MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis Memphis has enjoyed a bumper crop of barbecue restaurant news in recent weeks, from tweaks to some business’ existing locations and plans by others to expand. And that trend isn’t letting up anytime soon. King Jerry Lawler’s Memphis BBQ Company, one of the newer such brands in the city, opened its Cordova-area location earlier this year. Its menu includes items like briskets and barbecue nachos, as well as a handful of championship rubs, all served up in a setting that’s decked out with vintage Lawler photos and Memphis wrestling playbills. And the … Continue reading MDN: Barbecue Restaurant Scene Heats Up in Memphis

MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion

MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion A Memphis-based retailer that has found quick success in the Mid-South is in the midst of a two-month, three-market expansion that will lead to storefronts in Birmingham, Tupelo and Castle Rock, Colorado. The locations will be No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 for Buff City Soap, which opened in Bartlett in 2013 — as Bartlett Soap Co. — and also operates an Olive Branch location. Buff City co-owner Brad Kellum said the company has sold $250,000 worth of soap in 2017, with hopes to sell about $1.6 million by the end … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis startup embarks on sudsy three-state expansion

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west Collierville or Germantown will be the first new destination for the Central BBQ chain as it takes its style of smoked pork outside Memphis to cities throughout the Southeast. Memphis conglomerate Kemmons Wilson Companies said Monday it has invested in Central and will guide the expansion to cities between Dallas and Knoxville. … Regarded in Memphis as a business success story, the restaurant chain emerged out of Central Smokers, a small team of soccer enthusiasts competing in the Memphis in May International World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest. Craig Blondis and … Continue reading CA: Central BBQ plans expansion to cities east and west

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South The Grizzlies have acquired an expansion NBA-Development League franchise they will own and operate in the Mid-South, multiple league sources confirmed Monday. The yet-to-be-named affiliate is scheduled to launch for the 2017-18 season and will play its 24-game home schedule at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, located about 20 miles south of the Grizzlies’ franchise base at FedExForum in downtown Memphis. The team is expected to make a formal announcement on Tuesday. The Grizzlies are in the final season of an affiliation agreement with the D-League’s Iowa Energy, with the … Continue reading Grind City Media: Grizzlies bring D-League franchise to Mid-South

MBJ: Huey’s picks the location for its ninth restaurant

MBJ: Huey’s picks the location for its ninth restaurant A Memphis burger dynasty will expand to Millington. Huey’s Restaurants will open its ninth Memphis area location at 8570 U.S. Highway 51 in mid-April of 2017. “We have actually been looking at Millington for several years,” said Lauren McHugh Robinson, president and CEO of Huey’s Restaurants. “We felt like the timing was good to do this because the population in the surrounding areas has grown, and it is far enough away from our existing locations that we did not think it would cannibalize existing locations.” McHugh Robinson said they hope the … Continue reading MBJ: Huey’s picks the location for its ninth restaurant

MDN: With MAA, TraVure Is Gateway To Germantown

MDN: With MAA, TraVure Is Gateway To Germantown The developer of Germantown’s mixed-use TraVure project is anxious to start work on the development’s centerpiece, a five-story Class A office building that now has an anchor tenant for most of the space – the headquarters of Memphis-based MAA, or Mid-America Apartment Communities Inc. … The target date for opening the office building is January of 2018. MAA will become the largest publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on apartments with its August announcement that it is buying Post Properties Inc. of Atlanta for $4 billion. Even before the acquisition, the corporation … Continue reading MDN: With MAA, TraVure Is Gateway To Germantown

MBJ: MAA receives PILOT, moving HQ to Germantown

MBJ: MAA receives PILOT, moving HQ to Germantown Apartment real estate giant MAA (NYSE: MAA) received a 15-year payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) deal from the city of Germantown for its new headquarters. On Oct. 24, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Alderman approved the PILOT for MAA’s new headquarters, which will be located in the $90 million TraVure development near the intersection of Poplar Avenue and Kirby Parkway. According to the PILOT application, MAA will take more than 83,000 square feet of the new development when it’s completed. … With a recently announced $4 billion merger with Atlanta-based Post Properties(NYSE: PPS), MAA … Continue reading MBJ: MAA receives PILOT, moving HQ to Germantown

MBJ: Senatobia plant opening creates 200 new jobs, promise of more

MBJ: Senatobia plant opening creates 200 new jobs, promise of more ABB will officially open its new manufacturing facility in Senatobia Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. The facility, located in an 85,000-square-foot building that was previously occupied by Twin Creeks Technologies, will create 200 new jobs in the first three years of operation and could add another 100 by the fifth year. ABB acquired Memphis-based Thomas & Betts in 2012. … ABB acquired Memphis-based Thomas & Betts in 2012. The new facility was announced in Dec. 2015. MBJ: Senatobia plant opening creates 200 new jobs, promise of more Continue reading MBJ: Senatobia plant opening creates 200 new jobs, promise of more

MBJ: Memphis law firm expands to Mississippi

MBJ: Memphis law firm expands to Mississippi A Memphis law firm founded more than 100 years ago is expanding across the Mississippi state line. Evans Petree PC, founded in 1907, is opening a new office in Oxford, Mississippi. “Evans Petree and its attorneys have so many strong relationships with the local Oxford community and the university, we felt it was strategically important for our firm to have a physical presence in Oxford,” said Paul Edwards, shareholder in the firm’s Oxford office. “We are excited to be involved in such a vibrant business community and with Ole Miss.” The new Oxford … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis law firm expands to Mississippi

MBJ: National distribution leads to Frost’s second bake shop

MBJ: National distribution leads to Frost’s second bake shop The success of Frost Bake Shops’ original location and exclusive vendor agreement with Williams-Sonoma enabled the homegrown bakery to open a second location. Memphis-based Frost Bake Shop will open its second location, in Collierville Marketplace at 1016 W. Poplar Ave., in mid-August. …. MBJ: National distribution leads to Frost’s second bake shop Continue reading MBJ: National distribution leads to Frost’s second bake shop