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1. The Week Ahead: September 26-October 2
- Monday, September 26, 2016
Hello, Memphis! This week kicks off with a presidential debate on the national stage. It wraps up with a hefty dose of bona fide blues, played on several stages much closer to home. And that’s just a taste of what you need to know about in The Week Ahead…
2. Wharton: Tourism Is Serious Business
- Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Sometimes in tourism, it is the little things that count. But “little” is relative. Consider the digital LED display screen on the west wall of the Memphis Cook Convention Center – big enough to be seen by eastbound traffic on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge – which local leaders debuted this month after three years of planning.
- Saturday, June 21, 2014
Healthy Shelby will hold the 140/90: Living Life Under Pressure men’s health kickoff Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kroc Center, 800 East Parkway S. The event will include healthy food samples, blood pressure screenings, 3-on-3 basketball, Lionel Hollins and more. Cost is free. Visit commontablehealth.org.
- Friday, June 20, 2014
The Harrell Performing Arts Theatre will present “Bye Bye Birdie,” produced by the Collierville Arts Council, Friday, June 20, through June 29 at the theater, 440 W. Powell Road. Buy tickets at harrelltheatre.org.
- Thursday, June 19, 2014
Memphis Light, Gas and Water board will meet Thursday, June 19, at 1:30 p.m. in the MLGW administration building 220 S. Main St. Visit mlgw.com.
6. Hilton Garden Inn Planned for Former Bus Station
- Friday, March 21, 2014
A Knoxville-based hospitality company has closed on the purchase of the vacant Greyhound facility Downtown and will transform the property into a Hilton Garden Inn.
Turkey Creek Hospitality completed the $1.7 million purchase of the 1.3-acre property Tuesday, March 18, and will bring a 140-room Hilton Garden Inn to the heart of Downtown Memphis. Hank Martin and Elliot Embry with NAI Saig Co. represented Greyhound Lines Inc. in the transaction.
7. Next Step for Harris is Consulting Venture
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
After stints as a digital media coordinator and technical writer for a handful of companies, Nicole Harris has decided to launch a digital media consulting business to pursue the work she loves full time – while also filling a need she keeps seeing go unaddressed.
- Saturday, August 10, 2013
Graceland will host the Elvis Week candlelight vigil Thursday, Aug. 15, at 8:30 p.m. at the gates of Graceland, 3717 Elvis Presley Blvd. Admission is free. Visit elvis.com/elvisweek for more information. More Elvis Week events are listed below.
- Friday, August 09, 2013
The Daily News and In-Synk will host a Leadership Lunch & Learn about Liz Wiseman’s book “Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” Friday, Aug. 9, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Triumph Bank board room, 5699 Poplar Ave. Cost is $20. Visit seminars.memphisdailynews.com.
- Friday, September 23, 2011
The Gavel Club of Memphis will meet for a Dutch treat lunch at Friday, Sept. 23, at 11:30 a.m. at the Holiday Inn University of Memphis, 3700 Central Ave. Julie Pierotti, assistant curator at the Dixon Gallery and Gardens, will speak. For more information, call Bob Gray at 290-5721.
11. Red Rooster Joins List of Shuttered Restaurants
- Thursday, October 01, 2009
The Red Rooster flew the coop.
The Downtown corner where the giant bird once stood in front of his restaurant and bar is now a vacant space. A sign posted on the door states an announcement is coming soon about a new location.
Several Downtown restaurants have closed during the prolonged recession, but the departure of this one involves the bankruptcy issues of its landlord. The Red Rooster closed after a judge dismissed the bankruptcy case of Lee’s Landing Commercial LLC.
The Red Rooster closed the same week the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case of Lee’s Landing Commercial was officially closed and dismissed.
Three entities have Lee’s Landing in their names, according to the court documents. Lee’s Landing Garage LLC is the ownership entity for the block-long development near Beale Street. Lee’s Landing Commercial, which filed for bankruptcy, had control over a portion of that space. A third entity called 140 Lee’s Landing LLC operated the Red Rooster restaurant through a sublease.
Nothing to crow about
Judge Jennie D. Latta dismissed the bankruptcy case because Lee’s Landing Commercial “failed to file monthly operating reports and pay quarterly fees as required by the bankruptcy law and rules.”
The court earlier had granted a motion allowing Seedco Financial, which had loaned $1.46 million to Lee’s Landing Commercial LLC, to start collecting rent on the property. The same order allowed Lee’s Landing Garage LLC to retain ownership.
There are plans to reopen Red Rooster at another location, according to a sign on the door as well as postings on the restaurants’ Facebook and MySpace pages.
“The Red Rooster is crowing about his new and better barnyard!” the sign reads on the door at the corner of Second Street and Lt. George W. Lee Avenue. “Watch for updates next week about our expansion and new locations!”
Attempts to reach Red Rooster representatives were not successful.
Andy Kitsinger, vice president of planning and development for the Center City Commission, said the owners of Red Rooster could not reach an agreement on renegotiated lease payments.
“Red Rooster, I understand, was financially viable and making it work under their previous terms, but couldn’t make it work with the new offers,” Kitsinger said.
The Red Rooster follows other restaurants that have closed or left Downtown.
Encore, a bistro in Peabody Place, served its last meal the same week the Red Rooster closed. Other Downtown restaurants and bars that have closed recently include LoLo’s Table, Pat O’Brien’s and a Starbucks.
Restaurants have also closed in other parts of the city. Bruno’s now has a for lease sign in the window at its Midtown location on Madison Avenue.
“Restaurants have actually been feeling it for a while,” Kitsinger said. “The economy has hit restaurants hard nationally. You know, a lot of people have been eating at home … and going out less to restaurants.”
Mike Miller, the president of the Memphis Restaurant Association, said he thinks the worst might be over for restaurants, as new ones open to replace those that have closed. For instance, South of Beale just opened Downtown. Existing ones, such as the Happy Mexican, are branching out with new locations.
“My general sense of it is that earlier in the year was definitely when we saw a lot of closings,” Miller said. “This comes from talking to liquor representatives who sell to people as well as other vendors, and personal knowledge. It seems to me that, even though there are restaurants continuing to close, it has slowed down.”...
- Tuesday, July 03, 2007
The Daily News' offices will be closed Wednesday in observance of Independence Day. Offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday and will remain open during normal business hours.
The AutoZone Red, White and Blue Celebration produced by the Beale Street Merchants Association will be held today at Tom Lee Park following the conclusion of the Redbirds game. A fireworks show will be featured over the river. For more information, call 529-0999. The event is free.
13. In Their Court
- Tuesday, October 17, 2006
The developers of the 30-story, $175 million One Beale project have tapped a veteran Nashville PR firm to market their hotel, office and condominium mega-development. They're even looking down the line at creating a flashy online multimedia presentation to serve a similar purpose.
14. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, February 14, 2005
MBA Hosts High School Mock Trial Competition
YLD Hosts High School Mock Trial Competition
The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association hosts the local district 2005 Tennessee High School Mock Trial Competition through F...
15. Archived Article: This Week
- Monday, November 15, 2004
GIS Conference Held at University of Memphis
University of Memphis Hosts GIS Conference
The Memphis Regional Chamber presents the 2004 GIS Day Conference from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Holiday Inn-University of Memphis, 3700 Central...