VOL. 131 | NO. 138 | Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Boyle Completes Office, Starts Multi-Family Expansion
Construction is nearing completion on several new projects at Schilling Farms on an 11-acre site at the corner of Schilling and Winchester boulevards.
On Thursday, July 21, a new 50,000-square-foot Class A office building will open at 255 Schilling Blvd. Half of the space is pre-leased to Helena Chemical Co. and the other 25,000 square feet of ground-floor space is available for office or retail uses.
“Every day, Collierville is making strides of becoming a place where world-class businesses bring their dreams and build their businesses,” Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner said in a statement. “This new office complex development brings a level of national prestige and recognition that the Collierville business community will welcome and embrace. It is great to see one of our existing companies prosper and expand into this space. Helena has held a strong presence in our community for many years, and we look forward to continuing to watch them grow and prosper.”
Helena Chemical’s expansion adds another piece to Boyle’s upscale, mixed-use development.
“The expansion site completes the southern village core, which we think is one of the best locations in Collierville for state-of-the-art, Class A office space,” said Mark Halperin, executive vice president and COO of Boyle Investment Co.
Construction also is underway on an adjacent 9,000-square-foot retail center, which will be ready for occupancy in October 2016.
The Carrington at Schilling Farms, an upscale multi-family community, opened in the summer of 2014 and demand has prompted construction on a second phase of the project, according to Boyle.
Carrington West at Schilling Farms is a 125-unit community of boutique apartments and townhomes which will be available for occupancy in fall 2016.
In addition to these new projects, approximately 33,000 square feet of contiguous ground floor space is available at Schilling Farms Business Center, a 62,000-square-foot Class A office/flex building. The one-story building has controlled access, 336 parking spaces and storage with rear load doors.
Schilling Farms is a 443-acre joint venture between Boyle Investment Co. and Harry Smith.
– Daily News staff
Former Mayor A C Wharton Joins Board at Trezevant
Trezevant recently announced that it has named A C Wharton, Jr. to its board of directors. Wharton is the former mayor of both the city of Memphis and Shelby County. An attorney by trade, he has also served in a number of leadership roles, including as director of Memphis Area Legal Services, chief public defender for Shelby County and chairman of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
“We are honored to welcome A C to our board of directors,” said Bruce B. Hopkins, Trezevant board chair and president of First Tennessee Bank’s West Tennessee Region. “In addition to his public service as mayor of both our city and county, his legal, educational and community endeavors have earned him respect from our community. His knowledge and insights will prove valuable as our board works together to continually raise the bar at Trezevant.”
In addition to chairman Hopkins, officers on Trezevant’s board include Merilyn G. Mangum, secretary; David L. “Casey” Bowlin, vice chairman; Scott J. Crosby, immediate past board chairman; and John D. Ivy, executive committee adviser.
In addition to Wharton, Trezevant’s board members include James H. Calandruccio, M.D.; Kenneth F. Clark Jr.; Matt R. Crow; C. Bradford Foster III; Rev. Don E. Johnson, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee; Rev. Margaret “Mimsy” Jones; Stephen C. Reynolds; E. Todd Robbins, M.D.; Shade W. Robinson; Deborah O. Schadt, Ph.D.; Bruce C. Taylor; Frankie Wade; Beverly Williams; and George F. Wortham III, M.D.
– Daily News staff
Physician Assistant Studies At UTHSC Gets New Chair
The Department of Physician Assistant Studies at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center has a new leader and a new home.
Dr. Stephanie Storgion has been named the new chair the department, as it moves from the College of Health Professions, where it started two years ago, to the College of Medicine.
She’ll report to Dr. David Stern, the Robert Kaplan Executive Dean for the College of Medicine.
Storgion joined UTHSC in 1987 as an instructor in pediatrics, becoming an assistant professor in 1988 and a professor in 2004. She currently is medical director of the Intermediate Care Unit at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and co-medical director of Pediatric Neuro Intensive Care there, as well as coordinator of faculty mentoring in the Department of Pediatrics at UTHSC.
Storgion’s first priority is to lead the program from the provisional accreditation it currently enjoys to permanent accreditation. The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, the accrediting body for PA programs, will visit UTHSC this fall.
The PA program is also looking for a new program director, which will be a distinct position from the department chair.
– Andy Meek
Police Director Lawsuit Moves to Discovery
A Chancery Court lawsuit seeking to make public the list of applicants for Memphis Police director is moving toward a July 20 hearing before Chancellor Walter Evans.
Evans granted attorneys for The Commercial Appeal expedited discovery on records and communications among city leaders the newspaper is seeking in its bid to get a full list of all who applied in the national job search. The search is being conducted for the city by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Evans has scheduled a hearing on the petition for access to the names for July 20 at 2 p.m.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has said he will make public the list of finalists for the job the IACP submits to him. But he has also said the city will not get a list of everyone who applied.
The newspaper contends the names of all who applied are a public record under Tennessee law even though a search firm is handling the process for the city.
Strickland has said he hopes to make a decision on the police director’s position in August. The appointment would then go to the Memphis City Council for approval.
– Bill Dries
Kroger Expands ClickList Service to Southaven
Kroger has expanded its ClickList online ordering service to Southaven.
The store at 3095 Goodman Road now lets shoppers there use the ClickList service to digitally “fill” up their basket and then set a time to arrive at the store to collect and pay for their purchases.
That store is Kroger’s first in Mississippi to get the company’s new online shopping experience. DeSoto County Kroger shoppers can now visit www.Kroger.com/onlineshopping to place their grocery orders for pick up this Thursday starting at 8 a.m.
Other area Krogers with the ClickList capability are at 7735 Farmington Blvd. in Germantown; Kroger Trinity Commons, at 676 N. Germantown Parkway; and Kroger Bartlett, at 5995 Stage Road. ClickList will be coming soon to the Kroger Marketplace in Jonesboro, at 1725 S. Caraway Road.
– Andy Meek
GameStop Collects More Than $760,000 for St. Jude
Video game retailer GameStop has collected more than $760,000 in donations as part of its fourth annual in-store donation campaign benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
During June, GameStop – along with its ThinkGeek, Kongregate and Game Informer brands – invited customers and associates to donate to the cause through an in-store and online donation campaign.
Since first partnering with St. Jude in 2013, the company has helped raise more than $5 million. To continue its support of the children of St. Jude, ThinkGeek is extending the sale, at www.thinkgeek.com, of the exclusive St. Jude superhero T-shirt.
From now until the end of July, geek fans can help St. Jude fight childhood cancer by buying the limited-edition T-shirt, which is available in adult and children sizes and sells for $19.99. ThinkGeek will donate $12 to St. Jude for every T-shirt purchased.
– Andy Meek