Thur update 2: Aldo’s happy hour (attn wine lovers), car charging stations, Redbirds’ Weiss wins award, Park(ing) Day, Flying Saucer Oktoberfest celebration with beer and appetizer specials

(Edit Friday morning: Argh, forgot to hit Publish)

If you’re a wine lover, Aldo’s Pizza Pies has a new happy hour special you’ll enjoy. Wines by the glass are $4 at 4:00, going up to $5 at 5:00, and $6 at 6:00. Even Meomi Pinot Noir is included in the special (I guess that’s an expensive wine?) If you prefer beers, drafts are $1 off during happy hour.

Twelve electric car charging stations have been installed in six parking garages Downtown. Here are the locations:

The Justice Center Garage (245 Washington Avenue)
Front Street Garage (85 North Front, between Adams and Jefferson)
Riverfront Garage (Front Street at Monroe)
Peabody Place Office Tower Garage (110 Peabody Place between Main and Second)
Gayoso Parking Garage (Gayoso between Main and Second ).
250 Peabody Place Garage (250 Peabody Place between Third and Fourth)

You pay $2 an hour for the charging, unless you’re a Blink member in which case you pay $1 to $1.50 an hour. You also have to pay the fees for the garage you park in. Good to see this has arrived in Downtown Memphis. Kermit says it’s not easy being green, but with these stations it will get a bit easier.

Congrats to Ben Weiss, the GM of the Redbirds. The other GMs voted him the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year. With Weiss at the helm, ticket sales have increased two years in a row. The stadium has also seen more premium events and giveaways, including two visits by the Cardinals’ World Series trophy as well as a giveaway of Elvis bobbleheads. Weiss oversaw the installation of the largest video board in the minors, and season ticket holders have been treated like royalty since he started here. Congrats to him on a well-deserved award.

Don’t forget that tomorrow is Park(ing) Day. Go down to the Main/Peabody Place area and enjoy 16 miniature urban parks. 11 AM-6 PM.

The Flying Saucer’s Oktoberfest celebration starts today and continues through October 5. All Oktoberfest beers, drafts and bottles, will be only $3. If you’re working on a plate this is a good chance to knock a lot of beers out for cheap. The Saucer will also have Bavarian appetizer specials. What specials exactly? Don’t know, but I’m heading down there to find out, because there’s no sacrifice I won’t make for my readers. Happy Thursday evening and I’ll be back with more news tomorrow.