Section 8-232 shall be deleted and replaced with the following language:

8-232. Zoning restriction of alcoholic beverage retailers.  No person, firm or corporation shall locate an establishment for the retail warehouseing, sale or manufacture of beer for on-premise consumption in any “Neighborhood Restaurant” as defined by the Town of Arlington Zoning Ordinance.”

This proposed change in the Arlington Municipal Code is just 42 words, but it has set off a storm of debate in advance of the August 4 Mayor and Board of Aldermen meeting.


Tennessee Tax-Free holiday_2013This weekend, shoppers in Tennessee they will save nearly 10 percent on clothing, school supplies and computers as they can buy certain items without paying sales tax from August 1 through August 3.


Looking east on Walker Street.  Staff Photo.

Looking east on Walker Street in Downtown Arlington, Tennessee. Staff Photo.


Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty announced last month that Arlington was one of six cities chosen to participate in the Tennessee Downtowns program. Tennessee Downtowns is a highly competitive community improvement program for cities and counties seeking to revitalize traditional commercial districts. Selection was based on five core criteria: historic resources, need (economic and physical), demonstrated local effort, overall presentation and probability of success.


Three local businesses are expanding their offerings this spring to the 38002 area.

Lisa McGrory, a Lakeland resident and owner of Memphis Elite Cheer and Dance in Cordova, has turned her former CSI gym location in Arlington into “Jump N’ Jamz,” and inflatable play space. With its Grand Opening set for March 28, Jump N Jamz will cater primarily to the birthday party crowd, but also offers open play for pre-school children on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Jump N’ Jamz is McGrory’s first venture into the inflatable party market after 12 years in Lakeland and then Arlington with CSI, McGrory purchased Memphis Elite in 2013 and moved her Arlington Elite competitive cheer team to the Cordova location. Jump N’ Jamz is located at 12130 Arlington Trail (867-2169).

After 10 years, Arlington Dance Arts will be leaving its Depot Square location for bigger digs in the Arlington Collection.  Located next to Bellevue Arlington, the new space will contain a larger dance studio and two music studio rooms.

Brandy Stover-Griffith, owner of Dance Arts commented that after the move, the 14 year old company will  “hopes to add homeschool classes during the day and pom/cheer technique class on the weekend.”

Dance Arts plans to be in its new space by May1, Stover-Griffith said, and a Grand Opening will be held in mid-May.  The new studio is located at 11695 Hwy. 70, Arlington (864-8844).

bikesLiveFit Studio, owned by long-time Arlington resident Adina Wiseman, will be expanding into the former Dance Arts building in Depot Square. Wiseman plans to almost double the total number of class offerings after the June 1 Grand Opening.

After moving into the 1600 sq. ft. building, Wiseman will expand her indoorclasses to include spinning, barre, and pilates classes in addition to TRX. Boot Camp will continue in the Farmer’s Market space and outside. In Depot Square.

LiveFit Studio is located at 12028 Walker Street, Arlington (484-5490).

Susan Wilson Hoggard is the fourth-generation of her family to own the business located in Depot Square. A portrait of her great-grandfather and store’s namesake hangs in her office.

Susan Wilson Hoggard is the fourth-generation of her family to own the business located in Depot Square. A portrait of her great-grandfather and store’s namesake hangs in her office.

“I wish I had a nickel for every picture taken outside,” Susan Wilson Hoggard laughs.

But it’s hard to imagine anywhere in Arlington that has appeared in the background of more family photos, prom pictures, and Christmas cards than S.Y. Wilson’s and its signature red benches and rocking chairs.


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