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Downtown Vitality Index: Who is winning the Covid-19 comeback?

Apr 24, 2023 |
It’s been three years since Covid-19 dealt a crippling blow to downtowns around the nation. For most downtowns, the rebound remains a work in progress, but some are better positioned for success than others, according to a new analysis by The Business Journals. Our inaugural Downtown Vitality Index shows how large city centers across the nation […]

Renovated Cossitt Library reopens Tuesday

Apr 24, 2023 | | Online
The renovated Cossitt Library, the city’s first public library, will reopen in Downtown Memphis Tuesday, April 11, five years after it was closed and three years after work began. The long wait ends with more than 10,000 books, an upstairs performance space, digital studios for podcasts and other digital communications and a café. There are […]

New Memphis-based coffee roaster launches with a mission

Apr 20, 2023 | | Online
A new coffee roaster has launched in Memphis with a mission beyond just selling cups of joe. Vinculo Coffee is a Memphis-based coffee distributor and roaster that was started by Andrew Banker. Though he works in Memphis’ medical device industry, Banker has also developed direct connections with coffee growers throughout the world, primarily in Mexico, Nicaragua […]

Chef Eli says Cossitt’s Dos Hermanos ‘meant to be’

Apr 20, 2023 | | Online
When Eli Townsend was a boy, he lived in Frayser with his siblings in a single-parent household. His mother did a good job, and so did Townsend. When he was 8 years old, the Memphis Public Library bookmobile started coming to his neighborhood, and he started checking out books: cookbooks. He wanted to help his […]

As work winds down, three local food vendors tapped for Tom Lee Park

Apr 20, 2023 | | Online
Visitors to the renovated Tom Lee Park will have their choice of popsicles, coffee, cocktails or a “Mac Daddy” brisket macaroni and cheese while they explore the park’s new pathways, play areas and pavilions. On a group tour Tuesday, April 18, hosted by the Downtown Memphis Commission and led by Memphis River Parks Partnership director […]

Moneybagg Yo Opens A Restaurant In His Hometown Of Memphis

Apr 6, 2023 | | Music, Online
Moneybagg Yo has joined the list of musicians who have ventured into the restaurant industry. On March 31, the rapper held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his restaurant and lounge, Cache 42 Kitchen & Cocktails, which is located in his hometown of Memphis, TN.   Commercial Appeal reports that Chef Daris Leatherwood — who has worked for the likes of […]

‘Not one more:’ Crosstown High students walk out for gun reform

Apr 6, 2023 |
The call-and-response chants from students at Crosstown High School could be heard loud and clear: “The Covenant School!” – “Not one more!” “Madison Park Academy!” – “Not one more!” “Westover Hills Elementary!” – “Not one more!” Crosstown High students collectively walked out of their classes on Wednesday, April 5, to raise their voices against gun […]

SmartAsset study finds Memphis is the No. 1 U.S. city where your salary goes the furthest

Mar 24, 2023 |
In recent years, Memphis has earned spots on a variety of lists that could draw people into the city. For example, in late 2019 — shortly before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic — Forbes named it one of the 25 Best Places to Visit in 2020. In 2021, Time Magazine touted it as one of the World’s […]

Red Bull Dance Your Style returns to Memphis: What to know about the street dance contest

Mar 23, 2023 | | Online
The two guest stars slated for Red Bull event are ascendant Memphis' rap stars Duke Deuce and NLE Choppa. When it comes to contemporary Memphis

Red Bull Dance Your Style Memphis

Mar 23, 2023 | | Online
6 popular street dance competitions. Street dance is about showcasing creativity and character. Check out how these street dance competitions do just that.