The Edge District

A relatively small sliver of a neighborhood situated between the Medical District and Downtown Core, the Edge is anchored by the historic Sun Studios to the east and the Redbird’s AutoZone Park to the west. Many of its industrial buildingss have been converted to studios and craft spaces, and the area is increasingly attracting new businesses, including the Trolley Stop Market, Evelyn & Olive, High Cotton Brewery and Mutt Island Dog Daycare. Recent placemaking efforts have focused on walkability with beautification of streetscapes and crosswalks in the area.

Feature StoryTami Montgomery, owner of Dru's Bar, sits at the newly remodeled bar and chats with regulars after completing some chores around the business. The location, 1474 Madison Avenue, has been home to a number of LGBT bars since the 1970s. (Cole Bradley)

Bar Fight: The Rise and Fall of Memphis' Gay Bars


Feature StoryMixed-use building The Marshall is located at 676 Marshall near Sun Studios. (Submitted)
Feature StoryThe site of the upcoming automotive museum at 645 Marshall. (Brandon Dill)

Development booms in the Edge District


Development NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development NewsKaren Adams Design 647 Madison

Stationery company moves to former bakery in the Edge District


Development NewsHeights Line enhancement project
Development NewsThe building at 645 Marhsall Avenue will be renovated inside and out over the next four months.
Development NewsThe Wonder Cowork Create balcony extends over Floyd Alley. (Eric Clausen)

Artists to open new co-work space in Edge District


Development NewsReadbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature StoryThe buildings will undergo extensive interior and exterior renovations this year.
Feature StoryBaby Grand principals Dan Price and Ben Colar (Averell Mondie)
Development NewsMLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


Development NewsEdge Alley
Development NewsShab Chic Edge District
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 NewsNational Manufacturing Day
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