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WYXR Radio Station Launches to “Edutain” the Memphis Masses

“We want to ‘edutain’ in a sense. You know, it’s less about playing the music, and more about telling these stories and honoring these spaces, and these subcultures, and these creators, and the people who have taken their time in their years of their life to understand the music that they care about,” said Jared Boyd, WYXR Program Manager.

September 29, 2020
Changing the Narrative: The 2019 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

The five 2019 Rudy Bruner Award winners, including Gold Medalist Crosstown Concourse, have changed the rules of standard practice and elevated issues that matter, addressing ongoing and long-term challenges faced by cities across America. Read the case study.

August 24, 2020
Crosstown radio partnership announces new names

A new, non-commercial radio partnership aimed at amplifying the voices of individuals in the Mid-South will launch early this fall on 91.7 FM and online.

The station’s call letters, WYXR, stand for “Your Crosstown Radio,” a nod to Crosstown Concourse, where the station will be producing and airing its daily broadcasts, and to the staff’s intent to put community radio back into the hands of the listener.

July 6, 2020
That’s Amore!

Pizzeria Trasimeno offers a taste of Italy in Crosstown Concourse.

July 2, 2020
Heroes and Sages

Hero & Sage offers a full range of salon services — from cut and color to natural hair.

July 2, 2020
Meet Dr. Jordan

Crosstown Dental Group welcomes a second full-time dentist to their team.

July 2, 2020
A Multicultural Food Hall

We might be under quarantine for a little longer, but Crosstown Concourse’s food hall provides a little taste of the world beyond our borders. Global Café at Crosstown Concourse takes an international approach to cuisine, offering a variety of dishes from several countries.

June 29, 2020
Pizzeria Trasimeno Now Open, and Offering Delivery, Pick-Up, and Patio Seating

Pizzeria Trasimeno wants to be your new favorite place to grab a pie and a pint, catch up with friends, and enjoy some of the best food, people, and community the 901 has to offer.

June 24, 2020
Art, Health, Learning In Community: A Vertical Urban Village In Memphis

Between the World Wars, Sears built 10 giant centers around the country. The one-to-three million square foot fortresses served as department store, regional office and fulfillment center for the catalog business. As Sears’ business dwindled in the early 1990s, the centers were closed. Most sat idle for years. Three were eventually demolished. The one in Seattle became the headquarters of Starbucks. Some turned into condos. The one in Memphis turned into the most interesting adapted use project in America.

February 26, 2020
CrossFit in Crosstown

The Crosstown neighborhood offers two options for those seeking a CrossFit gym.

November 6, 2019
Art of Gardening

Container gardens and landscaped areas at Crosstown Concourse double as works of art.

November 6, 2019
This Excellent Memphis Restaurant Neighborhood Is Reinventing Food Activism

Driving through Memphis’s Crosstown neighborhood, it’s hard to miss Crosstown Concourse. The former Sears distribution center turned mixed-use development anchors the area with an arts center, shops, school, and public health center. Walk inside and it’s clear that the food is the heart of this place. Most of the restaurants are local, and three of them have made giving back to the community a core part of their mission.

October 24, 2019
Lively Concourse wins Bruner Gold for its open doors, array of users

Boston architect and philanthropist Simeon Bruner has spent much of his professional life studying how the designs of urban buildings “manifest” themselves to make their surrounding communities better.

He’s never seen anything like Crosstown Concourse.

“I would say this building is unique in terms of public access and permeability and the multitude of different uses that come together without restriction,” Bruner said while touring the Concourse with The Daily Memphian late Friday afternoon.

The building was the Gold Medal recipient for the 2019 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.

October 13, 2019
New hair salon fills a need in Concourse’s ‘vertical village’

A client-stylist relationship — even one limited to monthly, 30-minute increments — can be therapeutic for the customer and strengthen customer retention for the stylist.

But the conversation stylist Barbara Barnett had with one of her regulars in 2018 proved to be life-changing for both her and a colleague at the Midtown salon where they had been longtime employees.

As a result of that conversation, Barnett and Whitney Adams on Tuesday, Oct. 1, will open and be co-owners of Hero & Sage, the first hair salon in the massive Crosstown Concourse.

October 1, 2019
Five years after closing, Midtown movie-rental store Black Lodge is reborn, reinvented

A movie rental shop closing in 2014 was a familiar story. But one opening in 2019? 

Welcome to the man-bites-dog tale of Memphis movie culture. After five years of dormancy, four different storage spaces to house a north-of-30,000-title VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray collection, three potential locations that didn’t pan out and two false starts, this countdown has arrived at the return of one of a kind: Black Lodge Video — now just Black Lodge — is back.

September 24, 2019
Get Sauced

Dips and sauces take center stage at Saucy Chicken.

June 4, 2019

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