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VOL. 133 | NO. 150 | Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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Police Dept. Teams With Bank For Senior Crime Prevention

BancorpSouth and the Memphis Police Department are hosting a crime prevention lunch-and-learn for seniors on Tuesday, July 31, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Middle Baptist Church, 801 Whitehaven Lane.

Topics include protecting bank accounts and financial assets as you age and common scams. The event is free and open to the public with reservations through the BancorpSouth Whitehaven at 1222 East Raines Road, 901-344 7872.

–Daily News staff

Birmingham Firm Brokers SE Memphis Retail Sale

National real estate brokerage firm Marcus & Millichap announced the sale of Farrington Retail Center, a 51,500-square-foot retail property located in Memphis for $1.8 million, according to Birmingham office regional manager Joseph W. McKibben.

The broker declined to give details about the buyer. The property last changed hands in 2007 for $2.5 million from Pan Pacific Development Tennessee LP to Fairington Shopping Center LLC.

Located at 6785 Winchester Road, the Farrington center was built in 1990 on 5.23 acres. Tenants include Metro PCS, J Beauty Supply and Super 98 Cent Store.

–Patrick Lantrip

Improved Facility Slated for Whitehaven Cheer Nonprofit

A nonprofit that teaches gymnastics, dance and cheerleading to kids in the Whitehaven, Levi and Mitchell communities is seeking a forgivable loan to fix up its practice facility.

Regina Tappan, director of the Memphis Area Youth Association (MAYA), has applied for a three-year, $20,000 Inner City Economic Development (ICED) loan from the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) of Memphis and Shelby County.

Built in 1984, the 6,800-square-foot building is in need of improvement and the loan would help the after-school nonprofit with an investment of about $32,700 to replace the roof, weatherproof entrances, replace the ceiling, install exterior lighting and improve the exterior facade of its practice facility at 5395 Elvis Presley Blvd.

The loan will be paired with money from private donors and MAYA’s savings.

Property owner Jerry Couloubaritsis of Mid-South Realty Inc. is donating about $7,500 or one-third of the cost of improvements.

With increased participation, MAYA anticipates hiring at least four part-time program assistants. The nonprofit currently employs five people.

Tappan, a Bishop Byrne High School and Memphis State University graduate, founded MAYA in 1984, and has since provided programs to enhance the minds, bodies and spirits of area youth.

MAYA pairs academic and social mentoring with its cheerleading, dance and other athletic-skills training. Today, more than 100 children participate in four dance teams, two cheer teams and a basketball program

The Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corp. is in support of the project, according to the documents.

The ICED loan program is designed to spark revitalization in the business districts of inner-city neighborhoods through three-year, forgivable loans of up to $25,000 to assist with facade and other building improvements.

The EDGE Finance Committee will consider the application at its meeting Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

Daily News staff

Eggxactly Breakfast & Deli to Open in Whitehaven

Wendell and Adrena Jackson are seeking an Inner City Economic Development (ICED) loan from the Economic Development Growth Engine (EDGE) of Memphis and Shelby County to convert a former beauty/barbershop into a restaurant.

With the $20,000 loan, the Jacksons plan to restore the building located at 1248 Marlin Road by adding landscaping and a pergola-covered patio, replacing broken windows, screening the Dumpster, installing signage, paving the parking lot, installing a storefront glass window, painting all interior walls and tiling the floors of the kitchen and bathroom. The property was built in 1952.

The owners propose to have all improvements completed and the restaurant open by Nov. 1.

Eggxactly would be open from early morning through mid-afternoon with a goal to become a neighborhood meeting spot by offering an inviting and community-friendly atmosphere.

Wendell Jackson, who is the former owner of My Beauty & Barbers Den on the site, is a trained butcher and chef who worked in his family’s business, Jackson’s Grocery, for more than 30 years.

According to the loan application, the Greater Whitehaven Economic Redevelopment Corp. supports the project. The restaurant would be a fourth of a mile from Methodist South Hospital.

The ICED program is designed to spark revitalization of Memphis inner-city business districts via three-year forgivable loans for facade and other building improvements. EDGE’s finance committee is set to hear the application Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Memphis Bioworks Foundation.

–Daily News staff

Aug. 11 is Date for U of M Summer Commencement

The University of Memphis will award 668 degrees, including 50 doctorates, at its summer commencement Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10 a.m. at FedExForum.

The featured speaker will be Dr. Frank Andrasik, winner of the 2018 Willard R. Sparks Eminent Faculty Award. Andrasik is distinguished professor and chair of the Department of Psychology and a member of the Institute for Intelligent Systems. He has been renowned as a clinical scientist by co-authoring 280 articles and chapters, co-editing or authoring eight texts (some translated into German, Spanish and Korean), presenting numerous invited addresses or peer-reviewed conference talks within the U.S. and abroad in 21 countries, and serving as a distinguished visiting professor at several major military medical centers.

Andrasik has served as president of two scientific societies, editor-in-chief for two scientific journals and associate editor for a leading medical journal. He is an elected Fellow of six major professional societies. His research has long concentrated on behavioral medicine and health, with a major focus on chronic pain, headache and stress disorders, and more recently polytrauma in military populations, health disparities and intelligent agents to facilitate learning.

–Don Wade

Redbirds to Give Away Replica Rings Aug. 24

Memphis Redbirds players and coaches received theirs at spring training. Front office personnel received theirs at the St. Louis Cardinals’ opener. On Friday, Aug. 24, fans can receive their 2017 Pacific Coast League Championship replica ring at AutoZone Park.

The first 1,500 fans (gates open at 6 p.m.) will receive a replica of the 2017 PCL Championship ring, courtesy of Campbell Clinic. Game time is 7:05. Fans can guarantee they get a replica ring, without having to stand in line on the day of the game, by purchasing a package that includes a game ticket, a guaranteed replica ring, and a 2017 playoffs T-shirt. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.memphisredbirds.com/ring.

In addition to the ring giveaway, that night’s game is a Free Stuff Friday, presented by Dave & Buster’s, featuring the Big Money Dice Roll that may be worth $100,000. There is also a Friday Night Block Party featuring entertainment and $2 beers in the plaza before the game.

–Don Wade

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 97 418 8,253
MORTGAGES 112 508 9,293
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 7 32 1,160
BUILDING PERMITS 194 1,059 18,126
BANKRUPTCIES 46 208 5,367
BUSINESS LICENSES 0 125 3,507
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 0 98 2,366
MARRIAGE LICENSES 0 84 1,676