Our New Home at Crosstown Concourse
On May 1st City Leadership left our downtown home and moved to Crosstown Concourse. At the corner of Main and Peabody, we’ve had the privilege of being in the thick of rich Memphis culture. We’ve watched our team grow in numbers and capacity and it’s been a priceless adventure. Now that adventure continues in a new place, but with many of the partners we’ve had since CL started.
Moving is typically not an enjoyable experience, but My Town Movers made our day very easy. Their employees were great to work with. What could have been an all day ordeal went by in a few hours.
5- Year Plan
Leaving downtown wasn’t easy, but turning Crosstown Concourse into our home has been a journey 5 years in the making. When we moved into the downtown location back in 2012 we also signed a lease for Concourse.
Before it was Crosstown Concourse, the building existed as the Sears Factory and Distribution center. It was a bustling center of commerce where thousands of Memphians worked for over 60 years. However, when we signed on to become future tenants, the building had been vacant for 19 years.
photo by: Crosstown Concourse
Though it was daunting to think of the work to be done, we wholeheartedly believed in the vision of what it would become and the positive ripple effects that would have on the surrounding community.
Community of Partners
About a dozen of our clients and partners also took the leap of faith by committing to Crosstown. Great organizations that we work with like St. Jude, Church Health, Memphis Teacher Residency, Tech901, and Methodist Le Bonheur are now part of the Crosstown community.
Our New Home
We’ve been at Crosstown Concourse for just a little over a month now, and that vision we believed in 5 years ago has become a reality. The building is always bustling with an eclectic mix of office workers, educators, artists, grad students, medical professionals, construction workers, and residents from the Crosstown Parcels. New life has been breathed into the building but there are more great things to come. New restaurants are being added every month, there’s a new theater currently under construction, and Crosstown High School starts classes next fall.
Crosstown Concourse is open right now, but the building is throwing it’s official grand opening celebration August 19th. Come learn more about the building, and get to know some of the organizations operating here. Join us and all of the other tenants of Crosstown and celebrate on August 19th!