MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown

MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown A very “hoppy” tenant is the latest to be named on a building permit for Crosstown Concourse. … Crosstown Brewing Co. is one of the many tenants joining the 1.1 million-square-foot vertical “urban village” that is Crosstown Concourse. In addition to office, educational, art, health care and retail/restaurant space, the 10-story building includes 265 apartments, which are located on floors seven through 10. Some residents have already moved into the building. The official grand opening of the overall development is Saturday, May 13. …. MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown … Continue reading MBJ: Construction: Craft brewery permit filed for Crosstown

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Local gourmet frozen popsicle purveyor MEMPopS is expanding to its second location in April with a spot secured in the new Crosstown Concourse development. …. HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse Continue reading HGN: MEMPopS announces expansion to Crosstown Concourse

HGN: Crosstown Concourse incorporates salvaged and new art in its final touches

HGN: Crosstown Concourse incorporates salvaged and new art in its final touches As organizations move into Crosstown Concourse and it approaches its May 2017 opening date, artists and contractors are putting the final touches on the $200 million renovation. The project, originally launched under the direction of Crosstown Arts, has married the art-making into the creation process down to the smallest details. Contractors are using salvaged elements from the building’s original use as Sears, Roebuck & Co. regional distribution center to beckon back to the building’s history. “There are moments throughout the building where we will either have artists fabricate … Continue reading HGN: Crosstown Concourse incorporates salvaged and new art in its final touches

CA: Medical researcher may grow in Crosstown

CA: Medical researcher may grow in Crosstown A medical nonprofit that uses donated human cadavers to teach physicians the latest surgery techniques seeks permission to expand one of its Crosstown buildings. The Medical Education and Research Institute will go before the Land Use Control Board on Feb. 9 for a special use permit. MERI has owned the brick building at 1381 Madison since 2009, using it for data storage and record-keeping. Now MERI wants to also use the building — standing between the American Red Cross and a corner convenience store — for its program of receiving bodies willed by donors. … Continue reading CA: Medical researcher may grow in Crosstown

HGN: Concourse Check-In: From ‘impossible’ to ‘catalyst’

HGN: Concourse Check-In: From ‘impossible’ to ‘catalyst’ The 1.5 million-square-foot Crosstown Concourse has been in the making ever since Sears & Roebuck Co. shuttered the structure in 1993. But that redevelopment process wasn’t always a sure thing. In fact, many involved in its redevelopment weren’t ever really sure it would happen. Ahead of the project’s completion in spring 2017, a number of those involved in the process took part in Urban Development Unpacked: Crosstown Concourse, a ULI Memphis presentation, to discuss how the project came together. … And that big idea was a vertical urban village, a term Todd Richardson … Continue reading HGN: Concourse Check-In: From ‘impossible’ to ‘catalyst’

MBJ: Midtown juice bar to open in Crosstown Concourse

MBJ: Midtown juice bar to open in Crosstown Concourse A Midtown juice and smoothie bar will take its second location to the Crosstown Concourse. I Love Juice Bar Crosstown will open in the 1.1 million redeveloped Crosstown Concourse in April 2017. The healthy drink and food bar concept will occupy an 840-square-foot retail bay that includes patio seating. “I have been following Crosstown since the whole kind of idea came about,” said Scott Tashie, owner of I Love Juice Bar and the Cosmic Coconut. “For the past few years I have always been interested in it, I think what really … Continue reading MBJ: Midtown juice bar to open in Crosstown Concourse

ICYMI MBJ: Crosstown Concourse signs local food market as tenant

ICYMI MBJ: Crosstown Concourse signs local food market as tenant The colossal Crosstown Concourse development has revealed a newly signed tenant in its ever-growing list of occupants. The Curb Market, which opened in March 2016 in the former Easy-Way store at 596 S. Cooper St. will open a new location in the Crosstown Concourse. …. ICYMI MBJ: Crosstown Concourse signs local food market as tenant Continue reading ICYMI MBJ: Crosstown Concourse signs local food market as tenant

CA: Crosstown seeking bond issue for 450-seat theater

CA: Crosstown seeking bond issue for 450-seat theater Developers of Crosstown Concourse on Tuesday will seek approval of up to $11 million in tax-exempt revenue bonds to help build and equip a 450-seat community theater and performing arts center. Lost in the Cosimos LLC is the applicant for bond financing of the theater as part of the Sears Crosstown redevelopment. … The theater is one of several amenities planned in the $200 million project, which is also slated to include 265 apartments, restaurants, small grocery, fitness center and microbrewery. CA: Crosstown seeking bond issue for 450-seat theater Continue reading CA: Crosstown seeking bond issue for 450-seat theater

MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis

MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis Jimmy Lewis said that when he agreed to move his Relevant Roasters concept into Crosstown Concourse, he was taking a risk. His coffee-roasting operation is only 2 years old, and the in-house coffee shop element at 584 Tillman St. is even newer. “I just hoped it would work out, but I am glad the French Truck guys came along,” said Lewis, a serial entrepreneur who founded natural-foods store Squash Blossom Market in 1979. Following a newly established partnership with New Orleans-based French Truck Coffee, Relevant Roasters has a new name – French … Continue reading MDN: French Truck Coffee Making Splash in Memphis

MBJ: A look at the Crosstown neighborhoods remarkable progress

MBJ: A look at the Crosstown neighborhoods remarkable progress Concourse Attracts major tenants, HQ operations The Crosstown Concourse redevelopment is expected to be earth-shattering for so many different people simply based on the project’s size, cost and the range of businesses that will call it home. But, for the surrounding community and underserved parts of Memphis, the health care component of Crosstown Concourse could be the most impactful. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Southern College of Optometry will each have major operations there. Methodist, which is moving its patient financial services, materials management and construction … Continue reading MBJ: A look at the Crosstown neighborhoods remarkable progress