High Ground News: Urban Barn Market returns in October

“Urban Barn Market is the first of its kind in Memphis: a curated antique, vintage, and handmade marketplace held bi-annually, in the spring and fall, in one of the most beautiful urban settings Memphis has to offer.  Handpicked vendors from the region offer quality antiques, unique vintage items, and irresistible handmade goods. Shoppers will enjoy the offerings of local food purveyors and musicians who will tantalize their senses while periodic artistic demonstrations cultivate guests’ creative spirit.  Co-owners Debi Heying Vincent and Carrie Walters Floyd are collaborating with vendors to put “Memphis on the Map” for a mid-sized antique, vintage, and … Continue reading High Ground News: Urban Barn Market returns in October

MDN: Back Home

“Things have come full circle at the James Lee House, the historic Victorian Village landmark once home to a riverboat tycoon that reopened as a bed and breakfast almost a year ago. During one of its many past incarnations, the structure at 690 Adams Ave. that began its existence in the 1840s as a four-room farmhouse before growing to become an upscale residence also served as the home of the James Lee Memorial Art Academy. It was an art school that served as a forerunner to the Memphis College of Art. Fitting, then, that with the doors now open again, art from … Continue reading MDN: Back Home

MDN: Antiques Market Planned for Memphis

A juried, biannual market for all things vintage is headed to Memphis next year, the product of two friends who share a love of antiques, flea markets, barn sales and giving new life to things that have a bit of history to them. The Urban Barn Market is planned to launch May 8 through May 10 and just completed a successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, pulling in more than $2,600 with a goal that had been $2,000. The backdrop for the event will be the historic Woodruff-Fontaine House in Victorian Village, where hand-picked vendors from around the region will set up … Continue reading MDN: Antiques Market Planned for Memphis

Victorian Village Homes See Demand

“A new single-family residential project in the heart of Victorian Village is doing very well, thank you very much. Five of the eights lots inside Planters Row II, a unique master planned community on Jefferson Avenue in Victorian Village between the Medical Center and Downtown core, are already optioned or under contract after the first day of sales, according to Scott Blake, president of Design 500 Inc. ….” Victorian Village Homes See Demand – Memphis Daily News. Continue reading Victorian Village Homes See Demand

MBJ: Downtown continues to grow, targets perennial problems

“Livability is up in Downtown’s districts, and $294 million in new and renovated attractions will keep the momentum going, according to the Downtown Memphis Commission’s latest report.” (MBJ) Continue reading MBJ: Downtown continues to grow, targets perennial problems

James Lee House (Victorian Village)

The tiny area known as Victorian Village is slowly expanding.  The CCDC is helping move forward a bread and breakfast that has been planned for a while.  From the bizjournal:  Downtown committee approves loan for bed and breakfast “… Jose Velazquez and J.W. Gibson, operating as James Lee House LLC, are planning to spend $2.25 million redeveloping the 8,100-square-foot house which was built in 1848. The project has been challenging, taking several years to get to this point, as DMC president Paul Morris outlined for the board. ….” Continue reading James Lee House (Victorian Village)