Wednesday News Update: I Fought the Law Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | April 4th 2012 1170 0

It's Wednesday, and you know what that means – tons and tons of local news about everything from farmers market openings to stadium updates and laws that you may or may not have known about.

There is Hope, Memphis, Tenn.

– I had no idea that it wasn't illegal to drive with a dog (or, as this article points out "any other animal") in your lap in Tennessee, but it is – at least for the next two weeks. After that, Fido needs to find somewhere else to sit.

– Farmers market season is upon us. Hungry Memphis has a handy list of market opening dates.

– Congratulations to Rabbi Micah Greenstein from Temple Beth Israel – he was named one of the top 50 rabbis in America.

– The long-abandoned Hotel Chisca on S. Main Street could be something great. Right now, though, it's an awkward, sketchy visual divider between the South Main Arts District and the downtown core. The good news is, the DMC is hoping to do something about that.

– Tiger Lane (aka, the former fairgrounds) looks so good now, so it's awesome that the city council has approved major updates for Liberty Memorial Stadium.

– Attention artists – the V&E Greenline's first ever art walk is looking for vendors. Also, GPAC is looking for professional / working artists to display their work at the theatre for the 2012 – 2013 season. To apply, submit your CV and digital files of your work to

– Lastly, I've been doing a little spring cleaning around I Love Memphis this week. There's a brand new header, a new about page, an updated FAQ and the return of the I Love Memphis sign (let me know if you want your picture taken). Also, look for more guest posts from Memphians that are doing great things for the city.

Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Natalie says:

    I love Tiger Lane..  Is it wrong that I secretly hope Tom Lee Park floods again so BBQ Fest has to be moved from downtown again?  

  2. Franz says:

    I believe current law permits Fido to ride on his Master's lap, and what the Tennessee legislature is considering is a prohibition on such hijinx.

  3. Ah, Franz – I misread. Thanks for the correction.

  4. Len Pipkin says:

    To Rabbi Greenstein ~ “Mechaiyah!”

  5. @Natalie
    Memphis in May gave all of us teams a vote to where BBQ Fest should be.  Majority ruled and we chose the river.  While we all LOVED Tiger Lane, the river and downtown is where the contest belongs.
    Neil Gallagher – Pitmaster
    Too Sauced To Pork Championship BBQ Team

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