Tue update #2: Downtown Night with the Grizzlies, Sunday Supper and a movie at the Majestic, American Queen to increase rates, parking garage removal to begin building renovation at Second and Jefferson

Forgot to hit Publish before going out tonight. Sorry

Downtown Night with the Grizzlies, a night to mingle with Downtown neighbors and watch the best team in the NBA, returns Wednesday, December 19. There will be two ticket options – Terrace ($49) and Club ($99). Either ticket gets you access to free food and beverages at a reception in the Opus Back Room, and a commemorative Downtown Night T-shirt. To order Downtown Night tickets:

1. Visit the purchase page

2. Type MEMPHIS into the “Special Offer Code” box and click “Verify”

3. If you have an account: Use your e-mail address and password. If not, go to ‘Create an Account’ box on the right hand side, type your e-mail address and click ‘Sign Up Now.’

4. Select your seats and tickets will be emailed to you. No Ticketmaster fees.

Contact Carl Rosen at 901.205.1445 or via email at crosen@grizzlies.com if you have questions about the Downtown Night promotion. If you plan to go, you can “join” the Downtown Night Facebook event listing to let your friends know you are attending.

The Majestic Grille is having a “Sunday Supper” Sunday night at 7 and showing Christmas in Connecticut on the big screen. In addition to their full regular menu, they will have a special menu available starting at 6:30. This Sunday’s special menu, at $26.95 per person:

Mixed Greens Salad
Braised Beef Short Ribs
Sugar Glazed Carrots
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce

Reservations are recommended. Call 901-522-8555 to make them.

Rates for American Queen riverboat cruises will go up $200 in the coming year. That will make prices start at $1345 per passenger, based on double occupancy. According to the MBJ article linked here, cruise sales are way up compared to last year. Glad to see the riverboat company doing well.

The parking garage at 147 Jefferson is being demolished. It’s the first step in renovating the building next door, a 12-story building at the southeast corner of Second and Jefferson. The developer hopes to put businesses related to the courts in the first two floors, with apartments for seniors above and possibly event space on the top.

Home after a night at the bars. Eating leftover Aldo’s Pizza, then sleep. Hopefully back at lunch tomorrow with a new post.