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Business Feature: Sheet Cake Gallery

Sheet Cake Gallery opened in Memphis' Edge District in December 2023. Owner Lauren Kennedy shares her story and her vision for the gallery.  

2023 MMDC Real Estate Report

Overview of MMDC's 2023 Real Estate Investments, Grants, and Planning Activities


Whether you are an employee, student, small business owner, supporter, or community member, the Medical District means something unique to each of us and we all contribute to the District's success in our own way.

Cleveland Corridor Vision Book

MMDC, and our partners at LRK, engaged the neighborhood for input across three nodes of Cleveland St. to create the Cleveland Corridor Vision Book.

Stay Local

The Memphis Medical District Collaborative is excited to announce a new collaboration with The Works, Inc. to support the creation of workforce affordable housing in and around the Medical District. The new housing opportunities will prioritize Medical District employees in the application process.

Viet Hoa Market

In 2018, MMDC began conversations with Cleveland Street's Viet Hoa Market on a facade improvement and expansion project.

MMDC Real Estate Form Book

The MMDC Form Book is a resource of architectural guidelines and designs. It is a tool to spur real estate development throughout the distinct neighborhoods of the Medical District. The Form Book does so by providing real estate developers and builders a series of architectural housing concepts and customizable designs.

Orleans Station

Historically, the Medical District has seen residential disinvestment, with many institutional employees commuting to work each day. The area’s growth potential has relied almost entirely on commuter traffic. Orleans Station is bringing new residential units and expanding the District's commercial corridors.

Discover the District Tours

Discover the District tours provide an opportunity to experience the people and place of the Medical District.

BAM Thrift Shop - Madison Heights

In collaboration with the Center City Development Corporation, the Downtown Memphis Commission (DMC), MMDC supported facade improvements to BAM Thrift Shop and Cozy Corner Cafe.


BJ Chester-Tamayo believes in doing things right, even if they may take longer than you’d like. When she first leased space in 1997 to open a restaurant named for her mother Alcenia, she knew that if the landlord ever wanted to sell, she wanted to be the one to buy.


BOXLOT was a temporary retail activation built from shipping containers. Its mission was to create opportunities for local small business owners to test their business models and to provide an example of how these activations can catalyze development in a neighborhood.