Great piece - I grew in Hickory Hill but haven't lived in Memphis in twenty years. Coming back all these years its always facinating to me how the Poplar Corridor is indeed the anchor of the city. Fan out north or south of it and nothing sustains the way Poplar does. Look at the Mall of Memphis, Hickory Hill and anything that's sprouted up along Winchester - from the airport all the way to Nonconnah Pkwy: here today, gone tomorrow with the brushfire sprawl. Poplar is the crown jewel of sustainable development in Memphis.
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