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Kabluey

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Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:52 AM by Kabluey Comments 0
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Memphis has been home to one of the top-10 liver transplant programs in America. Steve Jobs selected Memphis for his liver transplant.

That status will likely end thanks to a state decision. The state is Tennessee, and the capital is Nashville. Unfortunate news, apparently petty politics. This from the Memphis Flyer:

“Eason, director of the center, did a life-saving liver transplant for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2009 that extended his life two-and-a-half years....

Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:49 AM by Kabluey Comments 0
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A couple years ago, Broad Avenue hosted an experiment. Called A New Face for a New Broad, the experimental event consisted of pop-up businesses occupying empty spaces in buildings. Broad is a pretty small, walkable stretch near Overton Park, East Parkway, etc.
  • “It’s a two-day realization of a vision held, among others, by the Historic Broad Business District, Livable Memphis and Memphis Regional Design Center. It’s an attempt to show how neighborhood business districts can be made comfortable,
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Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:45 AM by Kabluey Comments 0
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The tiny area known as Victorian Village is slowly expanding. The CCDC is helping move forward a bread and breakfast that has been planned for a while. From the bizjournal: Downtown committee approves loan for bed and breakfast

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Jose Velazquez and J.W. Gibson, operating as James Lee House LLC, are planning to spend $2.25 million redeveloping the 8,100-square-foot house which was built in 1848.

The project has been challenging, taking several years...

Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:44 AM by Kabluey Comments 0
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Memphis has sought to implement light rail access to the airport. But, alas, no funding. So, on to plan B, Bus Rapid Transit. This has been implemented impressively in Curitiba, Brazil. Hopefully it finds success in Memphis. It’s certainly more fiscally responsible, at a cost of $1 mill vs 30 mill a mile.

“It is called “bus rapid transit” and it will use global positioning satellite systems, intersection sensors and onboard electronics to help speed buses along designated routes....

Posted 01-28-2013 at 09:42 AM by Kabluey Comments 0
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“In what could be considered a shocking development coming from the publication that called Memphis the sixth most miserable city in America in 2011, Forbes has ranked Memphis as the fourth happiest city to work in right now.”

Memphis ranks 4th on Forbes Happiest Places to Work

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