Tuesday update

Seeing Red and DJ A.D. will provide the music at this Thursday’s Peabody rooftop party. 6-10 PM, $15 to get in, $40 to be a VIP. Register to win a Bud Light Sasquatch party cooler or tickets to Come from Away at the Orpheum. VIPs get an Asian-inspired buffet of marinated skirt steak, roasted marble potatoes, and Hawaiian rolls.

ShowerUp Memphis, an organization providing mobile showers and personal care for the homeless, seeks an operations manager.

Some analysts believe Desmond Bane should be traded this offseason. NOOOOOOOOOO!

Today is Corn on the Cob Day.

Blind Bear specials this week:

  • Grandma’s vegetable soup
  • Cheese ravioli tossed in house-made vodka sauce topped with grilled chicken
  • Steak fajitas with Mexican rice and refried beans
  • Chocolate chip cookies with ice cream

Madaline Collins plays Live at the Tracks at Central Station this Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30.

Miz Stefani plays The Central BBQ Sessions at Central BBQ Downtown this Saturday at 6:00.

There will be a Juneteenth Shop Black Festival at Fourth Bluff this Saturday from 11 AM to 6 PM.

I wonder what’s going to become of this abandoned Shell station at Crump and Florida:

 

As recently as 7-8 years ago, that intersection was right in the middle of the slums. But now it’s surrounded by new swanky apartments on the north side of Crump, and on the south side there’s now a bar that serves breakfast, late night, and everything in between. In other words, this lot now has 3 advantages going for it:

  1. location
  2. location
  3. location

I wonder what’ll become of it. Remember, another abandoned Downtown gas station was repurposed into a TACOnganas this year.

Got a question for anyone who can shed some light. Over on Medium, I have a regular reader in Spain who wants to leave me a tip. However, none of the payment methods in my footer (Venmo, Cash App, Apple Pay) will let him initiate the transfer. Any recs for a global cash transfer service? I bank with Ally Bank if that makes a difference.

That’s it. I stayed out last night, so you get an early post today. Back tomorrow.

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