MEMFix: The Pinch District Recap!
Ed. Note: I'm happy to share with you this guest post from I Love Memphis intern Savannah Lyons. Also I'd like to give a huge thank you to Sean Davis, local photographer who covered the MEMFix event on assignment. You can check out his blog here. All photos are by him unless otherwise noted.
Happy Monday, Memphis! This past weekend, the city flourished with events all across the city. From Crawfish Festival to Brewery Revival, there was something for everyone.
Here’s what went on at the MEMFix event in the Pinch District:
In the shadow of the Pyramid, pop-up shops, food trucks, and live music burst from North Main Street. The goal of this MEMFix was to reenergize and re-imagine the Pinch District as Memphis approaches the opening of the Bass Pro Shop this spring. People from all over the community came together for a day of fun, food, and entertainment.
Westy’s was filled with happy eaters and live music played from their North Gate patio. Vintage boutique shops, Grizzlies stations, and eclectic art booths lined the street. And Pancho’s was serving free chips and cheese dip. Yum.
One of the highlights of the event for me was Sweet Potato Baby. Not only did they have a delicious selection of baked goods (I got the Oreo cupcake; it was heavenly), they also had a spotlight on something called ioby. It’s basically like GoFundMe, except it’s focused on specific communities. To check out some of the current projects going on in Memphis neighborhoods, go here.
Here are some more photos from the event by Sean Davis. What was your favorite thing about last weekend's MEMFix event?
Ed. Note: ^^ This is Murray, Sean's dog. He is too cute for comfort. See more Murray and Memphis on Sean's instagram.
About the Author
Savannah is a senior at The University of Memphis majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Communications. Born and raised in Memphis, she embraces every part of the city – from the narrow right lane on Poplar, to the idiosyncratic individuals who drive down it. After graduation she hopes to travel the world, see an orca in the wild, read more books, and maybe write one, too.