In early days of 20th century, lost rail lines linked Cooper-Young to burgeoning city
Apr13

In early days of 20th century, lost rail lines linked Cooper-Young to burgeoning city

In the 1970s, local preservationists and authors Peggy Jemison and Virginia Dunaway embarked on a project for the Metropolitan Interfaith Association (MIFA) to document the histories of eight historic Memphis neighborhoods, including Cooper-Young. Published in 1980, their work was the first real history of the area, which at the time was in a state of decay. Thirty years later, with the neighborhood having undergone a dramatic...

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New exhibit goes “Beyond”

On April 7th, Jay Etkin Gallery’s newest exhibit will open with a reception running from 6-9 p.m. The spotlight exhibit “Beyond” will feature works by John Torina, David Nakabayashi, Jan Hankins, Alla Bartoshchuk, Nathan Yoakum, Mickey Bond, Roy Tamboli, Stephanie Brody-Lederman, Keith Rash, and Mary Long. The show will up through May 2nd. Jay Etkin Gallery is located at 942 Cooper and is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and by...

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Cooper-Young book store hosts events 

Cooper-Young’s Burke’s Book Store, recently named by Real Simple magaize as the best bookstore in Tennessee, has a busy calendar of activities this month. On April 19th, Burke’s hosts a reading and book signing by Mary Ann Connell at the Memphis Country Club. A noted Mississippi attorney, Connell is the author of “An Unforseen Life: A Memoir.” The event is at 2 p.m. at 600 Goodwyn St. On April 22nd, Burke’s will host a party...

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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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St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young
Mar09

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cooper Young

By Cooper-Young Business Association Join us on Friday, March 17 at 10:30 a.m. to celebrate all things Irish and Memphis in our 2nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.  The parade is co-hosted by the Memphis Irish Society (MIS) and Celtic Crossing Irish Pub. The Memphis Irish Society has had a presence in Memphis for the last 200 years.  They foster education in and celebration of Irish heritage, culture and people.  Currently, there are...

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Cooper-Young Holiday Shopping Guide
Dec14

Cooper-Young Holiday Shopping Guide

The oldest bookstore in Memphis, Burke’s Books (936 S. Cooper) has a wide selection of new and used books, including lots of local interest titles. Pictured here are several new regional interest books: The Whistler by John Grisham (SIGNED), $28.95; Theodore Boone: The Scandal by John Grisham (SIGNED), $17.99; Robert Walker by Corey Mesler (SIGNED), $17.99; After the Jump by Geoff Calkins (SIGNED), $19.99; Elmwood Cemetery by Kimberly...

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