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VOL. 131 | NO. 85 | Thursday, April 28, 2016

Farm-To-Table Restaurant For Shelby Farms

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415 E. Patriot Lake Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Permit Amount: $1 million

Owner: Shelby Farms Conservancy 

Tenant: The Kitchen

Contractor: Montgomery Martin Contractors

Details: Construction is soon to start on The Kitchen restaurant in Shelby Farms. 

Montgomery Martin Contractors recently filed a $1 million construction permit for The Kitchen’s build-out as part of “the new core and shell building restaurant & retreat center at Shelby Farms.”

The farm-to-table restaurant opens later this year in a 5,000-square-foot space overlooking the expanded Patriot Lake, part of Shelby Farms’ $70 million Heart of the Park expansion.

The Kitchen Next Door’s 4,500-square-foot location at Crosstown Concourse opens in 2017.


5224 Airline Road
Arlington TN 38002

Permit Amount: $1.2 million

Owner: Shop Companies

Tenant: Shop Companies

Details: A new retail building is coming to Arlington. A recently filed $1.2 million building permit lists the project as “new commercial retail shell building at The Shops.” Texas-based Shop Companies is listed as the owner and tenant.

The Shops at Arlington Village, located at 5224 Airline Road, is a ground-up development anchored by Kroger. Other confirmed tenants include a Supercuts and a gas station, according to the Shop Companies’ website. Other deals are in process with UPS, GNC, Starbucks, Wendy’s and an unnamed urgent care facility.


7698 Hornet Ave.
Millington, TN 38053

Project: Solar facility

Completion: Mid-2018

Developer: Silicon Ranch Corp.

Details: Construction of the largest solar facility in Tennessee kicked off on Earth Day – Friday, April 22 – with a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by the Department of the Navy, Silicon Ranch Corp. and the Tennessee Valley Authority.

Silicon Ranch Corp. is set to develop roughly 72 acres at Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington as well as 330 adjoining acres to generate a combined capacity of 68.5 megawatts. Once operational, the facility could power approximately 7,500 homes on a sunny day and will benefit TVA consumers, including NSA Mid-South. The facility will enable the Department of the Navy to meet critical energy and security goals while furthering Silicon Ranch’s and TVA’s commitment to renewable energy in the state.

The groundbreaking ceremony featured remarks by Millington Mayor Terry Jones; Steven R. Iselin, principal deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations & environment; NSA Mid-South commanding officer Capt. David J. Bryson; Silicon Ranch president and CEO Matthew H. Kisber; and Van Wardlaw, TVA’s executive vice president of external relations.


3211 Cypress Ridge Drive
Arlington, TN 38028

Permit Amount: $1.4 million

Owner: Lab Express

Tenant: Lab Express

Contractor: WB Construction 

Details: Lab Express, a national courier service for the laboratory and medical industry, is constructing a new facility. The Arlington-based company recently filed a $1.4 million building permit for a location at 3211 Cypress Ridge Drive at the Eastridge Business Park. The permit for “new construction” lists Lab Express as the owner and tenant and WB Construction as the contractor. 

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