Sat update: New coffeehouse, Shelton sidewalk sale (not clothes), Downtown events tonight, Marc Gasol, blackberry moonshine

A new coffeehouse and French-style cafe will open at 12 S. Main soon, possibly as early as next month. This is the ground-floor space of the Number 10 Main apartment building (formerly the Commerce Title Building) that has not been occupied since Dr. Bob temporarily located there in 2005 to escape Hurricane Katrina. I haven’t said anything about it on the blog yet, but I know some of the people involved and this is going to be a VERY cool cafe. Demitrie Phillips, who was the original executive chef at Bardog, will be the chef at the new cafe, which will be called Cafe Keough. I’ll post more details as the people in charge give me permission to do so.

Shelton Clothiers is having a sidewalk sale today 10 AM-4 PM. The clothing is gone but they have the following items to sell. It’s cash-and-carry, and just make them an offer:

Stereo and speakers
Kitchenware, appliances, cocktail round
Antique table
Functional tables, rugs, mirrors
Cordless phones
Shelving units and hardware
8 ft. Industrial Ladder
Vacuum cleaners, upright/can vac
Six red velvet curtain panels – 7.5ft x 5ft. with curtain rods/hardware

Busy night Downtown tonight. The Tigers have a home game against Nicholls State at FedExForum at 5, and MGMT plays the Oprheum at 8.

If you’re into African culture, there’s another event tonight that you might want to check out. The Center for Southern Folklore is having a benefit for Be Free Revolution featuring handmade accessories from Kenya and Uganda. You can shop for unique gifts while enjoying live entertainment, a silent auction, and food from Paradox Cuisine. It gets started at 7 PM and tickets are $40 for one/$75 for two.

Marc Gasol injured his knee last night. That sucks. We won’t know the time frame for his return until he gets it looked at today. Trading for Kosta Koufos as a backup center in the offseason looks like a savvy move indeed.

The Blind Bear has announced that blackberry moonshine is back in stock. Their regular customer Wingsauce said she would not return until they had the moonshine back, and the owners of the Bear, horrified at the thought of losing “the coolest Indian in Memphis” (according to Wingsauce), rushed out and got more.

About time for me to head to Panda’s bar at Bardog. There’s a walk for St. Jude going on Downtown right now, so perhaps I’ll see some of the walkers at Bardog after they finish. Well, at least the walkers who don’t have kids, because Bardog is 21 and up. Time to walk over there and have some PBR and Fireball with the grownups!