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.
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.
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.
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.
On a recent Thursday evening, about 80 people gathered in a room in Crosstown Concourse flanked by dark green curtains and ringed with sofas, love seats and armchairs. Amber light glowed from assorted lamps on side tables.
Standing on a rug in the room’s center, twin brothers Christian Underwood on bass and Christopher Underwood on drums, known as The PRVLG, played with Paul Taylor.
The concert was part of The Groove music series, focused on “funky bands,” at The Green Room, one of four music venues operated by Crosstown Arts. Other sites include Crosstown Theater, the East Atrium and 430 N. Cleveland, across the street from the Concourse.
Crosstown Concourse is among the finalists for an international award that recognizes real estate projects for achieving excellence in design, construction, economics, planning and management.
The renovation and adaptive reuse of the 1.1 million-square-foot Sears building is one of 19 finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s 2019 Global Awards of Excellence competition.
Crosstown Concourse was one of just nine buildings selected this week by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) for the AIA 2019 Honor Awards.
To build a vertical village, you might as well start with food on the ground floor. Folks have to eat, and at Crosstown Concourse, where they also live, go to school, work and play, choices about where to dine continue to expand.
The Crosstown Concourse renovation is one of three national winners of the 2018 preservation awards bestowed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the trust announced Monday.