Monday News Update: Is This Really July? Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 1st 2013 1418 0

Lovely weather we're having today, isn't it?

Today in Memphis, we've got cheaper beer, a new basketball court, burger honors and a feel good moment care of Penny Hardaway. Also, the Front Street Deli returns.

All of that (and more) is in today's Memphis news update.

Photo by @ashpeak via Instagram

Instagrammer @ashpeak took this seasonally-appropriate photo at the Levitt Shell on Saturday night. If you'd like to see your Memphis Instagram photos featured here, please tag them #ilovememphis.

– Oh, happy day: it just got cheaper to buy beer in Tennessee.

– The University of Memphis' new Memphis skyline-inspired basketball court design has been chosen, just in time for the team's move to the American Athletic Conference.

– Two Memphis burgers (and not the two you'd think) made Thrillists' list of the 33 Best Burgers in the Entire Country.

– If you haven't already, take a minute to read the Flyer's huge cover story about the rebirth of Overton Square.

– Today's feel good moment of the day: Penny Hardaway is working to help uninsured Memphians get healthcare discounts.

– Pitchfork has video of the newly reuninted Replacements rehearsing the greatest Replacements song ever ("Alex Chilton").

– As of this morning, the Front Street Deli (at the corner of Union and Front) is open again.

– Since this week is a holiday week, and most of you guys seem to be on vacation, posting is going to be a little bit light. I'll be back at full force starting next Monday.

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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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  1. snarky says:

    Anybody who loves Memphis should be concerned that the historic 19th Club mansion on Union Ave. is about to be demolished to put in a trashy strip shopping center anchored by a chinese buffet.  Pitiful.  Especially as local architects have been trying to buy the property to preserve it as part of Memphis history.

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