Midtown

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.

Development NewsArchitect's rendering of The Citizen mixed-use development.
Feature StoryAn empty pedestal the morning of December 21. (Dylan Sandifer)

Cranes at twilight remove Confederate monuments from Memphis parks


Feature StoryA selection of polish at Colours the Nail Salon, located at 881 South Cooper. (Sarah Jones)

Midtown nail salon's "safe space" draws tri-state patrons


Development NewsMomentum Nonprofit Partners event Nov. 7

Momentum Nonprofit Partners rebrands, plans move and other big changes


Feature StoryThe exterior of the Brooks Museum, at 1934 Poplar Avenue in Overton Park. (Kevin Barre)

Brooks Museum's $110M move Downtown could be completed by 2022


Innovation & Job NewsWhen Dr. Phillip Baker opened Good Shepherd Pharmacy in 2015, it offered around 300 medicines free.

This Memphis-based nonprofit pharmacy serves the uninsured


Development NewsThe college's historic Rust Hall will be one of the final pieces sold off by 2020.
Feature StoryThe Art Center, located at 1636 Union Ave., is owned by Tom Wilson and Susan Steele.
Feature StoryThe hops grown at Agricenter International will be tested for their quality.

Mid-South farming experiment pursues a truly a local beer


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 NewsAn artist rendering shows the renovated building's office space with apartments in back.
Development NewsRhodes College Robertson Hall

Rhodes College unveils cutting-edge science facilities


Development NewsMemphis Theological Seminary new chapel

Memphis Theological Seminary building new chapel in Midtown


Innovation & Job NewsA resident looks on the devastation wrought by Hurricane Maria in Coamo, Puerto Rico.

How to get involved with Memphis' relief efforts for Puerto Rico


Development NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Feature Story The Captain Harris house, built in 1898, is one of dozens of properties available for short-term rental in Cooper-Young, the city's most commonly listed neighborhood on the site.

Memphis sees 80% growth in Airbnb visitor stays over past year


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


Feature StoryThe latest chapter in the effort to tap into the Fairgrounds' potential started in 2015, when the Coliseum Coalition was founded. Its goal was to restore the idle structure to its former glory.
Development NewsDorothy Day House 1178 Peabody
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