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.

Watch more on Local Memphis

Overton Square Restaurant Planning Expansion

Lafayette's Music Room is planning to expand in Overton Square.

The construction will expand the business to 1,300 square feet.

They plan to open the expansion mid-February. Loeb Properties, Inc. said Lafayette's Music room will remain open while the expansion is underway.

The venue recently upgraded their current location with the addition of indoor/outdoor bar serving two stories of patio space.

Watch more on Fox 13 Memphis

Lafayette's expanding in Overton Square

Lafayette's Music Room is expanding to create 60 to 80 more seats, a new space for the stage and a green room for performers, landlord Loeb Properties announced Wednesday.

Construction has begun to enlarge the music and bar venue into the 1,300 square feet next door at 2121 Madison that had been occupied by The Attic. The clothing store closed Dec. 31, but the owner still operates another Overton Square business, The Ivory Closet.

Read more in the Commercial Appeal