Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way

Last Word: Colonial's New Plan, the Overton Square Hotel and American Way

And we are at that point of the post-county election period where those who leave office next month are announcing what’s next. This will soon start to blend with transition announcements for the incoming office holders. Shelby County commissioner Terry Roland is the new director of the Millington Chamber of Commerce

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Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

Overton Square Adds Two New Restaurants in One Week

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

Though the restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, it also 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. 

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Upscale “Southern-Inspired” Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

Upscale “Southern-Inspired” Restaurant Coming to Overton Square

Loeb Properties has announced a new upscale restaurant that will serve contempory southern-inspired dishes known BOGARD has signed a 3,790-square-foot lease in Overton Square.

Though the restaurant partially takes its name from co-owner Edward Bogard, it also 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 McLeanhave been tapped as the operating managers for the new venue that will occupy the former Stanly BBQ place at 2110 Madison Ave.

Loeb Properties was represented by Aaron Petree in the lease while BOGARD was represented by Barry Maynard of LRG.

BOGARD is also co-owned by NBA coach Lionel Hollins and Preston Butts, Jr., who said they were inspired to partner with the project by Edward Bogard's message and dedication to giving back.

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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.

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Bar Louie Space to Become Porch & Parlor

Bar Louie Space to Become Porch & Parlor

The team behind Flight restaurant Downtown and Southern Social in Germantown – Tom Powers and Russ Graham – are the new tenants for the cornerstone space in Overton Square occupied until recently by Bar Louie.

Loeb Properties Inc. announced Tuesday, April 10, that Porch & Parlor will begin the conversion of the Bar Louie space on the southwest corner of Madison and Cooper within the next month, describing it as “a fine-dining concept.”

Memphis Louie LLC, the company that owned Bar Louie, filed for bankruptcy reorganization a year ago. Loeb Properties and Overton Square South LLC filed a motion to allow it to continue plans to find a new tenant for the space.

Bar Louie closed earlier this year after being among the first new tenants in the refurbished entertainment district five years ago.

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Explore Bike Share Reveals Station Locations

Explore Bike Share Reveals Station Locations

Explore Bike Share’s 60 stations span from Downtown, South Memphis and Cooper-Young to Orange Mound, Overton Square and Crosstown. The stations and bikes are being funded through a combination of donations from foundations and individuals, plus a $2.2 million federal Congestion Mitigation Air Quality grant, said Explore Bike Share executive director Trey Moore.

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More original concepts, eateries make mark on Memphis

More original concepts, eateries make mark on Memphis

“There’s a desire to ‘go try a spot at Crosstown’ or ‘grab a drink in Overton Square’ or ‘head to Cooper Young’ for dinner,” Greenstein says. “And it’s not just that there are different food options. There is diversity and energy in the people and food around them. The walking, interacting, experimenting is all part of the elevated experience for Memphians and visitors.”

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