Wed update: Bass Pro, Kooky Canada Day, Lansky MLB shirts, and more

First of all, huge congratulations to the city and Bass Pro Shops for getting a deal done for the Pyramid. I admit I wasn’t always a supporter of the project, but after hearing a presentation from outgoing CCC president Jeff Sanford in 2009, I was won over. It will bring 1,000 jobs to Downtown Memphis and will transform the nearby Pinch/Uptown neighborhood. There are still city, county and state hurdles to be cleared, but it looks like this will finally move forward!

Canadian celebrity recording artist Val Halla, from Regina, Sasketchewan, will perform at Kooky Canuck tomorrow night, July 1, as they celebrate Canada Day. $2.50 34 oz. Labatt Blue draft, $2.50 Black Velvet shots. The Montreal steamie will be back, as well as a special on the Canadian Trio consisting of a Canadian Burger, Poutine, and Nainamo Bar. “Dress up in Canadian attire,” says their event listing on Facebook. I traveled to Montreal several years ago in August, and saw plenty of women in tube tops, so I think that must be what they mean by “Canadian attire.”

Lansky at the Peabody has several new Robert Graham MLB shirts. They have a shirt with autographs from the 2009 World Series champions stitched in, and they have themed shirts and cufflinks for the Cubs, Cardinals, and Yankees.

I saw a link on Twitter about the dos and don’ts for getting blog coverage. It is spot on and small business owners and PR people need to read.

Still not sure what my plans are tonight… not in a stay-home mood though so I’ll probably go out.