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 StoryTrap Fusion co-owners Jason Gardener, left, Monique Williams, center, and Markeith McCoy, right. (Baris Gursakal)
Feature StoryMelissa 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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On the Ground Podcast: Memphis' modern-day redlining


Feature StoryThe 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 StoryResidents 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


Feature StoryA lunch plate at Kountry Kitchen located at 1128 Winchester Road. Kountry Kitchen is one of the ten businesses participating in the Whitehaven Black Restaurant Week. (Submitted)
Feature StoryWendell and Adrena Jackson show the progress of renovations to their restaurant Eggxactly Breakfast and Deli in Whitehaven. (Brandon Dill)

Whitehaven breakfast spot and deli builds on family legacy


Feature StoryCrystal Bullard’s children started preschool and elementary school at Whitney Achievement Elementary School last year. (Caroline Bauman/Chalkbeat Tennessee)

When students miss school, they fall behind. Here’s how one group is curbing absenteeism.


Feature StoryYasmeen Odeh learns the ropes during a radio workshop led by engineer Jerald White at WMDA 93.5. (Memphis Dawah)
Development NewsVolunteers installed planters that form a dividing wall to passing traffic on National Street.
Feature StoryWomen from a Straight Farm Whitehaven's canning class pose with their finished products. Once the skill of preserving is learned, the women can use it to can and preserve produce at home. (Kimberly Dobbins)
Development NewsHeights Line enhancement project
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Memphis Public Libraries use Readbox to build awareness


Development NewsWhitehaven Landing trampoline park

New trampoline park proposed for Whitehaven


Feature StoryStudents complete a science scavenger hunt on April 17th at Hillcrest High. (Kirstin Cheers)
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