Thursday update #2

This has been a newsy Thursday. Let’s get going…

Earlier this year city officials were told that the Bass Pro Shop in the Pyramid was expected to open in time for the 2014 holiday season. Now the MBJ is reporting a revised opening date: May 1. *Sigh* How many times has the opening date been pushed back? Oh well, the good news is, by the time the store actually opens, we’ll have our Social Security checks to spend there.

The MBJ article has more information about the plans for Bass Pro, including the two restautants, a Sky High Catfish Cabin and Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl & Grill. There will also be a duck aviary, an archery and pistol range, a hotel, an aquarium, and a pit of 20 live alligators.

A soul food restaurant called Marie’s Eatery is opening in the former Rizzo’s spot on G.E. Patterson. Rizzo’s moved around the corner to 492 S. Main.

The Eric Hughes Trio plays Blind Bear Friday. Highly recommended if you have never heard this band. If you have, I don’t have to highly recommend them – you already KNOW how good they are.

Want to be a certified Storm Spotter? is offering a class next Tuesday, November 11, taught by National Weather Service staff. You can take the class at home on your computer or mobile device.

The Rock & Soul Museum is launching renovations on a space inside the new Hard Rock Cafe on Beale. The space will become the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

From the NBA website: Grizzlies Foundation works to provide greater impact for Memphis youth

Rock & roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis will perform at the Cannon Center at 7:30 Friday night. Not only will there be a musical performance, but also a talk with Lewis’ official biographer Rick Bragg.

Home from work. I was wrong about the day of my friend’s birthday today so regular line-up of Thursday bars as usual for me.