Yesterday I was watching ESPN, and they dropped one of their Woj bombs: For the first time, the Grizzlies are willing to listen to offers for Marc Gasol and Mike Conley. As Geoff Calkins writes, if you want to see one more Conley/Gasol pick and roll, if you want to see one more game from the 18 years when there was a Gasol brother on the roster, better get to FedExForum this week. You have an opportunity tonight, as the Grizzlies host the Charlotte Hornets at 7.
There’s a new pop-up jewelry shop, The Gift Wraps, Downtown. The address is 100 Peabody Place but it’s actually around the corner on Main Street next to the post office. Local journalist/activist Wendi C. Thomas gave it a recommendation on Instagram.
This Friday is South Main Trolley Night, with most of the shops in the South Main neighborhood staying open until 9 or later. Art Village Gallery (410 S. Main) will have an exhibit, Inhabitants of the Earth, by Nigerian artist Uchay Joel Chima, and Friday will be the opening reception. Primas Bakery and Boutique (523 S. Main) will have a pop-up by Vice and Virtue Coffee. South Main Sounds (550 S. Main) will have a show from 7 to 9 PM with Eric Hughes, Olga, Teodoro Alvarez, Chris Matula, Paul Nunes, and Tino Arthur. Stock & Belle (387 S. Main) is throwing a gallery party for GrrlPunch Online Magazine.
Downtown BBQ restaurant Cozy Corner is taking orders for Super Bowl parties at 901-527-9158. The restaurant will be open 2-5 PM on Super Bowl Sunday for pick-up.
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As your #1 clearinghouse of news and information about The Edge District, it is my pleasure to link to this CA article about the birth of Century Tree Cider, the new cidery to open at 484 Union.
Stanley’s Sweet Street Treats and 9Dough1 will be the featured food trucks at Cordelia’s Market tonight 5 to 8.
Jennifer Biggs of the DM discusses how to tweak your Central BBQ nacho order to up their game a bit.
A new convenience store with fuel pumps has been proposed for the corner of Crump and Florida. However, it would require zoning exceptions.
South Main-based television network DittyTV has purchased the building next door and will turn it into a retail store.
Listening to Jerry Jarrett’s Booking Memphis Wrestling podcasts this morning. Episode 19, Eric Embry, is a must-listen if you ever watched World Class Championship Wrestling from Dallas on cable in the late 1980s. Embry and Jarrett brought back that promotion from the dead. They also discovered a student named Steve Williams training at wrestler Chris Adams’ school. Since there was already a Steve Williams in the business (“Dr. Death”), they changed the student’s last name to his hometown, and he became Steve Austin. A decade later, Austin would be stunning Mr. McMahon on national TV.
Episode 27, 1977-Winning the War, is also excellent. It discusses Jerry Jarrett opening his own territory and stealing almost all of the best wrestlers from his rival and former employer, Nick Gulas. In the process, Channel 5 stole the program director and weatherman from the number one station in the market at the time, Channel 13.
That’ll do it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.