I heard 3 gunshots at 3:33 this morning. They sounded like they came from several blocks south of where I live, possibly the Second and Beale area. There were reports this morning on Nextdoor of gunshots in the area of Washington Park in the 1100 block of N. Second in the 5:00 hour.
Makestic Grille co-owner Patrick Reilly had his quote about the effect of the I-40 closing tweeted by the @WhiteHouse yesterday:
Patrick Reilly, who co-owns Majestic Grille in downtown Memphis, said his regulars from Arkansas aren’t making the re-routed drive to his restaurant. “They’re calling and saying, ‘We’re sorry, we’re just not going to do it,’”. 4/5
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) June 22, 2021
117 Prime will be closed today and tomorrow. They anticipate opening Friday with a new menu.
The Detroit Pistons won the NBA draft lottery last night. The Grizzlies were not in the lottery and will pick 17th in the first round. They don’t have a pick in the second round, having shipped number 46 off to Toronto.
In other basketball news, the U.S. men’s basketball team roster for the Olympics™ is complete. Among the biggest names are Brooklyn’s James Harden and Kevin Durant, Portland’s Damian Lillard, and Golden State’s Draymond Green. The Olympics™ start one month from today.
Exciting job news from a great local nonprofit. From Volunteer Odyssey’s Facebook page:
We have some exciting news to share with you – Volunteer Odyssey is hiring a fourth team member!This role is our Volunteer Experience Manager. The Volunteer Experience Manager is at the core of Volunteer Odyssey’s mission. The Manager ensures high-quality volunteer experiences – working directly with our individual volunteers, corporate volunteers, and partners throughout the community.If you are looking for a great work environment where you’ll make a difference in Memphis, we’d love to talk with you about joining our team and furthering our mission.To apply:Complete the application at volunteerodyssey.com/join-our-teamEmail your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring your dog to Music Bingo at Grind City Brewing tomorrow night (7-9 PM) and get an extra bingo card.
Lifehacker thinks you should grill your pickles this summer.
COGIC broke ground on a 20-unit housing development Downtown this week. It will be located at 291 E. Pontotoc.
That’s all for today. Back tomorrow with more news.