Friday, July 25 will be the last Friday of the month. That means it will be time for South Main Trolley Night. There will be live music on South Main by Jason Middlekauff, Steve Reid, Jimmy Vachon, Vanessa Winter, Chelsea Chandler and the Crystal Crown Band, RB Stone, Bobby O’Neal, Nick Parr, Steve Meteor Smith, Shufflegrit, Tim Plunk, and The Pistol & the Queen. Sue Layman will have a wine reception in her gallery at 125 G.E. Patterson. Other vendors will include Earthly Riches Jewelry, ArtHouse Memphis, and Kari Fleskes Jewelry. Come on out and shop and eat and meet your neighbors.
The Daily News reports that now that the initial curiosity about Beale Street Landing is over, the RDC is planning a calendar of events that will appeal to Memphians and bring them to the landing. They would like to do dancing on the docks, in partnership with the Rumba Room, in the fall. Other fall events could include movie night or Thursday night football on the big screen.
From Choose901′s Instagram: Five of the trolleys are done with inspection and are just waiting on parts before they return to their routes. Very good news indeed!
There’s a Groupon for German restaurant Grawemeyer’s on South Main. You can get $20 of food and nonalcoholic drinks for parties of at least two for $11, or $40 worth of food and nonalcoholic drinks for parties of at least four for $21.
Something I saw on Twitter a couple of times: Memphis police chief removed after city council vote, as reported by a Detroit TV station. I thought, wait, Toney Armstrong got fired? And why are no local TV stations reporting this but Detroit is? I looked at the story and saw why. The police chief of Memphis, MICHIGAN had been removed. That’s the trouble with following Twitter accounts that auto-tweet news. They get it wrong sometimes!
The MBJ has more information about the French Fort neighborhood redevelopment, including artist’s renderings. Planned uses include a hotel, an event center, restaurants, a tavern, a coffee shop, 695 residential units, a grocery, an urban market, and commercial/retail space.
I’m on call for work through Sunday. That doesn’t mean I won’t be out this week, but please forgive me if I have to cut a conversation short to run home and post stuff. Work’s gotta come first.