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A home-based bagel bakery has taken off in Memphis.

Dave's Bagels finds early success

David Scott relocated to Memphis from Portland in October, and within weeks began offering his homemade Dave’s Bagels. The business is quickly growing with new distribution opportunities in the works.

Porter Leath Childrens’ Home on Manassas Street is the oldest structure in Klondike/Smokey City. It was an orphanage until 1969 when it became a multi-service agency to serve more children in need.

Prosperity and decline shape Klondike Smokey City's history

Klondike Smokey City’s history tells a story of prosperity but also one of decline with shuttered factories, white flight and racial segregation at its core. 

Robert Church

Memphis black history: Millionaire Robert Church rebuilds Memphis after the Yellow Fever epidemic

Robert Church stuck it out. He dedicated his life to the city that he loved even when times got difficult. When he had the privilege to run away, he stayed and invested in Memphis.

Darrell Cobbins

Op-ed: Economic justice means loving Memphis in the public eye

We have a plan for our parks and greenways, our Downtown, our workforce development, then why not a plan to address the biggest obstacle staring us in the face?  A locking of arms that says we will not be a community where this economic imbalance exists for future generations to toil over. 

Quincy Morris, the president and director of the Klondike/Smokey City Community Development Corp., sits for a portrait at the KSCCDC office.

Is SPARCC the start of North Memphis opportunity?

Is $1 million enough to turn around the decades of disinvestment and decline that have plagued North Memphis? 


VIDEO: Midtown Mosque brightens North Memphis

On a corner of North Memphis, the Midtown Mosque provides prayer, community and a little bit of urban gardening.

The compact dining room of Lotus Vietnamese Restaurant

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

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.

Harry Hill (L) and George Utkov, founder of app "intown".

Three startups to watch founded by Memphians under 25

Memphis’ college-aged entrepreneurs are inventing apps and products that respond to the needs of a young, tech-savvy generation.

A view of Decatur Street in Smokey City.

SPARCC grant targets North Memphis for equitable development

North Memphis, which has suffered from chronic public and private disinvestment, is getting an injection of capital with a $1 million grant and access to a larger $90 million financing pool. 

Brandon Marshall painting a recent temporary mural at the Crosstown strip.

Public art investments create a moveable museum for Memphis

"Public art has become much more an expectation rather than something we can’t afford or as something unnecessary," said Carissa Hussong, executive director of the Metal Museum about Memphis' 20-year dance with public art. 

 Dr. Narayanaswami Rangaswami, the pediatric physician at the Guthrie Primary Care Clinic in Smokey City, examines Christine Jones, 17.

Nutrition, access to care impact health of Klondike Smokey City

Regional One Health’s Guthrie Primary Care clinic provides services to the Klondike Smokey City community as Church Health’s future presence at Crosstown Concourse could have a local impact. But the neighborhood’s healthcare needs go beyond what services are provided.


Memphis black history: Orange Mound as a haven for black Memphians

Memphis’ own neighborhood of Orange Mound has a significant spot in African-American history asit was the first residential neighborhood in the south open to African-Americans.

Economic Justice

Join High Ground News for "Economic Justice in the City"

Join High Ground News on Feb. 28 at Clayborn Temple for “Economic Justice in the City,” a conversation with five Memphis business leaders on the strength of entrepreneurship as a strategy to grow the middle class and what barriers remain in the effort to spread Memphis’ wealth. 


Jupiter Comics brings superheroes to the suburbs

Brothers Josh and Zack Bicknell opened Jupiter Comics in Collierville in 2014 to fill a need for fans to find comics closer to their suburban homes.


Inclusivity is key to Memphis' chapter as a literary city

Memphis' literati from publishing to poetry are working to connect the city's niches and foster a literary culture that is unique to Memphians.
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