Pontotoc and more Wednesday news

The cat is now out of the bag on some news I have known about for a while. Daniel Masters, owner/operator of the Silly Goose, is taking over the space at 314 S. Main that was formerly Cafe Pontotoc. Daniel plans to open the restaurant as simply Pontotoc and open for breakfast and stay open late into the night. Daniel and his business partners take over the space on September 4 and hope to have Pontotoc open in October. The space will have a classic, jazzy feel, Southern-style tapas, and craft cocktails.

Here is some great news!

Not surprised Clapp won the award, given the Redbirds’ impressive record this season.

Exposure on 901 Day, hosted by New Memphis, happens at AutoZone Park 6-8 PM Friday. It’s your chance to get familiar with over 150 charities and businesses. There will be food and drink, a celebrity kickball game, art performances and demonstrations, the Grizzline, the Beale Street Flippers, and live music. They do ask that you RSVP so they can get an idea how many are coming. A complete list of participating organizations can be found here.

In September and October ArtSpace Lofts will host five information sessions for potential residents. ArtSpace, located in the South Main Arts District, will be the home to 58 affordable apartments rented out to artists and other creatives who meet income requirements.

Elmwood Cemetery will present Young Frankenstein in its Cemetery Cinema series Friday night, September 15 at 7:30 PM. There will be a short film by Propaganda TV and then the main film. Bring a lawn chair, because you will be on asphalt. This is an 18 and older event, no pets. Coolers are welcome or you can get food from the Gourmade food truck and MEMPops.

Mile markers have been installed on Main Street so you can participate in Walk It Wednesdays, walking on your lunch break between 11 AM and 1 PM. Post how far you walked or take a photo by a mile marker sign and tag it with #WalkItWednesdayMem to enter a drawing to win prizes.

Off to work. Possibly back at lunchtime with a second update.