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May is National Home Improvement Month
Is your home in the perfect location (ideally situated in close proximity to schools, work, family, church and regular activities) but you long for the amenities of a new home, without the hassle of moving? Griffin Elkington and Brian Green of Elkington Green are home renovation experts whose projects combine traditional style with modern functionality, design and energy efficiency.
They’ll help you redesign your existing space so that it enhances your everyday activities and they will also help you select materials and finishes that suit the entire family, whether that be granite, marble, unique lighting or fixtures, or rounded wall corners (which mean less bumps and scratches).
Take a look at some of their recent home renovations in east Memphis on Massey, Lynbar, Sycamore Grove and Highland Park. Call 901.414.3344 or visit ElkingtonGreen.com [ad]
Downtown businesses prepare for ServiceMaster employees to land in June
In early June the first employees and tenants will move into the ServiceMaster Innovation Center inside the company’s new downtown headquarters at the former Peabody Place Mall, with construction on the remainder of facility continuing through 2016. Cannot wait to see the finished product in the old Peabody Place. I’m so happy for downtown. My guess is Tamp & Tap is about to get a windfall! And Flying Fish, too!
Central BBQ joins with Holiday Inn founders to expand outside Memphis
The Greater Memphis Chamber announced that the two local companies have teamed up to help grow the renowned barbecue concept both inside and outside the Memphis market. More BBQ – what’s not to love? Spreading the Memphis love.
Independent bookstore to replace Booksellers at Laurelwood
One of the city’s most popular bookstores, The Booksellers at Laurelwood, shut down in February at the Laurelwood Shopping Center on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis. That same space will welcome a new bookstore, Novel, for a grand opening by late summer. Looking forward to this, hope for the best. If the have a kids’ storytime, you know I’ll have it on the calendar!
Trader Joe’s developer pulls out but project not dead
“By no means does Centennial pulling out mean Trader Joe’s isn’t coming to Germantown,” Radford said. A statement from Trader Joe’s spokeswoman Alison Mochizuki on Friday evening indicated the company is now looking at multiple different Germantown locations. Sad day. Can we get some good news about TJs?
Germantown investing in ‘bigger, stronger, faster’ athletics facility
Monday, May 15, the Germantown Board of Education unanimously gave a group of football and band boosters the OK to begin fundraising for a separate field house at Houston High School.
Burr is Building a Prison-to-Opportunity Pipeline
…The conversation that ensued led Burr and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office to start Incarcerated Youth Speaking Out for Change (IYSOC), a BRIDGES program that empowers youth in the juvenile justice system to develop solutions to deter juvenile crime and reduce recidivism. Lately, they have addressed the growing problem of suspensions in schools. Such awesome projects people are working on in Memphis.
Big pigs, big data: Inside Barbecue Fest
The barbecue cooking contest first became one of the festival’s big three events (including the Beale Street Music Festival) nearly 40 years ago in 1978. Tickets for this year’s contest can be purchased via ticketfly.com or at the main gate at Beale and Riverside. Gates open today at 5 p.m. and each day thereafter at 11:00 a.m.
Short, sweet, simple article to send any out-of-towner who asks, “What exactly is BBQ Fest?”
Youth Villages breaks ground on $22M expansion
Development work is underway on Bill’s Place, an ambitious $22 million expansion to Youth Villages existing campus in Bartlett, with completion slated for the spring of 2019. The private nonprofit organization assists more than 22,000 children and families each year in 13 states and Washington, D.C., including more than 1,100 kids per day in Shelby County.