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First medical marijuana dispensary in area to open in Brookland this week

NEA Full Spectrum, the state's first medical marijuana dispensary in Northeast Arkansas, will open its doors in Brookland this week.

  Demolition work begins at site of Union Row redevelopment project

  Pinch District developers awarded 30-year PILOT for new hotel and mixed-use development

  Phase 1 plans for Union Row development nearly double in size

Apartment construction forces Hampline detour

Arkansas may revoke retailers’ inactive medical pot licenses

  Gun sales expected to increase for Black Friday

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Movie theater’s liquor license denied due to prosecutor’s objection; Malco set to appeal

  Restaurants, stores open on Thanksgiving

  NYC mayor blasts FedEx delivery bot on Twitter

  Wolfchase Galleria practices active shooter drill

  WMC exclusive: Richard Smith shares how to keep Memphis business moving forward

  Major development in the works for Uptown

  Mid-South business headlines: Varsity Spirit is moving to Uptown and MBJ names new managing editor

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

Memphis Business Journal promotes Meagan Nichols to managing editor

Meagan Nichols joined MBJ in December 2014 as a reporter. She worked most recently as the publication’s associate editor.

  Plans to build crematorium in Orange Mound have residents outraged

Letters have gone out informing residents of a request to build a crematorium near the corner of Park Avenue and Marechalneil Street.

  Memphis city leaders announce naming agreement with Renasant Bank for convention center

A naming rights agreement has been reached for the newly renovated Convention Center.

  WMC exclusive: Richard Smith talks FedEx’s future, from drones and robots to a billion dollar super hub

  FedEx sweetening employee benefits in 2021 with increased 401(k) match

  FedEx CEO challenges The New York Times’ recently published article detailing the company’s taxes

  Downtown construction is booming; City leaders say they can handle growth

  Mid-South business headlines: $1.1B development underway for Pinch District; MBJ’s 40 Under 40

  Mitsubishi Electric to lay off employees, sell factory in Memphis

  Family seeks answers after worker dies at FedEx hub in Memphis

Troy McClanton is having trouble accepting the death of his 23-year-old son, Duntate Young, who died in an accident early Wednesday at the FedEx hub at the airport.

  $1.1B development plan revealed for the Pinch District

City leaders have been promising to turn this community around for years, but now they say they have found someone that can fulfill the city’s vision.

  Construction underway for new Amazon warehouse facility in Raleigh

The 4 million-square-foot facility is near New Allen and Hawkins Mill Roads and will bring more than 1,000 jobs to the area.

  Black Lodge Video looks to buck trend of closing video rental stores

Movie rental stores are few and far in between these days, but a local Memphis institution has returned! And it’s looking to buck the trend of closing video stores by adding a twist.

  South Main sees major development, economic growth

If you take a look around the South Main neighborhood, the neighborhood has seen countless new developments within the last year.

  Mid-South business headlines: Redevelopments planned for South Main area; Studio on the Square to feature Indie Memphis films

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Germantown bans single-use apartment buildings

The only way developers can build apartments in the city is by building a mixed-use development, or apartment buildings that include retail or office space.

IBERIABANK and First Horizon Bank merging, bringing headquarters to Memphis

IBERIABANK and First Horizon National Corporation announced a merger Monday that will bring the company’s headquarters to Memphis and create one of the largest regional financial services companies in the South.

  Amazon picks Desoto County to debut ‘Small Business Academy’

Amazon is hosting a first-of-its-kind academy for small business owners looking to take the leap to e-commerce.

  Mid-South business headlines: Father/daughter team sets sights on Babalu; MBJ’s CFO of the Year Awards

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Kroger completes improvements to Whitehaven store

Kroger says its $750,000 revamp of the Whitehaven store is complete, and it couldn’t come soon enough for shoppers who said they had enough of dirty conditions inside.

DHS takes temporary control of Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab; facility still in receivership

The Lexington Place Healthcare and Rehab came to DHS’s attention after employees weren’t paid on Sept. 23.

  Beale Street businesses boasting GameDay specials

Beale Street businesses are gearing up for an early morning too with GameDay specials, including drinks, food and gear.

GAME OF CHICKEN: Popeyes’ popular sandwich coming back, report says

Hold the turkey, because the chicken is back just in time for Thanksgiving.

  Scholarship created in honor of Glenn Cofield

The University of Mississippi established a scholarship in Glenn Cofield’s name to honor and continue his legacy.

  More than 50 students graduate from first ever FedEx Logistics Academy

More than 50 Shelby County Schools students graduated Friday afternoon through the FedEx Logistics Academy program.

  Mid-South business headlines: DEVCON coming to Memphis and Best Places to Work

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  EDGE board approves new TIF district in Raleigh

The Economic Development Growth Engine board has approved a plan to spur economic development in Raleigh.

  Luxury hospitality group Loews finalizes development deal to bring hotel to downtown Memphis

The City of Memphis and the Downtown Memphis Commission announced they’ve signed a development agreement with Loews Hotels to build a second convention center hotel.

  Local GM employees unhappy with letter from auto company

General Motors sent a letter Friday to the United Auto Workers union saying it’s “critical” both parties finalize a deal as the strike reaches its fourth week.

  Mid-South business headlines: Investor bets big on Memphis’ 38111; Business leaders who identify as LGBTQ

We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Loews Hotels agrees to buy old Memphis police building for downtown hotel

The Memphis and Shelby County Land Use Control Board unanimously approved Loews’ proposal Thursday to build on the east side of North Main Street between Adams and Poplar Avenues.

  Problems persist at Kroger store in Whitehaven causing renewed concerns

A Mid-South Kroger is under the spotlight again.

  HUD Secretary Ben Carson tours Union Row development site

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, along with Tennessee lawmakers, toured the future home of Union Row Friday morning.

  Mid-South business headlines: Memphis sees uptick in crab restaurants and Datatober begins

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  Farmers along the Mississippi feel river’s wrath with harvest underway

As recovery from Mississippi River flooding continues, some farmers are struggling with the reality of a devastating year. In the middle of harvest, one Mississippi community has a bleak forecast, with nature and politics bringing an unforgiving storm.

  FedEx looks to hire thousands of seasonal workers

FedEx is hiring thousands of extra helping hands for the holiday season.

  Mid-South business headlines: Union Row coming soon and 2019 Super Women put Memphis in motion

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  New warehouse expected to bring 1,000 jobs to Raleigh

A state-of-the-art facility could bring more than 1,000 jobs to the Raleigh area.

  Silo Square construction underway in Southaven

Silo Square is a $220 million mixed-used development that will take up 228 acres of land on Getwell Road, near Goodman and Nail Road.

  Construction underway for MEM de-icing facility

Memphis International Airport is well underway with a project to speed up de-icing planes.

  Cordova woman says she was duped for hundreds of dollars in an air duct cleaning job with fake photos

Tyson says when the technician came to her home and went into her attic she says he found something was terribly wrong.

  Midtown bar deemed a public nuisance, shut down temporarily; police cite drug trafficking and illegal alcohol sales

According to MPD, the bar was a known hot spot for drug trafficking and illegal liquor sales because they were unlicensed.

  Local UAW strike against General Motors reaches one week

More than 100 GM workers in Memphis are hoping the strike ends soon, but say their resolve is strong as negotiations continue.

  Carvana expected to bring 400 new jobs to West Memphis

Growth and expansion continues to happen in West Memphis, Arkansas.

  Mid-South business headlines: ‘Professor Catfish’ licensed to Memphis events company and Cossitt Library renovations underway

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

Mid-South BBB president warns of unclaimed property scam

The lawyer told Hutchinson that no family had been located in relation to the policy and the two of them should split the proceeds and donate 10 percent to a charity.

  Amazon opens delivery station in Memphis

Amazon officials opened the doors at the Delivery Station on Pearson Road, off Lamar Avenue Thursday.

A FedEx pilot is detained before boarding a flight in China

A FedEx pilot was detained in China before boarding a commercial airline flight

Makeda’s Cookies celebrates 20 years in Memphis

Makeda’s Cookies is celebrating 20 years in Memphis.

Fred’s Pharmacy chain to be delisted from Nasdaq

This comes just after the company recently announced it had filed for bankruptcy last week.

  Mid-South business headlines: Fred’s stores closing and Huddle House plans to buy Perkins

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Meagan Nichols, Associate Editor of the Memphis Business Journal.

Tennessee appeals court says opioid producers can be sued

The Tennessee Court of Appeals has ruled that a lawsuit against opioid makers can move forward, overturning a lower court that had dismissed the claims

  Central Station Hotel to open in a month

A fixture in the fabric of Downtown Memphis is about to re-open to the public.

  Mid-South business headlines: World’s strongest magnet arrives at St. Jude and new laboratory brings 300 jobs to Southaven

We're taking a look at some of this week's biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

Permit filed for FedEx Logistics to move into former Gibson Guitar building

A building permit has been submitted for the renovation of the former Gibson Guitar building into the FedEx Logistics headquarters, according to the Memphis Business Journal.

  Group of community leaders calls for editorial changes at Memphis Magazine after political caricature controversy

A coalition of African American community leaders gathered Tuesday afternoon to call for changes to the editorial process at Memphis Magazine.

Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, one of them at a Walmart store.

  Mid-South business headlines: Amazon-linked facility planned in Frayser and female CRE brokers outnumbered in Memphis

We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

‘Seed Vault’ founder ordered to remove barriers around East Parkway mansion

Public Works crews could soon impound the barriers that have surrounded the home of a famed agriculturalist.

  AT&T workers protest unfair labor practices

Workers were protesting against the company for not bargaining in good faith, according to the union who represents them.

  Downtown business owners support Tom Lee Park renovations

More than 50 business owners sent a letter to Mayor Jim Strickland to let him know they want the $60 million transformation unveiled by the Memphis River Parks Partnership to become a reality.

  Mid-South business headlines: Highwoods Properties exiting and Health Care Heroes

We’re taking a look at some of this week’s biggest business headlines impacting the Mid-South with Greg Akers, Editor-in-Chief of the Memphis Business Journal.

  The Arcade Restaurant celebrates 100 years in Memphis

Speros Zepatos opened the diner back in 1919 after immigrating from Greece. It’s been family-run in all the years since.

  Peabody Hotel hosting job fair Thursday

The Peabody Hotel is looking for a few dozen new workers.

Arkansas farmers didn’t plant on 1.3 million acres this year

This spring’s heavy rainfall and flooding left 1.3 million acres of land unplanted in Arkansas.

  Kruger Inc. expanding to Southaven

A paper goods distributor is expanding into Southaven.

  FedEx testing robot delivery this month

FedEx’s autonomous delivery robot begins test runs in Memphis Aug. 26.