MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race

MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race USA Cycling (USAC) has chosen Memphis to be a part of its national Cyclocross racing series for the 2017-18 season. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Shelby Farms Park will host the Tri-Star CX race, part of the American Cyclocross Calendar, where competitive cyclists from across the nation will take their wheels to a new pro-level course. … Created in France, Cyclocross began as a way to give cyclists an alternative training option in the colder months. Cyclists race many laps around a short, multi-dimensional course featuring pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Gets National USA Cycling Race

Fortune: These Are the 10 Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses

Fortune: These Are the 10 Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses For female business owners, not all cities are created equal. A study released on Monday by personal finance website WalletHub looked at the 100 biggest metropolitan areas in the U.S. to determine which were the best for female entrepreneurs. Here are the top ten: … 4. Memphis, Tenn. …. Fortune: These Are the 10 Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses Continue reading Fortune: These Are the 10 Best Cities for Women-Owned Businesses

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Chattanooga-based High Point Climbing and Fitness has submitted plans with development officials to open a Memphis location adjacent to Christian Brothers High School in East Memphis. According to the plans, High Point Memphis LLC plans to erect a 31,600-square-foot rock climbing facility on a 2.7-acre tract of land that backs up to CBHS’ baseball field near Humphreys Boulevard and Walnut Grove Road. ….   MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis Continue reading MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

MBJ: Memphis named good place to retire

MBJ: Memphis named good place to retire … Zumper, a company specializing in apartment and home rentals, recently published a list of its best places to retire in the United States. Memphis came in a No. 46 out of the metro areas ranked. Zumper gave the Memphis metro a B ranking, using factors including: Percentage of population over 65 Median income of all households Housing cost/household income Median value of owner occupied houses with and without a mortgage Median real estate taxes Number of doctor/physician offices per capita Total crime rate per 100,000 inhabitants Annual average possible sunshine Annual average … Continue reading MBJ: Memphis named good place to retire

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings The brewery set to open next door to Crosstown Concourse in November has unveiled its initial beer lineup. Crosstown Brewing Company, founded by Will Goodwin and Clark Ortkiese, will start by offering a West Coast-style IPA called “Traffic” and a blonde ale called “Siren,” according to a news release. “Having spent so much time in the Crosstown neighborhood, we’ve become very familiar with the sights and sounds of our home,” Ortkiese said in the release. “Cleveland Street is very busy, and the 42 is one of the busiest bus routes … Continue reading MBJ: New Crosstown brewery announces IBO — initial beer offerings

CA: ‘Record-breaking’ birth at Memphis Zoo

This article was published June 27, 2017. Since then, 2 more births occurred at the zoo, bringing the total to at least 8. CA: ‘Record-breaking’ birth at Memphis Zoo The baby boom continues for the Memphis Zoo. On Monday, officials announced the birth of a Francois langur monkey by his 22-year-old mother —the oldest langur to give birth under the Species Survival Plan of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. The Memphis Zoo has had Francois langurs in its collection since 2002. This is the third langur birth in the last three years. “Ripley,” a male Francois langur, was born to dad … Continue reading CA: ‘Record-breaking’ birth at Memphis Zoo

CA: Fairgrounds planning adds to whirlwind of Memphis redevelopment

CA: Fairgrounds planning adds to whirlwind of Memphis redevelopment … When I graduated from high school in the early 1990s, Memphis looked much different than it does now. I saw concerts and Memphis Tigers basketball games at the pointy Tomb of Doom down on the river and Memphis Chicks games at comparatively tiny Tim McCarver Stadium at the Fairgrounds. I no longer remember what was on the parcels of land that became AutoZone Park and FedExForum (and Gibson Guitar Factory and the Westin Hotel). South Main was the seedy end of Downtown where “Mystery Train” had been filmed. Overton Square … Continue reading CA: Fairgrounds planning adds to whirlwind of Memphis redevelopment

MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class

MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class Following years of planning, development of curriculum and recruitment of staff and faculty, the first class of a dozen students has begun studies at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s new Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. “It’s an idea that’s been in the incubator for probably 15 years at St. Jude,” said Dr. Stephen White, who came to the hospital 20 years ago to help set up the structural biology department. “It immediately became obvious to me then that this environment would be perfect for graduate education.” … In essentially creating a … Continue reading MDN: New St. Jude Grad School Welcomes Inaugural Class

MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy

MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy Bottom of the seventh inning and another night at AutoZone Park is unfolding the way so many have this season. The Memphis Redbirds have a nice lead. Their starting pitcher has been putting up zeros and the team has been banging out timely hits and playing crisp defense. A good crowd has gathered. Adults on the left field berm relax on blankets, cold beverages in hand, chatting and laughing as the just-finished workweek fades away. Children on the berm run from one patch of green grass to … Continue reading MDN: Redbirds Revitalization: Fun at the Old Ballpark and the Winning is Easy

MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon

MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon In the next 12 months, Downtown’s underutilized public library is expected to be transformed into a new community hub. Thursday, July 20, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC) board received an update on the Fourth Bluff revitalization project from Carol Coletta, a senior fellow with the Kresge Foundation’s American Cities Practice. As Downtown has expanded, more neighborhoods have emerged, including the Edge, the Pinch and South City, but a number of public assets — the Cossitt Library, Memphis Park and Mississippi River Park … Continue reading MBJ: Cafe Cossitt concept — a coffee shop in the historic riverfront library — could be coming soon