I haven’t seen any websites doing a “Grading each NBA team on trade deadline activity” post yet, but I know what the Grizzlies would get: a big fat F. I am astonished that we kept Tyreke Evans, turning down Boston’s offer of a young player and two second-rounders. He will probably cause us to win 4 or so games we otherwise wouldn’t, hurting us in the draft lottery, and his time on the floor will subtract development time from young wings.
It’s not fair to Tyreke either. He’s trying to show out to get that one last big contract, and he’d be more visible on a playoff contender.
And then we traded Ennis to Detroit for a big, which will be a bottleneck in development time for Jarell Martin and Deyonta Davis. Yesterday was Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace’s worst day since the day he drafted Hasheem Thabeet. Time for principal owner Robert Pera to consider making some changes in the front office.
If you need any more evidence that you just can’t fix stupid, there’s this:
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) February 9, 2018
19-year-old sentenced to 30 years in triple hair weave murder https://t.co/50wMzXbzfS
— WREG News Channel 3 (@3onyourside) February 9, 2018
Neon archways will be erected on Beale Street at Main and at Fourth.
I Love Memphis Blog’s Stacey Greenberg has an excellent guest post about the food hall at 409 South Main. She describes every vendor in detail, with lots of good photos.
As your number one source of news and information about The Edge District, it is my pleasure to tell you about OtherFoods Kitchen, a new shared commercial kitchen at 694 Madison. It’s a space for startup food entrepreneurs to get their businesses going. It is currently home to Benefizz (sparkling probiotic drink), Dave’s Bagels, and Franco’s Italian foods. Space is available for additional food entrepreneurs.
Ghost River is having a Valentine’s Market for their Small Shop Saturday tomorrow from noon to 4. Vendors will include
- The Crybaby Club – pins, patches, confidence boosters
- Pretty Useful Co. – Valentine’s cards, patches, and prints
- 901drift – jewelry made from driftwood from the Mississippi
- LATHA – soaps and bath bombs
- Pop-a-Roos gourmet popcorn shoppe
Also, the South Main Mardi Gras Bar Crawl will be stopping by the Ghost River taproom tomorrow afternoon, and there will be live music 2-4.
Belle Tavern will host a Whiskey Pig Distillery tasting next Saturday, February 17 from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Tickets include a heavy selection of hors d’oeuvres paired with a 1 oz pour of each Whistle Pig selection: the Farmstock, the 12 yr old World, and the Boss Hog IV Black Prince. Tickets are $150 and include tax but not gratuity. Call 901-249-6580 and have your credit card information ready if you want to reserve your place at the tasting.
Ready to bend it like Beckham? Sign up for the Memphis Riverfront Soccer Tournament, played at beautiful Tom Lee Park Mar.4-April15! Registration for the co-ed, 7v7, age 18+ tournament ends Feb. 18, so contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up! https://t.co/Zh10KE8gcd pic.twitter.com/xMjU2IU03P
— MemphisRiverfront (@MemRiverfront) February 8, 2018
The Daily Beast has the full 2018 Winter Olympics schedule and where to watch or live stream each event.
100 N. Main has a new owner who plans a massive project with a Loews hotel and apartments. This is exciting news for the northern part of the Downtown core, which has been trailing the southern part in terms of development.
YOGA! Downtown Yoga has a Valentine’s deal: One month of unlimited yoga for $130. Use promo code LOVE15.
RedRover has its annual article reviewing Super Bowl ads: Which were treats to watch, and which were trash. This is always a fun read with plenty of insights about marketing.
That’s it for now. Time to fill out an employment application for a recruiter. What do you do when two of the places you worked no longer exist, and you have no idea how to get in contact with your former manager? Argh. Anyway, that’s it for now, back tomorrow with more news.