Thanks to the clandestine photography skills of a Downtown resident, I now have photos of all three of the crew who have been attempting robberies down here. The two women approach a man at a bar, and convince him to leave with them to “go have some fun.” Outside their male accomplice is waiting with a gun to rob the victim. They were on Beale Street last night, the male looking very out of place in a trench coat in 63 degree weather.
This morning I emailed a sergeant at the North Main substation with whom I have communicated about these people, and forwarded the photos. He is issuing a be-on-the-lookout and also forwarded the photos to the violent crimes unit to see if they have any matches to the photos.
The photos are also now in the possession of people associated with the following businesses: The Brass Door, Bardog, Belle Tavern/117 Prime, Local Downtown, Blind Bear, Kooky Canuck, Flying Saucer, Silly Goose, King’s Palace Cafe/Tap Room, Mt. Handy’s Blues Hall, Rum Boogie, The Pig, Pontotoc Lounge, Civil Pour, Green Beetle, and Max’s Sports Bar. Basically, these people should assume that if they enter any bar in the Downtown core or South Main, people who work there have seen their photos and been warned about them. As a friend of mine would say, you bitches are D-U-N done. Get out of my neighborhood or go to jail.
If you want copies of the photos email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or hit me up on Facebook. If I don’t know you personally, tell me your reason for wanting the photos and send me a link to a social media account of yours so I can make sure you’re not one of the criminals or their associates. Apologies if you requested copies of the photos and I haven’t sent them yet. I was up until 3 in the morning on Facebook Messenger responding to requests.
I didn’t make it to see Jake “The Snake” Roberts last night but I saw photos and it looked like an awesome show. On to the news…
An intimate evening of songs and storytelling with Sarah McLachlan, featuring Vanessa Freebairn-Smith, has been announced for the Orpheum for February 22.
The Orpheum has selected a winner in their Waitress the Musical pie baking contest.
This wouldn’t be my first choice of places to work Downtown, but if you need a job, Bluefin posted that they are looking for a bartender who can work until midnight.
Trolley Stop Market is also hiring.
Betcha two-thirds of the people who apply don’t follow the directions.
Camy’s is also hiring. Must have restaurant experience. Hit them up on Facebook if interested.
If you haven’t had a chance to try the excellent food by my friends at the New Wing Order food truck, head to Cordelia’s Market on Mud Island tomorrow night, Wednesday January 9, between 5 and 8 PM. They will be one of the featured trucks for Cordelia’s food truck Wednesday.
The Brass Door has announced Winter Hibernation Hours for Mondays until February: On Mondays they will close after lunch.
Loflin Yard is bringing back Bring Your Dog to Bingo Day on Sunday, January 27 and it will be a once-a-month thing from here on out. Bring your dog and get an extra bingo card. Cerrito Bingo happens every Sunday at Loflin from 5 to 7 PM.
For those of you who love Memphis because of the great live music here, mark the dates January 22-26 on your calendar. It’s the International Blues Challenge at venues on and around Beale Street. Some of the best unsigned blues artists in the world will come here to compete for record contracts. The first day, January 22, is considered by many to be the “sleeper” day of the week many people overlook, when there is an international blues showcase on Beale.
Also keep your eye on Kooky Canuck’s social media. They invite the Canadian blues artists for a daytime showcase every year.
Primas Bakery and Boutique is having a Valentine Truffle Tasting on February 9. Ticket gets you a flight of four chocolate truffles, flavors including Nutella, salted caramel, white chocolate raspberry, and chocolate peanut butter. Those over 21 will get complimentary wine.
The Blind Bear has announced its 7th birthday party for Friday, January 25. $6 specialty cocktail specials, $5 food specials, $3 shot specials, music by Kaleidoworld, photographer on duty to document the fun.
If your idea of entertainment is to watch a mentally deranged orange shitgibbon fling verbal poo, turn on the TV tonight at 8. President Trump will brief the public on border security. It’s believed he will declare a national emergency. Isn’t that a step dictators take en route to assuming absolute power?
It’s beautiful outside! Why can’t it stay that way all day? It’s shorts weather out right now but temperatures are predicted to drop into the mid 40s by evening. I’m going to get out and enjoy it while I can. Back tomorrow with more news.