Tuesday update

A historic building in the Pinch District was heavily damaged by fire Saturday. It appears a homeless person started a warming fire in the two-story structure at the southwest corner of N. Main and Overton. The damage was extensive and it’s unclear whether the building will be able to be saved.

The County Commission approved the $2.5 million relief fund that will award $1000 grants to restaurant and hospitality workers who have lost income due to the COVID restrictions. The vote was along party lines, 8 Democrats for, 5 Republicans against. The Republicans said they agreed with the principle of the proposal, but couldn’t see tapping the county’s general fund and favored eliminating COVID restrictions on that industry as a way to stimulate the economy.

From the website DatingAdvice.com: Downtown Memphis offers plenty of romantic date options

The Grizzlies defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers last night. That improves their record to 4-5 and puts them 1.5 games out of playoff contention at this early point in the season.

Congratulations to national champions the Alabama Crimson Tide, who handled Ohio State 52-24 last night. Nick Saban now holds the sole distinction of most titles by a Division I college football coach.

Be careful not to lose your vaccination card after you get your first dose of the COVID vaccine.

Muck Sticky will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his first live performance with a free online concert tonight at 8.

The Trumpster and Vice-President Mike Pence kissed and made up yesterday.

That’s the news on this cold, slow Tuesday. Back tomorrow.