VOL. 131 | NO. 17 | Monday, January 25, 2016
The Week Ahead: Jan. 25, 2016
Daily News staff
We hope everyone survived Snow Terror ‘16 and is looking forward to a fun, productive week ahead that’s free of milk and bread runs. (Saturday’s high temp is 60 degrees – woohoo!) Here’s your weekly rundown of events and happenings worth paying attention to…
The Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen have a 20-year extension of tax breaks for FedEx on their Monday agenda for a vote, which follows a Thursday, Jan. 21, vote by Collierville’s Industrial Development Board to green light the continuation of the tax break for the FedEx World Technology Center in Collierville.
The vote also follows some miscalculations on the economic impact of the FedEx presence in Collierville. Earlier figures showed that FedEx had missed the requirements in the tax incentives it is seeking to extend. But Collierville leaders have since said that was a miscalculation on their part and FedEx met the standards.
Also in Collierville this week, the town will hold the second of two public meetings where the public can review renderings and plans for Collierville’s $95 million comprehensive high school. The Tuesday meeting is at 6 p.m. at the Collierville Town Hall, 500 Poplar View Parkway; the Collierville Chamber of Commerce is organizing it.
Collierville is one of three of the six suburban school systems in Shelby County making plans for, or at least discussing, new schools. The new school, with a capacity of 3,000 students, would replace the existing Collierville High School, which would be converted to a middle school.
Kevin Cerrito’s trivia nights return this week, and this time it’s all about the movies from the Magic Kingdom. He’s hosting Disney-themed trivia – specifically, 90s-themed Disney trivia – at Schweinehaus (Monday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.); at Rec Room (Tuesday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.); Tamp & Tap (Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.); or The Green Beetle (Thursday from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.).
The “or” is because in order to accommodate everyone who wants to play, you can only compete during one of those nights, and reservations are required. Check out facebook.com/cerritotrivia for more information.
Global Ministries Foundation, the owner of several inner-city apartment complexes with code violations found in the last year, is due in Shelby County General Sessions Environmental Court Wednesday for its latest appearance before Judge Larry Potter.
GMF has unveiled a capital investment plan for upgrading those apartment complexes. But the calls on the federal department of Housing and Urban Development to bar the complexes from receiving the federal rent subsidies GMF relies on for income are growing. The Memphis City Council urged HUD to make such a decision in a resolution the council approved last week.
The Soulsville Foundation, in partnership with the Memphis Grizzlies, is bringing the worlds of basketball, music and mentoring together for the Soulsville Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser, Staxtacular 2016 Presented by Suntrust, on Friday. The event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Stax Museum of American Soul Music, 926. E. McLemore Ave., and will feature Grizzlies forward Vince Carter, among other Grizzlies guests who will help host this year’s “Party with a Purpose.”
Staxtacular also will include live music from the Garry Goin Band, Marcella and Her Lovers and a special set from the Stax Music Academy. This year, for the first time, the Soulsville Foundation is partnering with local hotspot, the Rec Room, to create the "Rec Room South" in the Stax Music Academy building during the event.
Urban planning, historical legacy and architecture come together at the latest installment of speaker series Spark! Several local panelists will speak on how place defines our city; presenters include Matthew Lister with Gehl Studio; Paul Young with Memphis Housing and Development; Lauren Kennedy with the Urban Art Commission and Eric Robertson with Community LIFT.
Community partners include Memphis Heritage, Rhodes College, city of Memphis Office of Community Affairs and SmartCity. Zandria Robinson of Rhodes College will moderate. The event kicks off at 6:30 Tuesday at the Memphis Heritage headquarters, 2282 Madison Ave.
The Incognito Silent Art Auction and Gala to benefit the Memphis Botanic Garden will be held on Friday from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Memphis Botanic Garden. The event will feature art inspired by Mid-South landscapes and will include plenty of food and drink, plus entertainment by guitarist Ian Shapiro. For more information, call 901-636-4131. Or go to www.memphisbotanicgarden.com/incognito.
And here’s a note for next week: Renovations of the Hotel Chisca have hit a milestone. The LYFE Kitchen fast-casual restaurant planned for the lower level will open for lunch and dinner Monday, Feb. 1.
Moving day for the first wave of the building’s refurbished apartments took place in September, but work is still ongoing. It’s taken nearly four years and $31 million to get the former hotel on the grid as a sleek mixed-use offering.
Chisca developer Carlisle Corp. also owns LYFE Kitchen. Its first location opened at 6201 Poplar Ave. in August 2015.
Planned Parenthood of the Greater Memphis Region is holding a “meet and tweet” event at Mulan Asian Bistro in Midtown, 2149 Young Ave. It’s meant to rouse supporters for the upcoming state legislative session, and at the event potential legislation that will impact reproductive rights in Tennessee will be discussed.
Coming off an up-and-down road trip, the Memphis Grizzlies (25-20) open a three-game homestand this week with a game Monday vs. Orlando at FedExForum. The Milwaukee Bucks will be in town for a game Thursday and then the Sacramento Kings and old friend Rudy Gay come in on Saturday. All three games start at 7 p.m.
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