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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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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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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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Beale Street budget projects small slice for city

By Wayne Risher Posted April 3, 2014 at 4:42 p.m., updated April 3, 2014 at 4:49 p.m. Businesses in Beale Street’s entertainment district would hand city government nearly $133,000 this year, the Downtown Memphis Commission estimates. The money would represent … Continue reading

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St. Jude to add nine-story parking garage on Memphis campus

By Kevin McKenzie Posted April 3, 2014 at 4:03 p.m., updated April 4, 2014 at 12:05 a.m. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital plans to build a nine-story garage on the edge of Downtown. The $25 million-plus garage, the third on … Continue reading

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