Finally, a day with a decent amount of news to report…
The Memphis Flyer’s Memphis Burger Week returns Wednesday through next Tuesday. Restaurants all over town will offer some of their best burgers for only $5. Participating Downtown restaurants include Flying Saucer, Huey’s, Local, LYFE Kitchen, The Dirty Crow Inn and Tin Roof. View the entire list here.
On The Huffington Post today: Retracing my grandma’s steps in Memphis. Among the Downtown places she visited were the Rendezvous, Felicia Suzanne’s, B.B. King’s, the Peabody, Big Cypress Lodge, Sun Studio, Memphis Rock & Soul Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, and the Dizzy Bird. A great read.
Amazon Prime Day starts at 10 tonight and lasts until 2 AM Wednesday. There will be a new deal for Prime customers every five minutes in this 30-hour window.
Five Minutes in Memphis has the story behind the facade of Silky O’Sullivan’s on Beale. It was the Gallina Exchange Building and was built in 1891.
A new park is being planned for Mud Island, where Island Drive becomes North Mud Island Road. It will be called Confluence Park and will be part of the Wolf River Greenway and will have 10 or 12 foot wide concrete trails, picnic tables, benches, and bicycle repair station. Public art may be incorporated as well.
FedExForum has been selected to host the 2019 AAC men’s basketball championship. That’ll be a nice little influx of people and their dollars to the Downtown core.
Belle Tavern has smooth jazz by Marque tonight 9-midnight. He’s also there Sundays 2 to 6.
Holly has news about a new place to enjoy the outdoors:
— Holly Whitfield (@ilovememphis) July 10, 2017
Jack Pirtle’s chicken now has delivery in some areas through BiteSquad.
That’s all for now. Probably going to head to Melissa Monday happy hour at Bardog after work.