Cooper-Young Pup Crawl  benefits Humane Society
May02

Cooper-Young Pup Crawl  benefits Humane Society

The Humane Society of Memphis & Shelby County will benefit from the Cooper-Young Pup Crawl on Thursday, May 11th, from 6-9 p.m. The Cooper-Young Pup Crawl is hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association and presented by top sponsors Memphis Animal Clinic and Memphis Veterinary Specialists. Twelve Cooper-Young restaurants and bars will offer special canine-themed drinks during the Pup Crawl, and they will donate 10 percent of...

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Former lawyer practices judicious planting as manager of midtown nursery
Apr13

Former lawyer practices judicious planting as manager of midtown nursery

By Kim Halyak This is the fourth in several interviews with Memphis landscape designers. We hope these articles inspire you to create beautiful and functional gardens that best meet your family needs. This month’s designer is John Jennings, manager at Urban Earth Garden Center located at 80 Flicker Street and owned by Greg Touliatos. Jennings was kind enough to give all our garden walk hosts gift certificates to Urban Earth. Thank...

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New exhibit goes “Beyond”

On April 7th, Jay Etkin Gallery’s newest exhibit will open with a reception running from 6-9 p.m. The spotlight exhibit “Beyond” will feature works by John Torina, David Nakabayashi, Jan Hankins, Alla Bartoshchuk, Nathan Yoakum, Mickey Bond, Roy Tamboli, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Keith Rash, and Mary Long. The show will up through May 2nd. Jay Etkin Gallery is located at 942 Cooper and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by...

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Cooper-Young book store hosts events 

Cooper-Young’s Burke’s Book Store, recently named by Real Simple magaize as the best bookstore in Tennessee, has a busy calendar of activities this month. On April 19th, Burke’s hosts a reading and book signing by Mary Ann Connell at the Memphis Country Club. A noted Mississippi attorney, Connell is the author of “An Unforseen Life: A Memoir.” The event is at 2 p.m. at 600 Goodwyn St. On April 22nd, Burke’s will host a party...

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CY magazine brand expands into middle Tennessee

Publishing in Memphis for just over a year, Focus Magazine, an online and print magazine for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, has announced it is expanding this summer into Middle Tennessee. Focus Middle Tennessee will hit stands June 23rd, with the appropriately titled “Coming Out Issue.” Focus Middle Tennessee is a sister publication of Focus Mid-South, which launched in the fall of 2015. Both...

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All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month  brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life
Apr03

All Aboard: A new entertainment complex opening this month brings the old site of an area rail depot roaring to life

In another era, the strip of land at the northeast corner of Cooper Street and Central Avenue, just north of Cooper-Young, rumbled with activity. The area was home to railroad substation, a busy transportation at a time when rail was still the primary mode of transportation. At all hours, the clang of steel filled the air as freight and passenger cars jockeyed their way through the neighborhood headed to their far-flung destinations...

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