Medical District

Situated between Midtown and Downtown, the Medical District was developed as a central location to serve the healthcare needs of the Mid-South. It employs 30,000 people and educates another 7,800 students each day across its numerous colleges and universities. Recently, the Memphis Medical District Collaborative began work in the area to improve safety, amenities, and infrastructure, including crosswalk updates and a newly installed dog park at Madison Ave. and North Orleans. Through these efforts, the MMDC hopes to inspire more people to live the neighborhood, which rationally been seen only as an economic and employment hub.

Feature Story Koozies promoting the use of PrEP and The Corner are an example of the type of branded merchandise Friends for Life intends to sell in The Corner's retail area. (Friends for Life)

Opening soon, The Corner offers free HIV prevention in casual space


Feature Story Emily Chambers provided music for the Taste of the District event held on Monday, October 7. (Kim and Jim Coleman)
Feature Story A mural still marks the location of the Washington Bottoms Community Park and Garden at the corner of North Watkins and Court streets. (Ziggy Mack)

For sale ... again: The saga of Washington Bottoms


Feature Story Members of the Creatives in Research team assemble tubing that will become 35 umbrella stands strategically placed throughout Madison Heights. (Wonder / Cowork / Create)

Medical District umbrella-share project debuts as usable public art for all


Feature Story Victoria Young, pictured, opened Spincult at 700 Madison Avenue in August 2018. The indoor fitness studio offers a variety of options for cycling devotees. (Spincult)

Spincult fuses cycling and community in Medical District


Feature Story Antoine Lever stands in his studio in The Pinch. He's one of the newest members of the Medical District's burgeoning art scene. (Ziggy Mack)

Growing arts scene brings new vibrancy to Medical District


Feature Story University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are four of the anchor institutions partnering with the Memphis Medical District Collaborative for Hire Local 901. (Submitted)

Hire Local 901 helps Memphians work closer to home


Feature Story Tami 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 Story Utopia Animal Hospital's Dr. Jen Clay (R) and veterinarian technician Jessica Tatum (L) prep a patient for surgery to remove an abdominal tumor. (Cole Bradley)

Utopia Animal Hospital takes an enlightened approach to pet care


Feature Story Walter Clark, owner of Outstanding Touch window services, puts the finishing touches on the door of Riko's Kickin Chicken, located at 1329 Madison Avenue. (Cole Bradley)
Feature Story A view of the renovated Garden Flats apartment complex. (Submitted)
Feature Story Reach Out and Read

Video: Memphis pediatricians prescribe books to young patients


Feature Story The site of the upcoming automotive museum at 645 Marshall. (Brandon Dill)

Development booms in the Edge District


Development News Volunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Featured Post Baptist Memorial Health Care along with several partners recently hosted a “Black Men in White Coats” youth summit designed to help pave the way for minority students to pursue a career in medicine.

Memphis hospitals building a more diverse workforce


Development News Heights Line enhancement project
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