Cooper Young

Part of Midtown Memphis, Cooper Young is one-part diverse, family-friendly neighborhood and one-part entertainment hotspot. Its residential streets are filled with historic Craftsman homes that surround its two main thoroughfares, Cooper Street and Young Avenue. Here, Memphians enjoy the best in local restaurants, brews, and books from one of the city’s oldest and last remaining independent bookstores, Burke’s Books. Cooper Young is also host to two major annual events, Gonerfest and the Cooper-Young Festival, Memphis’ largest one-day festival.

Feature Story Volunteers work in the Coliseum's lower-level loading dock entrance. The building's arena and corridors were lit by task lighting provided by the City of Memphis. (Shelda Edwards)

In photos: Closed since 2007, Mid-South Coliseum reopens for one-day cleanup event


Feature Story  In addition to coworking, Epicenter members have opportunities to participate in professional development and networking events.

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Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Feature Story Yvonne and David Acey (Brandon Dahlberg)
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Readbox

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Feature Story Composting takes place at the Compost Fairy's facility. (Submitted)

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Development News MLK Day of Service

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Feature Story A 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


Feature Story The hops grown at Agricenter International will be tested for their quality.

Mid-South farming experiment pursues a truly a local beer


Feature Story Accelerator 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 News National 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.

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