Sterick Hotel and...85. Archived Article: Comm Focus-terrorist - Friday, January 29, 1999
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Countering attack Local medical and law enforcement officials prepare united respond in case of a terrorist attack By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Among the disasters that have befallen the Mid-South, earthquakes, fires and ...86. Archived Article: Real Briefs - Tuesday, July 14, 1998
Equity Inns Announces Agreement to Purchase Two Hotels in Chicago Equity Inns Inc. has agreed to purchase two hotels to be developed in Chicago. The first hotel is located in downtown Chicago just off Michigan Avenue. The second is located at OHare ...87. Archived Article: Comm Focus - Friday, July 10, 1998
By STACEY PETSCHAUER Collierville, Germantown and Arlington are expanding their recreation options with grants recently awarded by the state Department of Environment and Conservation By STACEY PETSCHAUER The Daily News Three local municipali...88. Archived Article: Real Briefs - Tuesday, July 7, 1998
Homestead Village Inc Homestead Village Inc. opened four properties in June including the Homestead Village Memphis Airport. Other properties opened by the Atlanta-based company were Homestead Village Perimeter Park South in Birmingham, Ala.; Homest...89. Archived Article: Fazoli's Lj - Thursday, May 21, 1998
By LAURIE JOHNSON Fazolis to open second Memphis restaurant By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News The owners of the Memphis Fazolis franchise have started construction on a second restaurant in the area at 3587 Riverdale Road in East Memphis. The new sto...90. Archived Article: Vvp Lj - Wednesday, October 1, 1997
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Memphis in May accepting Memphis in May accepting volunteer, event applications Memphis in May volunteer applications are now available for the 1997 salute to Brazil, which will highlight the beauty and variety of Brazils culture and people. All typ...92. Archived Article: Fayette Tax Credit Lj - Wednesday, November 20, 1996
lj 10/5 cates New tax credit program helps existing businesses By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News A new tax credit program that encourages employers to hire individuals from economically disadvantaged areas may open up job opportunities for as many as...93. Archived Article: Raintree Lj - Wednesday, November 1, 1995
lj 10/5 cates Laney & Brentwood to begin new subdivision in Collierville By LAURIE JOHNSON The Daily News Laney & Brentwood Development Corp. is planning a new 169-lot subdivision in Collierville that will target home buyers looking for home...