• Mexican restaurant Café Ole, which sits right at the intersection of Cooper and Young, recently unveiled its revamped patio.
Since it first opened in 1991, Café Ole has had one of the most popular patios in Memphis. But by the time the Robertson family, owners of several area restaurants, including Alfred’s on Beale, Dyer’s Hamburgers, and Automatic Slim’s, bought the Cooper-Young restaurant in 2013 the patio had fallen into disrepair.
The patio’s first makeover in 20 years features West Tennessee temperate hardwood that underwent a special thermo-treatment in Estonia to make it suitable for outdoor use.
Café Ole is located at 959 Cooper St. It is open 11 a.m.-until Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-until Sunday.
• Cooper-Young restaurant Greencork has closed.
According to its Facebook page, Greencork’s last day was May 7th . The page also states that the business’ lease had expired.
Greencork openend on the day of the Cooper-Young festival in 2013 and garnered a lot fo early attention for its innovative self-serve wine bar, which used state-of-the-art wine dispensers to allow customers to sample as many as 32 different wines.