Monday update

Yesterday I reported that the People’s Convention endorsed mayoral candidate Tami Sawyer and some other candidates. Candidates had to agree that they would support a People’s Agenda created by the convention. The CA’s Ryan Poe has a copy of that agenda.

The Daily Memphian has an article on the Central Station Hotel, set to open around September. Some of the same people who worked on Crosstown Concourse are working on this project. The challenge the designers faced was, when you step into this hotel, how do you immediately know you are in Memphis and the South Main Arts District? Music led them to the answer. The hotel will have a deejay and the playlist will be placed outside guests’ doors in the morning, along with a list of live music venues.

Loflin Yard will host Naughty Charades on Thursday, February 20 at 7 PM. There will be three rounds: easy, medium, and expert.

Game 3 of Arkansas vs. Ole Miss baseball will be today at 3 on ESPN2. Winner advances to the College World Series. Mississippi State and Vanderbilt already punched tickets to the CWS, and Auburn plays North Carolina at noon on ESPN2. The SEC is well represented!

The opening date for Ryan Trimm’s diner 3rd & Court isn’t known yet, but The Daily Memphian has a peek at the menu. Notable: They will be serving breakfast all day.

The Daily Memphian also announced their next Destination:Delicious venue, where Jennifer Biggs come together and dine. It will be another Downtown venue and it will be a good one! It will be a paella party on the patio of the Majestic Grille on Tuesday, June 18 at 6:30 PM. Patrick has a 4-foot paella pan and diners will be able to watch and smell their dinner cook while enjoying wine and Spanish tapas. I’ve had Patrick’s paella before and it is outstanding. $35 for DM subscribers and $42 for everyone else.

Likely #2 pick Ja Morant was in town for a visit with the Grizzlies over the weekend. That is obviously a good sign. The NBA draft is Thursday, June 20 and unless the front office completely loses their minds, Morant will be the pick.

Save the date: July 7 is National Dive Bar day. Good day to visit Earnestine & Hazel’s or The Dirty Crow Inn.

Stats site FiveThirtyEight has Women’s World Cup predictions. Team USA is second most likely to win the cup, with a probability of 17%. They are 99% to advance out of their group into the knockout stage.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow.