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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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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Monthly column will explore landmarks status issues

By Kristen Schebler Ongoing efforts to seek landmarks status with the city Landmarks Commission have sparked lively debate and raised a lot of questions. This month we unveil a new column that will focus on providing updates and information about the effort to create a Cooper-Young Landmarks District. Up to this point, the organizing committee has worked hard to draft potential guidelines for the neighborhood. These guidelines were...

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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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New tax assessments bring questions

New tax assessments are in, and we bet you have questions. This year property taxes for Cooper-Young were re-assessed with many people experiencing surprising changes. In the coming weeks, the CYCA will host a Q&A with one of the legal advisors to the assessor’s office. Tax Assessment 101 will be 13th at the CYCA offices, 2298 Young, so mark your calendars and get your questions ready. Stay tuned to our social media on Facebook...

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