The Memphis Weekender: August 24-26

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

The Memphis Weekender: August 17th-19th

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.

A Tasteful List 2018

MEMPHIS BY THE BITE: Presenting the Tasteful List 2018 – alphabetical local favorites in one decidedly local man’s opinion. Most of the following should come with a gym membership and a warning from the American Heart Association, bless their hearts. Show some restraint; don’t try all of these over the weekend.

Macarons & More: Memphis’ New 17 Berkshire in Chimes Square

Macarons & More: Memphis’ New 17 Berkshire in Chimes Square

Like many bakers, Nuha Abuduhair began as a hobbyist. The former pediatric nurse found the results-oriented practice to be a pleasant counterbalance to the occasionally chaotic days of stay-at-home parenting. She took justified pride in her work and began posting images of her exquisite homemade macarons, cupcakes and other delights to Instagram, which led to orders from friends and family and eventually a wider audience. Although Nuha had always dreamed about owning a bakery, after two years the idea began to move closer to reality.

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Memphis, Tennessee pt. 2

Hwy. 51 Revisited: Memphis, Tennessee pt. 2

Memphis is a resilient city that has seen many challenging times in American history. Whether it was the Great Depression, civil unrest or a recession, Memphis seemed to always come back better than ever. It may seem typical for anyone from Louisiana to compare New Orleans to Memphis, but there are some things in common between the two. It’s not so much that the two cities are obviously similar just for their food or music, but just like New Orleans, Memphis is incredibly individualistic and unique.

Cover Story: Crosstown Concourse's Underground Economy (Part 2)

Cover Story: Crosstown Concourse's Underground Economy (Part 2)

An estimated 3,000 people visit Crosstown Concourse each day, most of them working for or a customer, client or patient of one of the building’s tenants. There are also more than 260 apartments on the property as well as a high school that just opened its doors for its first class of 125 freshmen.

In addition to all the people who visit Crosstown daily since it opened in August 2017, there is also a steady stream of people showing up to do freelance assignments or to work remotely from their employer’s or home office.

Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way

Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way

And we are at that point of the post-county election period where those who leave office next month are announcing what’s next. This will soon start to blend with transition announcements for the incoming office holders. Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland is the new director of the Millington Chamber of Commerce. The announcement made at a luncheon in Millington Tuesday. Roland is among the eight Shelby County commissioners who leave office as of Sept. 1. Roland also vows he will be back in four years when the county elections just decided will be on the ballot once more. Roland ran in the May Republican primary for county mayor won by David Lenoir.

Boutique Hotel with Rooftop Bar Coming to Overton Square

Overton Square is gearing up for a brand new boutique hotel with a rooftop bar and much more.

The Overton Square hotel will include 109 hotel rooms with indoor/outdoor food and beverage services on both the ground floor and rooftop.

Loeb Presents Renderings of New Hotel Proposed for Overton Square

Loeb Presents Renderings of New Hotel Proposed for Overton Square

New renderings were released Tuesday of an Overton Square hotel tall enough – at seven stories – for rooftop bar patrons to see much of Midtown, including Overton Park six blocks to the north.

The Memphis Weekender: August 3rd-5th

With all the great things going on in the 901 these days, have you ever been overwhelmed with choices? Well, you’re in luck! Every week we curate The Weekender, a post filled with a handy schedule to help you hit some of our best bets for an amazing weekend.