Wed update: Building finally torn down, Aldo’s delivery starts tomorrow, Memphis GEEK Week, Church Health Center hiring, National Stout Day, Beale Street news, Shelton extends sale

Happy Halloween! This is my second post of the day. If you’re looking for info on tonight’s Halloween parties Downtown, scroll down to the previous post.

The pic included with this post may look like rubble to you, but to my eyes it is a most beautiful sight. The building at Madison and November 6th Street, whose roof collapsed in March 2011, has finally been torn down. It stood in near-collapse for a year and a half and west-bound Madison had to be blocked off for safety reasons. Madison will soon be fully reopened to traffic. I hope city leaders take steps to ensure neglectful property owners are never allowed to do this kind of thing again.

Good news for those in the 38103 zip code: Starting tomorrow, Aldo’s Pizza Pies will start delivering pizzas in this street-legal Bubble Buddy electric car.

Tomorrow is also the start of Memphis GEEK Week, spotlighting all the tech innovation that is happening in our city. Events will include a WordPress meetup, Indie Memphis Innovation Series, TechCamp Memphis, a 48 Hour Hackathon, and many more.

Church Health Center has a number of medical and dental positions open. View them here.

Next Thursday, November 8, is National Stout Day celebrating that style of dark beer. The Flying Saucer will have a very rare brew on tap that day. More details to come.

A bankruptcy judge has ruled that the city can take control of Beale Street. This is good news. It means the years-long battle between the city, Performa Entertainment, and the Beale Street Development Corporation is almost over. Now the city can move forward with phase 2 of improvements to the street.

Shelton Clothiers had so much success with October’s buy one item, get the second half off sale, that they’re extending it through November. Equal or lesser value, excludes custom, sale, or specials. It does include their beautiful new fleece Pink Pig jackets though – I know this for a fact because I took advantage of the sale!

The Grizzlies travel to Flop City tonight to open the season against the L.A. Clippers tonight. Game time is 9:30.

One more thing: I usually don’t blog about stuff that happens at work but today I’ll make an exception. The CEO bought us Wiseguys Chicago-style pizza for lunch. They have the best pizza and worst website in DeSoto County.

Be jealous.

This morning I unwrapped a prop to go with my Jesus costume, a prop I forgot to bring with me Saturday night – “The Book of Holy Hammered.” I thought it was just a fake book designed to look like a Bible, but I pried it open and found a pleasant surprise – it conceals a flask and two glasses.

I realize my Jesus outfit and The Book of Holy Hammered will offend a certain segment of the population. Maybe I should REALLY offend them and wear an Obama sticker too.

Plan for tonight: The Mollie Fontaine and Silly Goose parties, order to be determined. I don’t have to go in to work until 1 PM tomorrow so it will be a long and fun evening out.