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VOL. 130 | NO. 144 | Monday, July 27, 2015

Black Lodge Video Looking for New Home

Black Lodge Video’s story has been one of improbable survival, as one by one over the years the independent movie rental shop saw its competitors fall and close their doors.

Online Mayoral Poll Opens

Consider this preparation for the real election.

EMPHASIS Construction

Build Out

Existing buildings are prime target for office construction

Boyle Investment Co. is building a 52,000-square-foot office building at its Schilling Farms community in Collierville in which Helena Chemical Co.’s Southern Business Unit will lease half of the space.

New Daisy Renovation Signals New Era for Historic Building

With a national partner found in Live Nation Entertainment, the New Daisy Theater is getting all dolled up to host nearly 200 musical acts annually.

Local Weather
Currently
Memphis, TN
66.0°F
Fair
Wind: South at 9.2 mph
Humidity: 54%

EVENTS

Memphis Botanic Garden will continue the 2015 Vine to Wine tasting series with “Viva la Vino! Italian Wines” Tuesday, July 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MBG, 750 Cherry Road. Each event features eight wines or cocktails in and light hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers. Visit memphisbotanicgarden.com.

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Going Up: Labor, Materials Drive Construction Costs

Shelby County homebuilders have steadily raised prices for months now, partly due to supply and demand but mostly due to soaring material and labor costs.

Partial Roof Collapse Revives Concern For Downtown Memphis Eyesore

A hard rain Thursday, July 23, has put a problem property on the Main Street Mall’s “demonstration block” back in the public eye and potentially back in court.

Speakers Set For Inaugural TEDxMemphis Event

A few weeks from now, Memphians will have a chance to hear from Kimbal Musk, the brother of billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk, about his plans for the restaurant and garden concepts he’s bringing to Memphis.

Strickland's Memphis Mayoral Bid Heats Up

Just hours after he dropped out of the race for Memphis Mayor, James Harvey endorsed mayoral contender Jim Strickland at the opening of Strickland’s Poplar Plaza campaign headquarters.

Commission Considers Statue Move, Bailey Honor

Shelby County Commissioners consider Monday, July 27, whether to get involved in the city’s plan to move a statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest out of the city park once named for the Confederate general, slave trader and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard.

I Choose Memphis: Kenneth Burnett

“I Choose Memphis” spotlights Memphians who are passionate about calling this community home. New Memphis Institute provides the profiles.

SMALL BUSINESS

Family, Art Bleed Into History At House of Mtenzi Museum

Part performing arts space and part family scrapbook come-to-life, the House of Mtenzi Museum is made to “tell the story of forgotten legends,” according to owner Stanley Campbell.

LOCAL COLUMNISTS

The Corporate Inquisition Of Intuition

While there are clear benefits of data and analytics when applied to growth efforts, a widespread, unhealthy dependence on a purely analytical approach to business cripples too many corporations.

STATE GOVERNMENT

Haslam Implements Security Measures at Military Sites

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam says temporary security measures have been implemented after a gunman in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killed five U.S. troops last week.

STATEWIDE

University of Tennessee Has Its Best Fundraising Year

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee is coming off its best fundraising year ever, collecting nearly $235 million in donations for the Knoxville campus.

MEMPHIS AREA

Collector Asks Judge to Declare Him Owner of Elvis' Guitar

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A collector claiming to be the rightful owner of a guitar played by Elvis Presley and later donated by a blues guitarist to a South Dakota museum has asked a federal judge to rule in his favor.

REGIONAL

Mueller to Modernize Plant, Retain Jobs

FULTON, Miss. (AP) — Mueller Industries is in the midst of a nearly $60 million renovation of its Fulton facility.

REAL ESTATE

Can US Housing Industry's Comeback Endure? The Outlook Dims

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. housing market has sizzled this summer, lifting expectations that home sales will finally help drive an economic expansion now in its seventh year.

NATIONAL BUSINESS

AT&T-DirecTV Deal Set to Close After Approval From FCC

NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T's $48.5 billion purchase of DirecTV is set to close after winning approval Friday from the Federal Communications Commission.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 102 224 17,767
MORTGAGES 127 277 20,703
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 0 0
BUILDING PERMITS 176 510 36,326
BANKRUPTCIES 54 146 11,828
BUSINESS LICENSES 21 80 5,640
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 27 147 12,181
MARRIAGE LICENSES 11 60 4,417

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