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

CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking

CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking Banking on a fundraising campaign that’s gone national, the Overton Park Conservancy will meet next week’s deadline to secure $1 million toward planned parking improvements at the Memphis Zoo, the director of the non-profit group says. The OPC, which manages much of the 342-acre Midtown park under a contract with the city, had raised more than $841,000 by late last week, figures provided by the group show. The donations came not only from across the Memphis area, but from 28 states plus the District of Columbia. … The money will … Continue reading CA: Overton conservancy nears $1 million goal to end greensward parking

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: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy Overton Square developer Loeb Properties and brg3s architects are moving forward with their plans to bring a Texas-based burger bar to Midtown. New signage has been installed depicting the first glimpse of what the new site at 6 S. Cooper St. will look like. Anchoring the block will be newcomer hopdoddy Burger Bar, a popular restaurant chain that will replace YOLO Frozen Yogurt & Gelato’s former location, while Lenny’s Sub Shop will get an upgrade but remain in the same location. … The popular Austin, Texas-based brand was founded in 2010 … Continue reading MDN: First Look at New Overton Square Restaurant Hopdoddy

MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum

MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum While construction recently began on the large-scale Binghampton Gateway Center and more development is on the way, the revitalization process to bring businesses and jobs back to the distressed Binghampton area began more than a decade ago. The growth of a wide variety of companies and services along Broad Avenue stimulated arteries to Tillman Street, leading to increased confidence from larger retailers to come on board for the Binghampton Gateway Center. “Memphis is truly made along Broad Avenue,” said Pat Brown, co-owner of T. Clifton Art Gallery, the first retail tenant to … Continue reading MDN: Binghampton Gateway Builds on Decade of Momentum

MDN: Broad Avenue Getting New Bike Shop

MDN: Broad Avenue Getting New Bike Shop Clark Butcher, the owner of Victory Bicycle Studio, plans to open a new bike shop on Broad Avenue that will be a first of its kind in the Memphis bicycle scene. Opening next door to his original location, Pedaltown Bicycle Co. will specifically cater to casual riders who might find a more traditional boutique bike shop too expensive or intimidating. “Our goal is to provide a simple and unintimidating solution for customers who are just looking for an easy way to get into riding bicycles or looking to get their kid a new … Continue reading MDN: Broad Avenue Getting New Bike Shop

CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge

CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge There’s little that is pedestrian about the design of a soaring pedestrian bridge that will span two streets and railroad tracks dividing the University of Memphis campus. “The (university) president really wanted to do an iconic structure,” said project architect Reb Haizlip, whose latest designs will be presented Thursday night to the Student Government Association. … Two parallel pylons — 80 feet tall — will angle slightly across the south edge of Southern Avenue. Ten strands of stainless steel cables — five on each side of the bridge — will fan out and down … Continue reading CA: University of Memphis plans iconic bridge

CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten

CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten A new kind of experience for dining and entertainment is coming down the tracks to Midtown. Railgarten will offer four types of activities spread among three buildings and the grounds outside in a concept similar to Loflin Yard, a recently opened bar near Downtown with a large outdoor seating area. Construction continues in Midtown near the northeast corner of Central and Cooper on property that borders the apparent inspiration for its theme: a railroad. In what she described as a “campus-like venue,” project land planner Brenda Solomito Basar said: “The whole property has … Continue reading CA: Cocktails, table tennis, ice cream coming to Midtown’s Railgarten

HGN: Boutique guitars built and sold on Broad Avenue

HGN: Boutique guitars built and sold on Broad Avenue When Memphian Elliott Ives and his bandmates with The Tennessee Kids joined Justin Timberlake on stage at the 2015 CMA Awards, the show’s up-and-coming star was a Memphis-made guitar. For Memphis Guitar Spa, the performance was an important moment in the launch of what has become its latest focus, production of the Ferner & Hilbolt line of guitars and bass guitars. At the CMA Awards, Ives used a custom guitar built at Memphis Guitar Spa at 2561 Broad Avenue. It was the first of what is now six models of guitars … Continue reading HGN: Boutique guitars built and sold on Broad Avenue