For the second time in a week, an owner of a Beale Street club has died. Tommy Peters was the owner of B.B. King’s Blues Club, as well as Itta Bena on the third floor of the same building, Lafayette’s, and Moondance. Tommy was 66 and died from a combination of kidney failure and COVID. His death follows that of Robert “Lunchbox” McCrae, who owned People’s Billiards, last week.
From WREG: Reckless driving Downtown caught on camera. Not only did WREG’s photographers film the reckless driving, but there were also videos posted to Nextdoor. On the Nextdoor videos, a police car can be seen driving through the area, observing cars doing donuts, and not doing much about it.
The DM has part 2 of its interview with immunology experts Drs. McCullers and Schaffner. Highlights:
- They say that in times of high community transmission (such as right now) we should not be sitting shoulder-to-shoulder at Tigers games (even outdoors for football) or concerts.
- They liken not getting vaccinated to running a red light: It’s not just yourself you’re putting in danger by doing so.
- A vaccine passport – requiring proof of vaccination for people to be able to do the things they want to do – would help us get out of this pandemic.
Pam and Terry are changing their performance hours at the Ghost River taproom on Beale Street. Catch the duo 4:30-7:30 PM Saturdays and 4-7 PM Sundays.
117 Prime will be closed today to give their employees a little rest and relaxation.
From Food & Wine: Every Cheez-It flavor, taste-tested and ranked
It’s National Beer Lovers Day. May I recommend the PBR?
That’s it for today’s news. Back tomorrow or Thursday with more.