Downtown/Downtown Core

Between the Lines I: The history of Downtown's alley systemRead Article

Downtown's alleys can lead back in time to show a Memphis lost to change and redevelopment. 
Downtown Looking Up

City's largest investment in public art honors 1968 sanitation workers' strikeRead Article

One of Memphis’ significant Civil Rights events will be commemorated with a public plaza.

Train travel gets a reboot with a boutique hotel serving an active rail line in MemphisRead Article

Planning a trip? A planned 135-room boutique hotel will serve residents of Downtown Memphis as well as travelers along the Amtrak line which stretches from New Orleans to Chicago.
100 North Main

South Main Book Juggler depends on community for successRead Article

The South Main Book Juggler provides a local bookstore option in the heart of Downtown, where a mix of locals and tourists access a selection of used and new books.

Downtown hotel development carries the overall Memphis marketRead Article

Around 15 hotels have been announced for development Downtown.
The Little Tea Shop on Monroe

Majestic Grille owners to open new restaurant at Beale Street LandingRead Article

Local restaurant owners of the Majestic Grille will rebrand the existing restaurant at Beale Street Landing.  

16 new shops headed to Downtown through pop-up shop initiativeRead Article

The tenants’ specialties range from handmade refurbished furnishing to locally designed fashion as well as a theater troupe and sewing school.
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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.

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.
Development NewsJVD Aloft downtown

Empty Downtown building to be repurposed as boutique hotel


Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Development NewsOden adaptive reuse project South City

South City adaptive reuse project reinvigorates old warehouse space


Innovation & Job NewsHug Neighborhood Park Friends encourages engagement with city parks with activities like bicycle clubs and rodeos.

Adopt-A-Park program ramping up the call for volunteers


Feature Story“Wealth is insurance against life’s emergencies,” says Wendi C. Thomas as she begins the panel discussion with Alex Matlock, Floyd Tyler, Jozelle Booker and Carolyn Hardy.
Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Innovation & Job NewsIndie Memphis will host the world premiere of Wilson's "Thom Pain."

Indie Memphis Film Festival grows beyond a regional event


Feature StoryGhost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone


Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


Development NewsI AM A MAN Plaza rendering

I AM A MAN Plaza to honor civil rights milestone


Development NewsBuff City Soap

Rapid expansion underway for Buff City Soap