‘Full steam ahead’ for Snuff District, Union Row despite virus turbulence

By Updated: March 14, 2020 7:11 AM CT | Published: March 14, 2020 4:05 AM CT
<strong>Construction crews work on leveling the lot adjacent to AutoZone Park on Friday, March 13, in preparation for construction to begin on the Union Row project. Developers of two of the biggest mixed-use projects in Memphis say they are pressing forward with construction despite economic volatility caused by the coronavirus.</strong> (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

Construction crews work on leveling the lot adjacent to AutoZone Park on Friday, March 13, in preparation for construction to begin on the Union Row project. Developers of two of the biggest mixed-use projects in Memphis say they are pressing forward with construction despite economic volatility caused by the coronavirus. (Jim Weber/Daily Memphian)

The coronavirus has roiled the financial markets just as primary construction for Union Row and the Snuff District is about to start. Yet the developers are plowing ahead.   

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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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