Wednesday update #2: South Main Trolley Night info and more

South Main Trolley Night is back this Friday. The last Friday of every month, the shops of South Main stay open late into the evening. Some stores offer appetizers, beverages, discounts, and/or live music. It will be South Main Songwriter Night #51 at South Main Sounds, 550 S. Main, starring Ashlee K. Thomas with her record release “Bend the Light.” Paul Jewell, Me & Leah, and Steve Smith will also perform.

If you can’t make it to the songwriter night, you will have another chance to see Ashlee at the Memphis Farmers Market Saturday morning.

Superlo on the Go at 552 S. Main will have an open house at Trolley Night. Come learn about online ordering of groceries with pickup at that location.

The closing reception of “Breaking Barriers,” supporting women in the arts, will happen at Art Village Gallery at 410 S. Main on Trolley Night.

If you’re a South Main Association member, look for the booth next to Bluff City Coffee. There will be burgers and beverages for you. Non-SMA members can partake for $10.

Sache is sponsoring Trolley Night and will donate 10% of all its sales that night to Youth Villages.

There is also one more event running in conjunction with Trolley Night that deserves your attention. Many of you know Keenon, a manager at Earnestine & Hazel’s who is often found behind the downstairs bar on the weekends. Keenon has been sick and has been unable to work for a while. There will be a fundraiser for Keenon Friday from 6 to 9 PM. The E&H Band will be playing. Come drop a donation in the tip jar.

Also on Friday night, over in The Edge, there will be a special comedy show at High Cotton. “Hart of the City,” a TV show created by standup comedy superstar Kevin Hart, plans to film an episode in Memphis this summer. 20 of Memphis’ best comedians will be on stage, looking for a chance to be invited on the show. Admission is free and the laughs begin at 7 PM. There will be no trivia at High Cotton this Friday to make room for the show.

Bedrock Eats & Sweets is gearing up for the busy season and is looking to hire a few friendly faces with reliable transportation. Positions are part-time or full-time front of house/deliveries. Email Bedrock Eats & Sweets is at the corner of Main and Vance next to the Green Beetle.

RAWK’n Grub food truck will be at Food Truck Wednesday at Miss Cordelia’s tonight 5 to 8 PM:

High Ground News has a good article on the redevelopment of Central Station Tower. Previously housing 50 apartment units, the tower is being reconfigured to hold 135 boutique hotel rooms and commercial space. The Powerhouse next door will house a six-screen Malco Theater.

Extremely sad to hear about the latest round of layoffs at the Commercial Appeal, including a few people well-known names in the community: Michael Donahue, Mark Richens, Phil Stukenborg, @PhotoNikki.

Some good points made here: The Grizzlies should embrace the 7 seed in the West and not claw and struggle for the 6 seed or higher. Doing so would result in tired players for the playoffs. The Grizzlies host the Indiana Pacers tonight at FedExForum.

Here’s what’s going on at Jerry Lawler’s bar on Beale for WrestleMania weekend. WrestleMania is Sunday, April 2.

Vandals broke out windows of 100 N. Main last night around 11 PM. They were seen inside with flashlights. This comes a week after a fire was started on the 34th floor of the building, a fire later ruled to be arson.

If it’s your first time here today and you aren’t familiar with the Memphis Farmers Market… keep scrolling. I wrote a long post this morning about all the things there are to do, see, and eat there. That’s it for now. Probably I will do happy hour with Jessica at the Silly Goose after work.