Friday update

American Apparel will be closing its South Main location in late December. The company has been through two bankruptcies, so the closing is hardly a surprise. With Main and G.E. Patterson set to become a booming corner in 2017, do not expect the storefront to stay vacant for long.

Advice for St. Jude Marathon runners:

The Delta Cats play a free lunchtime show at the Center for Southern Folklore today 11:30 AM-1:30 PM. They have great food for sale as well as music and art.

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker will be performed at the Cannon Center tonight at 7. Tickets start at $30.

Ghost River has announced its next Brunch at the Brewery this Sunday, December 4, from noon to 4 PM. They will have two signature brunch drinks. The Bloody Beer is a combination of Nikki’s Hot Ass Bloody Mary Mix and the beer of your choice. You can choose any of their 12 beers to blend, although they recommend the Grindhouse Cream Ale, 1887 IPA, or the Golden Ale. The second drink is the Vice-Mosa, combining Memphis Vice sour beer with orange juice, producing some tangy, interesting flavors. Flying Sobie’s will be on hand serving fried Cornish hens and waffles.

Members, guests, and guests who might be interested in becoming members are invited to the joint Downtown Neighborhood Association-South Main Association holiday party Tuesday, December 13 from 6 to 9 PM at Jack Robinson Gallery (corner of Front and Huling, entrance on Huling). Catering by Rizzo’s, cash bar, music by Eddie Harrison.

There’s a video producer/video production manager position open at inferno.

Applications are now available for the City of Memphis youth summer job program.

ServiceMaster has applied for an exception to the Downtown sign codes for signage for its new office building, the old Peabody Place Mall at Second and Peabody Place.

John Paul Keith plays Loflin Yard tonight at 10.

Time to drive to work… in my new car! Last week, I decided my Saturn could not be relied on to make it to Little Rock for Christmas this year. So I reached out to my friends David Graham and Michael Muruako at Gossett Volkswagen/Porsche, and they found me a late-model certified pre-owned Jetta. They made car shopping, a normally stressful experience, easy and painless. Thanks so much to both of you guys and if anyone out there needs a car, I would strongly recommend giving them a call.

Maybe another post around lunchtime, check back…