MBJ: Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza opens third location in Cordova

“A local Memphis pizza joint opened its third location this month. Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza already had locations at 2035 Union Ave. and 1199 Ridgeway Road, and the recently added 2286 North Germantown Parkway pizzeria debuted on Dec. 5. ….” Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza opens third location in Cordova – Memphis Business Journal. Advertisements Continue reading MBJ: Pyro’s Fire Fresh Pizza opens third location in Cordova

MBJ: Hilton Data Center will get $2.8M renovation for new tenant

“Data storage firm Expedient has pulled a $2.8 million permit to renovate the insides of a former Hilton Hotels Corp. data center in Memphis. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based Expedient Data Centers plans to eventually spend more than $5 million on the renovation to the 35,000-square-foot Hilton Data Center at 3180 Players Lane, as I first reported in October. The construction project is part of a larger $8.7 million investment that will create 20 jobs. ….” Hilton Data Center will get $2.8M renovation for new tenant – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading MBJ: Hilton Data Center will get $2.8M renovation for new tenant

MDN: Square Moves

“This year saw the continuation of Overton Square’s comeback, with another flurry of openings and moves to the square as the site of crowds and the sound of music continues to increasingly fill the restaurant and entertainment district. … The results of that effort include people like Erika Smith, a businesswoman who says she couldn’t resist the square’s call. Smith, the owner of the Crazy Beautiful clothing boutique, had been looking to move her store from the University of Memphis area into Midtown for a few years and had “watched the steady growth of the square” before deciding to sign a … Continue reading MDN: Square Moves

MDN: Film and Music Festival to Open Call for Entries Jan. 1

“The On Location: Memphis International Film & Music Fest is opening its call for entries Jan. 1. Filmmakers from all over are invited to submit their work to be considered for the 2015 edition of On Location: Memphis. The festival consists of five filmmaking categories – feature, documentary, live action short, animation and music video. This year’s event takes place on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 through Sept. 6, and films will be showcased at Malco’s Studio on the Square. All films should be submitted via the submission service Withoutabox. The early bird deadline comes at the end of February, … Continue reading MDN: Film and Music Festival to Open Call for Entries Jan. 1

MDN: Rodin Sculpture Exhibit Extends Run at Dixon

The sculpture exhibit “Rodin: The Human Experience” has extended its run at Dixon Gallery and Gardens until Jan. 11. The exhibit of 51 bronze works by Auguste Rodin from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation was to close on Jan. 4 but will remain on exhibit at Dixon, 4339 Park Ave., for an additional week. The exhibit includes commissioned works as well as sculptural experiments by Rodin in different styles. Digest – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading MDN: Rodin Sculpture Exhibit Extends Run at Dixon

MDN: Retailers Setting Eyes on Memphis

“The Memphis-area retail sector, fueled by several new retailers entering the market and a massive amount of grocery-based activity, experienced a strong 2014. … Sprouts Farmers Market began redeveloping two shuttered grocery store locations – the former Kroger at 9050 U.S. 64 in Lakeland and the former Schnucks at The Shops of Forest Hill in Germantown – as it enters the Memphis market, the first new grocery chain to enter the area in several years. In August, Fresh Market opened its Union Avenue store in Midtown and construction of a new Whole Foods store at Poplar Avenue and Pete Mitchell … Continue reading MDN: Retailers Setting Eyes on Memphis

Big League Movers is on the Move – Memphis Daily News

“Big League Movers is on the move and yes, they’ll be doing the moving themselves. The Memphis-based company, which can handle virtually every type of moving need from residential moves to corporate relocations, is moving its office headquarters to a 4,000-square-foot space at the Minglewood Hall complex at 1559 Madison Ave. to accommodate more growth … Greer and company president Steven Reed said they selected Minglewood Hall because of all the activity occurring in and around Midtown, from Overton Square to the Cooper-Young Historic District and beyond. “To be part of Midtown is really exciting right now and we thought … Continue reading Big League Movers is on the Move – Memphis Daily News

MDN: Grassroots Growth

“In 2007, Greg Spillyards was part of a team at CB Richard Ellis Memphis tasked with reviving the dog-eared Bellbrook Industrial Park The project struck close to Spillyards’ heart. Born in Pine Bluff Ark., and raised in Memphis, Spillyards originally entered the world of commercial real estate to help transform communities from the ground up, the kind of effort that restoring Bellbrook would take. .… What Spillyards is doing now is overseeing Community Advisors, a division of Cushman & Wakefield/Commercial Advisors that seeks to bring the same high level of commercial real estate expertise that you would get at Poplar … Continue reading MDN: Grassroots Growth

MDN: Violent crime down 17.9 percent since 2006, up 4.8 percent since last year

Major violent crime in Memphis as well as Shelby County as a whole was up compared to a year ago for the January to November period, as measured by Operation Safe Community. The monthly report from the coalition of law enforcement, government and civic leaders shows major violent crime in Memphis for the first 11 months of 2014 increased 4.2 percent from the same period of 2013. Over the same period, major violent crime was up 4.8 percent for the entire county compared to a year ago. The Operation Safe Community stats kept by the Memphis-Shelby Crime Commission track violent … Continue reading MDN: Violent crime down 17.9 percent since 2006, up 4.8 percent since last year