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

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.

Curfew: A sneak peek at ‘Top Chef’ Fabio Viviani’s new eatery coming to Downtown Memphis

Commercial Appeal. September 1, 2020. I bet many of you have never really paid attention to the northwest corner of Union Avenue and B.B. King Boulevard (known by many as Third Street). The corner that once was home to an aging hotel and a Denny’s is the location of a hip new eatery called Curfew. The restaurant opens Sept. 8.

Allworld Project Management receives largest minority firm contract ever from City of Memphis

Memphis Business Journal. September 2, 2020. Allworld Project Management (AWPM) — an engineering firm founded in 2010 — was recently awarded a four-year, $19 million contract by the City of Memphis to head up its stormwater program.

The deal — awarded July 15 — is the largest ever awarded to a minority firm by the city, according to officials.

Daytime Plaza Designed for the Homeless Will Soon Open

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.

The Walk Designed as ‘Digital City,’ and to Bridge the Digital Divide

The Daily Memphian. August 18, 2020. Credit the fiber optic cabling, cameras, sensors and a brainy data-control center that will connect every building and public space in the $741 million mixed-use development’s first phase, as well as the analytics that will allow The Walk to adapt to, even predict, how people use its spaces.

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

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.

Paper & Clay Plans Move to South Main, Seeks Renovation Grant

The Daily Memphian. August 12,2020. A growing, Memphis-based ceramic business needs more space and plans to move to Downtown’s South Main from the Broad Avenue Arts District. Paper & Clay will lease 525 S. Main and seeks a $30,000 Retail Tenant Improvement Grant from the Center City Development Corp.