East Memphis

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.

Development NewsCentral BBQ East Memphis

First Central BBQ under new partnership opens this spring


Development NewsMEMpopS treats

MEMpopS opening Collierville location, expanding mobile presence


Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Development NewsCherokee Frayser clinic
Innovation & Job NewsCoaching for Literacy has provided nearly $100,000 to support the work of the Memphis Teacher Residency and STREETS ministries.

Memphis-based Coaching for Literacy shoots to change the rate of illiteracy


Innovation & Job NewsLester Gingold (left) was ITNMemphis’ honorary 5,000th rider.
Development NewsZenStudio Fitness

ZenStudio Fitness to open first Memphis location


Feature StoryPeet Strydom, general manager of The Hub in East Memphis.

An outpouring of coffee shop openings point to a shift in Memphis


Development NewsMomentum Nonprofit Partners event Nov. 7

Momentum Nonprofit Partners rebrands, plans move and other big changes


Development NewsThe Grove at White Station

Gill Properties plans new East Memphis mixed-use building


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 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
Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
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


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