On the Ground

Feature Story Sugar Ghost ice cream shop and Falling Into Place gift shop on Broad Avenue. (Sarah Rushakoff)

A walk down Broad Avenue: new spots, treasured favorites


Feature Story Black Lens Productions Film Studios leadership team. Partner/General Counsel Cecilia S. Barnes, Founder/CEO Jason A. Farmer, Partner/CFO Carolyn N. Henry. (submitted)

Whitehaven film studio plans to put Memphis on the map


Feature Story Artist James Harton poses next to his sculpture of an ostrich. (Leigh Tatum)
Feature Story The Porter-Leath and University of Memphis Early Childhood Academy at Orange Mound is expected to open in January 2022. (Rendering submitted by Porter-Leath)
Feature Story Members of the new Comeback Stronger Youth Council, a partnership program of Memphis Public Libraries and BRIDGES USA, meet at the South Branch library. (Submitted)
Feature Story The vacant barber shop at 769 National Street was topped with a sign made from repurposed Christmas lights and the boards that once shuttered the windows. (Markus Mueller)

What have these Heights organizations been up to since 2018?


Feature Story Drew Joyner and partners Octavius Nickson and Chris Hendrix of Nickson General Contractors purchased the 11-bay retail center at the southeast corner of Summer and National Street in May. They're now updating the exterior. (Cole Bradley)

What's happening on Summer Avenue?


Feature Story To the right, finished apartments built in the first two phases of the Foote Park at South City development are already being occupied while construction continues on phase three in the foreground. The project has six phases. (Ziggy Mack)

What is South City?


Feature Story Donald Jenkins, an Advance Memphis client and former staffer poses on a forklift. The nonprofit offers a forklift safety certification that helps its clients get higher-paying jobs. (Advance Memphis)
Feature Story Denise Oher sits on a neighbor's porch and looks out over the new Foote Park at South City development. Oher is a former Foote Homes resident who has chosen to return after being displaced for the demolition of Foote Homes. (Ziggy Mack)

Could Memphis' South City be the new gold standard for U.S. public housing?