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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New Cooper-Young comic book store is no funny business
May12

New Cooper-Young comic book store is no funny business

By Stefanie Holmes The Bat Signal is not needed to bring Batman — nor his superhero friends and foes — to Cooper-Young. 901 Comics is set to open on Young Avenue, near Cooper, in early-to-mid June. Born over a shared love of comic books, the new venture is the brainchild by Midtowners Shannon Merritt and Jaime Wright. Merritt, 44, a Memphis Police officer, met Wright, 31, at the P&H Café when Wright bartended there...

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Business association elects new slate of officers, board members
Mar21

Business association elects new slate of officers, board members

The Cooper Young Business Association kicked off its 29th year January 25th with its annual membership meeting and election at Tsunami Restaurant. The proposed 2016 slate of officers and directors was passed with just one negative vote.  The volunteer board for 2016 is: Officers: president, Steve Womack (State Farm Insurance – business/property owner); vice president, Charlie Ryan (Ryan Properties – property owner); vice...

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CYBA kicks off holidays at December 3 event

Celebrate the holidays in the Cooper-Young Historic District on December 3rd 5:30-6:30 p.m. Local businesses will be lighting up their windows and outdoor displays for the annual Cooper Young “Unwrapped” contest hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association. Our special guest judge this year is Shelby County Commissioner Reginald Milton. Milton will be making the final decision at 6:15 p.m. with prize presentation afterward. At the...

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Young artists to be honored at show, reception

The annual Young Artist Contest show and reception, hosted by the Cooper-Young Business Association to encourage the love of art in school age children, will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5th. This year’s theme is “Memphis Music!” The show and reception are hosted by Evolve Bank and Trust and will be held at Peabody Elementary, 2086 Young Ave. This contest is open to all school age students in grades 1 through 12 in the Memphis and...

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