MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova The Memphis-area’s latest brewery will open in the coming weeks. Meddlesome Brewing Co., located at 7750B Trinity Road near Shelby Farms Park, will officially open at 4 p.m. on June 30. The 5,000-square-foot building includes a 1,500-square-foot tap room that can hold 80 people, as well as chairs, tables and a kid’s area complete with chalkboard wall. “We wanted it to be a family-friendly place to go and hang out,” said co-owner Ben Pugh. Beer will be available for purchase via pint, flight, growler or keg. There will also be a food truck … Continue reading MBJ: Brewery announces opening date in Cordova

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

MBJ: Neon rooster to wake up Downtown skyline

MBJ: Neon rooster to wake up Downtown skyline The Downtown Memphis Commission’s (DMC) Design Review Board said “cock-a-doodle-do” to the Old Dominick Distillery’s 13-foot neon rooster. The Design Review Board approved the rooftop rooster after holding it during the organization’s meeting in November to see if distillery owners Dominick Properties LLC could reach a compromise with their Rivercrest Condominium neighbors. …. MBJ: Neon rooster to wake up Downtown skyline Continue reading MBJ: Neon rooster to wake up Downtown skyline

MBJ: Done Deal: New coffeeshop to open in Arlington

MBJ: Done Deal: New coffeeshop to open in Arlington A new coffee concept will open in Arlington. Crave Coffee and Bistro, owned by Ben Hickey — formerly with Amerigo’s — and his wife, Lana Hickey, signed a lease at 11615 Highway 70. …. MBJ: Done Deal: New coffeeshop to open in Arlington Continue reading MBJ: Done Deal: New coffeeshop to open in Arlington

Memphis Magazine: Candy Land

Memphis Magazine: Candy Land The sweet smell of warm, melted chocolate lingered throughout Dinstuhl’s candy kitchen on this particular late-summer morning. A small crew of candy makers had just finished hand-dipping more than 40 pounds of the company’s coveted chocolate-covered strawberries — the last to be sold for the season — and had moved on to its first batch of caramel apples, to kick off fall. Nearly 200 Granny Smith apples received individual special treatment: a dip in creamy caramel, a break to set, a dip in a bowl of silky smooth chocolate, a gentle twirl to remove the excess, … Continue reading Memphis Magazine: Candy Land

CA: Wiseacre team vets Mid-South Coliseum as expansion site

CA: Wiseacre team vets Mid-South Coliseum as expansion site Two thirtysomething brothers and a 62-year-old investment innovator are the people behind the brewery that’s looking at expanding in the Mid-South Coliseum. Wiseacre Brewing owners Kellan Bartosch, 35, Davin Bartosch, 37, and Frank B. Smith III, their financial guru, are two months into a potential six-month vetting of the Mid-South Coliseum’s suitability for a brewery. With Smith serving as front man, Wiseacre in August secured a City Council commitment to lease the vacant former arena for up to 40 years. … Kellan Bartosch said the brothers were reluctant to talk because  their brand … Continue reading CA: Wiseacre team vets Mid-South Coliseum as expansion site

CA: Big brewery may reopen ‘Side B’ brew house

CA: Big brewery may reopen ‘Side B’ brew house A Memphis brewer is considering reopening a long-closed portion of its brewing capacity. Blues City Brewery has just completed an audit that shows it would cost just under $3 million to resurrect “Side B” of its brew house, said George Parke. He is chairman and chief executive of City Brewing, which owns and operates breweries in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and Latrobe, Pennsylvania, as well as the 1.3-million-square-foot Memphis facility at 5151 E. Raines Road. “This brewery was built with a Side A and a Side B,” Parke said during one of the visits he … Continue reading CA: Big brewery may reopen ‘Side B’ brew house

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: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville

ICYMI MBJ: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville “Maybe a Cupcake Will Help” That is the slogan of a global cupcake shop headed to Collierville. Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery signed a five-year lease for 1,400 square feet at 2150 Poplar Ave. in the Country Club Collections retail strip. The only other Smallcakes bakery in Tennessee is in Franklin. Tara Parker, the Smallcakes Collierville franchisee, said she was attracted to the Smallcakes brand because of the quality of the product and the company’s flexibility with franchisees. “Their product is amazing, and what is nice, I am able to design the … Continue reading ICYMI MBJ: Cupcakery and creamery to open in Collierville