Monday News Update: More Sub Shop News, Places to Charge Your Car and Opportunities for Do-Goodery

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 24th 2012 864 0

Today in Memphis, we've got another update in the Chinese Sub Shop saga, a new co-working space, electric car charging stations, and two opportunities for festival participation. Also, today's the only day I'll encourage you to eat at a national chain restaurant, I promise.

Photo by @merbe1 via Instagram

Riverfront loop trolley by Merbe1 via Instagram. If you'd like to see your Instagram pictures here, tag them #ilovememphis.

– I know I don't normally encourage you to eat at a chain restaurant, but I do always encourage supporting St. Jude. Today, Sept. 24, is St. Jude night at Chili's. One hundred percent of the chain's net profits from today will go to the Memphis research hospital.

– Here's more Chinese Sub Shop news: they've got about six months to find a new home before they lose their current spot on Highland.

– Not only dones Memphis now have a sweet co-working space, but said sweet co-working space has cooking classes.

– Good news for the handful of you who drive electric cars – there are now 12 charging stations in downtown parking garages

– The Memphis skyline is changing this week with the demolition of the Lonestar silos (aka, the large things that supported the neon Memphis sign). They're coming down to create more access to the riverfront as part of the Bass Pro construction.

– In festival news, a brand new event in Crosstown called MEMFIX (Saturday, Nov. 10) is looking for vendors. Also, the annual River Arts Fest is looking for volunteers.

As always, if you've got a tip or something you'd like to see featured on I Love Memphis, let me know. If you've got an upcoming event (or know about a good one), submit it to the blog's calendar.


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. Andrea says:

    I'm not in Memphis full time anymore, but I've heard CK's on Park Ave is empty-Sub Shop could move in there! Thanks for the story for those of us Memphians living elsewhere.

  2. Laura says:

    I think the empty restaurant on the corner of Douglass and Echles would be the perfect place for the sub shop!  I live nearby and I would hate to see them go.  I also hate seeing the empty restaurant space on a daily basis.  Thanks for the update, Kerry!

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