Wednesday update

Exciting news for The Edge District this morning. The DM reports that Rootstock, a wine importer, will open at 644 Madison in March. They will focus on small, family-owned wineries that have a story to tell, rather than carry the products of corporate wineries as the grocery stores do. The owner’s son will open a bar next door.

The same article announced that commercial renovation has begun on the five top floors at the 114 N. Main office building. The Downtown Memphis Commission occupies the lower floors.

Be one of the first 10,000 fans to welcome the Memphis Grizzlies home as they play the L.A. Lakers and you’ll receive a Grizzlies rally flag. Tip-off is at 7 and the game will be carried on NBAtv – odd, because another station, Bally Sports Southeast, is sponsoring the flag giveaway.

Congratulations to Texas Tech, who took the Liberty Bowl trophy last night with a 34-7 victory.

Update on severe storms coming today:

That’s it for now. Not much planned for tonight and tomorrow as people get ready for New Year’s Eve. Back tomorrow with more news.