Ballet Memphis submits proposal for French Quarter Inn renovatio - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ballet Memphis submits proposal for French Quarter Inn renovation

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A long vacant property in Overton Square could soon become the new home of a Memphis fine arts staple.

According to a release from NCE Realty, Ballet Memphis proposed to move its headquarters to the property where the French Quarter Inn now stands.

Ballet Memphis plans to redesign the space into a two story, transparent building of glass and copper, bringing professionals and participants alike to Overton Square.

This move would mean that Ballet Memphis would join the already blossoming arts community in Overton Square, including Playhouse on the Square, Hattiloo Theatre, Circuit Playhouse, Theatre Works, and Project: Motion.

A representative for NCE said in a written statement, "We feel this is a win-win for the community in assuring that this important corner receives the thoughtful attention it merits for the good of the neighborhood and the City."

The Land Use Control Board will discuss the matter at a zoning meeting July 9.

Earlier in June, NCE said it planned to turn the French Quarter Inn into a luxury hotel. With this sale, that plan is on hold, but the group said it is not giving up on the dream of putting a luxury hotel in Midtown.

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