South Main Arts District

South Main follows own blueprint to successRead Article

With $450 million of new investment in the works between Beale Street and Crump in the South Main District, including developments that will double the residential population, the outlook for the neighborhood is bright. But the path to vibrancy for this booming district was a slow and deliberate one ...
Frank's Deli on South Main National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel

From eye sore to eye candy: A look at the Downtown blight fightRead Article

In the fourth year of The Downtown Memphis Commission’s anti-blight initiative, several high-profile eyesores have been turned around, but challenges remain.


 

Affordable housing enters downtown equationRead Article

Residential development is once again booming downtown, successfully attracting new downtown-dwellers into market-rate properties. But a smattering of recent news has given hope to those would-be residents who have been priced out.
South of Beale

Memphis neighborhoods to know aboutRead Article

South Main Street Trolley

WEVL celebrates 40 years of volunteer radioRead Article

WEVL, the Mid-South’s only listener-supported, independent volunteer radio station, is celebrating 40 years of sharing Memphis music.
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Originally known as the City of South Memphis, South Main’s iconic buildings were constructed in the early 1900s to meet the retail needs of train travelers. By mid-century, rail travel fell out of favor and the area was largely abandoned. In the 1980s, artists began moving to the neighborhood, attracted by cheap rents and large work spaces. Today, South Main is a thriving artist community with unique galleries, studios, cafes, and boutiques. It’s also home to the National Civil Rights Museum, historic Arcade diner. It is regularly featured in films and television and is seen as a major artery of the Downtown core. 

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.
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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 StoryGhost Signs

Ghost signs show Memphis commerce of days long gone


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


Development NewsMemhis 3.0 event Ballet Memphis

Memphis 3.0 event maps early progress


Feature StoryBook Juggler

South Main Book Juggler depends on community for success


In The NewsShelby Farms Greenline

Travel blog highlights Shelby Farms, South Main


Innovation & Job NewsSmart cities thumb

Trolleys on track for 2017 comeback


In The NewsThe United Warehouse is a blank canvas for artist lofts, studios

South Main Artspace Lofts celebrate groundbreaking


Innovation & Job NewsAmy Schaftlein, volunteer host, in the WEVL studio

WEVL celebrates 40 years of volunteer radio