Memphis Business Journal’s Power 100: Mark Halperin 2021

Mark Halperin, EVP/COO, Boyle Investment Company Named to Memphis Business Journal’s Power 100

Mark Halperin is not often in front of the media, but he can get its attention whenever he wants it. In 2018, Halperin helped land East Memphis a TIF district, despite it reportedly being opposed by some political heavyweights. He was crucial to ServiceMaster’s headquarters relocation to the former Peabody Place Downtown. And, in his primary job at Boyle Investment Co., Halperin leads one of the city’s most powerful real estate firms. In 2020, the company bought four East Memphis office buildings from Highwoods Properties, giving it a near monopoly on Class A space in the city’s premier office district.

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Memphis Business Journal’s Power 100: Mark Halperin 2021

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Mark Halperin, EVP/COO, Boyle Investment Company Named to Memphis Business Journal’s Power 100 Mark Halperin is not often in front of the media, but he can get its attention whenever he wants it. In 2018, Halperin helped land East Memphis a TIF district, despite it reportedly being opposed by some political heavyweights. He was crucial to […]

Online retailer, Shelby Jewel, to open in Williamsburg Village

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Online retailer, Shelby Jewel, to open in Williamsburg Village

The Memphis Business Journal

By Susan Ellis

Clothing store Shelby Jewel, which has a pop-up shop at Saddle Creek, will open a store in the newish shopping center Williamsburg Village in East Memphis this spring.

Owner Shelby Tucker said that clothing is her way of expressing her creative side.

“I’m not a painter or a drawer, so this is my art,” she said.

Shelby Jewel began as an online store, when she was given the opportunity to open in Saddle Creek.

“It’s crazy, because most people had to go from brick and mortar to online. And for me, I went from online to brick and mortar,” Tucker said. “I really wanted to create my shopping experience in person. That’s where Saddle Creek came in. It provided me an opportunity to figure out if it’s what my customers wanted.”

Turns out, they did. Tucker called customer response “amazing.”

The Williamsburg Village deal came about because Jonathan Aur‘s wife was a customer of Shelby Jewel. Aur works with Boyle Investment Co., which oversees Williamsburg Village.

Williamsburg Village, on Mendenhall near Poplar, has a number of stores and restaurants already open or in the works, including Mrs. Post Stationary, Southall Cafe, Crumbl Cookies, and Torchy’s Tacos.

Tucker was particularly enthused by the new spot because many of the businesses are woman-owned.

The new site is just over 2,500 square feet and she’s already leased the adjoining space so that she can offer new brands of clothes that are not currently available in Memphis.

The store will employ six people.

Tucker said that Shelby Jewel is the sort of place where folks can take a load off. When they enter, they are offered a drink — coffee or Prosecco. The goal is to offer affordable, easy classic styles for women of all ages.

What she’s bought recently has changed due to the pandemic.

“When the pandemic hit, I started seeing that people are working from home. I definitely had to adjust, but it was still things that I would have picked anyway,” Tucker said. “I want people to feel like they are put together but feel extremely comfortable. When it came to that, I picked things that were soft and flow-y, but when you’re on a Zoom call, you look like you got it together.”

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The Commercial Appeal Construction could begin this year on residential and retail buildings at the Schilling Farms Water Tower District in Collierville. On Dec. 14, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a preliminary site plan for 257 residential units in the northwest corner of Schilling Farms. Now Boyle Investment Co., the project’s developer, is preparing the […]

Schilling Farms Water Tower District: Here’s a Look at the First Phase Plans and Timeline

The Commercial Appeal

Construction could begin this year on residential and retail buildings at the Schilling Farms Water Tower District in Collierville.

On Dec. 14, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a preliminary site plan for 257 residential units in the northwest corner of Schilling Farms. Now Boyle Investment Co., the project’s developer, is preparing the final plans.

“We hope we’ll have the residential and retail component under construction in 2021,” said Les Binkley, vice president of Boyle Investment.

The first phase of the Schilling Farms Water Tower District in Collierville includes townhomes, apartment buildings and duplexes. The property is pictured on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

The first phase includes 28 buildings for the residential side of the 50-acre Water Tower District, which will include rental properties — 32 townhomes, seven three-story apartment buildings and duplexes. The residential side is located along Schilling Boulevard West between Poplar Avenue and Winchester Boulevard.

“We’ve done a pretty terrific job, I think, of mixing up the building types inside the neighborhood,” Binkley said. “It’s pretty special for a suburban project like this because we have so many different building types with elevator-served buildings, which is rare.”

In addition to elevators, Binkley pointed out the development will include private direct-access garages for some. He also said the community will have a walkable component not commonly seen around Collierville.

Along with residential areas, the first phase contains 40,000 square feet of retail space, 50,000 square feet of office space and the corporate headquarters for IMC Companies, an intermodal logistics provider, which is already under construction.

Work is underway on IMC Companies' corporate headquarters in the Schilling Farms Water Tower District on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.

“I think as far as the retail component, we’re trying to add services to this section of Collierville and this area of Schilling Farms to have more services for corporate office tenants,” Binkley said. “That’s one big thing we try to do.”

Binkley said the phase one construction would last around two years.

Phase two plans, which Boyle has not submitted yet, will include more space for office and apartment buildings and a hotel or two if the market allows.

We have the zoning for it, and we would love to sell a site to a hotel company,” Binkley said. “Just obviously with the COVID pandemic and the stress on hotels we’re not really sure when or if that would occur.”

Binkley expects the market will embrace a development like the Water Tower District because of the walkability, elevator-served buildings and direct-access garages.

“Our project is laid out in a really urban walkable fashion, so all the buildings are pulled up close to the street, they all have front porches and there’s parallel on-street parking,” Binkley said. “It’s a very pleasant, non-typical suburban type of arrangement, and we’re excited for the next phase.”

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Collierville Approves Multifamily Units in First Phase of Water Tower District

The Daily Memphian

Collierville’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a preliminary site plan that includes duplexes, triplexes and townhomes at Schilling Farms.

The proposal was approved in a 5-1 vote. Alderman Billy Patton cast the lone vote of opposition, saying he wanted to see more retail or office space.

Boyle Investment Company’s newest component to its mixed-use development, easily seen from Poplar Avenue and Winchester Boulevard, includes 257 units in the first phase of the Water Tower District.

The Planning Commission recommended approval of the proposal in August.

“Schilling Farms is the premier mixed-used development in West Tennessee and the Mid-South region,” John Duncan, Collierville’s director of economic development, said. “The Water Tower District continues Boyle’s thoughtful elevation of the property.”

Schilling Farms’ outline plan was approved in 1991, but amended in 2009 to help allow for mixed-uses within buildings and to help create pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods.

The previously approved outline plan allows up to 1,725 units within the mixed-use development. If the board denied the proposal, they could face legal fees, as Monday’s proposal was in line with the outline plan.

Schilling Farms already has 1,180 multifamily units. With Monday’s approval, an additional 288 could be approved in the future for the mixed-use development.

The Water Tower District won’t contain only multifamily residential units. The project will be completed in two phases. In addition to apartments, the first phase includes 50,000 square feet of office space and 40,000 square feet of retail. Completion of phase one is estimated by the end of 2021.

Patton said he understood the property owners had vested rights, but he would like to see more retail or office space. After the meeting, he noted the developers want the multi-family units to benefit profit, but did not want it “become a problem for the town of Collierville.” He noted multi-family units can put strain on the town’s schools and services, like police and fire.

The second phase will look for approval at a later date, but Boyle officials are hopeful to submit the request in 2021. The company will request about 200 more apartments, two hotels with 100 rooms each and another 150,000 square feet of office space. The developers expect it to be completed in 2028 if it can gain the necessary approvals.

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Texas Comes to Tennessee: Torchy’s Tacos Headed for East Memphis

The Daily Memphian

By Jennifer Biggs

Some “damn good” tacos are coming to Memphis. If you’ve spent much time in Texas, particularly in the Austin area, you know what that means: Torchy’s is on the way. Your Trailer Park taco is coming and you can get it cheesy when you get it trashy.

“Damn Good” is the bold motto that the company calls a mantra, keeping with its fun and funky, “keep Austin weird” food-truck roots. Torchy’s started as one small truck on South First in Austin and founder Mike Rypka’s marketing campaign was handing out food around town on his red Vespa.

It’s grown to more than 80 locations since 2006, expanding first through Texas then in 2016, outside the state to Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Louisiana.

Next stop, 711 S. Mendenhall in Williamsburg Village Shopping Center, coming late spring or early summer 2021.

Matthew Miller, who spent 16 years with Bonefish and a couple with Hopdoddy at Poplar and Perkins, joined Torchy’s as the managing partner for Memphis in January. The plan was to have a location open here around July, but COVID delayed it.

The silver lining is that the space on South Mendenhall became available while they were waiting. The Boyle project is quickly turning the block on Mendenhall just south of the railroad tracks at Poplar into a foodie haven. Southall Café opened in September, and soon Greys cheese shop will, to be followed later by the Hen House Memphis wine bar. All are on the west side of the street with Torchy’s site.

Across the street, Magnolia & May recently opened, joining longtimers The Half Shell, Gus’s Fried Chicken, Gibson’s Donuts and Garibaldi’s Pizza, relatively new to the block.

Miller, who has been working at the Baton Rouge Torchy’s location for several months, said Torchy’s Memphis will have 76 indoor table seats, 20 at the bar and 22 outside. A drive-thru is possible, though not a certainty.

“We don’t really have any parking room here (in Baton Rouge), so we use a text system,” he said. “People text when they get here, go to the pick-up lane and we take their order out to them. We might do that in Memphis, too.”

Scott Hudler, Torchy’s chief marketing officer, said that Rypka and his original partners sold a minority interest in the company to growth equity firm General Atlantic in 2017, but maintain the majority interest and creative control.

“Mike was a classically trained chef before he started Torchy’s,” Hudler said. “His idea was to elevate the street taco, but the food trailer was just in a terrible location.

“So he’d literally go to stoplights and hand out food to people in their cars and they would say ‘Man, that’s damn good.’ That just grew to kind of become a rallying call in the organization, and now it’s our mission statement: Be damn good. That’s everything, from the people we hire to the locations to the bar to, of course, the food.”

It’s not really Mexican food and it’s not really Tex-Mex. The tacos are fun and filling. Appropriate for today but around for years, there’s the Democrat, made with barbacoa and avocado on a corn tortilla, and the Republican, with grilled jalapeno sausage and cheese on a flour tortilla.

A best seller is the Trailer Park, with fried chicken, green chiles, pico de gallo, lettuce, cheddar-jack cheese and poblano sauce. ‘Get it trashy’ means hold the lettuce and add green chile queso, the quintessential Torchy’s menu item.

“It’s incredibly addictive. It’s our signature dish with a recipe that is closely guarded. They won’t even tell me what’s in it,” Hudler said. “You can add diablo sauce, you can get it hillbilly style (adding chorizo), so you get to customize it. Sitting down with a group of family or friends and our green chile queso is part of the experience.”

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New Cheese Shop Coming to East Memphis: What to Expect at Greys Fine Cheese and Entertaining

The Commercial Appeal

If you like all things cheese, then you will be excited about this news. Memphis is about to get a new boutique cheese shop.

Jackie Mau and Kurt Mullican just signed the lease on a 1,200-square-foot space for their new venture, Greys Fine Cheese and Entertaining. The cheese shop will be located at 703 S. Mendenhall in a new building in the Williamsburg Village Shopping Center.

Mau and Mullican launched a cheese board business earlier this year. Greys is known not only for its beautifully assembled artisan cheese boards, but also the education component of the business. The duo hosts monthly cheese workshops.

The new shop will have a retail component that focuses not only on cheeses from around the world, but artisan cheeses made in America as well. Mau and Mullican have traveled to creameries across the country developing relationships with the craftsmen who create these unique specialty cheeses.

Greys Fine Cheese and Entertaining owners Jackie Mau and Kurt Mullican in front of the construction site of their cheese shop in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

“We will bring the best in France and Italy, but also will focus on artisanal and farmstead creameries in America,” said Mullican, noting that while large chains like Whole Foods and Kroger’s Murray’s Cheese departments have excellent selections, they have limited access to smaller creameries. “Many of these creameries do not have access to large distribution. It will take some work to get them,” he added.

The retail side of the shop will also include everything you might need to accompany your cheese. Artisan crackers, fresh breads, honeys and jams are just a few of the offerings that will be available.

Greys date night cheese board in Eads, Tenn., on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

A cheese bar will also be part of the shop.

“The concept behind the cheese bar is like sushi,” said Mullican. “The menu will rotate and include a flight of three or five cheeses with a pairing.”

Each bite will be a well-designed cheese experience. An example Mullican shared was pairing an ash-ripened Robiola cheese with a four-fruit preserve and black lava salt.

Mau said they plan to serve wine and beer as part of the tasting experience.

Greys will also continue to offer cheese boards for home entertaining.

The construction site for Greys Fine Cheese and Entertaining cheese shop in Memphis, Tenn., on Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Educational classes will be held at both the shop and at collaboration events with Memphis restaurants.

 “We want to be your cheese destination,” Mau said. “Whether for a cheese board or to have Kurt cut a cheese to order or for the pairings.”

The shop is set to open Valentine’s week 2021.

Until the shop opens, cheese boards can be ordered online at greyshd.com. Cheese workshops and tastings also will continue. The next cheese workshop is scheduled for Oct. 23 at Studio 688, and a five-course cheese tasting with cocktails is scheduled for Oct. 29 at SOB East restaurant.

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New Eats: Southall Cafe

The Daily Memphian

By Jennifer Biggs

Southall Café opened Sept. 8 after an extensive renovation to the former Tobacco Corner space at Mendenhall and Poplar, just south of the railroad tracks in Williamsburg Village.

Some good advice: Order the chicken sandwich.

We went for a soft opening and then again for lunch on opening day, both times sampling a bit of this, a bite of that. It’s open for breakfast and lunch only for now, but co-owner Mark Pender intends to eventually open for dinner.

Chef Jesus Ramon came to Southall with experience from Bishop and El Mero Taco, and the menu reflects the creativity and freshness abundant at both those places.

First up, there are three salads: The Mendenhall salad, broad salad and a watermelon salad (Pender grows the watermelons on his farm in Missouri). I ordered the broad salad ($8), a zesty and virtuous bowl of arugula, fresh mozzarella, briny olives, broad beans (though they were lima beans instead of fava beans at the soft opening), and something brand new to me: Milpa sprouts.

I’ll tell you what they are because, well, it’s my job. But it would be fun to let you taste them and see if you can guess the familiar flavor, something I love about sprouts in general: They always taste, at least a bit, of what they will grow to be. In this case, the sweet and slightly spicy sprouts are corn sprouts. I had to ask, then — of course — I felt I should’ve been able to guess it. You can taste it.

We split the salad with an entrée of shrimp and grits — a bargain at $12 with five big shrimp, mushrooms and sautéed peppers in a spicy broth over stone-ground grits and an order of paté.

The Hidalgo paté ($12) is rustic, a coarse mix of pork, fat and spices, and it’s wrapped in a squash blossom, served with pickled jicama, tomatoes, a tiny salad of arugula and milpa sprouts with a chunk of crusty bread.

But the chicken sandwich ($10): It’s such a simple thing but when it’s done right, such a pleasure. They’ve got the touch at Southall, so watch out, Popeye’s. The big chicken breast is breaded and fried super crisp, serve with chipotle mayonnaise, arugula and pickles on a buttered and grilled bun. That’s it — and it’s great. You get your choice of a side.

Merge Memphis ($12) is a breakfast with a bit of most things: Two eggs, sausage, bacon, potato hash and toast. The sausage is a blend that contains chorizo, and I’m not sure that’s my thing for breakfast sausage. Maybe a choice of sage, too? The hash with diced potatoes, onion and yellow pepper was excellent.

I haven’t had dessert, but pastry chef Donald Stockard said he plans to have a good selection every day by next week; he’s also making cinnamon rolls fresh daily.

There’s a full bar; the liquor license was approved late on opening day, and they should be able to serve beer as well by next week. A covered patio that seats 64 people at full capacity will be complete in the next few days, perfect for the cooler weather and for those of us who want to keep eating outdoors as long as we can.

Southall Café, 683 S. Mendenhall, is open 6:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 901-646-5698.

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2020 Vesta Home Show: Boyle Investment Company’s Grand Manor at Spring Creek Ranch

At Home Memphis & Midsouth

Boyle Investment Company and the Meyer family, the crafters and
assemblers of Spring Creek Ranch, are excited to welcome back the West
Tennessee Home Builders Association and the 2020 VESTA Home Show!
VESTA is the signature event of the West TN Home Builders Association,
showcasing the skills and products of their builder and associate members to
the public. Collierville High School Booster Clubs will receive a portion of the
proceeds from this year’s event.

Spring Creek Ranch has always been about the land. Preserving and
enhancing the natural beauty of this once thriving cattle ranch, the
development offers the Mid South’s best in elegant country living. Once you
view the rich green fence and enter past the stately stone signage at the
corner of Raleigh-Lagrange and Collierville-Arlington, you will travel past
almost a mile of pastures filled with wildlife, pass tree-lined meadows and
enjoy scenic vistas across Lake Chinquapin, before you a single home comes
into sight—Spring Creek is unparalleled for its solitude. Here you’ll find
nothing fancy, but stately homes and grounds meticulously landscaped and
carefully maintained. Here you will find rest . This is the setting for the 2020
Vesta Home Show.

It’s been 13 years since the 2007 VESTA Home Show first introduced Spring
Creek Ranch to the Mid South. The event experienced unrivaled success; all
seven featured homes were sold before the show even began! This year’s
show location is in the most prestigious area developed to date: The Grand
Manor. This ambitious community provides large and spacious .75- to
1.25-acre estate-sized lots and is part of the exclusive gated area on private
streets. When completed, The Grand Manor will include a variety of lot sizes and
housing types, some with extraordinarily rare views of the Jack Nicklaus
“Signature Series” golf course. All of the homes in the 2020 show have
beautiful lake views, and it is interesting and exciting to see how the talented
architects and builders have capitalized on this community amenity. This
year’s VESTA promises to be just as successful as Spring Creek’s first, with
three of the four million-plus-dollar homes already sold! We are
extraordinarily proud that two of the families who have purchased VESTA
homes are existing Spring Creek residents who are expanding investment
and their love for the community.

Spring Creek Ranch is a nearly 1,000-acre planned community including the
golf course, and stretches into both Shelby and Fayette counties, all the way
to the new outer loop road I269/385. Located in the northern annexation
reserve for Collierville only minutes away from the Briarcrest and St.
George’s campuses, The Grand Manor features rural living with an array of
community amenities, convenient to the area‘s best and newest regional
shopping and dining. Residents enjoy amazing swim and tennis facilities, and
park-like areas of mature trees and wetlands have been preserved. Amenities
also include an 8.5-acre lake for fishing, kayaking and canoeing, and miles of
beautiful pedestrian trails that facilitate healthy living and tie the community
together.

Boyle hopes you will come out and see the beautiful homes and support the
2020 VESTA Home Show! We also invite you to tour all of Spring Creek
Ranch and see the new homesites and homes that are available in all areas
and price ranges, with new sections of lots underway now. We would love for
you to call Spring Creek Ranch your home—and Boyle will be the first to
welcome you to the neighborhood!

Sidebar: The Boyle name has become synonymous with innovative land
development and is deeply rooted in Memphis history as Boyle ancestor John
Overton teamed with Andrew Jackson and James Winchester to found the
city of Memphis in 1819. In 1907, Edward Boyle, whose sons would go on to
found Boyle Investment Company in 1933, developed an iconic Memphis
neighborhood, the Belvedere Boulevard subdivision between Central and
Union Avenues. Belvedere would be the first of many fine residential
communities in the greater Memphis area developed by the Boyle family,
whose neighborhoods are known for their high standards, strict covenants
and attention to detail, all of which create long-lasting value for the
homeowners. The list of high-quality residential neighborhoods developed by
Boyle is lengthy and includes popular communities such as Farmington, Kirby
Woods, River Oaks, The Cloisters, Southwind, Blue Heron, Green Shadows, Braystone
Park, Washington Gates, The Neighborhood at Schilling Farms, Allelon, and
the unique Spring Creek Ranch community that is unparalleled in the quality
of life and amenities it offers its residents.

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Schilling Farms Water Tower District: Here’s a Look at the First Phase Plans and Timeline

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The Commercial Appeal Construction could begin this year on residential and retail buildings at the Schilling Farms Water Tower District in Collierville. On Dec. 14, the Collierville Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved a preliminary site plan for 257 residential units in the northwest corner of Schilling Farms. Now Boyle Investment Co., the project’s developer, is preparing the […]

Collierville Endorses Schilling Farms Multifamily Units

The Daily Memphian

By Abigail Warren

The Collierville Planning Commission endorsed 256 additional multifamily units at Schilling Farms between Poplar and Winchester.

The positive recommendation for a new neighborhood – the Water Tower District – includes 16.29 acres already zoned for mixed-use and multifamily. The development will include town homes, duplexes, triplexes and flats and range from one to three bedrooms.

Les Binkley, Boyle Investment Company vice-president, acknowledged this is “one of the most complicated residential developments” the company has done and thanked Nancy Boatwright, assistant town planner, for her assistance during the application process.

He acknowledged the “intricate” design of the neighborhood. Buildings will look unique, not repetitive. Elevator apartment buildings are rare in the suburban market and the project proposes several.

He said the projected can “capture” all ages adding “richness” to neighborhoods.

Due to prior reviews of the entire Schilling Farms project, the development could have up to 289 more multifamily units if the mayor and aldermen approve this neighborhood proposal. The entire project is allowed to have up to 1,725 units, and 1,180 were previously approved and built.

Boyle will seek retail as part of this project at a later date, Binkley said. This phase includes 2,193 square feet of nonresidential space for the leasing office and neighborhood amenities.

Alderman John Worley pointed out the mayor and aldermen are not “aggressively seeking apartments.” He said there were entitlements given to this long ago – before most commissioners and aldermen were in their position.

Commission Chairman Greg Cotton acknowledged the project already was granted the total number of apartments in the outline plan.

“You may not agree with the number of apartments, but they are what they are,” Cotton said, noting there needed to be solid reasoning if they were to turn it down.

Worley said if they rejected the plan, there would likely be a lawsuit, to which Rusty Bloodworth, Boyle executive vice-president, nodded his head.

No residents appeared before the commission to address the project.

One component of the commission’s review included traffic impacts. A traffic study submitted with the application said minor delays could be created near the site including at Schilling Farms Boulevard W and Poplar Avenue.

Jaime Groce, town planner, said the project will likely appear before the Board of Mayor and Aldermen in September. They may ask for the company to make improvements along Poplar at that time.

IMC Companies is making its headquarters home at Schilling Farms. Binkley said his company would like more large businesses to make their home in the development, and a project like the Water Tower District helps encourage their move to Collierville.

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Collierville Planning Commission to Review More Multi-Family Units at Schilling Farms

The Daily Memphian

By Abigail Warren

Boyle Investment Company is seeking approval of town homes, triplexes, duplexes and flats at Schilling Farms in Collierville.

The town’s Planning Commission is scheduled to review the proposal for the development’s northwest portion at its meeting Thursday. Schilling Farms, a 443-acre mixed-use development, is easily seen along Poplar Avenue and Winchester Boulevard.

“The Boyle Schilling Farms Community is the premier mixed-use development in West Tennessee and one of the nicest ongoing real-estate projects in the Mid-South,” John Duncan, director of economic development in Collierville, said. “Schilling Farms is a key differentiator for us as we continue to promote our community for expansion and relocation.”

This project, known as “The Water Tower District,” will add 256 rental units in town, creating additional living options in Collierville. The neighborhood will encompass a water tower located in the area since the 1950s, when it was farmland. The tower won’t be functional but is a “marker referencing the past,” according to Les Binkley, Boyle Investment Company vice-president.

Collierville has 2,592 stand-alone apartments. The 2040 Land Use Plan says that number should not exceed 3,532 – excluding the Downtown area that could see more. When that plan was developed, town leaders knew of potential multi-family units at Schilling Farms.

The zoning allows multi-family, and previous approvals allow up to 1,725 units. The development already has 1,180.

The Water Tower district will add 109 one-bedroom units, 93 with two bedrooms and 54 with three.

The proposed differing building styles meet town guidelines.

“There’s nothing like it,” according to Rusty Bloodworth, Boyle Investment Company’s executive vice president. “It’s by far the most complex predominantly residential community that’s almost ever been done (in the area).”

He said the only concept in the area slightly similar is Harbor Town along the Mississippi River with its various living options.

Duncan said the neighborhood “continues Boyle’s commitment to Collierville.”

Boyle aims to make the neighborhood walkable, with common open space as a distinct feature of the area.

The property has some old oak trees that Boyle plans to keep. They hope the neighborhood feels secluded away from bustling Poplar Avenue.

Developers also want some nonresidential development on the west side of the property just south of Poplar Avenue.

Schilling Farms has been two decades in the making. Boyle still has land zoned for offices. Binkley hopes another group like IMC Companies will make Schilling Farms its headquarters home.


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Boyle Preps 28-Building Development in Collierville

The Memphis Business Journal

By Jacob Steimer

Boyle Investment Co. is planning to build 256 rental units in Collierville, across 28 buildings and 15 acres.

The Watertower District will be located in the northwest quadrant of Schilling Farms, on part of the 50 acres the firm started grading last summer. Boyle VP Les Binkley expects construction to start in the second quarter of 2021.

The rentals would range from townhouses and duplexes to three-story buildings with elevators. And, the firm plans to eventually add more apartments on 12 adjacent acres. Along with the residential, the project will include “a modest amount of small-shop retail.”

“The big advance for Collierville is having a community of this scale that is truly walkable. The extremely small blocks are key,” Boyle EVP Russell Bloodworth said. “Our biggest challenge is including so many different types of homes and buildings. So much differentiation pushes up our construction costs, but in the long run, it will make a community that is truly sustainable.”

Elevators aren’t common in three-story apartment buildings, but Binkley said he felt they were important to differentiate the property as being high-end.

Binkley said the company hasn’t paused the project during the pandemic because it still had plenty of design and approval work to do before starting construction. By the time the project leaves the ground, he thinks there’s a “pretty solid chance” the country will be out of its current economic woes.

“We aren’t a merchant builder trying to build something and sell it in a couple years. We’re building this to hold it long term,” Binkley said. “We’re confident the project, long-term, will be a huge success.”

The development is set to appear before Collierville’s Planning Commission on Aug. 6. The town has been resistant to multifamily development in recent years, but Binkley said he’s not worried because the site is already zoned to include apartments.

The project will be built around a central park. Binkley said that park and the community’s walkability are its most important aspects.

The apartments are located near the site Boyle sold IMC Cos. to build its new headquarters on. The 50 recently graded acres also include sites for other office buildings, retail and, potentially, a hotel, which Binkley said will be built “as the market dictates.”

Clyde Patton and Bruce Taylor of Patton & Taylor Enterprises are co-developing the project with Boyle. Memphis-based LRK and Nashville-based Kiser + Vogrin Design are designing the project. Memphis-based Fisher Arnold is engineering it.

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Southall Cafe to Offer ‘Chef Driven’ Breakfast, Lunch in East Memphis

The Daily Memphian

By Tom Bailey

An East Memphis building with a history of rich aromas is about to be reborn.

The smells will change, but promise to be as pleasing as sizzling bacon or baking biscuits.

Southall Café will open as soon as mid-August.

The building is about 40 yards south of the Norfolk Southern tracks at 669 S. Mendenhall. The place is highly visible along the busy Poplar Corridor, at least when a train isn’t rolling through.

That’s where Tobacco Corner Ltd. operated for decades.

“It took some time to get the smell out,” Southall partner Mark Pender said of ridding the white-brick building of the tobacco odors. “We left it open a long time.”

Southall Café will be a “chef-driven” breakfast and lunch restaurant using a lot of locally sourced ingredients, Pender said.

He’s a beekeeper himself, so the honey should be fresh.

Eighty percent of the menu is completed. The chef, whose identity has yet to be announced, will finish the menu with daily and brunch specials.

This is the 57-year-old Pender’s first experience as a restaurant owner, but he is a career veteran of the restaurant world. Most recently, he served as operations director for Sweet Grass in Cooper-Young, 117 Prime steakhouse and Belle Tavern Downtown and Sunrise in the Edge District.

His partners for Southall are attorney John Bobango of the Farris Bobango law firm and Mitchell Spurlock, an entrepreneur who was a founding board member for Triumph Bank and who co-founded Power Transport.

The concept for the breakfast/lunch eatery emerged after plans fell through for the building to house a MediCi Italian Kitchen, specializing in Neapolitan pizza.

The café’s name — Southall — refers both to its South Mendenhall location and to a family name in the Bobango family, Pender said.

On Friday, July 10, the construction crew put some finishing touches inside, including installation of cosmetic aluminum coverings over steel beams above the arched windows.

Another crew installed internet cables for point of sales, WiFi, phone service and eight security cameras.

A few of the booths were already in place. Southall should be ready to open next month as soon as the 25-by-45-foot patio is built on the building’s south side, Pender said.

The north side is closer to the rumbling trains. The café will embrace the occasional passing train with a discount special or shot of coffee for customers, Pender said.

Otherwise, the high-quality windows are expected to dampen the noise.

Southall Café anchors the north end of Williamsburg Village Shopping Center, which Boyle Investment Co. is transforming and even rebuilding.

Southall is part of phase 1 of the center’s renovation, along with new wine bar called The Hen House and the gift and stationery shop called Mrs. Post.



The Phase 1 renovation is about 75% complete.

Now that crews have completed such infrastructure work as running new water, sewer and power service to the buildings, said Jonathan Aur of Boyle Investment Co., “we’re finally getting to see the fun stuff: The beautiful new roofs, copper trim, the dormers, the storefronts.”

Attorney Mary Lauren Stewart is Bobango’s daughter and is part of the Southall Cafe ownership group. Asked what the restaurant will be like, Stewart replied, “Kind of an elevated breakfast and lunch restaurant. Taking good Southern cooking and elevating it.”

Pender likened the concept to an upscale breakfast restaurant in Denver called Snooze: An A.M. Eatery.

Snooze’s menu describes its French toast as “French-toasted brioche, completed with whipped mascarpone cream, seasonal fruit and Slopeside pure Vermont maple syrup.”

Snooze describes one version of its eggs Benedict as an English muffin “topped with shaved Tender Belly ham, perfectly poached cage-free eggs and smoked cheddar hollandaise.”

In Pender’s judgment, Southall fills a need East Memphis’ Poplar Corridor.

“We felt like breakfast was under-served in this area,” he said. “You have Staks (Pancakes at Poplar Avenue and Perkins Extended) and Blue Plate (Café at Poplar Avenue and Reddoch Cove).”

He anticipates routinely drawing breakfast and lunch diners from Highland Street on the west to near Germantown on the east, and from Summer Avenue on the north to Park Avenue on the south.

Southall Café’s hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. The weekend menu will be brunch only.

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