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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Overton Square To Host October Blues Festival

"Overton Square will host a two-day blues festival in October billed as the first of its kind in the city since 1969.

The Bona Fide Blues Festival on Oct. 2 and 3 is being presented by the Memphis Blues Society and will feature two free outdoor stages in the entertainment district. It also will include blues performances in four Overton Square businesses using $25 wristbands. A $100 VIP wristband includes admission to a party before the two-day festival."

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Make a Mess: Vergos Sisters Open Art Studio for Kids in Overton Square


"If you eat a plate of ribs at Charlie Vergos’ Rendezvous, you’re likely to walk away with messy fingers. You’re also likely to get messy at a new business in Overton Square, where sisters Anna Vergos Blair and Katherine Vergos Riederer have opened their kid-friendly creativity zone The Art Project.

Only six months ago, the pair dreamed up a place where kids could make art, parents could engage or kick back with adult beverages, and no one’s carpet had to be made a casualty.

“Basically anything that makes a mess, (my daughter Matilda) loves, but I didn’t love the mess in my house,” Blair said. “I started looking for a place to do free art, free in the sense of let them do what they want and explore different materials with no real set projects or no visible outcomes."

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