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Higher rents and home prices reach MidtownRead Article

Renewed interest in the city's core, new developments and limited housing supply are leading to increased property values.

From refugees to restauranteurs: Vietnam War-era immigrants make Memphis homeRead Article

More than 3,000 Vietnamese immigrants call Memphis home. Their contributions to the city wouldn't have been possible without local support from nonprofits and the Catholic community.

Overton Park supporters rally to raise $1M to fund parking for Memphis ZooRead Article

A public fundraising campaign for $1 million is the latest plot twist in the long-simmering parking dispute between the Memphis Zoo and Overton Park.

A favorite from February 2016 is the Ballet Memphis production of “Places” with choreography by Jennifer Archibald.

Midtown Opera Festival pushes boundariesRead Article

“The festival brings this art form back to the center of town, literally, in a well-known performance space and provides the opportunity for the company to push the boundaries of the art form and combine genres.”

Art lights up lesser-known Flicker Street in MidtownRead Article

Recently, small business owners have banded together to brand the one-block area as the Flicker Street Arts District. However, that banner doesn’t mean that greater Memphis necessarily knows where Flicker Street is located.

Post-protests, neighborhoods lead Memphis' greenspace growthRead Article

The momentum behind the “Save the Greensward” protests could find positive outlet in a handful of new initiatives to get communities engaged in maintaining greenspaces.
A restored horse as part of the grand carousel.
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Midtown is a neighborhood of neighborhoods — Overton Square, Cooper Young, Vollintine Evergreen, and many other distinct communities sit within its borders. Neighborhood identities are strong, but throughout the area, streets are wide and green, hipsters and hundred-year-old houses are commonplace, and politics are generally liberal. Midtown is known for eclectic, local options in food, entertainment, culture, and arts. It’s home to the region’s only art college and the local theater scene, and its main thoroughfares – Cleveland, Cooper, Madison, Poplar, Union, and Young — play host to hundreds of locally-owned businesses to serve any need.

A local vigil at the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center for the 2016 shooting at Pulse nightclub in Orlando.

New timeline catalogs Memphis' LGBTQ history

Sierra Club event featuring MATA

Conservationists offer green solutions to Memphis public transit

Wimpys

Wimpy's returns to Memphis

Local hip hop artist Marco Pavé performs at Midtown Opera Festival, flanked by backup dancers, DJs and instrumentalists

Midtown Opera Festival pushes boundaries

Architect's rendering of the new retail center.

New Midtown retail center will replace former Valvoline location

A recent crowd at Growlers.

Jonathan Kiersky returns to his roots at Growlers

The Alpha Omega facility can house up to 16 veterans.

Midtown recovery home for veterans opens after renovations

Cafe

New casual dining option opens at the Brooks Museum

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