Second generation ‘landscape gardener’ continues to grow

By Kim Halyak Greg and Carla Touliatos, part of a local professional gardening dynasty, are the owners of Urban Earth Garden Center, located at 80 Flicker Street. Greg has been a wonderful friend to Cooper-Young. He supported our first Cooper-Young Garden Walk and hopes to do even more this year with gift cards for our garden hosts, a reception, and other goodies. In the latest installment in our series of conversations with local...

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Food News

Quick Bites • Just in time for Cooper-Young Festival, a pair of neighborhood restaurants opened their doors last month: The first was the long-awaited unveiling of the refurbished and expanded original Soul Fish location at 862 S. Cooper. Owners Raymond Williams and Tiger Bryant, who in just the past year have opened new Soul Fish locations in East Memphis, Germantown, and Little Rock, are not ignoring their flagship operation. The...

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Neighborhood pub strives to ‘keep it fresh’

By Judy Neal DJ Naylor likes Celtic Crossing’s title as the favorite neighborhood bar, and he doesn’t take that accolade for granted. “I like to keep it fresh,” he tells me. “When people come in, I want them to say ‘Hey, that’s new!’”” Celtic Crossing has been at its location at 903 Cooper since taking over the Glass Onion property in 2005. Naylor, who grew up in Ireland, explained that he and his friends got tired of looking for an...

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Rain doesn’t dampen enthusiasm for festival partners

When I got to Cooper-Young festival morning, it was 4:30 a.m. and raining. Loading in artists at 6 a.m., you couldn’t see the booth numbers, and it was still drizzling. Around 7:30 a.m., it finally stopped for about an hour or so until another drizzle at 9:00 a.m.. Needless to say, some of us were wet when the streets closed and everything started. But all in all, the festival day was a wonderful time with art, music, food and fun for...

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Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes
Jun08

Food Notes: Café Ole’s new patio, Greencork closes

• 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...

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CY boutique offer adult “summer camp” classes

This month me & mrs. jones, a working/teaching decorative painting studio and DIY boutique with locations in Cooper-Young and Germantown, is hosting a summer camp for grown-ups, a series of workshops taught by top local creatives.  Courses include upholstery essentials, floral design, pottery, candle making, modern calligraphy, painting a still life, and digital photography. Thanks to the success of her weekly decorative painting...

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