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 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 StoryUtopia 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 StoryWalter 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 StoryStudents and faculty at the Southern College of Optometry participate in the 2018 Bike to Work Day, which included food and festivities at an outdoor registration table. (Submitted)
Feature StoryA view of the renovated Garden Flats apartment complex. (Submitted)
Feature StoryReach Out and Read

Video: Memphis pediatricians prescribe books to young patients


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.
Featured PostBaptist 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 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.
Development NewsUTHSC CHIPS building

UTHSC opens $40M patient simulator center


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