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Hey Hey!! With so much going on I thought that it was only right to bring back the "Top 5 Things You Need to Know" to try to bring a little joy and positivity to your day! There is still a lot going on and I want to make sure we all stay informed!
Muggin’ Coffee House
Muggin Coffee House has officially opened and is ready to take all your monies!! Opened by Memphians Ken and Mary Olds, Muggin’ had its grand opening this Monday bringing White Haven its first and only Black Owned Coffee Shop! I was able to stop by last Friday for the soft opening and instantly fell in love with the Peaches & Cream Scone and the Iced Muggin Mane with Almond Milk, they were both delicious. The atmosphere is super chill and a vibe! It is good for meetings, grabbing a quick bite and coffee, or catching up with friends! Be sure to pull up and show your support whenever you can! For more information and hours of operation click here! Muggin Coffee House is located at 1139 Brownlee Road Memphis, TN 38116. Be sure to follow them @muggin_coffee on Instagram and Muggin Coffee House on Facebook.
Beale Street Brewing Co.
I recently found out that we have a Black-Owned brewing company in Memphis! Beale Street Brewing Co., founded by Kelvin Kolheim, made its debut in early 2017 and has recently released two new IPAs. The most recent being Space Age Sippin, paying homage to Memphis rap legends and Orange Mound heroes 8ball and MJG. Space Age Sippin (named after my favorite 8ball and MJG song) is said to be a hazy India pale ale with hints of peaches, papaya, mango, and passion fruit! I do not drink beer, but I will be going to pick these beers up today! They have also partnered with Weathered Souls Brewing Co. for their Black is Beautiful initiative where Beale Street Brewing Co and other Memphis Breweries teamed up to craft a beer and donate the proceeds to a local organization of their choosing. For more about Beale Street and Co click here! Be sure to follow them @bealestreetbrewingco on Instagram.
*Click here for the full article on the Black is Beautiful initiative
So! Yesterday was the last day to register to vote for our August election date in TN. I hope you all are registered and PREPARED to vote in both August and November elections. In August we will be voting in our picks for the TN House and Senate Primaries and November will be our state general election. Absentee ballot deadline for the August election (for TN House and Senate Primaries) is July 30th and early voting will be July 17th - August 1st. Registration deadline for the November 3rd election is October 5th, absentee ballot request deadline is October 27th, and early voting is from October 14th – October 29th! Please get out and vote and DO NOT vote for Kanye West for anything…do not! I have included links and social media handles that contain helpful information.
Follow @tnelections on Instagram and visit https://sos.tn.gov/
You can also follow Up The Vote on Facebook!
Juice Orange Mound Community Garden
Every Sunday from 9:00 am – 11:00 am JUICE meets up in their community garden for a little TLC and mandatory maintenance. Juice started this garden two years ago and it is thriving! They have mint, sage, tomatoes, peppers, blueberries, and more all growing in a community garden in Orange Mound! Activities in the garden range from weeding, planting seeds, watering, cleaning up the garden, and decorating. So, if gardening is your thing or you want to get some community service in stop by and lend a hand. They are also accepting gardening supplies and new seeds to plant as donations. If you would like to donate monetary items, please donate through their website! Also, see the website for more information on Juice Orange Mound!
I will continue to add black-owned businesses to my blog page and will soon upload the restaurant guide I have been working on. There will be a tab dedicated to the black-owned restaurants in Memphis. I also added a new highlight for black-owned businesses on the blog IG page so, if you need to access them quickly, they will be there and I will continue to add businesses to that highlight as well.
A mobile coffee truck opens on July 10th. This Friday from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm you can find JoJo’s Espresso truck at Residences a Thornwood 7794 Kings College Ave Memphis, TN 38138. The truck is super cute, and I am excited to try more local coffee! Be sure to follow them @jojosespresso on Instagram
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