As a former patron of legendary 1990s night spot Club Six-1-Six, and as your number-one source of news and information about The Edge District, I am excited to link you to this Daily Memphian article saying that the complex of buildings that made up the nightclub has been sold. The new owners have already redeveloped other properties in The Edge. They are said to be excited about the future of the live-work-play potential of the neighborhood. The nightclub complex consists of four properties.
- 598 Marshall. In Six-1-Six’s heyday this was a live music venue.
- 600 Marshall. This was the main dance club.
- 616 Marshall. This was Six-1-Six’s pool room. It shared a kitchen with 600 Marshall.
- 631 Madison. This was “The Dungeon,” a smaller dance club accessible from 600 Marshall through a staircase.
Those buildings have all kinds of potential, and not just in their former role as a nightclub. I noticed that a Memphis chef I follow on Facebook seemed particularly excited about the sale, and seemed to have advance knowledge that it would happen. I wonder if that is a harbinger of things to come.
I knew there had to be one out there somewhere on the Internet… The Impeachment Drinking Game
Two places on Second Street where you can get steak are Texas de Brazil and Kooky Canuck. I heard a rumor yesterday that there might soon be another place on Second where folks can get steak, although not on the same block. If it happens, it would not be the first restaurant under its name in Memphis.
Even more Edge District news from your number-one source… this Saturday Evelyn & Olive will host Reggae Live beginning at 6:30 PM. All genres will be represented.
Bleacher Report released its NBA mid-season awards this week. If the season ended today, find out who they would name the Rookie of the Year.
The developers of the Snuff District have announced that the public will retain access to the Wolf River Harbor in that area, and intend to build a pedestrian path near where Keel dead-ends, providing river access.
Food truck New Wing Order is taking advance orders for wings for people throwing watch parties for the NFL championship game February 2. The deals include
- 50 wings for $45 ($5 off)
- 100 wings for $90 ($10 off)
- 150 wings for $135 ($15 off)
- 12 buffalo chicken tacos for $40 ($8 off)
- 12 avocado tacos for $50 ($10 0ff)
Contact them at the New Wing Order website before February 2 to place your order. Orders can be picked up the day of the game at Redeemer Baptist Fellowship (5340 Quince) or for a fee, they can deliver.
Boozy gummy bears, a candy the Moody Ques BBQ team is all too familiar with, are in the news. Haribo, creator of gummy bears, has sued to block a Spanish startup from selling an alcoholic version of the product.
That’s the news for today. Already working on tomorrow’s post. See you then.