Yeah no lunchtime update post. There just wasn’t a whole lot of news as of 1 PM today.
I’ll start with a couple of Grizzlies notes. First of all, the 2011-12 schedule was released today, and you can see it here. Good to see we’re at least getting a few appearances on ESPN during the season.
Also, one of my favorite Grizzlies-related groups is looking to add some new members: The Grizzlies Grannies & Grandpas. They are the 50-and-over dance team that performs hip-hop routines during breaks at home games. These grannies and grandpas can GO, and are every bit as exciting on the floor as the Grizz Girls. If you think you’ve got what it takes to be one of them, there will be tryouts tomorrow, Wednesday, July 20.
Great article in the CA about Memphis City Gardens at Central Station. If you live in an apartment or condo and don’t have a yard, this project will offer you space to have a garden of your own. Very very neat concept.
This Thursday, July 21 is the monthly Third Thursday party on the block of the Main Street Mall at Peabody Place. Live music by Tonya Dyson & Green Onions, Soul Survivors, and the Vic Reid Quartet. It starts at 5:30 and participating businesses will have food and drink specials and retail discount. This is a good party to do a little pre-gaming before you head to the Peabody or Madison roof, or to Country on Beale.
Want to buy a church? Historic Clayborn Temple, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave several speeches, is for sale according to the Memphis Business Journal. They’re targeting a foundation or nonprofit for a buyer. Before you jump at the cheap $1 million price tag, though, be aware that the church will cost another $4 million to renovate.
Plan for tonight: A couple of happy hour beers at Bardog, then over to the Silly Goose for their 8:00 trivia.