MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova The Memphis-area’s latest brewery will open in the coming weeks. Meddlesome Brewing Co., located at 7750B Trinity Road near Shelby Farms Park, will officially open at 4 p.m. on June 30. The 5,000-square-foot building includes a 1,500-square-foot tap room that can hold 80 people, as well as chairs, tables and a kid’s area complete with chalkboard wall. “We wanted it to be a family-friendly place to go and hang out,” said co-owner Ben Pugh. Beer will be available for purchase via pint, flight, growler or keg. There will also be a food truck … Continue reading MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MDN: New Bookstore Called Novel Coming to Laurelwood in August

MDN: New Bookstore Called Novel Coming to Laurelwood in August … An investor group that’s picking up where the February closure of The Booksellers at Laurelwood left off has signed a five-year lease for their bookstore, which will be called Novel and is planned to open around Aug. 1. … He added: “I can’t fully express in words how great it is to see that local investors, emphasis on the local, will be supporting Novel … I’d like to encourage all the book lovers out there to make sure that they support Novel, come this fall, to keep this bookstore … Continue reading MDN: New Bookstore Called Novel Coming to Laurelwood in August

WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location

WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location A popular southern restaurant chain is nearing another grand opening. Babalu is a wildly popular tacos and tapas restaurant that started in Jackson, Mississippi. The chain has five locations, including one in Midtown Memphis. Soon a sixth Babalu location will open in East Memphis. The restaurant is slated to open Monday, April 17. The new restaurant is 5,000 square feet with an indoor capacity of 160 people, plus an outdoor area that can seat around 40 people. It is located at 6450 Poplar Avenue, Suite 101, Memphis, TN 38119. The East Memphis location will … Continue reading WMCTV: Babalu set to open 6th location

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

CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova

CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova Urban Air Trampoline & Adventure Park is making good on its September announcement that it’s coming to Memphis; the business applied for a building permit this month and plans to open in Cordova’s Trinity Commons by April. … The Texarkana resident estimates he will spend about $2 million building out and equipping the space. He’ll employ about 50 people there. Urban Air will offer wall-to-wall arenas, dodge ball courts, volleyball courts, a “drop zone,” performance trampoline, slam dunk tracks, trampoline runway, and space for children 7 and younger. The site also will feature such “adventure” … Continue reading CA: Trampoline park jumping into Cordova

CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis

CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis A Dave & Buster’s, the massive hybrid of a restaurant and  game arcade for grown ups, is coming to Memphis, according to a commercial landlord. The Dallas-based chain will put one of its restaurant-arcades in the space where Sports Authority operated before closing in The Commons of Wolfcreek, the large strip retail center across North  Germantown Parkway from Wolfchase Galleria. The site is next to Best Buy. The new entertainment center is expected to open later this year, joining an array of new restaurants and retailers in the area including Cheesecake Factory and Ikea. … … Continue reading CA: Dave & Buster’s coming to Memphis

Flyer: Cosmic Coconut “Evolving” into City Silo

Flyer: Cosmic Coconut “Evolving” into City Silo A press release was issued today that the space that once housed Cosmic Coconut in East Memphis will now be a new restaurant called City Silo Table & Pantry. The restaurant is set to open January 14th. …. Flyer: Cosmic Coconut “Evolving” into City Silo Continue reading Flyer: Cosmic Coconut “Evolving” into City Silo

MDN: Three CRE Firms Join to Improve Connectivity at Busy Poplar Corridor

MDN: Three CRE Firms Join to Improve Connectivity at Busy Poplar Corridor Three Memphis real estate companies with significant assets in the Poplar Avenue/Ridgeway Road area are making plans to improve connectivity and walkability there. Boyle Investment Co., Highwoods Properties Inc. and Loeb Properties Inc. are forming the Shady Grove/Ridgeway Business Owners Association (BOA), an advocacy organization focused on pedestrian/streetscape enhancements for the East Memphis business district, particularly at Poplar and South Shady Grove Road. The area is comprised of office buildings, stores, restaurants, hotels and medical facilities, many that are owned by Boyle, Highwoods or Loeb. “We want to … Continue reading MDN: Three CRE Firms Join to Improve Connectivity at Busy Poplar Corridor

MBJ: Corky’s plans job fair due to growth in fulfillment, catering, grocery

MBJ: Corky’s plans job fair due to growth in fulfillment, catering, grocery … Corky’s Ribs & BBQ and Simply Delicious Catering, which are owned and operated by the same Memphis family, will hold a job fair Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Corky’s Cordova location at 1740 N. Germantown Parkway. Full- and part-time positions are available at Corky’s Memphis area locations, Simply Delicious Catering and Prime Time Strategic Partners – the food shipping arm of the company. “…I would say this crossroads today is the most growth-oriented day that we have ever been in,” said Barry Pelts, co-owner of Corky’s Ribs … Continue reading MBJ: Corky’s plans job fair due to growth in fulfillment, catering, grocery

MBJ: Phillip Ashley Chocolates teams up with Oak Hall

MBJ: Phillip Ashley Chocolates teams up with Oak Hall … Phillip Ashley Chocolates will offer a $45 box of designer chocolates featuring most of the flavors from its “Taste of Memphis” collection. But, the centerpiece of the box will be a special chocolate themed after Oak Hall’s Dalmatian mascot, Jake. The dog, who routinely greets customers at the store along with Bill Levy, head of the company, is known for his red bowtie. The signature “Jake” chocolate will have a bowtie design and have a s’more flavor. … The product run began with a special order for a meeting Oak … Continue reading MBJ: Phillip Ashley Chocolates teams up with Oak Hall