MBJ: Restaurant delivery service to add Downtown and Midtown

MBJ: Restaurant delivery service to add Downtown and Midtown “A restaurant delivery business plans to expand its Memphis coverage areas. Chef Shuttle, will add Downtown and Midtown Memphis to its offerings starting Thursday, Feb. 18. The new ZIP codes now included in the Chef Shuttle jurisdiction are 38103, 38104 and 38105. … Dunkin Donuts, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Hard Rock Cafe, Kooky Canuck and Pita Pit are the current Downtown and Midtown participating restaurants. Interested customers can go to the Chef Shuttle website to see the full list of partnering restaurants. From the Chef Shuttle website, orders are placed and paid for … Continue reading MBJ: Restaurant delivery service to add Downtown and Midtown

MBJ: Memphis restaurant veterans to open Hernando catfish joint

MBJ: Memphis restaurant veterans to open Hernando catfish joint A new restaurant will combine two of the Delta’s most prized commodities: catfish and the blues. Named after a legendary blues song, Catfish Blues will open in Hernando in March. “Our mission is very, very simple: We want to showcase Mississippi hospitality, food and music,” said Josh Tucker, owner of Catfish Blues. Located at 210 E. Commerce St., Suite 8, the 4,800-square-foot restaurant has a seating capacity for 220, with 46 seats on the patio. All the catfish served at Catfish Blues will come from Pride of the Pond, a local, … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis restaurant veterans to open Hernando catfish joint

CA: IBM team to study how Memphis can reduce ambulance calls

CA: IBM team to study how Memphis can reduce ambulance calls “A team of IBM consultants will arrive in Memphis on Monday to study how the city can reduce the number of non-emergency calls it receives for ambulance transports. The team, whose costs are covered by an IBM Smarter Cities grant valued at $500,000, will launch a three-week study on the issue with a public event Monday at 10 a.m. at Memphis Bioworks, 20 Dudley in Downtown. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and other city officials will welcome the consultants, and will outline how abuses and ignorance of emergency medical services … Continue reading CA: IBM team to study how Memphis can reduce ambulance calls

MDN: Mueller Buys Majority Interest in South Korean Manufacturer

MDN: Mueller Buys Majority Interest in South Korean Manufacturer “Memphis-based Mueller Industries Inc. has bought a 60 percent equity interest in a South Korean manufacturer of copper-based pipe joining products. Mueller manufactures copper and copper alloy tubing, fittings, valves and other items used in plumbing and HVAC systems. It also makes the goods from aluminum, steel and plastics. Mueller announced the purchase Friday, Feb. 19, of the interest in Jungwoo Metal Ind. Co. Ltd. Jungwoo’s headquarters is in Seoul and the company has a global reach with its products. Mueller, in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday, said it expected … Continue reading MDN: Mueller Buys Majority Interest in South Korean Manufacturer

MBJ: Memphis company’s massive project makes history at Univ. of Kentucky

MBJ: Memphis company’s massive project makes history at Univ. of Kentucky Memphis-based real estate investment trust EdR (NYSE: EDR) has approval for another phase of its massive University of Kentucky residence development. Friday, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees unanimously approved the sixth phase of the on-campus housing redevelopment. When EdR completes the Lewis Hall development, it will bring the total number of beds delivered, in construction or under development, to 6,850. Lewis Hall should be complete in 2017. “The success of our students and our university has been heightened by the living-learning residence halls EdR is developing on … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis company’s massive project makes history at Univ. of Kentucky

MBJ: Graduate school move demonstrates U of M’s commitment to research

MBJ: Graduate school move demonstrates U of M’s commitment to research The University of Memphis’ graduate school has made a move that better reflects the university’s commitment to research. The Graduate School of the University of Memphis recently relocated from its suite in the Administration Building to a suite in the FedEx Institute of Technology. “Our environment has changed dramatically over the last two decades. Today, one out of every five students on campus is a graduate student enrolled in a master’s or doctoral program,” said Jasbir Dhaliwal, who serves as both the dean of the Graduate School and the … Continue reading MBJ: Graduate school move demonstrates U of M’s commitment to research

CA: ‘The Memphis Film Prize’ boasts $10,000 purse for indie creators

CA: ‘The Memphis Film Prize’ boasts $10,000 purse for indie creators “The Memphis Film Prize,” a new short film competition and festival, promises a $10,000 top prize, according to organizers. The event is an offshoot of the Louisiana Film Prize, a Shreveport-based competition founded in 2012 that awards $50,000 each year to a film shot in the Shreveport area. With money provided by corporate sponsors (Chevrolet and Stella Artois have been involved in the past), the cash prize is one of the largest anywhere for a film competition. (In comparison, the Indie Memphis Film Festival offers $1,000 cash prizes and … Continue reading CA: ‘The Memphis Film Prize’ boasts $10,000 purse for indie creators

MBJ: Broad Avenue’s Victory Bicycle Studio goes international

MBJ: Broad Avenue’s Victory Bicycle Studio goes international “A Broad Avenue bike shop just announced a new international partnership. Victory Bicycle Studio and Italian company 3T Cycling have teamed up to bring the first North American customer service and repair center for 3T wheels to Memphis. “This is a new, cutting-edge industry being created in Memphis, and it’s going to have a large, positive economic impact on the city of Memphis,” said Clark Butcher, owner and CEO of Victory Bicycle Studio and leader of the partnership. Founded in 1961, 3T Cycling manufactures some of the lightest bicycle components and equipment … Continue reading MBJ: Broad Avenue’s Victory Bicycle Studio goes international

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis Looking for a way to work independently yet collaboratively with driven, creative minds? Coworking was created for you. Check out the options below: Studio 688 – Midtown @ 688 S Cox St Studio688 aims to assemble a community of people who motivate and support one another in their successes as creative entrepreneurs. What they offer: Studio space for rent: $425/full day, $225/four hours (Sunday night through Friday daytime) or $625/full day, $425/four hours (Friday night through Sunday daytime); 2,000 square ft; great for specialty photo/video shoots with multiple vignettes, backdrops, funky furniture, and great mood … Continue reading Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

Channel 5: Reformed gangsters mentor Memphis teens targeted by gangs

Channel 5: Reformed gangsters mentor Memphis teens targeted by gangs For thousands of Mid-South kids, there is no escaping gang life. If they are not in a gang, they are surrounded by them. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland has promised to get tough on gang leaders, but it may be the young ones who need intervention most. For many Memphis high school freshmen and sophomores, survival skills are learned at birth. “You have to watch your surroundings because you never know who’s going to sneak up behind you when you aren’t paying attention,” said a student at Fairley High. “I was born … Continue reading Channel 5: Reformed gangsters mentor Memphis teens targeted by gangs