Thursday update

If you have ever dreamed about living on the Main Street Mall, my friends just put their condo on the market. It’s a 1 BR/1 BA in the One One O’Six Lofts at 92 S. Main. Here’s the listing. The condo comes with secure underground parking and you’d have a block walk or less to City Market, Local, Aldo’s Pizza Pies, DGX, and Blind Bear. The sellers are awesome people – they’re the couple who brought me blackeyed peas and  collard greens on New Year’s.

#1 seed Memphis takes on #2 seed Boise State in the quarterfinals of the NIT tonight. The game will be broadcast on ESPN at 8 PM from Denton, Texas.

NCAA tournament game times for the games Memphians are interested in for the Sweet Sixteen Saturday evening:

  • #15 Oral Roberts vs. #3 Arkansas, 6:25, TBS
  • #11 Syracuse vs. #2 Houston, 8:55, TBS

The DM’s Jennifer Biggs has the scoop on the upcoming reopening of the Majestic Grille.

From WREG: An employee of Tug’s Casual Grill on Mud Island was kidnapped and robbed as he got in his car following his shift Sunday night.

Live comedy returns to Local on Thursday, April 1. 8:00-9:30 PM.

WALRUS plays The 5 Spot, the back bar behind Earnestine & Hazel’s, Friday night. 8:00 showtime, $10 cover.

Memphis is in a 4/5 risk zone for severe weather today and points to the east and south are in a 5/5. Storms are rolling through this morning, but the biggest threat is a squall line expected to move through between 4 and 6 this afternoon. @memphisweather1 on Twitter is a good way to keep up with the latest weather info.

Eric Hughes Band plays Momma’s tomorrow at 6:30.

Wiseacre Downtown will have a drive-in movie showing of 50 First Dates tomorrow at 7. $35 ticket includes up to 6 people per car, 2 Coke products, 2 packs of theater candy, and 1 pack of Rendezvous popcorn.

Sunday is Superhero Night at Craft Axe Throwing at 344 Floyd Alley out in The Edge. Dress up as your favorite superhero and receive 15% off.

From the Memphis Flyer: Reactions are divided on Riverside Drive’s reopening. Many including DNA president Jerred Price support the move, but an SMA poll shows that the majority of residents were concerned about the reopening. What we really need is increased police presence Downtown, especially on Front and Riverside, and especially on Sunday afternoons and evenings. In particular the noise ordinance needs to be enforced with regard to loud modified exhaust systems.

Also from the Flyer: Memphis 901 FC’s home opener is set for June 16

There’s a Facebook group you can join called Memphis Community Against the Pipeline (MCAP) if you oppose the environmentally racist Byhalia Pipeline. For those of you who feel like there’s not much little guys like you and me can do to fight the system, remember that I-40 would run through Overton Park if not for little guys putting up a good fight.

Memphis Photography Club will host a Beginners’ Photography Class Saturday from 9 to noon. This class is a Downtown photo walk that will be very hands-on and that will show you how to transform ordinary-looking photos into professional shots. Advance registration for the class is essential.

The perks for being fully vaccinated are piling up. A dispensary in Michigan will give a free joint to those over 21 showing a completed vaccine card. Hey, now!

Today is Pecan Day, a good day to visit The Peanut Shoppe.

President Biden will hold his first formal news conference of his term at 12:15 today.

That’s it for now. Back tomorrow with more news.