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South Main development: $1.5 million permit filed to create ‘lifestyle hub’

Posted on 9/3/20

Commercial Appeal. September 2, 2020. Memphis real estate developer Gabriel Velasquez filed a $1.5 million permit Tuesday to redevelop a vacant property at 64 S. Main St. into a mixed-use “lifestyle hub” for the neighborhood. Velasquez previously said the project could include offices and co-working spaces, rental spaces for pop-up shops, a boutique fitness center with gym equipment and group classes and eateries.

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Daytime Plaza Designed for the Homeless Will Soon Open

Posted on 9/2/20

The Daily Memphian. September 2, 2020. A colorful new plaza with smart finishes and a “trauma informed” design tailored specifically to embrace homeless people Downtown could open as early as next week. The Hub Hospitality Plaza is poised to open at 590 Washington, where workers this week applied the finishing coats of paint and installed railing on a tiered, wood deck that is both sprawling and segmented.

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Charlie Vergos Rendezvous reopens on #901 Day with new hours and outdoor alley seating

Posted on 9/2/20

Commercial Appeal. September 1, 2020. For decades, guests to Charlie Vergos Rendezvous have enjoyed the restaurant’s world-famous dry ribs in a windowless basement that may be the most famous dining room in Memphis. The restaurant, which has been closed for dine-in eating since July, reopens Sept. 1 with a new dining area in the alley alongside the building.

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Orpheum Brings Back Movies

Posted on 8/25/20

Daily Memphian. August 23,2020. The Orpheum will return to showing movies, starting Aug. 28 with “Cast Away,” the 2000 film in which Tom Hanks plays a FedEx executive stranded on an island after a plane crash.

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Urban Arts Commission Requests Proposals for Renasant Convention Center Rotating Exhibition Spaces

Posted on 8/13/20

UAC, in partnership with the City of Memphis and Renasant Convention Center Board of Commissioners (RCC), requests proposals for temporary themed exhibits from arts and culture organizations, non-profits, curators, and artists for 10 rotating exhibition spaces. The selection committee will review proposals in September and selected proposals will be notified no later than October 1, 2020.

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