Leading off with a donation request from Grizzlies TV announcer Pete Pranica:
— Pete Pranica (@PetePranica) April 21, 2021
Edible Memphis posted a new coffee shop alert yesterday: Good Morning Gorgeous, open inside Court Square Recordings at 123 South Court. The recording studio in that building will up and running by May, and the idea is that the artists will be given opportunities to be baristas in the coffee shop to pay for their studio time. They feature Sey Coffee from Brooklyn, straightforward espresso-based offerings, tea, and vegan chocolates according to the folks at Edible. Follow the new coffee shop on Instagram.
The new coffee shop is right down the square from my friends at River Time Market & Deli, so you could easily visit both in a morning or afternoon.
Downtown’s Irish pub The Brass Door is the latest public house to announce that they will re-open soon. I will post more details as I get them.
Shooting for a May 1 opening: South Main Nutrition. They’ll be in the same building as The Arcade, Broom Closet, South Main Book Juggler, Walking Pants, Cheesecake Corner, and Max’s. From their About description on Facebook: “We are your local Nutrition Club for Loaded Teas, Meal replacement shakes, vitamins, probiotics, energy boosts and more.”
There’s a lot for sale fronting Vance, and with a narrow strip of land fronting both Abel and Allen Streets east of B.B. King Blvd. 10-15 years ago this block was Crackhead HQ, but now with the South of Forum/South City development going on, this is one of Downtown Memphis’ prime parcels. It’s currently a car lot but the owner will clear it all off upon sale.
From Fast Company: These architects popularized the open office. Now they say the open office is dead. Fuck the open office. And especially fuck every office design firm that’s ever sold a CEO on the idea of open offices.
The Memphis Flyer has an update on Good Fortune Co., set to open in the former South of Beale space in July. Ramen and dumplings will be the main focus.
Massey Lane Release Party this Friday at Carolina Watershed featuring Avon Parks 7-11 PM. Free show.
I don’t know if I have any readers from Olive Branch, but if I do, get ready, you’re in for a treat. RAWK’n Grub food is coming to the Valero gas station at 4949 Bethel Road. Favorites from the old food truck and some new creations will be served, including the Blue Suede Shoestring Fries, the Patty LaMelte, the Don’t Go Bacon My Heart, and ZZ Tapas.
The Patty LaMelte with smoked Gouda pimiento cheese
Memphis made it into UK newspaper The Guardian: Pipeline tells Black Memphis landowners: Sell us the rights to your land or get sued
Jaren Jackson Jr. made his return last night. It wasn’t a pretty game, and that’s totally okay! Memphis wasn’t expected to beat the Clippers on the road. The Grizzlies drop to 29-28 (.509) and continue to hold a one-game lead over Golden State and San Antonio for 8th in the West.
In the news: French wine tasters fear for their livelihood after COVID dulled their sense of taste and smell
Sheyna Gee performs at tonight’s edition of Central Station Hotel’s Live at the Tracks 6:30-9:30. The concert series is free to the public. Sheyna will be at South Main Sounds and then Momma’s tomorrow if that works better for you.
That’s it for today’s post. Another day of crap weather. I don’t feel much desire to get out. Back tomorrow with more news.