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

MBJ: Famed chef buys building, plans new concept aimed at evolving Cooper Young

MBJ: Famed chef buys building, plans new concept aimed at evolving Cooper Young After 18 years in business, a well-known Memphis chef purchased his Cooper Young restaurant space. Ben Smith, chef and owner of Tsunami, bought the 928 S. Cooper St. space at the end of December for $625,000 from Jeane E. Umbreit, according to the Shelby County Register of Deeds. The building was listed as 930 S. Cooper St. on the Register of Deeds site. “I have really dug in my heels here in Cooper Young and in this building and I want to stay here,” Smith said. “I … Continue reading MBJ: Famed chef buys building, plans new concept aimed at evolving Cooper Young

MBJ: INDUSTRY NEWS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ‘Indoor recreation’ and live entertainment venue planned for prime Midtown spot

MBJ:  INDUSTRY NEWS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ‘Indoor recreation’ and live entertainment venue planned for prime Midtown spot Gary’s Antiques and ATA Martial Arts may soon be transformed into a new Midtown entertainment compound. … The application letter by Brenda Solomito Basar of Solomito Land Planning called for an indoor recreation center “such as ping pong tables, pinball machines, foosball and live entertainment. Uniquely named The Ice House after the former ice distributor in the 1980s.” The application was submitted on behalf of the property owner of the Central Avenue site, Susan K. Schwartz Living Trust, and the applicant, 2166 Central … Continue reading MBJ: INDUSTRY NEWS COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE ‘Indoor recreation’ and live entertainment venue planned for prime Midtown spot

MDN: City Market Owners Opening New Midtown Restaurant This Month

MDN: City Market Owners Opening New Midtown Restaurant This Month Every morning, Sunny Mandani is having to turn away a dozen or more customers from his and his wife Hamida’s new restaurant at the corner of East Parkway and Central Avenue, across from Christian Brothers University. That’s because the new dining spot – 901 Grille & Market, at 711 East Parkway – doesn’t actually open for business until later this month. Sunny, who’ll be a familiar presence as the new eatery’s grillmaster, nevertheless greets the eager diners with a reminder that the team is working to open as soon as … Continue reading MDN: City Market Owners Opening New Midtown Restaurant This Month

CA: Central BBQ and Ryan Trimm to open two breakfast spots

CA: Central BBQ and Ryan Trimm to open two breakfast spots Central BBQ and Ryan Trimm, owner of Sweet Grass and Next Door, will come together to open two new breakfast spots within the next three months or so. One location of the still-unnamed restaurant will be at 2235 Central, in the recently closed Goodwill, and the other will be at 670 Jefferson, in the former Neely’s Bar-B-Que. The Central Avenue store will stop serving breakfast at 11 a.m. and will be open for to-go barbecue from Central BBQ after that. The Jefferson location will also offer a large selection … Continue reading CA: Central BBQ and Ryan Trimm to open two breakfast spots

CA: Midtown creative firm develops virtual sets

CA: Midtown creative firm develops virtual sets On the set of PBS’s “TED Talks Live” at Town Hall in New York City, Memphian K. Brandon Bell orchestrates a sound and light show worthy of the Wizard of Oz. Tucked out of sight in the venerable theater, Bell and a colleague work digital control boards to create a mostly made-in-Memphis virtual set on stacks of LED monitors spanning a 20-foot by 70-foot space. Bell and two other Memphians helped create digital content for LED backdrops used over six nights of lectures last fall by artists, actors, academics and other thought leaders. … Continue reading CA: Midtown creative firm develops virtual sets

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis Looking for a way to work independently yet collaboratively with driven, creative minds? Coworking was created for you. Check out the options below: Studio 688 – Midtown @ 688 S Cox St Studio688 aims to assemble a community of people who motivate and support one another in their successes as creative entrepreneurs. What they offer: Studio space for rent: $425/full day, $225/four hours (Sunday night through Friday daytime) or $625/full day, $425/four hours (Friday night through Sunday daytime); 2,000 square ft; great for specialty photo/video shoots with multiple vignettes, backdrops, funky furniture, and great mood … Continue reading Choose901: 4 (Soon To Be 5) Places to Cowork in Memphis

High Ground News: New ioby project brings bikes to students

High Ground News: New ioby project brings bikes to students Sylvia Crum, Director of community bike coop Revolutions, has launched a new ioby campaign. She is raising money via ioby for a new program she’ll run this winter and spring. She wants to get 16 4th and 5th graders at Cooper-Young’s Peabody School outfitted with bikes, helmets, good locks, and training, so that they can start riding to school and spreading the word about how easy it is. They’ll meet for street safety training eight to ten times, on Thursday afternoons, as part of a new after school club. High Ground News: New ioby … Continue reading High Ground News: New ioby project brings bikes to students

Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown (MDN)

Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown (MDN) “A new market for locally sourced meat and produce, which brings a sense of heritage to its name and operation, is set to arrive in Midtown before the end of the year. The Midtown Easy-Way location at 596 S. Cooper St. will soon reopen as The Curb Market, part of Memphis businessman Peter Schutt’s plan to add to the area’s growing nexus of locally produced, healthy food businesses. … The new store’s name harkens back to the old Curb Market farmers market that once operated near Downtown, preserving a sense of history … Continue reading Curb Market Set to Open In Midtown (MDN)

The Growler, the Cooper-Young beer spot, is changing its name – Memphis Business Journal

“The Growler, the Cooper-Young beer spot known for its wide variety of beers on tap, is changing its name and adding new items. The location at 921 Cooper, which will now be called Hammer and Ale, has recently added a small kitchen to include sandwiches and lighter fare, according to the Memphis Flyer.” The Growler, the Cooper-Young beer spot, is changing its name – Memphis Business Journal. Continue reading The Growler, the Cooper-Young beer spot, is changing its name – Memphis Business Journal