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VOL. 6 | NO. 25 | Saturday, June 15, 2013

June 14-20: This week in Memphis history

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2012: The project to build a pedestrian and bicycle boardwalk on the Harahan rail bridge across the Mississippi River won a $15 million grant from the U.S Department of Transportation. The key to winning the TIGER grant – Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery – from the Obama administration was to combine the boardwalk with a separate application for funding to upgrade Main Street from Uptown to the South Main district including the Main Street Mall.

2008: Debut of The Memphis News. The first cover story of the weekly, published by The Daily News Publishing Co. Inc., was on the Shelby County suburbs.

1993: The managers of Hickory Ridge Mall, Mall of Memphis and Oak Court Mall announced the malls would become no smoking areas as of July 1. The ban did not apply to full-service restaurants, which could set their own policies.

Jerry Lee Lewis Spot at Beale and Second Streets filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after one performance by the legendary rocker who soon after moved to Ireland for a brief exile from U.S. tax troubles.

1990: Opening of the Children’s Museum of Memphis in what had been the National Guard Armory at Hollywood and Central Avenues on Fairgrounds property.

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RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 92 388 9,204
MORTGAGES 119 513 12,365
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 0 98 2,526
BUILDING PERMITS 0 960 20,801
BANKRUPTCIES 77 338 7,964
BUSINESS LICENSES 14 91 3,315
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 180 695 11,718
MARRIAGE LICENSES 33 147 2,815

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