Southern Junkers Market at Overton Square

Join the Southern Junkers Fall Market in Overton Square this season on the South Lot of Overton Square at 25 South Cooper off of Trimble Place.

Featuring a juried Vintage, Antique and Artisan Outdoor Market with jewelry, art, antiques, unique and weird stuff; collectables, handmade, rusty crusty and cool junk!

Saturday, Sep 12, 2015 thru Sunday, Sep 13, 2015
Saturday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm; Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

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."

Read more at the Memphis Daily News

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."

Read more in the Memphis Daily News

Memphis Business Journal: Robata Ramen Signs Lease in Overton Square

"Jimmy Ishii plans to open a new concept, Robata Ramen & Yakitori Bar, in the Overton Square’s historic Griffin House.

The Memphis restaurateur signed a 1,526-square-foot lease at 2116 Madison Avenue, taking a yellow house which remained residential during the district’s commercial heyday.

Robata Ramen & Yakitori Bar, taking its name from the Japanese word for “fireside,” is an izakaya bar and grill serving kushiyaki skewers of grilled meat and vegetables, kara-age bite-sized fried chicken, ramen noodle soups and other traditional Japanese items.

Chefs will serve customers seated at the bar using a paddle. This method comes from an old Japanese method of fishermen passing meals from boat to boat."

Read more in the Memphis Business Journal

Memphis Business Journal: Overton Square Approaching Capacity

Loeb Properties Inc. has been riding a leasing hot streak in recent months at Overton Square. The Midtown retail property, once left for dead, is now currently 73 percent occupied. What a difference a year, and a local owner, make.

Overton Square declined for years under Colorado-based Overton Square Investors LLC, but that started changing once Memphis-based Loeb purchased the property.

Read more in the Memphis Business Journal

WMC-TV 5: Overton Square Facelift In Progress

"There is a lot of moving and shaking going on in Overton Square these days as the area gets a well-deserved face lift.

When many think of Overton Square, they think of the food and beverage scene, but its redevelopment means adding fitness centers and it is all set to open by the end of the year.

"To have a vibrant downtown, you have to have a healthy Midtown," explained Bob Loeb, Loeb Properties.

Loeb says Overton Square is on its way to making a new name for itself.

"We've got food and beverage, we've got theater and film. We want art on the street, so we've got mosaics and murals," he said. Loeb says there is a possibility for a new tapas and crepe restaurant. But restaurants will not be the only attraction."

Watch more at WMC-TV Action News 5