Fri update: A&R closed, Cafe Keough, Tennessee Brewery, local coffee stout, career advice, weather, Shen Yun

A&R Bar-b-Que’s Downtown location at Third and Court has closed. It had been open since 2008. Sad to see it go. It was a place I went often for lunch when I worked in the Falls Building. It’s hard for restaurants to make it on Third because it’s a couple of blocks removed from most of Downtown’s residential space.

Holly from the I Love Memphis Blog visited Cafe Keough recently and took some good pictures.

An article on the Commercial Appeal website says that owners of the Tennessee Brewery will decide within 60 days whether to proceed with demolition. The beautiful 1890s building on Tennessee Street has been vacant for years. Beer was brewed there from the end of the 19th century through the 1950s, except during Prohibition. It would be a shame to lose this building, especially now that there’s a growing interest in craft beer within the city. Memphis Heritage: If my blog can be of any use to you in an attempt to save the brewery, please let me know.

In better beer-related news, Memphis Made Brewing Co. has teamed up with Reverb, a local coffee roastery. The result is Reverberation, a Belgian-style coffee stout.

My friend Angela Copeland, CEO of Copeland Coaching, has a new article on the Daily News site: A New Year, A New You. Great advice on a career cleanup to get yourself looking great to prospective employers. You can follow her at @CopelandCoach on Twitter, where she has been posting some fantastic job leads at some of Memphis’ best companies.

If you haven’t been keeping up with the weather, you might want to this weekend. Sunday we’re looking at a high of about 40, dropping to a low in the low-to-mid teens. There will be precipitation on Sunday, and it’s unclear whether it will fall as rain, ice, or snow. The high temp on Monday will be a chilling 16 degrees, which is 33 degrees below normal. Icy roads could make the Monday morning commute tricky.

Chinese dance performance Shen Yun happens tomorrow and Sunday at the Cannon Center. The performance celebrates 5000 years of Chinese culture.

That’s all for now. Everyone stay warm this weekend and be safe.