Overton Square

Overton Square got its start in 1969 when developers led a referendum allowing the sale of liquor by the glass. The first license was issued to T.G.I. Friday’s, which anchored the thriving Square through its heyday to its ultimate decline in the early 2000s. In 2012, Loeb Properties Inc. purchased the all but abandoned Square and began renovating, beautifying, and recruiting new business. Today, Overton Square is one of the hottest new spots for food and entertainment, with dozens of restaurants, four local theater houses, and the soon-to-open, 38,000-square-foot Ballet Memphis. What’s old is new again.

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

Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Feature Story 17 Berkshire owner Nuha Abuduhair poses in Overton Square near her new shop. (Aisling Maki)

Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square


Development News Lafayette's Music Room

Lafayette's reclaiming roots with upcoming expansion


Development News MLK Day of Service

City fights blight for MLK Day of Service


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 Femmemphis

Off The Square: Essential artists claim their stage in Memphis


Development News Tennessee Taco Company

Belly Acres founders open Tennessee Taco Company


Feature Story Listen To America Small

HuffPost, High Ground News & MLK50 to discuss economic inequality in Memphis


Development News Jeff Tumlin

New public speaker series to address importance of urban planning


Feature Story Dr. Steven Euler, right, sets up an appointment with a caller's primary care doctor for further care.

New 9-1-1 initiatives seek to alleviate demands of nonemergency calls


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