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VOL. 133 | NO. 128 | Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Lake District Inks Deal With Gould’s

Gould’s Salon and Spa has signed a deal to become The Lake District’s newest tenant.

This marks the 12th location for Gould’s, which joins The Stock Market and Malco Theatres in the 160-plus-acre mixed-use development.

“Gould’s Salon and Spa is an iconic Memphis landmark driven by superior customer service and unrivaled salon services,” Lake District director of development Maggie Gallagher said in a statement. “Bringing in a local, family brand only reinforces our commitment to enhancing the consumer experience through trusted partners who bring luxury lifestyle amenities.”

Paul Gould and Trezevant Realty represented Gould’s in the deal, while Shawn Massey with The Shopping Center Group represented The Lake District.

Gould’s co-owner Philip Gould said The Lake District offers the “ideal environment” for the company’s newest salon and spa concept, which he said will include a complete hair salon and barber shop along with a full complement of spa services.

– Patrick Lantrip

Special City Council Race Field Set at Seven

A field of seven candidates has qualified for the special race on the Aug. 2 ballot for the Super District 9 Memphis City Council seat.

Candidates had to file their qualifying petitions by June 21, then had until June 25 at noon to withdraw from the ballot, but none chose to do so.

The contenders are current interim council member and funeral director Ford Canale; music producers Charley Burch and Tyrone Romeo Franklin; Girls Inc. CEO Lisa Moore; Shelby County Schools teacher Erika Sugarmon; former Achievement Schools District director Tim Ware; and Film Capital Strategies managing partner David Winston.

The Shelby County Election Commission still must vote to certify the candidates for the race, which would complete the August ballot of county general elections as well as state and federal primary elections.

The special council race fills a vacancy created by the resignation this spring of councilman Philip Spinosa, who took a job with the Greater Memphis Chamber. The remaining 12 council members appointed Canale to fill the vacancy until the special election is held and the election commission certifies the results.

The winner of the special election will serve to the end of 2019, which would complete Spinosa’s four-year term of office.

– Bill Dries

U of M Athletics Wins Two Communications Awards

The University of Memphis Athletics Communications staff received two national awards from the College Sports Information Directors of America for publications and digital designs they created in 2017-18.

This year’s honors bring the department’s number of CoSIDA awards to 35 over the last decade. The Tigers Athletics Communications staff earned awards in the University Division for Infographic Athlete (Best In Nation) and softball media brochure (Second In Nation).

Former creative director Tyler Birnbaum earned a Best In Nation accolade for his infographic on Anthony Miller in publicizing the Tigers wide receiver for 2017 postseason awards. Athletics communications assistant director Kevin Rodriguez assisted Birnbaum with the infographic. Birnbaum and athletics communications assistant director Jen Hannah collaborated on the 2018 Memphis Softball Media Brochure/Media Guide that earned Second In Nation recognition.

Imagery for both was provided by photographer Joe Murphy.

– Don Wade

Hope House Awarded $75K Corporate Grant

Hope House, an organization working to improve the quality of life for Memphians impacted by HIV, has received a $75,000 grant from Gilead Sciences Inc., marking the largest single corporate grant the organization has received.

The funding will allow Hope House to conduct clinical outreach and prevention education services in the surrounding area.

“We are incredibly honored to receive this funding, as it opens the door for so many affected by HIV in Memphis, as well as those at risk for contracting the virus,” Hope House executive director Elizabeth Dupont said in a statement. “Through this grant, we look forward to serving and educating our community and improving the lives of as many individuals as possible.”

Hope House says it will use the grant to assist hundreds of people who are living with HIV. Additionally, the organization hopes to reach thousands over the next year who may be at risk for contracting HIV and provide them with free testing and educational services.

– Daily News staff

Catholic Charities Teams With Catholic Heart Work Camp

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee will serve as a volunteer site for the youth and leaders from Catholic Heart Work Camp this week. Students will be painting a clothes closet and beautifying the front of the Fig Tree Food Pantry by planting flowers. The clothes closet and food pantry are part of the Fig Tree Emergency Services program, which served more than 26,000 people in the most recent fiscal year.

In addition, the campers from Catholic Heart Work Camp will spend a day participating in hands-on learning with campers from Camp Love and Learn, a seven-week summer program that provides academic enrichment, nutrition and fun to students entering kindergarten through fifth grades who otherwise could not afford a summer day camp.

Catholic Heart Work Camp provides youth-friendly mission trips serving the Roman Catholic Church. It originated in Orlando, Florida, in 1993 and has grown to more than 13,000 participants serving in more than 50 locations in the U.S. and abroad.

Memphis has been a host city for the camp for 11 years, and Catholic Charities has been a partner location for service projects every year. Catholic Charities will be one of 55 sites welcoming campers to volunteer in Memphis this year. For more information please visit the camp website at heartworkcamp.com.

– Don Wade

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 56 9,658
MORTGAGES 49 49 10,665
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 10 10 1,299
BUILDING PERMITS 212 212 21,170
BANKRUPTCIES 49 49 6,157
BUSINESS LICENSES 34 34 3,973
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 38 38 2,930
MARRIAGE LICENSES 28 28 2,049