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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CY restaurants on the vine for Cash fundraiser
Apr03

CY restaurants on the vine for Cash fundraiser

In December of 1954, John R. Cash, Marshall Grant, and Luther Perkins stepped into the Galloway Methodist Church on the corner of Cooper and Walker streets in Memphis, Tennessee, to play their first performance together for the Pioneers Club, a lady’s church function. And the rest, they say, is music history. Johnny Cash and the Tennessee Two would go on to take the world by storm, but it all began here in the Cooper-Young community...

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Community yard sale turns trash into treasures
Apr03

Community yard sale turns trash into treasures

The Annual Cooper-Young Community Yard Sale is happening on Saturday, April 29th! If you’ve got a few extra items lying around the house, this is the perfect time to clear the clutter and make a few extra dollars while you’re at it. If you would like to get involved, just contact the CYCA by calling (901) 272-2922 or emailing us at info@cooperyoung.org. This year we’re asking all participants to chip in $5. This will help us advertise...

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CYCA stretches out with monthly meet up

Join us on Wednesday, March 22nd, for another great Cooper-Young Community Association meet up! This month we’ll be getting out of the office and heading to CoYo Yoga Lounge for an evening of beginner yoga. The event begins at 6 p.m. at CoYo, 2163 Young. Not only is yoga great exercise for many ability levels, it’s also a wonderful way to slow down and relax in a peaceful and inviting setting. We’re also excited to support one of our...

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Help needed to transform CYCA yard

The Cooper-Young Community Association is looking to spruce up its own home and could use some help. Work has begun to clean up the side yard of the CYCA offices at 2298 Young to create an inviting community space. Plans call for seating, plantings, art and a little free library. Cooper-Young neighbors are invited to help in the effort with the next project day schedule for Saturday March 4th, from 9:30 a.m.-noon. Volunteers will help...

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New youth and family team meets

Are you interested in planning great events for all ages throughout Cooper-Young? Do you think the neighborhood needs more opportunities for youth to get involved? The new Cooper-Young Community Assocaition Youth and Family Team is the perfect place to share your talents and ideas. Come out and see us for our call out meeting on Tuesday, March 7th, at the CYCA office, 2298 Young, starting at 6 p.m. All are welcome to...

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