MBJ ($): Musk: ‘There is nothing like this anywhere.’

MBJ ($): Musk: ‘There is nothing like this anywhere.’ Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is just days away from unveiling its Heart of the Park development, and one of the high points will surely be The Kitchen. …. MBJ ($): Musk: ‘There is nothing like this anywhere.’  Advertisements Continue reading MBJ ($): Musk: ‘There is nothing like this anywhere.’

MBJ: City partners with Start Co. on new minority biz accelerator

MBJ: City partners with Start Co. on new minority biz accelerator The City of Memphis’ Office of Business Diversity and Compliance is partnering with Start Co. to launch a new small business accelerator. But, this accelerator will focus on working with minority-owned businesses that want to do business with the City of Memphis. The accelerator, Start Co. City of Memphis Propel, and the Office of Business Diversity and Compliance will identify promising companies that need “refinement” when it comes to bidding for city contracts. Joann Massey, director of the city’s Office of Business Diversity and Compliance, said the accelerator will … Continue reading MBJ: City partners with Start Co. on new minority biz accelerator

MBJ: CBU introduces on-campus streaming service

MBJ: CBU introduces on-campus streaming service Back to school could also mean catching up on the latest TV shows and movies for Christian Brothers University (CBU) students who live on-campus. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, CBU announced the launch of Xfinity On Campus (XOC), a service that lets students watch live TV, On Demand and DVR’d content on devices such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. XOC is included with students’ room and board packages. “CBU has spent the last several years modernizing the campus network, allowing us to launch innovative services like Xfinity On Campus,” said Aaron Lamey, director of IT Infrastructure … Continue reading MBJ: CBU introduces on-campus streaming service

MBJ: Construction: Beer market set for Highland

MBJ: Construction: Beer market set for Highland Memphis is a step closer to getting a new craft beer market. A building permit was filed Aug. 25, 2016, for The Casual Pint. The craft beer market will be located in the mixed-use Highland Row development at the corner of Highland Street and Midland Avenue. …. MBJ: Construction: Beer market set for Highland Continue reading MBJ: Construction: Beer market set for Highland

MDN: Uptown Vision

MDN: Uptown Vision Brand new sidewalks, streetlights and paved roads set the stage for Habitat for Humanity’s Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project in North Memphis, where nearly 1,500 volunteers have descended this week to build a subdivision from scratch. Several years ago, the swath of land was overgrown and crime-ridden as the site of the razed Cedar Court apartment complex. It was one of the last frontiers for the northern development boundaries of Uptown, a neighborhood established by Henry Turley Co. for Memphians of low-to-moderate income. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Memphis started focusing on the greater Uptown neighborhood … Continue reading MDN: Uptown Vision

MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis

MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis Jimmy Lewis said that when he agreed to move his Relevant Roasters concept into Crosstown Concourse, he was taking a risk. His coffee-roasting operation is only 2 years old, and the in-house coffee shop element at 584 Tillman St. is even newer. “I just hoped it would work out, but I am glad the French Truck guys came along,” said Lewis, a serial entrepreneur who founded natural-foods store Squash Blossom Market in 1979. Following a newly established partnership with New Orleans-based French Truck Coffee, Relevant Roasters has a new name – French … Continue reading MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis

MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard

MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) is providing $150,000 in funding to the Memphis Minority Business Council (MMBC). The money will be used to fund initiatives designed to increase minority participation in procurement opportunities around the region. … In addition to the funding for the MMBC, the Delta Regional Authority is also providing resources and support for the Develey Mustard and Condiment Corporation’s new 100,000-square foot manufacturing facility located in Dyersburg. The Delta Regional Authority is investing $200,000 to provide water, sewer and gas line materials for the $20.2 million project. … Continue reading MBJ: Delta Regional Authority invests in minority biz council, mustard

CA: Company to transform Midtown warehouse into headquarters

CA: Company to transform Midtown warehouse into headquarters A young investment company that owns several businesses is renovating a 78-year-old Midtown warehouse for its new headquarters. Southern Hunt Club, with a home office now at 1715 Aaron Brenner Drive in East Memphis, is renovating the red-brick warehouse on the south edge of Central Gardens, at 802 Rozelle. The 44,000-square-foot building on 2.2 acres is sandwiched between the Craftsman cottage houses that line York Avenue and a railyard. The building last housed a wine and liquor distributorship, Delta Wholesale. “The Southern Hunt Club partners love the city of Memphis,” one of … Continue reading CA: Company to transform Midtown warehouse into headquarters

WMC: Princeton Review names Rhodes College ‘Most Beautiful Campus’

WMC: Princeton Review names Rhodes College ‘Most Beautiful Campus’ Rhodes College is getting an honor worthy of its lush lawns and towering stone buildings. The Princeton Review ranked the Memphis college as the Most Beautiful Campus.  Rhodes also came in second for the Most Engaged in Community Service. Rhodes was also included on the Princeton Review’s list of “Colleges that Create Futures” and “Colleges that Pay You Back.” …. WMC: Princeton Review names Rhodes College ‘Most Beautiful Campus’ Continue reading WMC: Princeton Review names Rhodes College ‘Most Beautiful Campus’

CA: Action on Collierville Town Square: new building proposed, Scottish bar to open in an existing space

CA: Action on Collierville Town Square: new building proposed, Scottish bar to open in an existing space Property owner Thomas Scott has filed paperwork to construct a retail and office building on Collierville’s Town Square. And in a separate move, businessman Alan Mullen plans to open a Scottish bar and restaurant in an existing building in the historic district. The projects mark the latest action in a fast-developing section of a fast-growing town. Scott also owns the old Collierville post office building at 148 North Main Street, under renovation as it’s converted into a restaurant called 148 North. If approved, … Continue reading CA: Action on Collierville Town Square: new building proposed, Scottish bar to open in an existing space