New Mural Installed on the Highland Strip

A new mural of a blue-eyed, lifelike tiger has been installed on the Highland Strip near the University of Memphis.

The mural, Tiger Eye, was designed by the Loeb Properties team and installed over several days by SignWorks Memphis. 

Using a special technique, the team installed the mural by using a heat-gun application which stretched the printed material over the wall, sticking it to the brick and mortar. 

"The dramatic visual element celebrates the University of Memphis Tigers and reflects the community spirit of  the university neighborhood," Loeb officials said in a press release. 

U of M president, David Rudd approves, calling the mural "imposing, striking and well done" in a tweet on Sunday.

Read more in the Memphis Flyer

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.

Read more in the Memphis Daily News