Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

Upscale restaurant set to open in Overton Square in the fall

The restaurateurs behind two of TripAdvisor's "Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the United States" are preparing to open their third Memphis-area concept.

Russ Graham and Tom Powers, the duo behind Downtown's Flight Restaurant & Bar and Germantown's Southern Social, plan to open the much-anticipated Porch & Parlor restaurant this fall in Overton Square. The restaurant will take over the space formerly held by Bar Louie, at 2125 Madison Ave. at the corner of Madison and South Cooper Street.

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Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel

Developer files $16 million building permit for Overton Square hotel


By WMCActionNews5.com Staff | June 18, 2019 at 4:25 PM CDT - Updated June 18 at 4:40 PM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Memphis property developer filed a $16 million building permit Monday for a hotel at Overton Square.

Overton Square hotel pegged for 2020 opening

Loeb Properties announced in 2018 plans to build the hotel on land currently being used as a parking lot.

According to the Memphis Business Journal, the owner and tenant on the permit are listed as “The Memphian Hotel LLC," which you can see in the latest renderings of the seven-story hotel from Loeb.

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$16M building permit brings Overton Square hotel closer to reality

$16M building permit brings Overton Square hotel closer to reality

A $16 million building permit was filed Monday for The Memphian Hotel, a boutique hotel development planned for Overton Square. 

The full project is expected to cost more than $24 million. The Memphian Hotel will be seven stories and about 100 rooms next door to the Hattiloo Theatre between Trimble Place and Monroe Avenue at 21 S. Cooper St. 

The project, led by Loeb Properties, was first announced in 2017 when developers were granted a 15-year tax break worth more than $6 million.

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The Memphis Theater That's Performing Blackness Unapologetically

The Memphis Theater That's Performing Blackness Unapologetically

MEMPHIS—When Ekundayo Bandele invited a group of journalists to tour Hattiloo, his independent theater in Memphis, he spoke as much about the community surrounding it as he did the plays performed inside. For most people who want to visit Hattiloo Theatre, they’d just go online and buy tickets. But for kids who live in certain areas of the neighborhood where the theater is located, they need a hood pass—literally.

A local gang controls a route on the way to the theater, located in the Overton Square Performing Arts District, through which some neighborhood kids must pass but can’t in fear of being attacked. So Bandele did what any theater director would do: negotiate safe passage for the kids.

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WEB EXTRA: Memphis restaurant honors World War II veteran on 75th anniversary of D-Day

WEB EXTRA: Memphis restaurant honors World War II veteran on 75th anniversary of D-Day

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A local restaurant honored a World War II veteran on the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

A huge crowd greeted Lieutenant Robert “Bob“ Bedford Thursday evening at Bosco’s in Overton Square. Bedford gave an eyewitness account of what happened on the shores of France 75 years ago.

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Beifuss: I watched 'Wedding at Graceland'. The Hallmark movie loads up on Elvis and sights of Memphis.

Beifuss: I watched 'Wedding at Graceland'. The Hallmark movie loads up on Elvis and sights of Memphis.

Clay's parents are informal and fun-loving, Laurel's are "tasteful and traditional." In a lengthy scene set in Lafayette's Music Room in Overton Square, Laurel's parents react to the party atmosphere and "loud" music as if they had wandered into GG Allin's concert at the Antenna. But Lafayette's looks spacious and attractive onscreen, as do such other recognizable locations as B.B. King's Blue Club, a Harbor Town neighborhood, the Greenbelt Park on Mud Island, Mednikow Jewelers, and the Peabody lobby and roof, where the famed ducks waddle by for a web-footed cameo. (Not every Memphis location in the film is actually seen: In a song about "Memphis nights," the vocalist at Lafayette's longs to go "back to that booth at the P&H").

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