VOL. 132 | NO. 84 | Thursday, April 27, 2017
Crosstown Concourse Holding Job Fair Saturday
Crosstown Concourse is hosting a job fair Saturday, April 29, as tenants work to fill positions before the mixed-use vertical urban village opens Aug. 19.
More than 60 positions with 15 Concourse businesses will be available at the hiring event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Central Atrium of the Concourse, 1350 Concourse Ave.
Tenants participating in the fair include: A Step Ahead Foundation, Area 51 Ice Cream, Church Health, Crosstown Arts & Theater, French Truck Coffee, G4S Secure Solutions, I Love Juice Bar, ISS Facility Services, Mama Gaia, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, nexAir, So Nuts & Confections, Tech901, The Curb Market and The Kitchen Next Door.
The positions span a range of fields, including health care, arts, operations, retail and security. Experience requirements range from none to extensive.
“It is our desire to reach the surrounding neighborhoods and offer as many job opportunities as we can to our neighbors,” said Crosstown Concourse co-leader Todd Richardson in a written statement. “We hope that we will see a great community turnout for our first hiring event inside the walls of Concourse.”
Participating tenants will have a limited number of free bus passes available to help job seekers make it to the fair. Visit crosstownconcourse.com/jobfair to register for the event.
– Daily News staff
Millington Huey’s To Open May 8
Huey’s will open its Millington location – the ninth for the Memphis-based restaurant chain – on May 8 at 11 a.m.
The property is located at 8570 U.S. 51 N. in the Shoppes of Millington Farms, a 125,000-square-foot retail center being developed by Gil Ryan just north of Lowe’s.
The general contractor, Traditional Construction Co. Inc., started the project in mid-December. The restaurant measures a little more than 4,100 square feet and includes a 900-square-foot patio, and the restaurant will seat about 200.
About 70 employees are already on board and applications are still being accepted.
– Andy Meek
Primary Election Day Thursday for House District 95
Voters in Collierville, Germantown and Eads go to the polls Thursday, April 27, for primaries to fill the vacant State House District 95 seat.
The 14 polling places for the 51,000 voters in the district are open Thursday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit the Shelby County Election Commission’s website, shelbyvote.com, for details on polling locations.
The Republican primary is a seven-candidate contest among Joseph Crone, Gail Williams Horner, Curtis Loynachan, Missy Marshall, Billy Patton, Frank Uhlhorn and Kevin Vaughan. The winner goes to the June 15 general election.
In the Democratic primary, Julie Byrd Ashworth is running unopposed and automatically advances to the special general election along with independent candidates Robert Schutt and Jim Tomasik.
A total of 2,535 citizens cast votes during the early voting period that ended Saturday. All but 222 of the early voters cast their ballots in the Republican primary.
The winner of the June special election will fill the seat vacated by Republican Mark Lovell, who resigned in February less than a month after the start of the current legislative session.
Follow the returns live @tdnpols, www.twitter.com/tdnpols, after the polls close at 7 p.m.
– Bill Dries
Redbirds Offer ‘Family Pack’ For April 28 Game
The Memphis Redbirds have announced the “Papa John’s Friday Family Pack,” a promotion that includes four Field Box tickets to the Friday, April 28, game at AutoZone Park and a wide range of ballpark food and Papa John’s favorites.
With the purchase of four Field Box tickets, fans will also receive four free hot dogs, four free sodas, one free bottomless popcorn, and coupons for two free large Papa John’s pizzas with up to three toppings. The package costs $64.
Additional tickets may be purchased beyond the four, and each extra ticket includes a free hot dog and soda. For every four additional tickets purchased, fans receive one free bottomless popcorn and coupons for two free large pizzas.
The “Papa John’s Friday Family Pack” may be purchased online at memphisredbirds.com/papajohnsfamilypack, via phone at 901-721-6000, or at the AutoZone Park Box Office, and it must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.
The upcoming homestand also includes fireworks after Saturday night’s game.
– Don Wade
Pinch Concept Plan Passes Council’s First Reading
The concept plan that would guide development of the nine-block area between Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital was approved by the Memphis City Council Tuesday, April 25, on the first of three required readings.
The Pinch concept plan is a key part of the Memphis Bicentennial Gateway Project that Mayor Jim Strickland unveiled in January. The project includes renovating the Memphis Cook Convention Center and fielding proposals for a second convention center hotel.
In other action Tuesday: the council approved a special use permit for the conversion of Central Station to a Curio By Hilton branded hotel.
The council also approved a rehabilitation facility on Austin Peay Highway north of Singleton Parkway that includes other retail uses as well.
A vote on a convenience store/gas station on South Parkway East at Interstate 240 was delayed by the developers after the project drew opposition from the Land Use Control Board before reaching the council.
The council gave the greenlight to $788,500 in funding for installation of the Martin Luther King-I Am A Man Plaza south of Clayborn Temple. The church served as a center of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the marches during the 1968 sanitation workers strike that brought King to Memphis started outside Clayborn Temple.
The city of Memphis and the UrbanArt Commission partnered to build the plaza, which will serve as a focal point of next year’s citywide commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the strike and King’s assassination. The plaza is on land currently used for parking and the city will spend another $1 million for landscaping and other improvements.
Council members also approved Tuesday the $170,000 purchase of an old railroad right of way near Central Avenue and East Parkway that will become part of Spanish-American War Park on the southwest corner of the intersection.
And the council approved $475,811 in funding for a Mud Island dog park.
– Bill Dries