"Neil’s Bar is moving to East Memphis, across town from its Midtown home of nearly 20 years that was destroyed in a fire last year.
The longtime Memphis bar and grill is setting up shop at 5727 Quince Road in Yorkshire Square, in the 6,000-square-foot space formerly occupied by Whole Hog Café. The shopping center is owned by Loeb Properties Inc. and includes tenants MemFish, ARC of the Mid-South, First American Bank and Yorkshire Liquors.
Neil Heins, owner of Neil’s, said he’s shooting for an opening by the end of February. He said build-out is minimal because it is a second-generation restaurant space."
"Zaytoon: The Arabic word halal means “lawful” or “permissible,” and while the concept applies to many aspects of Muslim life, its most common use applies to food preparation. Though the Muslim population in Memphis is usually put at about 10,000 to 15,000, that number seems to increase slowly but persistently, particularly in the medical field.
Perhaps even more significant is the attraction that the rigorous purity of halal food has for the health-conscious. Put these two strains together, and you get what Mohammad Halimah calls “a huge opportunity" at Zaytoon in Trinity COmmons."
"Cash Savers: Last September Kroger Co. purchased nine Memphis-area Schnucks grocery stores. Eight of the stores reopened as Kroger and the ninth remained vacant.
The move clearly illustrated Kroger’s intentions to increase its market share. At the same time, it gave more credence to the notion that smaller, family-owned grocery stores are going the way of the dinosaurs. “We had big visions,” said Jeff Burkhead, who in May 2010 bought the grocery store at 729 N. White Station Road that had formerly been Robilio’s Big Star and Piggly Wiggly."