Interview with the Grindfather (not mine), More lists, Agricenter Expands

Memphis has improved noticeably in several rankings.  From its descent, then disappearance from Forbes’ Most Miserable Cities, to its appearance in more recent lists such as Happiest Places to Work (Forbes) and, in the past week’s Emerging Downtowns (Forbes).  First Horizon has also been recognized as one of the National Association for Female Executives as one of its Top 50 Companies for Executive Women.  Great news that supports the notion that the quality of life in the area is improving! Agricenter International has announced roughly $19 million in new development from Bayer CropScience and Helena Chemical. I Love Memphis has an interview with Pete … Continue reading Interview with the Grindfather (not mine), More lists, Agricenter Expands

News today

So I opened up the Bizjournals website for Memphis, and saw this article.  I was bummed.  Why?  Because I thought it said the project was “in” jeopardy, not “on Jeopardy.”  I’m an idiot, yes.  But that’s cool news, that Jeopardy will feature Memphis Music Hall of Fame musicians.  Tune in March 28 at 3:30 on WREG (3). I’m always drawn to stories about local businesses expanding.  I have been thrilled by the community embracing such great businesses as Local, Central BBQ, Gus’s, Swanky’s, Lenny’s, and many, many more.  Today’s news is that Holiday Deli and Ham is expanding.  Hopefully, more and more Memphis brands … Continue reading News today

News today — Overton Square update, Blues Hall of Fame, and NE Arkansas… a steel hub?

The Hattiloo Theater is getting ready to build its new theater at Overton Square.  It will be on the NW corner of Monroe and Cooper.  Currently, the theater is housed in the Edge District near Sun Records.  It will be the sixth freestanding black theater in the nation.  Overton Square is developing a theater cluster with Playhouse on the Square, Circuit Playhouse, and Malco’s Studio (movies). Downtown is going to have a new neighbor.  Another bar, but this one with a bit of a unique twist.  The name (for now) is Tamp and Tap, and will be known for providing … Continue reading News today — Overton Square update, Blues Hall of Fame, and NE Arkansas… a steel hub?

News for today, 3/19/13

The Daily News has new information about Memphis-based Visible School’s plans for expansion, starting with a Chicago campus to open later this year:  “Visible also has what it calls a partner campus in Holden, Germany, called Schal Werk Stadt. And with the planned addition of even more campuses beyond the Lansing location, Steorts stressed that the school’s main administration will stay in Memphis, which he said means additional jobs in Downtown Memphis.” Yesterday, urban planner Jeff Speck gave city government leaders several recommendations for future downtown development, including reducing the number of lanes on Riverside Drive from four to three, … Continue reading News for today, 3/19/13


So lately I’ve had to macguyver methods to update and check the internet due to my laptop crashing.  So, please pardon the lengthier intermittances between posts. Here are some Memphis news gathered from various websites and tweets. 1.  Boz Scaggs has recorded an album in Memphis, named, Memphis.  Rolling Stone reviewed it, and gave it 3 1/2 stars. Buy it here: Memphis.  Check out the youtube here. 2.  In addition to no longer being one of the most “miserable” cities, Memphis now has been rated as having the 7th lowest tax burden in the nation.  The same article states that … Continue reading Lately

Some recent news

Memphis in May has released its 2013 Beale Street Music Festival lineup. Get it here.  Seems pretty awesome. Hollywood Feed, a local pet food store, is expanding.  They’re the kind of locally-based company that can branch out and turn into an empire.  They have stores so far in four states, and are trying to stay current and on the cutting edge of what customers want.  For more about it, go to the Daily News here.  Love to see their modernization, success, and growth. The CA has an article highlighting efforts to draw visitors to explore other parts of the Memphis … Continue reading Some recent news