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 NewsMATA set to reopen downtown trolley line

MATA set to reopen downtown trolley system on April 30


Feature StoryUniversal Life Insurance Company, built 1949. (Houston Cofield)

This place in history: Ten Downtown buildings with stories to tell


Development NewsArrive Hotels 477 S. Main

New developer steps in to revive boutique hotel project


Feature StoryRev. James Lawson (second from left), AFSCME president Lee Saunders, Al Sharpton and Rev. Martin Luther King III march together. (Andrea Morales/MLK50)

Memphis' MLK50 commemoration marks ‘time for a political revolution’


Development NewsCarol Coletta has been named the new head of the Riverfront Development Corporation.

New leader building bridges for riverfront group


Development NewsForum Flats

Affordable apartments to be built near FedEx Forum


Development News431 S. Main St.

Historic South Main renovation lures new office tenant


Development NewsTailors' Union

Rizzo's Diner co-owner to open Downtown cocktail bar


Development NewsSouth Main Artspace Lofts
Development NewsSouth Main

Four big developments Memphis anticipates in 2018


Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


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
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