Whitehaven

Whitehaven is the largest neighborhood in South Memphis. It’s a majority African-American, middle class neighborhood with high homeownership and community involvement. Whitehaven is home to Graceland, the second most visited attraction in the U.S., and the city’s first enclosed mall, Southland Mall. A $40 million improvement to Elvis Presley Boulevard along with new business investment is the next step for the community. While smaller business are common, the neighborhood is hoping to attract more upscale and large-scale retailers and restaurants to support its growing culture and economy.

Feature Story Dwayne Chaffen and Rick Askew co-own Grindhouse Coffee. They currently sell branded bags of locally-roasted coffee online but hope to open a brick-and-mortar coffee shop in Whitehaven. (Ziggy Mack)
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Free training for careers in hospitality industry coming to Whitehaven


Feature Story On February 7, “A Family Affair” will feature music, discussions, and games aimed at raising awareness of the need for organ donation among black Mid-Southerners. (Mid-South Transplant Foundation)

Memphis needs more African American organ donors.


Feature Story MEMShop helped launch new brick and mortar small businesses in South Memphis in 2014, including the Klassy Chics boutique and @ Home Computer Repair. (MEMShop)

MEMShop expanding to Frayser and Whitehaven in 2020


Feature Story Community Court Referees John Cameron mediates cases involving common code violations. Community Courts are hosted in Hickory Hill and other communities, which helps residents avoid going Downtown for Environmental Court. (Lisa Harris)
Feature Story A mural in the Glenview Historic District encourages Memphians to vote. (Andrea Morales)

Meet the Voters, Part II: Election Day


Feature Story Alandria Ivory, a campaign worker for Memphis for All, takes a break during an early voting event at Glenview Community Center. (Andrea Morales)

Meet the Voters


Feature Story Aylah Sanders participates in a tennis skills drill during Tennis Memphis' Family Play Day, held on August 3 at the city’s municipal tennis centers. (Tennis Memphis)

Tennis, everyone?


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Feature Story Trap Fusion co-owners Jason Gardener, left, Monique Williams, center, and Markeith McCoy, right. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature Story Melissa Sierra, Connect Crew manager for the Memphis Public Library system, talks about the process of making brine for a pickling class at the How-To-Festival, held at the Whitehaven Library on Saturday, April 27. (Kim Coleman)
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Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


Feature Story The staff served pizza, wings, fried chicken, chips and soda sponsored by the Friends of the Whitehaven Library and donated by three Whitehaven restaurants. (Cole Bradley)

Whitehaven Library transforms for community Super Bowl party


Feature Story Residents and other stakeholders hear the results of the three-day design charrette to reimagine Whitehaven Plaza. In the foreground, the model of Whitehaven Plaza shows existing structures in gray alongside new buildings, greenspaces and amenities s

Whitehaven Plaza is first look at Memphis 3.0 in action


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