Monday News Update: TA Gets Hitched, a Mural Gets Redesigned and Local Beer Gets Put in Cans

Posted by Holly Whitfield | July 15th 2013 2037 0

Today in Memphis, our civic spirit animal gets married, the Buffalo Mural gets a makeover, we get our thoughts provoked, and a Memphis brewery becomes the first in Tennessee to put its beer in cans.

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

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– First up, congrats to Grizzlies forward Tony Allen, who married his longtime girlfriend over the weekend.

– Remember the Adventure River t-shirt I posted about a few weeks ago? The designer behind it has released two more vintage Memphis attraction shirts celebrating Skateland and Libertyland.

– Want to be on TV? "The Quarry", an HBO/Cinemax show that's filming in the Memphis area, is looking for extras.

– The South Main Buffalo Mural lot is about to get a major makeover that will transform it from an overgrown empty lot into an outdoor performance space / eventual market.

– Wiseacre Brewing isn't even open yet, but they've annoucned plans to become the first craft brewery in Tennessee to sell their beers in cans.

– What we've all been reading: Smart City's thought-provoking post about Memphis Myths.

– Sometimes, I (deservedly) get called out for writing a really dumb sentence.

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  1. Jarrod says:

    I didn't think the Buffalo lot was actually getting that overhaul (for now, at least). As I understand it, the South Main Design Challenge won't necessarily result in the projects being implemented; they were just generating ideas and conversation about the lots.

  2. Erin says:

    I kind of agree with the secret Target comment. I'd been there with a friend before I moved to Memphis, and once I lived here I was confused why Target seemed so much farther than I remembered. I kept missing the Colonial one (it IS tucked away and invisible from Poplar) and driving all the way to Germantown. 

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