Overton Square

Overton Square got its start in 1969 when developers led a referendum allowing the sale of liquor by the glass. The first license was issued to T.G.I. Friday’s, which anchored the thriving Square through its heyday to its ultimate decline in the early 2000s. In 2012, Loeb Properties Inc. purchased the all but abandoned Square and began renovating, beautifying, and recruiting new business. Today, Overton Square is one of the hottest new spots for food and entertainment, with dozens of restaurants, four local theater houses, and the soon-to-open, 38,000-square-foot Ballet Memphis. What’s old is new again.

Development NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development NewsHeights Line enhancement project
Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature Story17 Berkshire owner Nuha Abuduhair poses in Overton Square near her new shop. (Aisling Maki)

Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square


Development NewsLafayette's Music Room

Lafayette's reclaiming roots with upcoming expansion


Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Feature StoryColorful Mexican-inspired clothing, ceramics, clutches and other items from Mucho, one of the vendors whose items are available through the month of December at The Attic in Overton Square. (Aisling Maki)
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 NewsNational Manufacturing Day
Feature StoryFemmemphis

Off The Square: Essential artists claim their stage in Memphis


Development NewsTennessee Taco Company

Belly Acres founders open Tennessee Taco Company


Feature StoryListen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development NewsJeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature StoryDr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


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