Monday update

Memphis soccer supporters the Bluff City Mafia will have not one, but two, marches to AutoZone Park for this Saturday’s match. In support of Pride Month, they will march from Atomic Rose (corner of Second and Lt. George W. Lee) at 6:35 and then will march from Brass Door at 7:00. Come show your love for the game and all its supporters.

James Aycock’s COVID week in review has some mildly disturbing news. Cases are up 28% and for the first time in a while, the infection rate is above 1.0. This is because the Delta (India) variant is gaining a foothold in Shelby County and it is more infectious than the Alpha (UK) variant which is the dominant strain here. Delta is expected to be the dominant strain within weeks. If you plan to get vaccinated but just haven’t got around to it yet, might want to go do that soon.

Local 24 has a look at yesterday’s Memphis Vegan Festival in Fourth Bluff Park.

The Downtown core has a new coffee shop! Crazy Gander Coffee Company has opened in the space next to the Brass Door at 150 Madison. They’re in the space that was formerly The Mad Earl. They’re currently in their soft opening phase with hours of 7 AM-3 PM Monday-Friday.

As your number-one source of news and information about The Edge District, it’s my pleasure to tell you about a job opening in that part of town. Orion FCU is looking to hire a Commercial Real Estate/Asset Portfolio Manager.

The Memphis Flyer has a piece about Ghost River’s second location on Beale Street. They have photos of what will be the outdoor beer garden, and it looks amazing.

Happy Monday, YOGA! Today is International Yoga Day.

New courses have been announced for the St. Jude full and half marathons, the 10K, and the 5K. The redesigned courses incorporate more landmarks and neighborhood cheering stations. As always, all courses run through the heart of the St. Jude campus.

Take the umbrella with you if you get out today – heavy storms are likely this afternoon. As of about 11 I’m following them on the radar and they are dropping rain and even some hail on north Arkansas and the Missouri bootheel. Back tomorrow with more news.