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Construction: Methodist at Crosstown, Kooky Kanuck

Memphis Business JournalMeagan Nichols

Methodist pulls permit for Crosstown Concourse

Building permits continue for the 10-story giant known as the Crosstown Concourse.

A permit valued at nearly $5.8 million was submitted Oct. 21 for the “interior buildout” of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare’s footprint in the massive structure.

Grinder, Taber & Grinder Inc. was the contractor on the permit, and archimania was the architect. The address is 1350 Concourse Ave.

A former Sears building, the $200 million Crosstown Concourse will soon house 1.1 million square feet of mixed use space rooted in arts, education and health care. It has 620,000 square feet of office space, as well as 65,000 square feet of retail and 265 apartments.

Recently announced tenants include I Love Juice Bar and Mama Gaia. A grand opening celebration is expected to occur sometime in spring 2017.

Kooky Canuck makes move

A Downtown Memphis restaurant is gearing up for a slight relocation.

It was revealed in August that Kooky Canuck would relocate from 97 S. Second St. to 87 S. Second St., and according to the company’s Facebook page, the restaurant will open in its new spot Monday, Oct. 31.

A building permit was filed Oct. 21 for “installing kitchen hood, make-up air unit with fan and exhaust fan. Installing split system, refrigerant piping, natural gas piping and ductwork and exhaust fan" at the 87 S. Second St. location.

The permit had a valuation of $153,000, and Wooten Mechanical LLC was listed as the contractor.

Mexican restaurant Las Margaritas will open in the former Kooky Canuck spot at 97 S. Second St.