Kroger will hold ribbon-cutting ceremonies Wednesday (Feb. 26) at three Memphis-area stores that have been remodeled and expanded.
They’re at 9025 U.S. 64; 3685 Houston Levee; and 3926 Goodman Road.
The stores all got an increase in floor size and added features like a sushi station, Wi-Fi, an in-store chef and a bistro dining area. The produce and bakery sections also have been expanded, as well as the organic and natural food offerings.
Paragon National Bank has taken the initial steps toward switching from being a nationally chartered bank to one with a state charter.
A change to a state charter would have no effect on Paragon customers or day-to-day operations, according to the bank. Paragon CEO Robert Shaw suggested it’s more about preferring a different regulator.
In a statement released about the move, Shaw explained that a state charter gives Paragon two advantages – a regulator based in Tennessee “who fully understands our market” and “a level playing field with our peer institutions, virtually all of whom are state chartered.”
Paragon also has announced its intent to form a holding company to own the bank. The official name of the holding company will be Paragon Financial Solutions, and will be regulated by the Federal Reserve. The holding company’s only investment would be Paragon National Bank and it would have the same board members as that of Paragon National Bank.
BET’s “Sunday Best” is currently casting for its 7th season and is heading to Memphis March 8 in search of the country’s next Gospel superstar.
It’s the show’s first time holding auditions in Memphis. They’ll happen at Mississippi Blvd Christian Church, 70 N. Bellevue, and doors for auditions open at 6 a.m.
For more information, including the official audition song list, click the link:
I’m not sure how many times I’ve written these words, but work is moving forward on a new restaurant Taylor Berger is helping launch.
A $456,000 building permit was filed in recent days for renovation work at 2579 Broad Ave. That’s where Berger is developing the restaurant, market and butcher concept called Bounty on Broad with interim restaurant’s chef Jackson Kramer.
It will feature a farm to table menu and pasture raised butcher shop.
Berger tells me the recent permit is for demolition work.
Congratulations to Gibson’s Donuts for landing on a list of the top donut shops in the country.
Grub Street, the food and restaurant blog of New York Magazine, put Gibson’s on its list of “101 Amazing American Doughnut Shops with Serious Street Cred.”
From an article about the list:
“When Grub Street set out to survey the current doughnut situation in America, we didn’t favor new over old. Instead, we looked for shops of all ages with street cred, spots that feel as immune to trends as doughnuts themselves.”
The list is here.