While cars steadily pass through Center and South Street just slightly off Town Square, a house has stood quietly nearby for 132 years. This fall, the Fleming/Houston House at 269 South Center Street (pictured), along with a shotgun house (pictured below) on an adjacent property at 279 South Center Street, was added to the Tennessee Preservation Trust’s “Top Ten in Tenn” Endangered List due to persistent preservation efforts by the Town’s Historic District Commission (HDC.)
Economic Development News
Plenty of Parking Awaits Town Square Diners as New Eateries Open for Business
Visitors to Collierville’s Historic Town Square will have more dining options very soon; both Brooks Pharm2Fork and 148 North plan to open within the next month. The two restaurants have been in the news, so it’s likely that people will come out in large numbers to try the new eateries.
There is “right in front of the door” parking in the Square proper, but only for those who arrive early. If you’re wondering where everyone else will park, there are plenty of spaces nearby that you may not even know about. (Click image to enlarge map.)
Public Services “Tests the Waters” for New Developments
Development is booming in Collierville, from commercial to residential construction. As large-scale development projects begin, steps are taken to ensure that existing infrastructure is safe, reliable and capable of handling added demand. Even an act seemingly small, like water running down a drain, could greatly wreak havoc on a sewer system that is not adequate to support increased volumes of water.
Two Corporate Headquarters Start New Chapters in Collierville
The week of July 18 was fresh with new beginnings for two of Collierville’s largest corporate headquarters. On July 21, Town officials, along with representatives of Boyle Investments and Helena Chemical, celebrated the opening of Boyle’s newest investment in Collierville (pictured right.) The 50,000 square foot “Class A” office complex at 255 Schilling Blvd. will add another piece of mixed-use core at Schilling Farms, which is fast becoming Collierville’s premier district for corporate headquarters.
Building’s Tradition of Serving the Community Continues in Downtown Collierville
On May 20, 1960 an American Flag - that once flew over the Capitol Building in Washington DC - was raised in front of the first official Post Office in Collierville as part of the opening dedication. On the corner of Main and Natchez, the Post Office served the Town’s residents, 2,020 at the time, for 28 years.
By the late 1980’s the Town had grown significantly, reaching a population of 14,427 in 1990. The Collierville Post Office moved to its current location on Center Street, leaving the old Post Office building available for reuse. In the mid 1990’s the Collierville Herald occupied the space and eventually split the building with the Family Taekwondo Center.
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