Get Down Memphis

Bringing more retail to Downtown Memphis: Here's how officials are working to fill vacancies

Posted on 9/10/2019

"The beauty of having this campaign, Open on Main, and us being granted this space through the end of the year is that we really are having a solid five months of operating that we're going to be able to learn. We get to pitch the entire experience in store, custom as well as off the rack stock sizing. It's really giving us the opportunity to learn whether or not stock sizing is going to work, whether or not people see something off the rack and are called to purchase it."
– Lauren Draffin, Beg & Borrow

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Hotel Boom

Posted on 7/2/2019

via the Commercial Appeal. Memphis' core is seeing an explosion of hotel projects.

In Downtown and Midtown Memphis, there are more than 2,000 hotel rooms in various stages of development from the recently completed to the newly announced.

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Free Downtown Memphis yoga class grows in popularity

Posted on 7/2/2019

via the Commercial Appeal. A free Downtown Memphis yoga class has swelled in popularity.

Downtown Memphis Commission and Memphis River Parks Partnership host Our Yoga Downtown at the River Garden every Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m. April through September.

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Royal Furniture moving after downtown building purchased by New York developer

Posted on 1/18/2019

“We don’t just want to fill this space—we want to create something remarkable. Memphis’ and Downtown’s growing demographics warrant a concerted recruiting effort for something dynamic, kinetic and sustainable ... ," New building owner,Tom Intrator, said in a statement.

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Renovation of Downtown Memphis warehouse to create more space for artists

Posted on 1/18/2019

Planned renovations for a warehouse on Virginia Avenue West near Kentucky Street could make more room for artists amid an explosion of Downtown development projects.

Phillip and Joseph Lewis, owners of the Medicine Factory warehouse at 85 Virginia Ave. W., were approved for a $150,000 developmental loan from the Downtown Memphis Commission's Center City Development Corp. board to help fund the renovation. 

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Construction to begin on The Ravine, $5M greenspace project near Downtown

Posted on 1/18/2019

The Ravine, a $5 million project in The Edge District near Sun Studio, will feature retail and restaurant space, an amphitheater and children’s play structures and water features along the old rail corridor that runs beneath street level near High Cotton Brewing.

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Developers get $650K grant aimed at saving historic buildings on South Front Street

Posted on 1/18/2019

"I think this is precisely the kind of grant that CCDC needs to look into doing more of,"  CCDC board member Ray Brown said before voting to approve the grant. "It's an astonishing building. It's an emergency situation. We have a credible developer who's turning himself into a Downtown hero, if he's not careful, and it takes us a little bit out of our comfort zone and that's a good thing."

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DMC Board Members Hit the Road

Posted on 1/18/2019

The Downtown Memphis Commission hosted a bus tour that spanned years of Downtown development.

“These projects are literally and inexplicably not possible without these board incentives,” said Ethan Knight, vice president of development with Development Services Group, which received a 20-year PILOT and garage funding for its expansive revitalization in the Edge District, including the Wonder Bread factory.  

All in all, Downtown Memphis has $3 billion of development in the pipeline and is preparing for more projects to be announced in 2019.

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