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

MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape

MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape About this time last year, there was a lot of uncertainty surrounding ServiceMaster’s relocation. So when the company announced it would convert the long-vacant Peabody Place Mall into its new corporate headquarters, it sent a clear signal that, in terms of development, anything is possible these days in the Bluff City. The Daily News recently took a look inside the ambitious project. The first part of ServiceMaster’s new headquarters to open will be its IT Innovation Center, a 20,000-square-foot collaborative workspace that will occupy the former Tower Records location near the Third Street entrance … Continue reading MDN: ServiceMaster’s New HQ Taking Shape

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz In 2016, customers walking into Otherlands Coffee Bar might have spied a cooler of snazzy-looking carbonated beverages across from the checkout counter. Last year, the drink known as Memfizz was a plucky startup trying to carve out its niche in the Memphis market. Now, with a rebranding under its belt and city-wide availability, the product is looking to expand beyond the borders of the 901. Last night, Benefizz hosted a launch party with its three signature flavors available as mixers at the bar. Each serving of ginger, lemon, and cranberry Benefizz is bottled individually, but its demand … Continue reading Memphis Magazine: Full Benefizz

WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018

WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018 By next year, the FedExFamilyHouse is expected to triple in size in the next few years. A FedExFamilyHouse spokesperson said they usually have a wait list to accept kids, and doctors say the expansion is needed. Wednesday marked the expansion’s groundbreaking. Once finished, it will connect a four-story addition to the current facility. The home away from home for Le Bonheur families will feature 21 new suits plus 30 hotel-style rooms for shorter stays. … The Family House is a part of FedEx Cares, the company’s initiative to donate $200 million to 200 … Continue reading WMCTV: FedExFamilyHouse will triple in size by 2018

CA: Launch of new riverboat American Duchess pushed to Aug. 13

CA: Launch of new riverboat American Duchess pushed to Aug. 13 The launch of a new Memphis-based riverboat has been pushed back six weeks to Aug. 13. … The company bought the former Isle of Capri casino in Bettendorf, Iowa last summer and had it retrofitted for luxury cruises on the Mississippi River and tributaries. It will operate in addition to the American Queen, which company officials said is enjoying its busiest season yet. “A key reason for this schedule change is the delayed delivery of the vessel to the shipyard in Louisiana from the Upper Mississippi due to unseasonable high … Continue reading CA: Launch of new riverboat American Duchess pushed to Aug. 13

MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers

MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers The Broad Avenue Arts District has long been innovative when it comes to the creative reuse of formerly blighted properties, and its newest addition seeks to continue this trend. The owners of City & State on Broad Avenue filed paperwork with the city of Memphis requesting approval to convert an abandoned liquor store into a diner – fittingly named The Liquor Store – that will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner … The new restaurant, located at 2655 Broad, will partner with the UrbanArt Commission to include a public art installation on … Continue reading MDN: 2 Midtown Restaurants Seek to Incorporate Shipping Containers

MDN: Malco Moving Forward With Downtown Theater

MDN: Malco Moving Forward With Downtown Theater Malco Theatre’s multimillion-dollar Downtown movie theater has taken another step toward completion. A $5 million building permit application for the foundation of a new seven-screen movie theater was filed with the city-county Office of Construction Code Enforcement. The Malco project will be located at 45 E. G.E. Patterson St., at the southeast corner of Front Street. It is part of the greater $55 million redevelopment of Central Station, which includes a boutique hotel, apartments, restaurants, retail and significant infrastructure and landscaping improvements to the surrounding South Main area spearheaded by Henry Turley Co. … Continue reading MDN: Malco Moving Forward With Downtown Theater

MBJ: Historic Memphis bank gets new headquarters

MBJ:  Historic Memphis bank gets new headquarters Tri-State Bank of Memphis has a new headquarters. The bank officially signed a lease for space in an office high-rise located at 1407 Union Ave. located between South Watkins Street and Pine Street. The building is owned by Olymbec USA LLC. “Known as ‘Mid Memphis Tower,’ [the building] clearly met all of our requirements for the corridors that were under consideration,” said Thomas Felder, CEO of Tri-State Bank of Memphis. … Tri-State Bank’s headquarters are currently at 180 S. Main St. The bank announced in January 2016 it had sold the nearly 23,000-square-foot … Continue reading MBJ: Historic Memphis bank gets new headquarters

MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location

MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location One of Memphis’ most popular Asian restaurants is working on a third location. Mulan Asian Bistro, which has won the Memphis Flyer’s “Best Chinese” category for five years running, is preparing to open a new location at 4698 Spottswood Ave., in the Audubon Place shopping center. The Asian restaurant will occupy the 4,600-square-foot former home of Mac’s Burgers, which recently closed. Mulan co-owner Nora Dang said Monday that she was drawn to the shopping center because of its proximity to businesses and because of East Memphis’ relative lack of Asian fusion. … Dang … Continue reading MBJ: Popular Asian restaurant preps third location