Wednesday News Update: Grizz Win, New Restaurants, ArtSpace and Free Waxes

Posted by Holly Whitfield | March 13th 2013 1655 0

Today, we've got a big win for the Grizz, good news for artists, free waxes and two new restaurants opening this week. Here's your Wednesday Memphis news update.


There's a Grizz fan in there somewhere. @Shellyealbrecht snapped this at last night's game between the Grizzlies and the Portland Trailblazers. If you were one of the three people not watching, the Grizz won 102-97.

– There are two Midtown restaurants opening this week: the Union Ave. Five Guys will open on Thursday, as will Chiwawa, a new Mexican-ish restaurant on Madison.

– Art of Science, an annual art show that pairs artists with St. Jude researchers to create original works, is looking for artists for this year's show.

– In a survey done by people who have obviously never been to the Buccaneer, Memphis was declared one of America's least hipster-friendly cities.

– Want to get waxed for free? European Wax Center is opening a second Memphis location, and to celebrate, they're giving away waxes. All you have to do to sign up is go here, enter your zip code and click "join grand opening guest list".

– This has absolutely nothing to do with Memphis, but this man's obituary is one of the greatest things I've ever read (plus, it mentions a love of Benton's bacon).

– Have a good story about Overton Park? The park conservancy is collecting stories and photos of the park for publication on their website.

– Lastly, here's some great news for Memphis artists: the ArtSpace project (aka the United Warehouse on S. Main) has received a 15-year PILOT tax incentive to redevelop the building into live/work/gallery space for artists.

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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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