Tuesday News Update: Summer Ave. is My Poplar Edition

Posted by Holly Whitfield | September 3rd 2013 4116 0

Welcome back, y'all. I hope you had a great long weekend.

Today in Memphis, a new brewery / taproom opens, a clothier closes, a museum gets a makeover and congratulations are in order. All of that and more is in today's Memphis news update.

Photo by @billsimmers

Instagrammer @billsimmers snapped this picture at the Delta Fair, which is happening at the Agricenter this week. If you'd like to see your Memphis photos featured here, please tag them #ilovememphis on Instagram.

– Wiseacre Brewery is up and running, which means that their Broad Ave. taproom is open. It's open Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m., and it's credit card only. If you want to try their brews outside of their taproom, I know that Tamp and Tap and Chiwawa have them on tap right now.

– Congratulations to former Memphis Tiger D.J. Stephens and his girlfriend – they welcomed their first child last week (and the Instagram photos are adorable).

– Congrats also to Memphis songwriter Myla Smith: her new record got big props from Billboard Magazine.

– There's another DishCrawl coming up on October 23, and this one is a bus tour to a handful of Memphis' best soul food restaurants. There are still tickets available, but don't wait – DishCrawls tend to sell out.

– Alas: Shelton Clothier, a men's clothing store on Main St., is closing its doors after 8 years in business.

The Memphis Fire Museum is getting a makeover, thanks to a $481,740 FEMA grant.

– Creme de Memph has some pretty great photos of Temple Israel Cemetery. I had never heard of it, but I'm definitely going to check it out now.

– Does anyone know where I can score one of these stickers? Because it's true. So very, very true.

– You don't have to feel bad about shaking haters off because, according to this study, haters are gonna hate.

– Lastly, I'm back in Memphis, so if you emailed me or submitted events to the blog's calendar or asked that something be added to the Fall Events Guide, I'll get to it today. Thanks for submitting and, I'm sorry for the delay.

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  1. cyndii jo hartley says:

    I'm pretty sure that bumper sticker is from Mortimer's.

  2. Welcome back! Thank you for the updates. Hope you have a great week!

  3. Amy Hill says:

    I think the Summer Ave is my Poplar stickers can be found at Mortimer’s and perhaps, Alex’s Tavern.

  4. Gigi Ballester says:

    I love my I Love Memphis blog!

  5. Seth says:

    Wiseacre is also available at both Locals; Bardog; and Young Ave. I would assume if it is at Bardog, it will eventually make it – if not already – to Aldos and Slider Inn (but I cannot safely confirm those two latter ones).

  6. Andy Graves says:

    We have them at Alex’s Tavern .

  7. Andy Graves says:

    The stickers not the beer.

  8. chuck says:

    at the LAMP—-DRUGWARS is Playing Sunday staring Mr. Quintron- Cole- and Chuck Vicious– with two other bands called ALIAS PUNCH and Real Live TIgers

  9. Eric says:

    Check with alex’s tavern for the bumper sticker. I was told they were selling them

  10. memphish says:

    Myla Smith plays at 1884 Lounge on Sept 13th for her CD Release Party

  11. Mortimer's! We have them on sale for $3.00! Rocky at Alex's has a few also that he got from us! Come see either one of us!! 🙂

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