VOL. 132 | NO. 177 | Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Alchemy Owners Buy Interim Restaurant
The owners of Cooper-Young’s Alchemy Memphis are buying East Memphis eatery Interim Restaurant & Bar.
Tony Westmoreland, executive chef Nick Scott, and Ed and Brittany Cabigao are purchasing Interim, located at 5040 Sanderlin Ave., from Eat Here Brands, which also owns Babalu in Overton Square.
David Krog will continue in his role as Interim’s executive chef.
“I’m very grateful that I had the opportunity to work for Eat Here Brands,” Krog said in a release. “The owners and corporate team are first class. I’ve learned a lot from those people, but am very enthusiastic about moving forward with a local restaurant group that shares similar ideas on growth for the Memphis market.”
Scott, executive chef at Alchemy, is familiar with Interim’s Sanderlin Avenue locale. He was part of the team that opened Wally Joe in that location in 2002.
– Daily News staff
Arlington Early Vote Hits 100 in First 2 Days
A total of 100 citizens cast early ballots in the first two days of the early voting period in Arlington municipal elections, according to Shelby County Election Commission turnout numbers.
The early voting period in advance of the Sept. 21 election day runs through Sept. 16.
On the ballot are races for aldermen and school board. The candidates in three of the seven races are running unopposed.
Twenty-one voters cast early ballots Sept. 1 with one absentee ballot before then. And 78 early voters showed up on the second day. There was no early voting Sunday or on Labor Day.
All early voting is at Arlington Town Hall, 5854 Airline Road. Visit the election commission’s website, shelbyvote.com, for the early voting hours.
– Bill Dries
AAC Names Tigers’ Pollard Special Teams Player of Week
University of Memphis redshirt sophomore Tony Pollard was named the American Athletic Conference’s Special Teams Player of the Week by the league office, and teammates Curtis Akins and Darrell Henderson were named to the weekly honor roll for their work in Memphis’ 37-29 win over Louisiana Monroe.
Pollard, the defending special teams player of the year for the conference, now leads the country with a 72.0 yard per return average. To open the second half of the ULM game, Pollard took the opening kickoff 99 yards for his third career kickoff return touchdown. The 144 yards against ULM pushes Pollard to second in the Memphis record book with 1,212 career return yards. It was also his seventh career game with 100 or more kick return yards, putting him two games behind Memphis career leader Michael Grandberry (2005-08). He is the only player in Memphis history to have multiple kickoff return touchdowns.
This is Pollard’s first career weekly honor from the conference. It is also the first weekly honor roll appearance for Akins and Henderson. Akins led Memphis with nine tackles against UCF, including two forced fumbles and two pass breakups. Henderson had his first career 100-yard plus rushing game, going for 169 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries.
Memphis opens American Athletic Conference play on the road Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m at the University of Central Florida. That game will be carried on ESPNews.
– Don Wade
Youth Villages Teams Up With HealthyHere
Youth Villages has teamed up with HealthyHere, a mobile medical clinic, to offer annual physicals, primary care and follow-up care to the nonprofit’s staff.
The HealthyHere mobile clinics are outfitted with portable ultrasound machines, a private area in the vehicle dedicated to physical exams, and the equipment necessary for performing on-board lab work and biometric measurements.
Debby Williamson, wellness coordinator for Youth Villages, said the mobile clinic allows employees to have their annual checkups in as little as 30 minutes, as opposed to the hours it can take for a traditional doctor’s office visit.
Youth Villages, which has 1,500 employees in the Memphis area, has HealthyHere on site over a multiday period each quarter. That way, staff can make appointments for the dates and times that work best within their schedule, with follow-up appointments scheduled every six months, or sooner if needed.
Some of the changes that Youth Villages hopes to achieve as a result of the partnership include more team members participating in regular preventative, primary care and follow-up visits; better prevention, early detection and management of chronic illness such as diabetes and hypertension; a decrease in overall expenditure on pharmaceuticals; and enhanced health and wellness of team members.
– Andy Meek
Memphis Heritage Catalogs Historic Local Properties
Memphis Heritage has announced the completion of a comprehensive catalog book, three years in the making, of all the historic properties in the city of Memphis and Shelby County that are listed in the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.
The register is the nation’s inventory of historic properties, which includes “districts, sites, buildings, structures and objects that possess integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling and association.” The properties tend to be at least 50 years old, and they should be significant to the history of their community, state or nation.
Memphis Heritage’s book describes 194 examples located in Memphis and Shelby County, accompanied by color photos and maps both historic and current.
In addition to the honor of being recognized, listed properties are given consideration in planning for federal or federally assisted projects and can qualify for federal grants. They are eligible for certain tax provisions, notably for a 20 percent investment tax credit for certified rehabilitation of income-producing historic structures.
Memphis Heritage says the purpose of this book partly to help inform public officials as well as civic and business leaders in the city and county about the many historic properties in their jurisdictions or surrounding them at work and at home.
Memphis is sixth in the nation for properties listed on the National Register, behind Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts; and New Orleans, Louisiana.
According to Memphis Heritage, property values surrounding historically and culturally significant sites are 5 percent to 15 percent higher than similar properties in the same city. What’s more, almost one-third of visitors to Memphis come to see a historic site, according to surveys conducted by state and local tourism associations.
Copies of the notebook will be supplied to Memphis Public Libraries’ Memphis and Shelby County Room as well as local universities. Memphis Heritage says the notebook also will be published online.
– Andy Meek
Haslam to Give Health Care Testimony in US Senate
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is traveling to Washington this week to testify in Congress.
Haslam is scheduled to appear before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee on Thursday, Sept. 7. The panel is chaired by Lamar Alexander, Tennessee’s senior senator.
The committee will also hear from state insurance commissioners, including Tennessee’s Julie Mix McMeak on Wednesday.
Haslam told reporters recently that it will be the first time he will before Congress since his election as governor. He had testified previously when he was an executive with the family-owned truck stop chain now known as Pilot Flying J.
Joining Haslam at the governors hearing will be Charlie Baker of Massachusetts, Steve Bullock of Montana, Gary Herbert of Utah and John Hickenlooper of Colorado.
– The Associated Press