Restaurant opening in Overton Square pledges to give a meal for every meal purchased

Restaurant opening in Overton Square pledges to give a meal for every meal purchased

The city of giving. That's what Memphis is known for.

It's no surprise the newest tenant in Overton Square plans on doing just that.

For every meal purchased at BOGARD restaurant, the owners plan on providing a meal to the Mid-South Food Bank.

"The concept is my last name, which is Bogard. It's Buying One Gives Another Rare Dish," said Edward Bogard.

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Memphis Grammy winners and nominees celebrated at Overton Square

Memphis Grammy winners and nominees celebrated at Overton Square

The sound of Memphis is still hot, and some of its Grammy-winning stars were honored Tuesday at Lafayette’s in Overton Square.

Local Grammy winners and nominee were celebrated by the Recording  Academy’s Memphis chapter.

Kevin Kane, president of Memphis Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, welcomed the nominees and winners by saying that “the people coming out of the Memphis Chapter” recording academy are some of the best in the nation.

Grammy nominees Rev. Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges and Hubbie Turner of the Hi Rhythm Section, plus R L Boyce and P.J. Morton were at the event.

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Porch & Parlor restaurant planned for Overton Square’s corner spot

Porch & Parlor restaurant planned for Overton Square’s corner spot

Overton Square’s managers announced a new fine-dining restaurant that will fill the corner space where Bar Louie closed.

Porch & Parlor is a concept by Tom Powers and Russ Graham, who also opened Flight in downtown Memphis and Southern Social in Germantown.

The restaurant will begin construction in the space, which includes the large outdoor patio at Madison and Cooper, within a month.

Bar Louie, the space’s former tenant, closed in January after Loeb Properties bought out its lease.

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Memphis bike-share program announces prices, station map

Memphis bike-share program announces prices, station map

Explore Bike Share will stock 600 bikes at 60 stations across Memphis and West Memphis. The locations include Downtown, South Memphis, Cooper-Young, Orange Mound, Overton Square and Crosstown and were determined based on criteria including solar power accessibility, density, proximity to other transit options, neighborhood usage and suggestions from Memphians.

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