Southern-Inspired’ Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

A new upscale restaurant called Bogard that will serve contemporary Southern-inspired dishes has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square, Loeb Properties Inc. has announced.

The restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, and is an acronym for “Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish,” as each meal purchased at the restaurant will provide another meal for a person in need thanks to a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.

Ed Cabagiao and Ben McLean have been tapped as operating managers for the new venue that will occupy the former Stanley Bar-B-Que space at 2110 Madison Ave.

Loeb was represented by Aaron Petree in the lease; Bogard was represented by Barry Maynard of LRG.

Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins is another co-owner of Bogard, as is Preston Butts Jr. They said they were inspired to partner in the project by Edward Bogard’s message and dedication to giving back.

Edward Bogard is the philanthropic designer, founder and CEO of SoGiv, the world’s first nonprofit shoe design company. The limited-edition shoes SoGiv designs and sells help charitable causes around the world, as 100 percent of shoe sales go to the various charities.

See the full story at Memphis Daily News.