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Summer Avenue/Berclair

Summer Avenue Merchants Association works for new neighborhoodRead Article

A group of business and community leaders along Summer Avenue are working together to forge a better future for the neighborhood with the Summer Avenue Merchants Association.

The lynching of Ell Persons finds a lasting imprint on the Memphis NAACP chapterRead Article

One hundred years later, Memphians gathered by the Wolf River out Summer Avenue to commemorate historical markers in memory of the lynching of Ell Persons, a dark moment in Memphis history that ended up having a significant impact on the Bluff City in the founding of the Memphis NAACP.

Malco Summer Drive In movie theater

Expansion plans snowballing for Jerry’s Sno ConesRead Article

After nearly 50 years at its current location at 1657 Wells Station Road in the Berclair neighborhood, Jerry’s Sno Cones will expand and open a new location in Cordova this fall followed by a third and possible fourth location in still-to-be-determined parts of town.
The Cottage Restaurant

Imperial Bowling Lanes ends its 60-year reign on Summer AvenueRead Article

With a sit-down restaurant, childcare and an in-house television studio, Imperial Bowling Lanes resembled a glittery casino more than a Summer Avenue local business. 
Tops BBQ on Summer Ave

Welding served with hot tamales at DJ’s on Summer AvenueRead Article

Entrepreneurship is runs deep in Dewayne Johnson's family. He's combined a welding practice with a love for cooking with his shop on Summer Avenue. Next is a restaurant near the Broad Avenue Arts District and investing in Memphis' next generation of metalworkers. 
Jun Lee Trading on Summer Ave.

Free recording and production studio trains young Memphis musiciansRead Article

A national nonprofit has opened a branch in the Berclair neighborhood to workshop the next generation of Memphis musicians and producers.
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The Berclair area is a working class neighborhood with cozy homes and quiet streets. Its main drag, Summer Avenue, was once known as the “Highway of America” and over the years has been home to the world’s first Holiday Inn and Super D Drugstore as well as Memphis’ first McDonald’s. In the 1960s Summer Avenue was the antique mecca of Memphis, and today, it is a popular destination for thrift store shopping. Berclair is also home to Grahamwood Elementary, one of the city’s top primary schools.

Local leaders from the Muslim community assist at the Thistle & Bee farm.

Sound & Color: MLGW hoax, 1968 sanitation workers speak out

Memhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress

HopeWorks will be moving into the neighborhood in September.  They are in the process of renovating the former Southern Security Federal Credit Union on Summer Avenue to equip it for classroom instruction for the Personal and Career Development and a

New hope brims for HopeWorks’ new Summer Avenue location

Sierra Club event featuring MATA

Conservationists offer green solutions to Memphis public transit

Jerry's Sno Cones

Expansion plans snowballing for Jerry’s Sno Cones


Welding served with hot tamales at DJ’s on Summer Avenue

The longstanding bowling alley will be razed to make way for a Planet Fitness facility.

Imperial Bowling Lanes ends its 60-year reign on Summer Avenue

Area high school students screen print posters to call for an end to gang violence in Klondike/Smokey City.

Klondike/Smokey City students fight gang violence through art

Five in One

Five in One Social Club purchases 'dream building,' expanding

art by design

Art by Design highlights work of local interior designers

art by design

Art by Design highlights work of local interior designers

bike share

City receives state grant to get commuters on bikes, bus

Suzanne Carlson

Changing the way we get around

Memphis food landscape map

Greenprint releases comprehensive map of Memphis urban farms

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