House arrest day 45 (Sunday)

From Sunrise Memphis:

Downtown Walgreens, which was opening at 9 AM for a while during house arrest, is back to normal hours:

  • Monday-Friday 7 AM-8 PM
  • Saturday 8 AM-7 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM-6 PM

Oh, by the way, they have removed the “Facial covering required by government mandate” signs from the front doors. There is now a “Capacity 19” sign on the door.

The Blind Bear has moonshine slushies now.

Apple Capone- Apple pie and butterscotch moonshine
Bugsy Blue- blackberry and peach moonshine

More from Blind Bear:

Waiting to hear if the floors will be done, either way Monday we can open the patio

High tomorrow is expected to be 81. And I’ll be off work. Yeah, I can see a patio in my plans.

From Memphis Made Brewing Co.:

From Wiseacre Brewing Co.:

Murder hornets are the latest thing we have to worry about.

From Rizzo’s by Michael Patrick:

As all of you probably know by now, starting Monday, Shelby County is going to level 1 of the back to business COVID-19 plan. This enables restaurants to start to utilize their inside for seating at a 50% reduction of occupancy if all tables are at least six feet apart from each other. However at Rizzos by Michael Patrick we want to take things a little slower. So until further notice, to keep my employees and our customers as safe as possible, this is how things will be going at the restaurant

1. Open Monday- Saturday 11:00am – 8:00pm
2. We will continue to only allow employees inside the building, call when your outside we will bring your order to you.
3. Seating will be available outside, be it limited, adhering to all regulations for spacing.
4. All food will be given in disposable single use containers.
5. Curbside will be available and will be made available for the foreseeable future.
6. If you can, go to, bite squad, or door dash. If you want please call your order in.
7. The bar is serving beer, wine, and cocktails. We are currently running red and white wine specials daily.
8. Lastly, we love and appreciate all the support.

The Daily Memphian reports that some tourist attractions and museums are working on plans that, if approved by the city, would allow them to open as early as Monday as part of the Back to Business Framework. These sorts of businesses were considered Phase 2 establishments, but due to what tourism means to the city, accelerated plans may be considered. As Kyle Veazey, deputy city COO, noted, these attractions are not one-size-fits-all and need to be considered on an individual basis. In particular, it has been noted that the zoo has submitted a proposal.

From South Main Sushi:

We ❤️ and appreciate all the support during our toughest time and can not wait to see all your smiling faces in our dining room soon!!! We are going to do dine in a later this month, and will keep you updated. We ask you to continue to do take out until then: 4:30-8pm Thank you! ❤️🙏 #southmainsushi @ South Main Sushi

From Maciel’s:

Dear friends, we miss you and can’t wait to see you !
At Maciel’s we have a commitment to safety, and we do not plan on reopening for dinners on Monday, May 4 and will not reopen until we are confident that the situation is safe for our staff and guests and that we can provide the amazing food and service that you have come to expect from Us . But , we encourage you to continue to order Togo or delivery on the phone or tru the app at Please stay safe.

Mother’s Day news from South of Beale:

Mother’s Day news from Tug’s:

Paulette’s has posted its Mother’s Day carry-out and dine-in menus.

From AP: St. Jude music therapists organize backyard jams for kids

Criminals have been disguising themselves as essential MLGW workers in recent weeks during the coronavirus outbreak. Ask for identification before allowing access to your home. Real MLGW employees will readily show ID.

I’ll post again later today if more news comes in. Otherwise I will be back tomorrow with a list of all restaurants and bars Downtown who have announced a decision whether they will open for dine-in or remain take-out/delivery for the time being.