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Oh, Canada! Kooky Canuck is ready to reopen in Downtown Memphis after a slight move. Formerly located at 97 S. Second St., Kooky Canuck will make its debut at 87 S. Second St. on Friday, Nov. 18, following final building inspections. “Essentially, it is the same great, fantastic food that people are used to, and it is a whole new beginning,” said Shawn Danko, president of Kooky Canuck. It was revealed in August that Kooky

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Kooky Canuck is moving next door. Montgomery Martin Contractors recently filed a $689,000 building permit to convert the ground floor of 87 S. Second St. By October, Kooky Canuck will vacate its home of 11 years at 97 S. Second St. Owners Shawn and Lana Danko will expand draft beer offerings and add a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. Graham Reese Design Group is handling the design.

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Pavo Salon is about to debut its new “cutting-edge” Midtown location. An Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Pavo will be housed at 2157 Central Ave. — in the same shopping strip as Urban Outfitters — and will open its doors Nov. 17. “It was certainly time for us to expand our brand first and foremost,” said Scot Robinson, co-owner of Pavo. “But the other part is, with all the growth that is happening in Midtown, we felt

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East Memphis is about to get a little cheesier — but in the best of ways. Mac’s Burgers, located at 4698 Spottswood, is planning to serve what restaurant owner Lee Adams calls a “gourmet burger and mac-n-cheese bar.” “We are trying to bring the Midtown food scene out East,” Adams said. Adams, of Adams Restaurant Services LLC, also owns Dan McGuinness, TJ Mulligan’s and Last Burger on Earth (LBOE). Graham Reese Design Group is handling

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The developer behind a planned $4 million, mixed-use rehab project in Downtown Memphis has assembled his construction team as he lines up financing. Earl Blankenship, chairman and CEO of Mercury Investment Management, said he hopes to close on a loan by the end of January, then secure a nearly $410,000 payment-in-lieu-of-tax incentive from the Downtown Memphis Commission, to begin renovating the buildings at 85, 87 and 91 S. Second St. Cendown Ltd. LP — a

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Tamp & Tap, the popular Downtown restaurant and coffee shop, has applied for a building permit for its East Memphis location. Tamp & Tap applied for a $244,494 building permit through the Office of Construction Code Enforcement for its location at 6070 Poplar Ave. inside Highwoods Properties Inc.’s Triad Centre III office building in East Memphis. Earlier this year, Tamp & Tap, located at 122 Gayoso Ave., inked a lease for 2,785 square feet in

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When The Marston Group PLC, a Memphis-based certified public accounting and financial consulting firm, held an open house in recent weeks at its new digs, the evening portion of the event lasted from 7 till later in the night, with the last person leaving around 10. [Click to view] The Marston Group PLC offices at 1661 International Drive in the building known as the Colonnade. The next day, when senior partner and CEO Chip Marston

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