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  •   Something’s happening at flex-industrial building on the northeast corner of Tillman Street and Broad Avenue, and it’s a lot more than the arcade bar Rec Room that opened there in April. The addition of a new 16,000 square foot fitness facility called The Box at 580 Tillman brings the total hybrid retail uses in […]

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  •   Marco Capote is the kind of friend you want around when the shit goes down. When he pulled up to meet us in Moab, driving a vintage Land Cruiser with a Great Dane and chihuahua poking their heads out the window, I knew this was going to be fun. Later I learned he’d replaced […]

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  •   Sometimes the best times happen in conditions less than ideal. Leaving out of Santa Fe we quickly lost all radio contact. That is, no podcast downloads for Daddy and no streaming Dora for Andrew. But the high desert scenery struck us, and the cows and horses were plentiful. We arrived at Mancos State Park near […]

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  •   There will be blood. Sweat. Tears. And spandex. This summer on Monday nights at Rec Room there will be a revival of sorts. Memphis wrasslin’ is coming back. It’s one of those projects that’s been simmering in the back of my mind for years. Probably since I left the wrestling mat at Christian Brothers […]

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  •   John Denver was wrong, at least about the sunshine. Since leaving Kansas the weather has been cold and rainy. So after 36 hours in Fort Collins with Grandpa Art, we’re headed south. Despite the weather it was good to be here. Resting up and hanging out. We saw Mad Max. We played Batman video games. […]

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  •   I’m watching the sun rise over our campsite overlooking “the clearest lake in Kansas,” at Wilson Lake State Park, where it’s a breezy 47 degrees. Thank God for portable French press and Coleman stoves. Andrew is still sleeping, worn out from nine hours on the road yesterday. Calvin is roaming, inspecting our neighbors’ RVs […]

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  •   I’ve got $500 and wanderlust. Can I get to Colorado and back to Memphis with a four-year-old, a dog and a Subaru? Staying with friends and family across the country, we’ll chew up some interstate miles, sleeping in tents and on couches for a week. We’ll miss the girls, but hopefully they’ll meet us […]

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  •   Anna Vergos Blair and Katherine Vergos Riederer grew up helping out at their family’s rib restaurant, The Rendezvous. But for their first entry into business, the two sisters chose something a little closer to home, making it easier for Memphians, and especially kids, to make art. The Art Project will launch this summer at […]

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  • I too was surprised to learn local foundations financed Kimbal Musk’s entree into Memphis to the tune of $10,000,000 in “community bonds.” Shouldn’t we be leveraging local talent to serve up local food? Is this another Conduit Global-type scenario where we spend our time and money recruiting an unreliable tenant to our midst? Well, in […]

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  •   Three years ago, business partners Scott Tashie and Arielle Moinester took the helm at the Cosmic Coconut, a local juice and smoothie cafe – they were immediately attracted to the nourishing menu and wanted to provide the city of Memphis with healthy eating options.  Since then, the Coconut has evolved and continued to offer […]

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