Loeb Gets Okay To Move Forward With Overton Square Hotel

Loeb Gets Okay To Move Forward With Overton Square Hotel

A new hotel planned for Overton Square is now one step closer to reality. Loeb Properties wants to build a 7-story, 109-room boutique hotel next to the Hatiloo Theatre.

During a meeting at city hall Thursday morning, the measure passed, and Loeb was told it could move forward with the development. However, neighbors and patrons remain worried about parking since the hotel would take parking spaces from the Square.

One solution is to get restricted parking for some streets, but not everyone agrees the permits will work.

“The requirement is 75% of the residence participating and unfortunately part of my street, a large part of the street his rental properties,” says homeowner Roger Schwartz.

Construction is scheduled to start on the hotel in November with a grand opening in early 2020.

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Overton Square Crawfish Festival

Overton Square Crawfish Festival

The 2018 Bayou Overton Square Crawfish Festival took over Midtown Memphis on Saturday.

Festivities included live music from local acts, beer and of course plenty of boiled crawfish.

Madison Avenue was packed with people twisting, pinching and devouring piles of crawfish in support of Special Olympics of Greater Memphis.

The Director of Special Olympics, Lisa Taylor, says events like these are so important for the organization, "It means a lot to us. If it wasn't for this - everything we do is at no cost for our athletes and their parents and caregivers. So fundraisers like this are so important to help keep our programs going."

A VIP tent was also available for those who wanted to eat crawfish all day for one price.

And, of course, there was a competition to see who could eat mudbugs the fastest.

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New Overton Square Restaurant To Donate Proceeds To Mid-South Food Bank

New Overton Square Restaurant To Donate Proceeds To Mid-South Food Bank

A restaurant revival happening in Midtown Memphis promises something for everybody.

From hot chicken to upscale dinning, four new restaurants will soon open in and around Overton Square, but here's a twist.

One of those restaurants is offering help to people who can't afford to eat out.

This is a one-of-kind concept you can really sink your teeth into all while doing some good right here in the Mid-south.

"I wanted to come home and birth something that's never been done," said Edward Bogard, owner and founder of BOGARD restaurant.

Bogard says he's been eyeing the now vacant restaurant space for 4 years.

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New Restaurant BOGARD Planned For Overton Square Will Help Feed Those In Need

New Restaurant BOGARD Planned For Overton Square Will Help Feed Those In Need

A new concept restaurant that aims to feed the need as well as customers is set to open in the former location of Stanley BBQ in Overton Square.

Loeb Properties says the owners behind BOGARD plan to begin construction in the next month on the space at 2110 Madison Avenue. Among those who are behind the venture are co-owners; philanthropist Edward Bogard, Preston Butts Jr. and NBA Coach Lionel Hollins.

BOGARD stands for “Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish.” The concept behind the upscale restaurant is that for every meal purchased, another meal will be provided for someone in need through a partnership with the Mid-South Food Bank.

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'Porch & Parlor' To Move Into Former Bar Louie Space In Overton Square

'Porch & Parlor' To Move Into Former Bar Louie Space In Overton Square

Loeb Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce the arrival of a new business at 2125 Madison Avenue (map) in Overton Square. Porch & Parlor restaurant will be opening in the 5,982 sf space with plans to begin construction within the next month. Loeb Properties was represented by Aaron Petree, CCIM.

Porch & Parlor is a fine-dining concept from Tom Powers and Russ Graham, the duo behind popular Memphis restaurants Flight in Downtown Memphis and Southern Social in Germantown.

The space includes a large patio space on the corner of Cooper and Madison which will act as a centerpiece for the restaurant's concept: A graceful and elegant porch that embraces the lively outdoor neighborhood balancing a parlor interior at the heart of the restaurant for quiet and intimate dining, both imbued with the restaurant's signature high-end, fine dining experience.

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