Renovated Donut Shop Rounds Into Shape

An incoming donut shop seems poised to add to the city’s whimsical, kitsch architecture and signage, in the tradition of the rotating Sputnik at Joe’s Wines & Liquor, the flashing neon at Gibson's Donuts and the long-gone Pop Tunes dancing neon musical notes.

The future shop at 1776 Union Ave. features a corner patio so round that it mimics the donuts to be made and sold inside.

In case there’s any doubt about the circular symbolism, a giant donut-shaped sign will be installed atop the patio, according to an architectural rendering provided by landlord Loeb Properties.

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New York Transplant Opens Local Pizzeria

One day in the early 1990s, the owner of a small, Long Island pizzeria was left shorthanded by a quarrel between his two sons. He turned to the dishwasher, Jose Granados, and told him he was going to learn how to make pizza that day.

Ever since, Granados has been making pizza off-and-on and saving up money to open his own place.

On Monday, the 43-year-old is set to achieve his long-held goal, with the opening of New York Style Pizzeria in Collierville.

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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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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.

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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.

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Pottery Studio/Coffee House to Open on Highland Strip

Belltower Artisans, a pottery studio and coffee shop founded in 2016 by college students Micah Dempsey and Christopher Galbreath, has inked a deal to move into a 2,788-square-foot space in the Highland Strip.

Aaron Petree represented landlord Loeb Properties Inc. in the deal.

Belltower Artisans offers a full range of pottery classes, from “Date Night” classes to multi-week beginner, intermediate and advanced level courses.

Dempsey and Galbreath first met in art class while attending Harding Academy, where they were studying pottery making. Eventually the pair opened their first location in Minglewood Hall, before deciding to relocate to the Highland Strip to be nearer to the University of Memphis.

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Loeb Has Possible Residential Plans for Land Near Highland Row

Loeb Properties could add single-family home development to its list of University District projects.

Indiana-based Milhaus Development LLC, the developer behind the ongoing $52 million, 354-apartment complex under construction at the corner of Midland Avenue and Highland Street, had originally planned to build 35 townhomes on a piece of land adjacent to the Highland Row complex.

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Done Deals: Loeb Properties Signs Spate of Leases

 

"Loeb Properties has released a slew of recent leases that fill vacancies from Overton Square to Germantown.

• CFY Catering will be the new operator for the The Atrium, an event venue at 2105 Madison Ave. in Overton Square. Owned by Kevin andKristi Bush, CFY has another location at the Loeb Properties-owned Daybreak Shops in Bartlett. CFY’s lease begins July 1.

• Delta Health Alliance signed a 2,043-square-foot lease at 59 N. Cooper St. The nonprofit supports and operates community-based clinics and promotes health education in the Mississippi Delta.

• Elations His and Hers Boutique signed a 1,750-square-foot lease at 714 N. Germantown Parkway, in the Trinity Commons Shopping Center. Trecia Jones operates the clothing and accessories store.

• Mario’s Pool Supply signed a 1,200-square-foot lease at 1986 Exeter Road, at the Farmington Centre in Germantown. The retail shop specializes in pool supplies and accessories."

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