Updated Tuesday, May 5
Here’s a list of the Downtown businesses that have announced their plans for today, the first day of Phase 1 of the city/county Back-to-Business Framework, or to put it another way, the end of house arrest. I am only listing places where their plans were posted/tweeted, announced to the media, or told personally to me by a manager or higher. No hearsay.
- 117 Prime – closed as they decide how to best move forward
- Alcenia’s – dine-in closed for now
- Aldo’s Pizza Pies – dining room closed for now, curbside and delivery available
- Automatic Slim’s – open for dine-in 4 PM Mon, Tue, Fri; 9 AM Sat-Sun
- Bardog – dine-in closed for the time being; take-out and delivery available
- Blind Bear – open for dine-in 11 AM-12 AM; will eventually return to regular hours
- Blues City Cafe – closed, “will give it a few weeks”
- Central BBQ – will continue to focus on take-out and online for now
- Cordelia’s Market – outside seating open but not inside seating yet; feedback from customers encouraged re: when to open for dine-in
- Dyer’s – open for dine-in
- Flying Saucer – open for dine-in
- Flight – open for dine-in with full menu
- Huey’s – will remain to-go for now
- Jerry Lawler’s on Beale – open for dine-in with limited hours
- Kooky Canuck – dine-in open with limited menu and reduced hours
- Local – will be training their staff on proper procedures this week; will remain take-out and delivery for now
- Maciel’s – will remain take-out and delivery for now
- Majestic Grille – closed for now
- Mollie Fontaine’s – closed for now
- Paulette’s – opening for dine-in starting Tuesday, May 5
- Puck Food Hall – not open for dine-in; will have CSA boxes available. Will also have coffee, gelato, and large format meals available for curbside pick-up
- River Time Market & Deli – will continue their grab & go and pick-up just inside the door for now
- Rizzo’s by Michael Patrick – outside seating open; employees only inside; curbside pickup available
- South Main Sushi – will remain take-out for now, dine-in later this month
- South of Beale – no dine-in (still doing takeout)
- Sunrise – no dine-in (still doing takeout)
- Tamp & Tap – closed until about May 11, then online and curbside. Will play it by ear when to open dine-in
- Tin Roof – re-opening Tuesday, May 5; Cinco de Mayo specials on the 5th
- Westy’s – posted “apparently Monday is the opening day,” so that sure sounds like they’ll be open for dine-in today
Don’t see your favorite place of business listed? Best bet is to Google their phone number and call them and ask them their plans. I would not assume any place would be open for dine-in. As you can see from the list above, a lot of proprietors are taking it slow with re-opening.
There’s a Twitter account called Used to Be a Pizza Hut featuring buildings that used to be Pizza Huts.
Truth right here:
reminder that a bunch of people being at a park doesn’t meant they aren’t physically distancing and you absolutely don’t have to tweet a photo of them indignantly
— (@ManishaKrishnan) May 3, 2020
Mother’s Day news from Sunrise:
Treat mom to some Mother’s Day treats! Surprise her with brunch from Sunrise! We’ve got a few specials for Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10 only! pic.twitter.com/gaoFiDlY8p
— Sunrise Memphis (@sunrise_memphis) May 3, 2020
RealClearPolitics has begun its electoral map projections for November. There are more toss-up states than I have seen in a long time. All the Obama-McCain and Obama-Romney toss-up states are toss-ups again, and so are Arizona, Texas, and Georgia.
All right, everyone. Let’s turn on our phone cameras and do the #SocialDistancing dance challenge of the day to show everyone we #StayedHome!
Nah, screw that. Let’s go get a beer.