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Hey, hey!! Found out about some new stuff coming our way and wanted to share!!
A final decision has been made about what will happen with the Mid-South Fair Grounds! Liberty Park will be a mixed used development project including the Liberty Bowl, Tiger Lane, The Children's Museum of Memphis and The Kroc center. There will be a 227,000 square feet sports and events center for youth sports and events. Also located on the property will be commercial office space, retail, dining, two hotels, and up to 150 apartments. The opening phases are expected to begin in 2022. This is a major move for the city and I am excited to watch it unfold. For more information on this project please click the link below.
Wahlburger is coming to the Pyramid for the chains first ever " Wahlburgers Wild". This will be the first location in Tennessee and will have an outdoor theme. Originally the chain was supposed to be downtown but of course that one didn't happen. Construction is set to start soon but no opening date as of now.
Fun Fact about me I love ice cream!! It makes me feel better on bad days!
I was a Shift Leader at Baskin Robbins in college and I ate ice cream EVERYDAY!! I also made the best shakes and had the best night crew! But anyway when I heard that there was a new black owned Ice Cream shop that not only served ice cream but bomb ass waffles too I had to post about it! On August 15th Waffle Cream opened their brick and mortar location at 999 S. Cooper Street, Suite 103, Memphis, TN 38104! I haven't been able to go yet but I have been able taste a waffle and it was amazing! Be sure you visit soon!! Click the link for the website.
Current hours are
Tuesday - Thursday 12 pm-8 pm
Friday - Saturday 12 pm - 10 pm
Sunday 1 pm-6 pm
CupCake Cutie is back and opening a new location on Main Street! Last Saturday, August 29th from 10 am to 9 pm Cupcake Cutie kicked off their Grand Opening! During opening week there will be a food truck available on sight called Sea and Taste Food Truck. Be sure to stop by to grab some amazing cupcakes and tasty crab legs! The address is 300 S.Main St
Memphis TN 38103.
Front Door at The Poplar Plaza Shopping Center
Do you all remember Spin Street?? The poplar record store closed back in 2017 and I've been wondering what will take its place. Recently I came across an article stating that spin street (along with space around it) may be turned into an apartment complex called Front Door. Front Door is set to be two buildings at six stories tall, 282,093 square feet with 240 apartments, retail space and underground parking. This will give a much needed update to the seventy year old plaza. See Daily Memphian for their full article
City Tasting Box
Have you ever wanted to pack Memphis up in a box and take it with you?? Well now you can! City Tasting Box is now open for business and shipping boxes of packaged Memphis good all around the world! Click this link to read my blog on them and to get your very own City Tasting Box. Memphis has so much culture, spirit, and amazing food so this idea was well overdue! City Tasting Box
The Waffle Iron
Did you know that you could get most of The Waffle Iron's goodness online? Recently they opened an online store while they are closed. The online store includes their signature pancake mix, cakes, sage sausage, and more! Covid-19 has hit a lot of our favorites extremely hard but they are fighting through. Please be sure to support as much as you can and spread a little love.
The Waffle Iron
Apartments at 80 Virginia Ave
Apartments continue to pop up all over Downtown and Midtown Memphis. Soon renovations on a 3-story building at 80 Virginia Ave will be home to some Memphis residents! The building will have 24 residential units with 1,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. Completion is expected to be summer of next year.
150 Madison Ave
And here we have another residential space! A two story downtown building from the 1920s is being redeveloped! 150 Madison will include a coffee shop or commercial space and a single family residence.
Tomorrow is 901 Day!! It may not be the 901 celebration we are used to having but there will still be things to get into. Several local businesses are giving discounts and I'll be uploading a 29 Days of Memphis Blog to help you indulge in all things Memphis. Remember to check the calendar, my social media pages, and the blog site to find ways to make your 901 Day a good one! I'll list the businesses giving discounts below as well as putting them on my Instagram stories:
City Tasting Box
Feast & Graze
September Nail Salon
Blues City Donuts
My Cup of Tea
Fox Ridge Pizza
Riko's Kickin Chicken
Swanky Taco Shop
One of my favorite downtown eating spots has a new location. Fam's 521 S. Highland St Suite 101 was opened in February of this year! Fam is a modern and casual Asian restaurant serving healthy bowls, hibachi style rice, sushi, and more. The original location, 149 Madison Ave, is currently only open for take out and delivery but the new highland location is open for some dine in! Head down to visit either location soon!
South of Beale now has two locations and the newly opened East Memphis location is having a soft opening on September 8th. Be sure to stop by for lunch, dinner, or brunch on Sunday! I recommend trying the pan-seared salmon, shrimp and grits (if available), or general tso's cauliflower with sticky rice!
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