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 NewsWolf River Conservancy TWF award
Feature StoryDennis Whitehead Darling is the inaugural fellow of the McCleave Project, an initiative of the opera company to bring a focus on diversity and inclusion to the genre.
Feature StoryYoung men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Development NewsKenneth Worles solidified the focus of his business while working in Washington for several years.

Three(i) sets sights on 1st Memphis office by July


Development NewsMoore Tech training school
Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Development NewsMulticultural and International Career Expo
Development News7733 Winchester Road

New owners of Nineteenth Century Club plan another sushi restaurant


Development NewsMaciel's Highland

Maciel’s taco shop opening on Highland Strip


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


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