MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon

MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon In the next 12 months, Downtown’s underutilized public library is expected to be transformed into a new community hub. Thursday, July 20, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) board received an update on the Fourth Bluff revitalization project from Carol Coletta, a senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. As Downtown has expanded, more neighborhoods have emerged, including the Edge, the Pinch and South City, but a number of public assets — the Cossitt Library, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park … Continue reading MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse … The old firehouse at the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden. Now it can add one more to the list – office. The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), a local nonprofit organization, recently signed a 10,000-square-foot lease to move its headquarters into the iconic Downtown structure, marking a new chapter in the building’s long history.   … Most recently the building was used to host a … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum The sun umbrellas are on the way for the tables and chairs on the northern side of Peabody Place between Front and Main streets, and so is a temporary mural wall and some kiosks for a marketplace. A Times Square-meets-Broad Avenue experiment at the southern end of Downtown’s Main Street Mall got underway this week with reggae music, popsicles and, of course, bicycles. Most of that activity was on the last block of the 40-year-old Main Street Mall, but some of it also turned the corner onto Peabody Place. Angled parking … Continue reading MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation ServiceMaster wanted to open an innovation center partly for “self-serving” reasons, the company’s chief information officer said during a panel discussion Thursday, June 15, that marked the inaugural event in ServiceMaster’s new innovation space the “Ground Floor.” The company, CIO Jamie Smith said, had actually looked at launching such a space even before the company knew it would be bringing its corporate headquarters Downtown. Ground Floor will serve as a startup accelerator, co-working space and small events center. “We know we need to innovate, as ServiceMaster, to really stay relevant – we don’t … Continue reading MDN: The Case for Ground Floor Innovation

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown Wunderlich Securities Inc. is preparing to move its corporate headquarters from East Memphis, where the investment firm employs 110 people, to Downtown’s One Commerce Square. … The firm, he added, is in the late stages of negotiating a lease for at least 12 years at One Commerce, where the firm is looking at occupying the 16th and 18th floors. Wunderlich, which was founded in 1996, has been headquartered at 6000 Poplar Ave. in East Memphis for more than a decade, and about 100 employees appear set to make the move Downtown in time to start … Continue reading MDN: Wunderlich Securities Moving Downtown

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district “It did not accurately reflect what we wanted to do based on the feedback we got from the developer community during our survey process of putting the original RFP out.” …. MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district Continue reading MBJ($): UTHSC reissues RFP for mixed-use development in medical district

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis Getting around in Memphis is about to get a whole lot easier, as Explore Bike Share has announced an agreement with B-Cycle to bring a 600-bike system to the Bluff City. The system, known as the B-Cycle Dash, is expected to launch in the spring of 2018 and include a fleet of bikes equipped with a forward-facing touch-screen GPS that will offer route recommendations and directions. Once implemented, it will the largest bike-share system of its kind in the U.S. … Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit that was established in early … Continue reading MDN :Explore Bike Share Launching 600-Bike System in Memphis

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes Memphis’ first bike share program is set to launch with 600 bikes by Spring 2018. Local nonprofit Explore Bike Share announced its contract agreement with B-Cycle, which operates 1,250 bike share stations and more than 10,000 bikes in 43 communities nationwide. In Memphis, Explore Bike Share proposed a service area of Downtown, Midtown, South Memphis, Orange Mound and Binghampton. The organization has a mission “to enter equitably and resourcefully for all Memphians and tourists — whether for transportation, health or cultural leisure.” Explore Bike Share was … Continue reading MBJ: Bike share program coming to Memphis in 2018, with fleet of 600 bikes

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon Last year an anonymous donor gave $12 million to the city to upgrade the lights on the Harahan Bridge and the Hernando DeSoto Bridge. While the Harahan has been lit for some time, the “new bridge,” or the “M bridge” may get its turn soon. An application was submitted this week to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s Design Review Board for the project. Details are below but feast thine eyes on what engineers at Phillips have planned. If you want more details, here’s the project summary submitted to the DRB this week: “Project … Continue reading Flyer: “M” Bridge May Get New Lights Soon

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront

Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront RiverPlay will have a variety of features including playing fields, basketball courts, a skating rink, and an area for Memphis’s best food trucks. At this new downtown hotspot in Memphis you will be able to rent roller skates, check out basketballs, ping pong paddles, chess pieces and other games for kids and adults. There will also be different programs you can participate in like yoga, fitness boot camps, 3-on-3 basketball tournaments, theatre, live music and more. RiverPlay is a place for anyone and everyone who wants to get out and be active or for … Continue reading Choose901: “RiverPlay” Pop-Up Park Opening at Memphis Riverfront