East Memphis

East Memphis is known as the city’s second central business district outside of Downtown. As a commercial district, its powerhouse is the Poplar corridor. Poplar Avenue is a staple of Memphis business and retail with 7.7 million square-feet of premium office space, and retail hubs such as the Oak Court Mall, Laurelwood Shopping Center, Poplar Plaza. East Memphis offers a host of entertainment options, including restaurants, nightlife, and green spaces like the popular Audubon Park and Memphis Botanic Garden.

Feature Story John Young, a JIFF graduate and now full time employee for Sweet LaLa's, earned the nickname "Dr. Sprinkles". (Submitted)

Bakery that employs at-risk youth expands to East Memphis storefront


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

Eight places to cowork in Memphis


Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development News Heights Line enhancement project
Development News Hopdoddy East Memphis

Hopdoddy opening second Memphis location


Feature Story Dennis Whitehead Darling is the inaugural fellow of the McCleave Project, an initiative of the opera company to bring a focus on diversity and inclusion to the genre.
Feature Story Young men play basketball in Booker T. Washington park.
Development News Kenneth Worles solidified the focus of his business while working in Washington for several years.

Three(i) sets sights on 1st Memphis office by July


Development News Moore Tech training school
Development News Readbox

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Development News 7733 Winchester Road

New owners of Nineteenth Century Club plan another sushi restaurant


Development News Maciel's Highland

Maciel’s taco shop opening on Highland Strip


Development News Central BBQ East Memphis

First Central BBQ under new partnership opens this spring


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