MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy Overton Square developer Loeb Properties and brg3s architects are moving forward with their plans to bring a Texas-based burger bar to Midtown. New signage has been installed depicting the first glimpse of what the new site at 6 S. Cooper St. will look like. Anchoring the block will be newcomer hopdoddy Burger Bar, a popular restaurant chain that will replace YOLO Frozen Yogurt & Gelato’s former location, while Lenny’s Sub Shop will get an upgrade but remain in the same location. … The popular Austin, Texas-based brand was founded in 2010 … Continue reading MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum

MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum While construction recently began on the large-scale Binghampton Gateway Center and more development is on the way, the revitalization process to bring businesses and jobs back to the distressed Binghampton area began more than a decade ago. The growth of a wide variety of companies and services along Broad Avenue stimulated arteries to Tillman Street, leading to increased confidence from larger retailers to come on board for the Binghampton Gateway Center. “Memphis is truly made along Broad Avenue,” said Pat Brown, co-owner of T. Clifton Art Gallery, the first retail tenant to … Continue reading MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum

People: PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care 2017

People: PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care 2017 7 of 50 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital St. Jude employees share their passion for science with local high school students and teachers. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a widespread commitment to supporting employees’ every need outside work. On-campus amenities include massages-to-go, auto detailing and dry cleaning pickup. Military Support Resource Group (MSRG) helps those with loved ones who are deployed. People: PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care 2017 Continue reading People: PEOPLE’s 50 Companies That Care 2017

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett Bartlett is one of 50 new cities nationwide that AT&T (NYSE: T) announced it would expand its fiber service to. “I am excited by this announcement, which is yet another example of private industry responding to consumer demand,” John Threadgill, CEO of the Bartlett Chamber of Commerce, said in a statement. “High-speed internet can open new doors for the citizens of Bartlett and positively impact many aspects of life, such as education and job attraction.” In October 2016, the telecommunications giant announced its 1 gigabit service would be available in parts of the … Continue reading MBJ: AT&T expands fiber service into Bartlett

CA: Group matches PTSD vets with service dogs

CA: Group matches PTSD vets with service dogs Away from home, out among the crowds, the noise and uncertainties that enflame his anxieties, Quintus Price tends to get “paranoid,” he says, especially if his wife Gloria isn’t at his side. “I have a lot of issues with people — going places, doing things,” says the 28-year-old Army veteran. “It’s bad when you can’t go to the gas station alone.” But on a sunny spring morning last week, Price ventured from his Midtown home with Gloria and their 5-year-old daughter Lilith and traveled to an East Memphis business office. It was a trip that proved … Continue reading CA: Group matches PTSD vets with service dogs

MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park

MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park Vision Hospitality Group, a Knoxville-based hotel company, just purchased a vacant parcel of land across from AutoZone Park – possibly paving the way for a new Downtown hotel just blocks from Beale Street. Nitinkumar B. Patel, Sandip Patel and Anita Patel sold the land, which formerly housed a Greyhound bus station, to Vision Hospitality, acting as Vison Memphis LLC, for $4 million, according to a warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register of Deeds on March 24. The purchase includes two adjacent tracts of land: a 1.3-acre lot at … Continue reading MDN: Knoxville Hotel Group Buys Land Across From AutoZone Park

CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned

CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned For-profit plasma donor centers in Memphis are typically housed in Class B or Class C buildings and in commercial districts near economically struggling neighborhoods, where more residents might have reason to sell their blood than give it away. But now comes BioLife Plasma Services. The company has filed building documents showing it intends to construct a “world-class,” $4.5 million facility. Counting equipment, furnishings and soft costs, the project is a $7.5 million initial investment, company officials told The Commercial Appeal by email. And the site where BioLife chose to build in Memphis — a bustling … Continue reading CA: $7.5 million plasma donor center planned

MBJ: Bike lanes could be coming back to Riverside Drive

MBJ: Bike lanes could be coming back to Riverside Drive Despite increased bike and pedestrian traffic from the Big River Crossing project, vehicles are still speeding down Riverside Drive. The city plans to slow them down by reintroducing bike lanes. … In a statement, bikeway and pedestrian program manager for the City of Memphis Nicholas Oyler said, “Nearly two years since the pilot project was conducted, demand for access to the riverfront has increased via the Harahan Bridge and other new attractions. Yet, drivers on average are still traveling at 10 or more miles per hour greater than the posted … Continue reading MBJ: Bike lanes could be coming back to Riverside Drive

CA: MusliMeMfest showcases Memphis’ diversity

CA: MusliMeMfest showcases Memphis’ diversity Exotic smells wafted through Agricenter International on Saturday, as cuisines from many countries characterized the diversity of the Muslim community during MusliMeMfest, a festival held to foster and strengthen the relationships between the diverse communities of Memphis. The event lets people learn about Islam in an open and less stressful environment, said Nabil A. Bayakly, an event organizer and co-founder of the Muslim in Memphis. “And also to share our religion and our tradition and heritage so that people will know we are just other humans from diverse backgrounds,” Bayakly said. Muslims have been in America since Christopher Columbus, … Continue reading CA: MusliMeMfest showcases Memphis’ diversity