New Gym Opening In East Memphis

SHED Fitness has signed a lease to occupy 4,055 square feet at 1215 Ridgeway Road.

Marcus Esposito and Maureen Shorter Esposito, the local franchise owners, are currently building out their Park Place location, which is expected to open in August.

In the deal, landlord Loeb Properties Inc. was represented by vice president of brokerage Aaron Petree.

At SHED Fitness, participants are led through 3 to 5 stations of moderate to high intensity exercises for a total class time of 50 minutes. Private classes are also available.

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Helping Hands

Most mornings it’s not uncommon to see dozens of homeless Memphians lined up outside Hospitality Hub’s Downtown location, hoping to get selected for the nonprofit’s Work Local program, which offers $50 and a meal in exchange for five hours of work cleaning up around the city.

Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, only 10 people can be selected per day, said Keynnon Mumphrey, director of the Work Local program.

But thanks to a new partnership with the University Neighborhoods Development Corporation that adds an extra day to the program, 10 more homeless people a week will get the opportunity to earn a hot meal and a paycheck. Mumphrey said that money potentially could pay for up to half a month at the mission.

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Business Booming in the Bluff City

From the number one employer in Memphis expanding to new retailers moving in. These are more signs that the local economy is turning around. A global fashion retailer announced plans Tuesday to open new stores in the coming months. That means job creation and more money being pumped into our local economy.

Memphians should prepare for a new 22,000 square foot retail space. H&M announced it's coming to Cordova as well as east Memphis. This is just the latest in a series of businesses set to open its doors this year.

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