East Memphis

MEMFix offers ideas in community improvement to east MemphisRead Article

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Independent bookstore to replace Booksellers at LaurelwoodRead Article

One of the city’s most popular bookstores, The Booksellers at Laurelwood, shut down in February at the Laurelwood Shopping Center on Poplar Avenue in East Memphis. That same space will welcome a new bookstore, Novel, for a grand opening by late summer.

Tootsie Bell's silversmith work is a rarity in MemphisRead Article

Tootsie Bell has created custom jewelry and repaired a variety of silver items since opening her business Tootsie Bell silversmith/jeweler in 1995.

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East Memphis is known as the city’s second central business district outside of Downtown. As a commercial district, its powerhouse is the Poplar corridor. Poplar Avenue is a staple of Memphis business and retail with 7.7 million square-feet of premium office space, and retail hubs such as the Oak Court Mall, Laurelwood Shopping Center, Poplar Plaza. East Memphis offers a host of entertainment options, including restaurants, nightlife, and green spaces like the popular Audubon Park and Memphis Botanic Garden.

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 NewsPorter-Leath Early Childhood Development Center
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Innovation & Job NewsDr. G. Scott Morris (left), Dr. Clarence Davis and Dr. Jim Bailey served as health care expert panelists at the inaugural Healthy City Town Hall meeting. The event was held on Sep. 16 at Novel bookstore.

Healthy City town halls lead citizens in seeking "health care that heals"


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


Development NewsTennessee Taco Company

Belly Acres founders open Tennessee Taco Company


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


Feature StoryDr. Medhi Sadeghi and hygienist Kathy Davidson, who has worked with him for 19 years.
Innovation & Job NewsIndie Memphis will host the world premiere of Wilson's "Thom Pain."

Indie Memphis Film Festival grows beyond a regional event


Development NewsBaptist Specialty Pharmacy

Baptist expands reach of its new specialty pharmacy


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 NewsAgricenter Sunflower Trail

Bike to the farmers market on the Agricenter Sunflower Trail