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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Deed in Hand, CY Restraunteur Eyes Expansion
Mar01

Deed in Hand, CY Restraunteur Eyes Expansion

After almost two decades, changes are in store at Cooper-Young restaurant Tsunami. Restaurant owner, chef, and author Ben Smith recently announced his purchase of the three bay Cooper-Young building located at 928 South Cooper Street that has been home to Tsunami for more than 18 years. Smith bought the property for $625,000 from Jeane E. Umbreit. The purchase portends changes for Tsunami as it closes in on its 20th anniversary. The...

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CYCA Resolves To Make Big Changes in New Year

By Kristin Schebler On Saturday, January 14th, the Cooper-Young Community Association board of directors got together and created a fantastic plan for 2017. Last year, we focused on learning about your needs through our 5 Year Plan process, and now we’re ready to start working on some of your great ideas. You can check out our specialized teams below to find what most interests you in the neighborhood plus take a look at the schedule...

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Tsunami Market Returns to Bring Farmers Food Stuffs to Cooper-Young
Dec14

Tsunami Market Returns to Bring Farmers Food Stuffs to Cooper-Young

Cooper-Young’s other farmers’ market returns this month. The Tsunami Winter Farmers Market will kick off its season December 17th in its traditional home in the north side parking lot of Cooper-Young fine dining restaurant Tsunami. A staple since at least 2010, the Tsunami Winter Farmers Market began as a place for vendors from the Memphis Farmers Market downtown to set up shop during the off season. The Tsunami market’s hours are 8...

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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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Market Focus: New generation continues family farming tradition

Every month we spotlight one of the vendors you can find at Cooper-Young farmers markets. This month we meet Debra Lockard of Lockard’s Produce. Lockard’s Produce is a Certified Naturally Grown farm in Ripley, Tennessee. Their mission and vision is to re-establish their family’s legacy of naturally grown, fresh, and healthy produce. Debra’s parents and grandparents were farmers during the depression era in Ripley, and they stressed...

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