Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square

Nuha Abuduhair brings specialty bakery to Overton Square

Baking is both a family tradition and a form of stress relief for Nuha Abuduhair, proprietor of 17 Berkshire, Overton Square’s newest retail shop.

 “My mom always baked at home and had tons of cookbooks, and I’d look through them and stand next to her while she baked,” said Abuduhair, whose bakery will open this spring at 2094 Trimble Place, which formerly housed The Square Olive. “So, it was always fun for me. My mom was very creative. I joke that she was Pinterest before Pinterest existed … she was always crafty.”

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Austin-based burger chain to open in Overton Square

Austin-based burger chain to open in Overton Square

Another interesting new burger and sandwich concept is making its Memphis market entry as Hopdoddy Burger Bar plans an autumn opening in Overton Square.

Hopdoddy, which is slated to open at 6 South Cooper Street, joins places like Burgerim on Highland Avenue, which opened late last year, and Hattie B.’s Hot Chicken, which opens later this year in Midtown, as new food options from companies that chose Memphis for their most recent expansions.

Renovations start this month on a 3,500-square-foot space previously occupied by Yolo Frozen Yogurt across the street from the new Ballet Memphis facility.

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Finding a stage: How venues impact the local music scene

Finding a stage: How venues impact the local music scene

“I'm always glad to see venues giving musicians opportunities to be heard by new audiences,” says John Miller, Booking Director for the re-opened Lafayette’s Music Hall in Overton Square.  “While any act can certainly be subject to over-playing a single market, I think an abundance of venues offers the chance to present music fans with choices of what they can hear and discover on any given night.”

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