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Sweetie Pie’s coming to east end of Beale district

By Wayne Risher Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:53 a.m., updated April 10, 2014 at 1:41 p.m. A St. Louis soul food restaurant with a hit program on the Oprah Winfrey Network has signed a lease on Beale Street. Owners … Continue reading

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Fred’s reports slight bump in monthly sales, flat year-to-date

By James Dowd, Ted Evanoff Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:12 a.m., updated April 11, 2014 at 12:16 a.m. Memphis-based retailer Fred’s Inc. reported March sales rose only slightly, a sluggish performance that mirrored rival Family Dollar, which Thursday said it … Continue reading

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Builder of illegal parking lot in Midtown seeks ‘compromise”

By Thomas Bailey Jr. Posted April 10, 2014 at 11:48 a.m. A Midtown business is delaying for 30 days its pursuit of the city’s approval to open the illegal parking lot the business just built at 2250 Central. The extra … Continue reading

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Memphis professor advocates choosing wisely to cut health care waste

By Kevin McKenzie Posted April 9, 2014 at 5:59 p.m. At age 91, James Whitaker doesn’t question Dr. Jeffery Warren about the medical advice he gets at Primary Care Specialists or concern himself about the cost. “I don’t ask about … Continue reading

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Approval sought for potter’s field along Raleigh-Millington Road

By Thomas Bailey Jr. Posted April 9, 2014 at 7 a.m. The first of several approvals needed to establish a second Shelby County Cemetery, where the poor are buried in a pine box for no fee and with no services, … Continue reading

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FedEx EarthSmart volunteers roll up sleeves at Shelby Farms

By Wayne Risher Posted April 8, 2014 at 5:38 p.m. FedEx volunteers descended on Shelby Farms Tuesday for an annual day of environmentally conscious community service. They planted trees around Beaver Lake, installed trellises for muscadine vines at Greenline Gardens … Continue reading

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Love of history, commitment to small businesses fuel Robilio brothers

By Lesley Young Posted April 7, 2014 at 1:25 p.m., updated April 8, 2014 at 12:12 a.m. Brothers Victor and John Robilio both like history: Victor, 74, studies World War II, while John, 67, spends his time researching the Axis … Continue reading

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‘Progressive’ Walker to receive Gassner Award for architectural design

By Thomas Bailey Jr. Posted April 7, 2014 at 2:56 p.m. Todd Walker and his firm archimania have raked in more than 100 architectural design awards over the years, but this upcoming one may be the weightiest. The 51-year-old architect … Continue reading

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Galvanizing firm spending $10 million, hiring 25-30 to open plant near Memphis

By Thomas Bailey Jr. Posted April 7, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. An Ohio-based company that operates 30 steel-galvanizing plants in the U.S. and Europe now plans to invest up to $10 million to build one in Shelby County, and initially … Continue reading

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Memphis entrepreneur juggles multiple tasks

By Lesley Young Posted pril 6, 2014 at 8 p.m. Enchanted as a boy by Grace Saint Lukes’ stained glass, Dan Oppenheimer pursued a business degree in college and naturally opened his own stained glass shop, Rainbow Studio. Today the … Continue reading

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