Downtown/Downtown Core

By day, the Downtown Core is the Mid-South’s center of government, law and commerce. At night the area comes alive in lights as a leading tourist and entertainment district. It draws millions annually to its historic locales such as think Peabody Hotel and Beale Street and sporting events from basketball to boating. A destination for arts and culture, Downtown has something for everyone including museums, theater, live music, and the month-long Memphis in May International Festival. Recently, focus has returned to the city’s source, the Mississippi River, with major riverfront investments like Big River Crossing and Fourth Bluff project.

Development NewsSouth Main

Four big developments Memphis anticipates in 2018


Development News117 Prime

117 Prime steakhouse opening Downtown


Feature StoryAn empty pedestal the morning of December 21. (Dylan Sandifer)

Cranes at twilight remove Confederate monuments from Memphis parks


Development NewsA rendering of the plaza shows the winning design from Cliff Garten Studio of Venice, Calif.

I AM A MAN Plaza to open next year in Downtown Memphis


Development NewsKinfolk and Magnolia at South Main Market food hall

South Main Food Hall incubates new restaurant concepts


Development NewsMemphis Magnetic Recording Company
Feature StoryA photo from 1955 of the Norris Grain Co. facilities on President's Island. (University of Memphis)

A history of President's Island from moonshiners to manufacturing


Development NewsMoxy Memphis Downtown

International boutique hotel to replace Downtown mainstay


Feature StoryCenter for Southern Literary Arts co-directors Molly Rose Quinn, Jamie Hatley and Zandria Robinson (L ro R)
Development NewsShab Chic Edge District

New shipping container retail village to open in the Edge District


Innovation & Job NewsDavid Brown, executive vice president and chief preservation officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, addresses the crowd at Clayborn Temple.

Clayborn Temple named a 'national treasure'


Feature StoryThe exterior of the Brooks Museum, at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park. (Kevin Barre)

Brooks Museum's $110M move Downtown could be completed by 2022


Innovation & Job NewsThe new segment of the Wolf River Greenway has a 1.2-mile paved trail, wide concrete and asphalt paths and a boardwalk.

Opening of Confluence Park marks newest segment of Wolf River Greenway


Feature StoryThe Art Center, located at 1636 Union Ave., is owned by Tom Wilson and Susan Steele.
Feature StoryStudents at Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School, located Downtown. (Rachel Warren)
Feature StoryThe ProxBox team at their office in the ServiceMaster Innovation Center. (Houston Cofield)

Memphis startup ProxBox eliminates flyers from house hunting


Feature StoryThe hops grown at Agricenter International will be tested for their quality.

Mid-South farming experiment pursues a truly a local beer


Feature StoryAccelerator programs hosted by organizations such as EPICenter Memphis, Memphis Bioworks and Start Co., help entrepreneurs launch businesses and   connect them with pathways to capital. To date, EPICenter has raised more than $16 million in capital.
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