Author: Shoshana Cenker

Home was Worth the Wait

As you walk through the front door of this tucked away, zero-lot-line Germantown house, a rich, inviting navy blue foyer welcomes you in. It wasn’t always like this, though. The homeowners knew that Fran, of Fran Winstock Interiors, could undertake this project and complete it in a timely manner. The goal was to bring their home into the 21st century with modern color pallets, reupholstered furniture and fresh paint. After searching for three long years, the couple bought the home seven years ago when they were downsizing from 6,000 square feet, with their kids grown and not living at...

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Jewish-Owned Company Builds Partnerships Across Memphis

A well-known Jewish-owned Memphis company has expanded its footprint in just a few short years throughout the 901, partnering with a handful of locally owned service companies. Here’s how Scott Gruber of Bridge Capital Thrift and Loan got here. Back in 2005, Scott decided to leave the corporate mortgage and banking world. He wasn’t ready to retire but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do next. As he mulled over ideas, a close friend would occasionally bring him opportunities and convinced him to take a chance. “That’s part of what makes this city so great,” Scott said. “You can...

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Hollywood Pet Stars ~ Lucy, I’m Home!

Jewish Scene reached out to doggy dad Ben Roberts and his kids, Bethany and Sky, to share a little about their furry rescues, Oliver (the little one) and Lucy (the big one). This is what he had to say. How did you choose each pet’s name? Lucy sounded like it would be fun to yell. Sort of like Ricky Ricardo in I Love Lucy. “Lucy! I’m home!” Or when I find the kitchen garbage turned upside down: “Lucy, you got some ‘splainin to do!” Oliver just seemed to fit. He was little and orphaned, and just felt like an...

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