Kids Play in Germantown is closed
2 moms emailed me to tell me about it and I confirmed by Facebook-messaging them.
Local Trader Joe’s fans should be optimistic about 2018
Though Trader Joe’s has long delayed its plans in Germantown, local fans of the grocery store should be optimistic. Heading into 2018, construction on the old Kroger space Trader Joe’s has long been heading toward has begun, and all signs point to the grocery store coming to fruition.
I AM A MAN Plaza to open next year in Downtown Memphis
The plaza design will feature 15-foot stainless steel letters that spell out I AM A MAN with quotes from various civil rights leaders printed on the letters. The project, which includes $700,000 for the public art piece and $1 million for construction, is expected to be completed in time for the 50th anniversary of the strike and death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., both of which took place April 1968.
Private sector tapped for public school improvements to Whitehaven and White Station high schools
For former WSHS parent Richard Myers, lawyer with Glankler Brown, something needed to be done about the deteriorating condition Memphis schools. So he came up with an innovative plan to fund improvements for White Station High and Whitehaven HS
Another boutique hotel planned for Downtown Memphis
An Atlanta-based company has plans to convert a former Downtown Econo Lodge into a boutique hotel.
Memphis Hilton sold for $31 million
According to a warranty deed from the Shelby County Register of Deeds, the Memphis Hilton at Ridge Lake Boulevard was sold for $31 million on Jan. 3.
Memphis ‘kidpreneur’ Journi Prewitt launches monthly subscription box
The monthly subscription service sends children a book written by a person of color, an item from a black business and some sort of plaything — generally a toy or an accessory. The items in each box are based on the subscriber’s age and gender.
Mayor takes aim at blighted billboards
“[Blighted billboards are] truly littering neighborhoods in the inner city, and it does not appear that the industry cares,” Strickland said.
Memphis ‘kidpreneur’ Mo’s Bows takes stock and looks to 2018
Recounting the experience, Bridges said that staff from “Shark Tank” contacted him, but he was unfamiliar with it. When he told his friends, though, they told him how big deal it was.
Union/McLean project undergoes property transfer, nears groundbreaking
With demolition wrapping up at the corner of Union Avenue and McLean Boulevard, developers are preparing to officially break ground on a $33.5 million mixed-use development.
Memphis airport adds new Starbucks, Cinnabon, Urban Market
Memphis International Airport has been working on a series of projects to accommodate both Southwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines in the A Concourse, pending the closure of the B Concourse for the airport’s $214 million modernization in early 2018.
Seven-figure upgrades in the works for East Memphis Kroger
A $2 million building permit to “replace and update equipment and décor, renovate deli, bakery [and] setting area” was submitted Dec. 22 for the Kroger at 540 S. Mendenhall Road.
After paying less than $1 million, Gibson sells Downtown property for $14 million
That sale price is more than 15 times the amount Gibson paid for the property, which includes the 150,000-square-foot Gibson factory and showroom and the 350-space parking lot located across Linden Avenue from the factory.
Urban forest I: Push to plant 4M trees in Memphis promises natural health benefits
Saplings are staged in a staggered pattern to mimic a forest’s natural growth pattern. This area will quickly mature into a dense urban forest and act as a buffer between the residents and Interstate-240.
Restaurants team up to help serve meals at warming stations
Now other restaurants part of the Memphis Restaurant Association are stepping up, volunteering their kitchens to add another meal to be served at the warming center.