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.

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.
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


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