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The remake of Tom Lee Park is taking shape on paper, but there hasn’t been a huge outcry about it compared to what there was months ago. 

Could it be that Memphis River Parks Partnership and Memphis in Memphis can live peacefully together? Let’s hope so.

Amazon is relentless in growing its presence in this market. Another new delivery station is now planned off Interstate 40 just east of Appling Road, a prime spot and not far from a FedEx facility.

We have a ton of business news below. Stay informed here. — Business editor Terry Hollahan

Tom Lee Park plan nixes beach, adds outdoor 'lounges'

The Memphis River Parks Partnership presents a schematic design for Tom Lee Park on Riverside Drive in Downtown Memphis. 

Related: Q&A on the latest Tom Lee Park changes.

Is COVID boosting home sales?

Lower interest rates also encourage potential buyers

The pandemic, combined with low interest rates, may be fueling home sales. At least among those who have job security.

Companies consider COVID protocols with new office space

Many office moves occurring now were being planned before the pandemic.

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For sale: Historic synagogue site filled with memories and marble

Built 65 years ago for the Baron Hirsch Synagogue and sold 28 years ago to a Church of God in Christ jurisdiction, the historic property at 1740 Vollintine is up for sale for only the second time.

Amazon plans to build delivery station along I-40 in Cordova

A developer has filed for a 31-acre planned development just west of Appling Road along I-40, where a 141,000-square-foot Amazon delivery station would be built.

U of M begins staff cuts to stem $50 million in losses

The university is suffering from more than $50 million in losses from the spring and fall semesters.

When will Memphis' largest companies be back in the office? Not for a while

Larger employers in Memphis don’t expect to relax work-at-home protocols for office workers until next year, and some experts believe virtual commuting will stick around after COVID-19 is contained.

Campbell Clinic adds robotic touch to knee surgery

ROSA, short for robotic surgical assistant, is Zimmer-Biomet’s answer to more precise knee surgery. The robot figures out the math for each patient and builds a plan for the surgery.

Going strong in Whitehaven: Piano’s Flowers & Gifts

Some people have asked but the owners of Piano’s flower shop say there is no reason for them to leave the Whitehaven community.



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