Midtown

Midtown is a neighborhood of neighborhoods — Overton Square, Cooper Young, Vollintine Evergreen, and many other distinct communities sit within its borders. Neighborhood identities are strong, but throughout the area, streets are wide and green, hipsters and hundred-year-old houses are commonplace, and politics are generally liberal. Midtown is known for eclectic, local options in food, entertainment, culture, and arts. It’s home to the region’s only art college and the local theater scene, and its main thoroughfares – Cleveland, Cooper, Madison, Poplar, Union, and Young — play host to hundreds of locally-owned businesses to serve any need.

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 StoryRob Coleman of Green Girl Produce tends to microgreens. (Ziggy Mack)

Green Girl Produce grows indoor farm at Midtown warehouse


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Feature StoryA diverse group of students hold a pose at Yolandrea Clark's Any Body Yoga studio in Midtown Memphis. (Shelby Black)
Feature StoryWith the Memphis College of Art closing in 2020, the future of its main building, Rust Hall, is up in the air.
Feature StoryLayne Carden was inspired to open TransforMama, a play and co-work space for parents, based on her own postpartum experience.
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 NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Development NewsThe menu at New Wing Order features 16 different types of wings.

Former Southern Hot Wings Fest champions open new food truck


Feature StoryThe north entrance to Central Gardens on Belvedere Boulevard.

Central Gardens overhauls sidewalk repair through crowdfunding


Development NewsSouthggate Shopping Center rendering
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