Are there any doubts that Memphis is the right place? We don’t think so. In a nutshell – all the positive news that keeps coming out of Bluff City. Here’s a round-up in case you haven’t checked back in from your summer vacation.
StyleBlueprint launches the “SINCE 1920” t-shirt collection
Obviously we’re a little biased so we had to put this one first … We’re proud to offer two t-shirt designs: “SINCE 1920 #womensvotesmatter” and “The Perfect 36”, each of which has the right to vote one Woman celebrates by the 19th Amendment, ratified in 1920 when the 36th state of Tennessee voted in favor of ratification. This fight was fierce and every time we vote we recognize our rights and privilege and thank the sacrifices that generations of women have brought before us. It was a struggle that lasted 72 years – from the first women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. Women who celebrate their right to vote are impartial and no matter which side in it Gear you are in, this t-shirt is for you!
Visit the StyleBlueprint Marketplace to learn more about how close the 19th Amendment was to NOT being ratified. It all boiled down to one voice. ONE VOTE. These t-shirts tell the story of every single vote that has a purpose – even yours! Both styles can be purchased by clicking the link and visiting our online marketplace now! And 10% of all proceeds from the “The Perfect 36” t-shirt go to the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Monument, LLC!
The FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms Park opens
The first of the major components of the Shelby Farms Park Heart of the Park project has opened: the FedEx Event Center. The beautiful building sits on the expanded Patriot Lake and has a huge ballroom / conference center that can be configured in a million ways. (Okay, maybe a few less than a billion … but you get what it’s about).
Malco announces new downtown theater
The Malco people announced they had received a grant to support their $ 9 million commitment to retrofit the main station power plant into an eight-screen movie theater. Construction is expected to begin as soon as possible, and the theater is slated to open for the 2017 blockbuster season, which includes Star Wars, Episode VIII, which is slated to be released on December 15, 2017.
A famous Florida oyster bar is growing and guess what? Memphis is the choice for its second location. Indian Pass Raw Bar is known for its vintage location in a 100-year-old building along the Florida swamps on Highway 30A between Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. The inland location of Memphis is in the former Chiwawa restaurant area on Madison Ave. 2059 in Overton Square.
Calling starving (and other) artists
The Downtown Memphis Commission announced that it is commissioning between seven and ten art installations for a semi-permanent exhibition on Barboro Alley. Interested artists should consider attending the Alley Exploration Party on September 1st to learn more. The party takes place on Barboro Alley (between Second Street and Front Street) from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The DMC staff will be on site to talk to artists and guests about possible designs, the use of the space and much more. Bonus: There is also free beer and snacks. Log in!
Levitt announces autumn line-up
We love autumn – and the fact that it’s cool enough again to really enjoy a concert at Levitt Shell. Shell’s fall lineup was announced this month and, in our humble opinion, is fantastic. All events are family-friendly and outdoor dining and drinking are allowed – although food trucks and vendors are always on hand too. Bonus: Levitt Shell has movies on Thursdays at 7 p.m. all fall throughout the fall. Grab the garden chair – and we’ll see you in the shell!
We are so flying
Southern Airways announced two new non-stop routes this month. The first from Memphis International Airport (MEM) and Nashville International Airport (BNA) with daily flights (excluding Saturdays) starting September 26, 2016. Southern will also have non-stop flights between Memphis and Jackson, the Medgar Wiley Evers International Airport in Mississippi , to offer. JAN) on September 26, 2016. Like all Southern Airways flights from Memphis, the new flights will arrive and depart from the Signature Flight Support Executive Terminal at 2488 Winchester Road, opposite the main passenger terminal.
The farmer is thriving in New Digs
Mac Edwards moved The Farmer from Highland to Chickasaw Oaks Center in mid-August, and the new room is as popular as the old one. Congrats to Mac, whose next step is to open Brooks Pharm2Fork in Collierville, which has been delayed due to the maze bringing a historic building up to date.
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