Tuesday update

We may be looking at permanent lane closures on Second and B.B. King between Poplar and Union in the near future. The city council votes today on whether to dedicate one lane on Second and B.B. King as transit-only, as part of the city’s first bus rapid transit system that would connect Downtown to the University of Memphis.

The public is invited to BuildDowntown: Downtown’s Master Plan Launch Party at Loflin Yard the evening of October 4. Come share your thoughts on what you love about Downtown and what needs improvement.

The Creative Works Market returns to the Halloran Centre October 5 and 6. Shop goods from over 30 designers, makers, local vendors, and manufacturers. Everything from apparel to prints to pins will be for sale.

Memphis Pride is this weekend (28th-30th) and it’s moving to a new location – Tom Lee Park. Come celebrate Memphis LGBTQ+ community with live music, food, and vendors. There will be a Pride Parade down Beale from 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon. For those of you who have yet to try the New Wing Order food truck, it will be at Tom Lee Park Saturday from 10 to 5.

Speaking of New Wing Order, they have a line cook position available.

The Memphis Farmers Market‘s annual Farm Fest is this Sunday, September 30 from 5 to 8 PM at the 409 S. Main food hall. This is the Market’s largest annual fundraiser, and everyone who shares the Market’s values of sourcing and shopping locally is invited to attend. Tickets are $50 and include two drink tickets. There will be live music by the Three Kings, craft cocktails by Old Dominick Distillery, and food from some of the best restaurants in town, restaurants that support the Market’s mission.

Holly reports on the I Love Memphis Blog that new Downtown private club The Pocket will remain open to the public on the first floor. That makes me suspect that memberships aren’t selling at anywhere near the rate they had anticipated.

Harry Connick, Jr. comes to the Orpheum on Wednesday, December 12. It will be a celebration of New Orleans’ 300th birthday and he will also perform some holiday favorites.

Good news for Mud Island residents: Explore Bike Share is coming your way.

Knob Creek Cask Strength Rye is the half-off whiskey special at Belle Tavern this week. Barreled in 2009, it’s a 2018 special release.

That’s it for this post. Back tomorrow with more.