Editorial Results (free)
1. Council Makes First Moves On Prekindergarten Funding
- Thursday, March 22, 2018
Memphis City Council members took first votes Tuesday, March 20, approving the city’s move toward funding $6 million of a $16 million expansion of local prekindergarten programs.
Ordinances approved on the first of three readings establish a city account for prekindergarten with funding coming from one penny on the city property tax rate and incremental city property tax revenue that comes when tax abatements provided for economic development projects expire.
2. City Council Gives Preliminary Approval to Pre-K Funding
- Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Memphis City Council members took first votes Tuesday, March 20, approving the city’s move toward funding $6 million of a $16-million expansion of prekindergarten locally.
The ordinances approved on the first of three readings an establish the city fund for prekindergarten and the funding with the equivalent of a penny on the existing city property tax rate and incremental city property tax revenue as economic development projects begin paying a higher tax rate when their tax abatements expire.
3. Binghampton’s Diverse Culture On Display at Kaleidoscope Festival
- Wednesday, April 12, 2017
With nearly 20 nationalities calling Binghampton home, the neighborhood possibly is the most culturally diverse in Memphis.
That diversity will be celebrated Saturday, April 15, at Wiseacre Brewing Co. with Kaleidoscope, a multicultural food festival that will present a variety of food entrepreneurs serving up unique goodness from their homes. The food festival is the culmination of work over the past year to support refugee and immigrant food entrepreneurs in the Binghampton community.
4. Midtown Retail Property Sells for $5 Million
- Thursday, December 29, 2016
1625 Poplar Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
Sale Amount: $5 million
Sale Date: Dec. 21, 2016
5. Baker Family Keeps Owen Brennan’s Going
- Saturday, May 28, 2016
If you show up on a Sunday for Owen Brennan’s famous brunch, owner Jim Baker will be there to greet you, to say your name and smile at the thought of another round of mimosas being ordered.
6. In Business for 140 Years, Burke’s Book Store is Making a Comeback
- Friday, August 21, 2015
Independent bookstores tend to mean something special to lovers of the printed word. They aren’t just places of commerce, even for their owners, but a sanctuary for something in danger of slipping away in an increasingly digital world.
7. Michigan Investor Pays $7.5 Million for Hickory Hill Apartments
- Tuesday, June 23, 2015
5995 Waterstone Oak Way
Sale Amount: $7.5 million
Sale Date: June 11, 2015
Buyer: RoCo-Lakes LLC
Seller: RRE Waterstone Holdings LLC
Loan Amount: $6.2 million
Loan Date: June 11, 2015
Maturity Date: June 11, 2017
Lender: Keybank NA
Details: RoCo-Lakes LLC, a Michigan limited liability company, purchased two parcels comprising The Lakes at Ridgeway Apartments on June 11.
8. Local Investment Group Files $11.4 Million Loan
- Thursday, June 18, 2015
Radiant Group of Properties LLC filed an $11.4 million loan with BancorpSouth Bank on June 14 for 14 of its retail properties around Memphis and Shelby County.
9. REIT Acquires Three Hotels for $39.6 Million
- Tuesday, April 14, 2015
7905 Giacosa Place, 5320 Poplar Ave. and 7855 Wolf River Boulevard
Sale Amount: $39.6 million
10. Orion Acquires Medical Center Property for New Branch
- Tuesday, March 31, 2015
821 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38105
Sale Amount: $1.3 million
Sale Date: March 20, 2015
Buyer: Orion Federal Credit Union
Seller: Georgia Commercial Stores Inc.
Details: Orion Federal Credit Union has acquired a key piece of Memphis Medical Center real estate for a new branch.
11. Stonebridge Crossing Sells for $29.8 Million
- Tuesday, September 30, 2014
9135 Morning Ridge Road
Memphis, TN 38016
Sale Amount: $29.8 million
Sale Date: Sept. 11, 2014
Buyer: IRT Stonebridge Crossing Apartments Owner LLC
Seller: AB Merion Stonebridge LLC
Details: The 500-unit Stonebridge Crossing apartment complex in Cordova has traded hands.
12. Real Estate Veteran Jan Phillips Rejoins Crye-Leike
- Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Jan O’Kelly Phillips has joined Crye-Leike Realtors’ Germantown-Poplar branch office, marking her return to real estate sales.
13. Wilkins Targets Cohen as ‘Career Politician’
- Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Ricky Wilkins told a packed campaign headquarters in Poplar Plaza on a busy campaign weekend that U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen is waging a dirty campaign while complaining that Wilkins is doing the same.
14. Dunavant Awards Honor Craft, Lewellen
- Monday, April 21, 2014
It’s a long way from Collierville Town Hall to 201 Poplar Avenue. So the two recipients of the annual Dunavant Public Servant Awards will meet Monday, April 21, near the University of Memphis to be honored.
15. Hillview Village Apartments Sell for $5.9 Million
- Tuesday, April 8, 2014
2051 E. Alcy Road
Memphis, TN 38114
Sale Amount: $5.9 million
Sale Date: March 27, 2014
Buyer: 2013 Hillview LP
Seller: Alcy Partners LP
Details: The 265-unit Hillview Village Apartments at 2051 E. Alcy Road in the Defense Depot neighborhood have sold for $5.9 million.
16. Collierville Strip Center Sells for $1.8 Million
- Friday, April 4, 2014
The 12,072-square-foot Ballard Station strip center and gas station at 1990 W. Poplar Ave. in Collierville has sold for $1.8 million.
17. FedExForum Area Targeted for Apartments
- Friday, February 7, 2014
Nashville-based Elmington Capital Partners apparently likes the apartment market in Downtown Memphis.
An Elmington-affiliated company plans on building a 64-unit apartment complex at 362 S. Second St., south of FedExForum.
18. Embassy Suites Memphis Sells for $24.8 Million
- Tuesday, November 26, 2013
1022 S. Shady Grove Road
Memphis, TN 38119
Sale Amount: $24.8 million
Sale Date: Nov. 15, 2013
Buyer: 1022 South Shady Grove LLC
Seller: 1022 Shady Grove LLC
Loan Amount: $22.6 million
Loan Date: Nov. 15, 2013
Maturity Date: N/A
Lender: Great American Life Insurance Co.
Details: An affiliate of Chicago-based hotel asset manager Lodging Capital Partners LLC has paid $24.8 million for the Embassy Suites Memphis hotel at 1022 S. Shady Grove Road in East Memphis.
19. Raleigh Sam’s Club Sells for $11.4 Million
- Tuesday, July 30, 2013
2150 Covington Pike
Memphis, TN 38128
Sale Amount: $11.4 million
Sale Date: June 25, 2013
Buyer: Realty Income Properties 25 LLC
Seller: Dune SC Sub II LLC
Details: The Sam’s Club at 2150 Covington Pike in Raleigh has sold for $11.4 million to a California investor.
20. Collierville Retail Center Owner Files $1.5 Million Loan
- Wednesday, July 24, 2013
The owner of the 43,585-square-foot retail center at 783 W. Poplar Ave. in Collierville has filed a $1.5 million loan on the property.
21. Four Collierville Office Condos Sell for $900,000
- Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Four office condos in the First Federal Place Condominiums on New Byhalia Road in Collierville have sold for $900,000.
Kia Investments LLC of Germantown bought the condos in a July 18 special warranty deed from BancorpSouth Bank, which foreclosed on the properties in May after the previous owner, L.T. Inc., defaulted on a $1 million loan dated January 2002.
22. In Need of Repair
- Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Shelby County Trustee’s office is out of the Vasco Smith County Administration Building and in the county government building across Second Street at 157 Poplar Ave.
23. Menu Stash Chronicles City’s Dining History
- Monday, January 30, 2012
Here it is, January 2012, marking 24 years that I have been reviewing restaurants and writing about the dining business in Memphis. Forgive me if I wax nostalgic.
I began saving menus from the restaurants I reviewed for The Commercial Appeal sometime in 1988; it took me a few months for me to understand that saving menus would provide reference points for restaurants that I might review in the future and, perhaps more vaguely then, that such a collection would amount to a history of my experiences, if not a narrative of the dining community and its transformations over time, not to put it too grandiosely.
24. Crye-Leike Inks Car Dealership, Industrial Deals
- Friday, October 14, 2011
Bill Caller with Crye-Leike Commercial has brokered a pair of sales in recent weeks that enable the new users to occupy second-generation space.
Nihal Khwaja with Best Deal Motors purchased the 2-acre former car lot at 5648 Summer Ave. for $150,000.
25. Argent Financial Strengthens Memphis Ties
- Monday, April 4, 2011
It’s been almost a year since Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, a diversified financial services company with more than $3 billion in client assets, opened a Memphis office.
Since then, the company has incrementally deepened its ties to the city with moves that include signing a five-year lease at The Crescent Center last spring.
26. Crews Buys Collierville Hampton
- Tuesday, May 25, 2010
1280 W. Poplar Ave.
Collierville, TN 38017
Sale Amount: $5.1 Million
Sale Date: May 11, 2010
Buyer: SGR LLC
Seller: Collierville Hotels GP
Loan Amount: $3.8 million
Loan Date: May 11, 2010
Maturity Date: May 11, 2015
Lender: First Citizens National Bank
27. Louisiana’s Argent Establishes Memphis Office
- Monday, May 3, 2010
Louisiana-based Argent Financial Group, a diversified financial services company with $2 billion in client assets, has opened an office in Memphis.
Argent, which operates one of the region’s oldest full-service independent trust companies, recently acquired Memphis-based Investment Counsel and Trust Co. Argent then hired several financial professionals from Regions Morgan Keegan Trust.
28. Highland Hip
- Monday, July 27, 2009
The Highland strip is growing a skyline. The Stratum on Highland Street, a five-story apartment complex, was the first new structure west of the University of Memphis to sprout last August on the storied commercial strip itself.
29. 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.
30. 100 South Main Partners Secure Project Financing
- Tuesday, December 30, 2008
100 S. Main St.
Memphis, TN 38103
Loan Amount: $9.5 Million
Loan Date: Dec. 23, 2008
Maturity Date: N/A
Borrower: 100 South Main Partners
Lender: SunTrust Bank
31. Mercedes Benz of Memphis To Renovate Dealership
- Tuesday, July 29, 2008
5389 Poplar Ave.
Memphis, TN 38119
Permit Cost: $2 million
Project Cost: $3 million
Permit Date: July 24, 2008
Completion: Spring 2009
Owner: Mercedes Benz of Memphis
Tenant: Mercedes Benz of Memphis
Architect: Fleming and Associates LLP
Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors LLC
Details: Mercedes Benz of Memphis will do a renovation of its location on Poplar Avenue just east of Estate Drive. Richard Meena, vice president of Montgomery Martin Contractors, said they will be adding a new showroom and a new car wash, as well as performing general site work improvements, including some additions to the parking lot.
32. Loeb Suits Headed for Settlement
- Thursday, April 24, 2008
A pair of federal lawsuits filed by an advocacy group for people with disabilities claiming two Memphis shopping centers were not fully compliant with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act is on its way to a settlement.
33. Archived Article
- Tuesday, May 29, 2007
15 buildings in
Bartlett Industrial Park
Sale Amounts: $20.7 million; $9.4 million; $2.9 million; $1.5 million; and $1.2 million
Sale Date: May 17, 2007
34. Homewood Suites-PoplarSells for $9.3 Million
- Tuesday, May 22, 2007
A Richmond, Va.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) has bought the Homewood Suites by Hilton Memphis-Poplar for $9.3 million.
Apple Seven Hospitality Ownership Inc. bought the 140-
35. With the Heart of a Writer, Judge Robilio Keeps On Keeping On
- Thursday, November 9, 2006
For someone who had aspirations of becoming a writer, Circuit Court Judge Kay Spalding Robilio instead distinguished herself as a judge.
Robilio recently was among four Shelby County judges nominated for the Young Lawyers Division's (YLD) 2006 Charles A. Rond Memorial Award. She is the outgoing president of the Association for Women Attorneys and this month passed the gavel of the presidency to attorney Laurie Christensen. Winners of the Rond award will be announced next Thursday at the YLD's annual meeting starting at 4:30 p.m. at The Rendezvous Downtown.
36. CCC Committee to Hear Funding Request From Medical Center Advisory Board
- Monday, July 24, 2006
The Shelby County Board of Commissioners meets at 1:30 p.m. at the Shelby County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St. Call 545-4301 for more information.
37. Archived Article
- Tuesday, April 11, 2006
8385 U.S. 64
Memphis, TN 38133
Sale Amount: $7.5 million
Sale Date: March 31, 2006
Buyer: Wolf Chase Partners LLC and Chrisafis Family LLC
38. Archived Article: Trends
- Monday, October 18, 2004
Hispanic Businesses Flourish in Memphis
The Daily News
Cristina Michta, a Spanish teacher at the Grizzlies Academy in Memphis, is busier these days than shes ever been. She divides her time between teaching Spanish an...
39. Archived Article: Small Biz
- Wednesday, April 7, 2004
Burkes a Mainstay in Local Book Scene
The Daily News
Its a marriage built on books. Theres just no other way to describe the relationship of Cheryl and Corey Mesler, owners of Burkes Book Store.
I hired her to marry...
40. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004
What could be considered the main intersection of Memphis riverfront is rapidly becoming the subject of lively discussion and
Memphis Salon Offers European Flair
The Daily News
For nearly 40 years, Memphians have had their ha...
41. Archived Article: Small Biz Focus
- Wednesday, September 17, 2003
Raffes Brings International Flair to Midtown
The Daily News
Growing up in Syria, Raffe Sakan thought it odd that her mother always prepared an elaborate lunch. A simple snack fine by Sakan wouldnt do for her mother....
42. Archived Article: Schilling (lead)
- Wednesday, June 4, 2003
Kidney dialysis company plans Collierville clinic
Kidney dialysis company plans Collierville clinic
By LANCE ALLAN
The Daily News
In a move to better serve its kidney dialysis patients in the eastern part of Shelby County, Germany-based ...
43. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, February 4, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Feb. 4-Feb. 10 Feb. 4 Consumer Credit Counseling Service offers free workshops on how to develop and maintain a personal budget and how to use credit cards wisely. "Build Your Own Budget" is from 6...
44. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 28, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Jan. 28-Feb. 3 Jan. 28 YMCA hosts beginner Spanish classes for adults at the East Memphis location, 5959 Park Ave. Classes, which run through April 14, are from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday, and cost $130 f...
45. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 14, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Jan. 14-Jan. 20 Jan. 14 The International Association of Administrative Professionals will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn East. Ruth W. Lentz, IJL Wachovia first vice president of inve...
46. Archived Article: Calendar
- Monday, January 7, 2002
Calendar of events Jan Calendar of events Jan. 7-Jan. 13 Jan. 7 The Memphis Brooks Museum of Art displays the Art of Warner Bros. Cartoons, an exhibition of original artwork from the world of Looney Tunes and Merry Melodies through Sunday. Visitors ...
47. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, December 28, 2001
The painti The paintings of twins Jerry and Terry Lynn will be displayed at the Memphis Jewish Community Centers Shainberg Gallery Jan. 6 through Jan. 27. A reception with the artists is 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 6. While their work developed through a ...
48. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, December 18, 2001
Hillwood to develop Hillwood to develop Southaven, Miss., project Hillwood, one of the nations largest real estate development and investment firms, purchased 93 acres for the first phase of the DeSoto Trade Center in Southaven, Miss. Hillwood also ...
49. Archived Article: Real Review
- Tuesday, October 30, 2001
Fogelman Management Group was awarded the management contract for Arbors River Oaks Apartments
Fogelman adds Arbors to portfolio
Fogelman Management Group was awarded the management contract for Arbors River Oaks Apartments.
Built in 1990, ...
50. Archived Article: Union (lead)
- Monday, October 29, 2001
By JENNIFER MURLEY
Former British leader
visits Union University
By JENNIFER MURLEY
The Daily News
Former British Prime Minister John Major will address the pressing issues surrounding The Changing World Tuesday as the keynote speaker...
51. Archived Article: Enterprise (lead)
- Tuesday, January 16, 2001
Local bank acquires employer organization Bank enters new territory with buyout By SUE PEASE The Daily News Enterprise National Bank acquired Selmer, Tenn.-based Select Systems Inc. earlier this month in a move company officials said strengthens one...
52. Archived Article: Comm Briefs
- Friday, September 1, 2000
The Whistlebinkies, a Scottish group utilizing three national instruments of Scotland the fiddle, bagpipes and clarsach in regular performance, will perform at Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University Ave The Whistlebinkies, a Scottish group ut...
53. Archived Article: Graphic (llcs)
- Monday, August 16, 1999
Restricting LLCs Restricting LLCs New state legislation puts additional tax on businesses using the limited liability company designation, which state officials say were undertaxed in the past. Since the Tennessee Secretary of State's Office began r...
54. Archived Article: Bcm Builds
- Monday, August 17, 1998
Citing traffic concerns and space, an engineering firm is moving east Companies expanding on Cordova Station By KATHLEEN BURT The Daily News Two companies are building new office space on Cordova Station Avenue just off Germantown and Macon roads. B...
55. Archived Article: Office Chg
- Wednesday, January 28, 1998
By CAMILLE H Office construction stable in fourth quarter, year Existing companies expanding in the Memphis market increase demand for office space By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Fourth quarter office construction in Shelby County remained stab...
56. Archived Article: Law Briefs
- Monday, June 2, 1997
The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will present "How to Get Your Friend Out of Jail" today at noon at the Criminal Court building, Division VIII, 201 Poplar Ave The Young Lawyers Division of the Memphis Bar Association will pr...
57. Archived Article: Real Fcs Box (maar) Lj
- Tuesday, April 1, 1997
lj 10/5 cates MAAR Milestones: 1910 Memphis Real Estate Association founded by E. B. LeMaster, N.L. Matthews, F. W. Faxon, T. J. Turley, William White, George W. Person and W. K. Barton. LeMaster is first president. 1924 Association admits first fem...
58. Archived Article: Briefs
- Tuesday, December 3, 1996
The town of Williston in Fayette County will hold its second annual Christmas Festival and Candlelight Tour of Historic Homes on Dec The town of Williston in Fayette County will hold its second annual ìChristmas Festival and Candlelight Tour ...
59. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, September 5, 1996
Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson, individually and d/b/a The Memphis Horns vs Andrew Love and Wayne Jackson, individually and d/b/a The Memphis Horns vs. Al Green. Two local musicians are suing performer Al Green over the alleged infringement of the se...
60. Archived Article: Church Chg
- Tuesday, August 6, 1996
Construction has started on a new church for Germantown Church of Christ, a $4 million total project being built on 14 acres at 8723 Poplar Pike. Building starts on $4 million church project on Poplar Pike By CAMILLE H. GAMBLE The Daily News Constru...
61. Archived Article: Mata Jts
- Thursday, February 22, 1996
2/22 jts MATA proposals MATA unveils light rail proposal, announces new bus lines Ambitious train project hinges on federal money By JAMES SNYDER The Daily News Memphis could boast a light rail network linking the citys corners in the coming decade ...