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Startup ecosystem grows on city's college campusesRead Article

As the startup ecosystem grows in the city of Memphis, it’s also expanding on the city’s college and university campuses where efforts are combining to encourage entrepreneurship.


University of Memphis area explodes with new restaurant growthRead Article

The new Cook Out Creamery restaurant on Highland Avenue quietly opened for business on Friday, joining a string of new restaurants that have opened up on the west side of Highland Avenue in recent months.

Multiple projects transforming the UofM campus along Southern AvenueRead Article

Work on Southern Ave. is part of five separate capital projects happening now or scheduled to take place as part of the university’s overall master plan.

Textbook Brokers beats sales slump with new merchandiseRead Article

“Everything has been changing so rapidly in the textbook industry,” said Derrick Gibson, director of the University of Memphis-serving Textbook Brokers. 
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The University District is home to Memphis’ largest institution of higher learning, The University of Memphis. The district is made of several distinct neighborhoods, including East Buntyn, Sherwood Forest, and Normal Station. Its main drag, a two-block strip of Highland Avenue known as the Highland Strip, is a staple of Memphis nightlife and offers food and drinks to fuel any study session. Recently, planning has focused on prioritizing pedestrians, including building standards for storefronts and updated railroad crossing to suit the university’s 20,000-plus students.  

Local leaders from the Muslim community assist at the Thistle & Bee farm.

Sound & Color: MLGW hoax, 1968 sanitation workers speak out

Memhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress

The Nine @ Memphis

Higher-end student living going up at The Nine @ Memphis

Sierra Club event featuring MATA

Conservationists offer green solutions to Memphis public transit

Memphis Innoation Bootcamp

Key partners rethink healthcare access to prevent 9-1-1 overuse

The Bluff

The Bluff brings the bayou to the Highland Strip


University of Memphis area explodes with new restaurant growth

Textbook Brokers

Textbook Brokers beats sales slump with new merchandise

Insomnia Cookies

Insomnia Cookies expanding into Memphis market

New Petra Cafe location on Highland Strip

Petra Cafe to open U. of M. location, eyes Downtown next

Future Burgerim location on the Highland Strip

Isreali-based Burgerim bringing mini-burgers to the Highland Strip

Rendering of early design concept for the new music center at the UofM

New music center and sports training facilities on the way to UofM


Rozelle Elementary and UofM team up for renovation


TED Talks return to Memphis this week

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