The big news of the past 24 hours is that the two youngest Lawson brothers have committed to the Memphis Tigers. Chandler, a sophomore transfer from Oregon, and Johnathon, a highly-touted high school senior, are the younger brothers of K.J. and Dedric who played under Pastner and Tubby. Chandler is a power forward/center and Johnathon is a wing.
It’s all up to you now, Penny. Sweet Sixteen (or farther) or bust. No excuses. Get it done.
From the DM: Older brother K.J. played a big role in convincing the younger brothers to represent their hometown.
There will be a Ribbon Cutting for the new Craft Axe Throwing location at 344 Floyd Alley out in The Edge District from 11:30 AM to 1 PM today.
StyleBlueprint has updated its guide to The Edge with the latest information. Nice to see that neighborhood getting some love.
Even more news from The Edge: The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will make a stop at the Edge Motor Museum, 645 Marshall, Saturday from 11 to 2.
From the Memphis Flyer: Booze to-go could remain legal through July 1, 2023. Legislators recognize the drinks as a valuable revenue stream as restaurants recover from COVID. The drinks would still have to be sold in closed containers and alongside food.
Riverside Drive will be closed to vehicles beginning at 9 AM tomorrow. This isn’t a permanent closure, but rather for the one-day Earth Day Riverfront Market. Note that if there’s rain, the market will be postponed until May 1. MWN has the rain mostly ending by midday, so we’ll see.
Someone cut down trees along 200 yards of public land along the river below the edge of Martyrs Park on March 10. No permit had been issued to cut the trees.
The DM’s Jennifer Biggs gave Sugar Grits a try in her latest New Eats column. Oh, YUM. Those Charleson cheese grits topped with blackened shrimp and Andouille sausage look amazing. I have got to get in there soon. Why don’t I ever think to go there for lunch after I get off work? Gonna stick a post-it note on my work monitor to remind me next week.
The Grizzlies play Portland on the road tonight at 9, one of three times they’ll see the Trail Blazers in the next 7 days.
The Old Daisy on Beale was hit with a $7K MLGW bill for January and February. The time span covered includes the winter storm when there were numerous water leaks around town.
There will be a Cars on Main event tomorrow at Court Square 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM. If you are more of a night owl, there will be a Cars on Riverside event featuring drivers drag racing, shooting guns and doing donuts 10:30 PM to 2:30 AM.
Not a Downtown thing but worth a mention based solely on name value: Return of Shitfest: Worst Musicals Ever at Black Lodge in Crosstown tomorrow.
Time to go kick some ass at work, then it’ll be the weekend. I’ll start off in the Downtown core then possibly make my way to Max’s Sports Bar when it opens. Back tomorrow with more news.