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 Advertisements Continue reading MDN: New Rock Climbing Studio Planned For East Memphis

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: 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

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse … The old firehouse at the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden. Now it can add one more to the list – office. The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), a local nonprofit organization, recently signed a 10,000-square-foot lease to move its headquarters into the iconic Downtown structure, marking a new chapter in the building’s long history.   … Most recently the building was used to host a … Continue reading MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum The sun umbrellas are on the way for the tables and chairs on the northern side of Peabody Place between Front and Main streets, and so is a temporary mural wall and some kiosks for a marketplace. A Times Square-meets-Broad Avenue experiment at the southern end of Downtown’s Main Street Mall got underway this week with reggae music, popsicles and, of course, bicycles. Most of that activity was on the last block of the 40-year-old Main Street Mall, but some of it also turned the corner onto Peabody Place. Angled parking … Continue reading MDN: ‘Great Streets’ Experiment Opens Between River and FedExForum

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors Known as the Birthplace of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Home of the Blues, Memphis attracts more than 10 million visitors annually. People visit from all over the globe to experience the culture, food, and history unique to Memphis—but there are plenty of opportunities to get in tune with nature, too. We put together this list of some of the best activities Hoop City has to offer to help you get started and get outside. 1. Experience the Big River Crossing One of the newest attractions in downtown is Big River Crossing: a … Continue reading RootsRated: 11 Ways to Experience Memphis’ Great Outdoors

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