Monday News Update: Marc Gasol Gets Hitched, Tamp & Tap Opens and Craig Brewer Explains Memphis

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 8th 2013 2171 0

Welcome back from the holiday weekend, y'all.

Today in Memphis, we return to our post-vacation lives, Marc Gasol gets married, a new coffee and beer shop opens, CNN gives us our dive bar props and Craig Brewer explains America.

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

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– First, let's all take a second and congratulate Marc Gasol: he got married over the weekend in Spain. Congrats, you crazy kids.

– The Nineteenth Century Club is slated for a very sad demolition, and Ask Vance has one last look inside the historic Union Ave. mansion.

– Good news, downtown coffee/beer drinkers: Tamp & Tap, a new coffee shop and craft beer joint is open, as of today. It's a soft open, so they're still working out the kinks, but it's coffee! In the downtown core!

– Speaking of beer (and surprising statistics), Tennessee has one of the lowest beer consuption rates per capita.

– Food desert no more: the South Memphis Farmer's market is adding a permanent, year-round green grocer.

– CNN has recognized something that Memphians have known for years: Earnestine & Hazel's is one of the greatest dive bars in the country.

– There are plans to put a Family Dollar at Chelsea & Thomas, right across the street from a Family Dollar. Wait. What?

– Lastly, Grantland attempts to explain America with a huge interview with Craig Brewer about Memphis, his inspirations and "Whoop That Trick".

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  1. Um, Kerry, right before the title of Chris Davis' FLY ON THE WALL post, it says PARODY.   FLY ON THE WALL is being co-written by Chris and the members of the WISE GUYS improv team.  🙂

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