Thur update: New South Main businesses, Twitter interview with a Cardinal, Island 45 to play the Cavern and more

The CA has a good article today about the Grawemeyers who are opening four new businesses in South Main. They’ve already partnered with Chef Michael Patrick to open Rizzo’s, they’re about to open Grawemeyer’s restaurant around the corner, and they also will open two new clothing stores. Mark Grawemeyer was one of the first people to revitalize South Main, buying the old Pullman Hotel in 1986.

The Redbirds will hold a Twitter interview with St. Louis Cardinals infielder Daniel Descalso tomorrow, Friday, November 18, at 2 PM. You’ll need to follow @memphisredbirds and @DanielDescalso to view the interview as it happens. If there are questions you want to ask, tweet them to @memphisredbirds with the hashtag #twinterview.

The Brass Door will have another band in The Cavern, their underground performance space, Saturday night, November 19 at 9 PM. Island 45 will perform. They describe themselves as “a rocking dance band for people with record collections.” Sounds cool. I have a party to attend on South Main early that evening, but perhaps I’ll stop by the Cavern afterward. I lost my Foursquare mayorship of the Brass Door this week, so I’m looking for excuses to go there and get it back.

My new Kindle Fire arrived this morning! I haven’t had a chance to play with it much, but registering it took less than a minute, and then all the Kindle books I’ve ever bought appeared on my bookshelf. It came pre-loaded with a bunch of apps including Facebook, ESPN, Words with Friends, Weather Channel, and Pandora. It’s on the charger now.

Been listening to a police scanner this morning while doing work… I discovered the TuneIn Radio iPhone app, which gives you free access to 50,000 radio stations worldwide. The GPS detected my location, and it pulled up the local list, which contained most of the radio stations in town, NOAA weather radio, and scanner frequencies for local police and fire departments. I heard about the $9,000 robbery out in Collierville this morning before anyone! Even before it was on Twitter!

Plans for tonight: Go to bars and drink beer. Yeah I know that’s the plan most nights, but tonight is an extended version of that. I’ll start at the Saucer at 6, then evaluate whether to stay there for the evening or migrate.