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Hey loves, I hope all is well! I know you all are waiting for Spring just like I am but while we're waiting I wanted to share these 5 need to know pieces of information.
Former Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins and director of Memphis based Shoe Charity SoGiv are bringing a new restaurant to Overton Square but good food won't be the restaurants only main focus. According to the Memphis Business Journal, 2% of net food sales will be donated to the Mid- South Food Bank and 2 % of net drink sales will be donated to clean water charities. BOGARD will serve "Southern Inspired" dishes and will be located in the space once used by Schweinehaus. A 10-year lease was signed but no exact opening date referenced for the restaurant just the mention of opening later this year. BOGARD is giving us a purpose to eat and I can't wait to patronize.
Sunday Liquor Sales
On last Sunday Senate voted to approve Sunday liquor and wine sales. The Bill now has to hit the desk of Governor Bill Haslam to be signed into law. Once that is done the start of Sunday sales will be immediately for liquor stores but won't be effective for grocery stores until January 1, 2019. Hopefully, this won't cause a decrease in sales for liquor stores. I personally prefer to travel to the liquor store for my bottles.
Shelby County Voting
Wednesday kicked off early voting for Shelby County! To check to see if you're registered, how you may become registered, or for more general information please check the link provided. www.shelbyvote.com Also, check out Choose901's guide to the Shelby County Primaries. It is extremely helpful and contains all the information you need to become a successful voter.
Be sure to get out and vote! Local elections are important for your City and State which end up being vital for the Presidency. Let's not continue to make the same mistakes!
Golf Championship 2019
Memphis will host the World Golf Championship in 2019. This was announced by the PGA Tour during a press conference on yesterday. During the press conference, it was stated that TPC Southwind will serve as the host of the World Golf Championship-FedEx St. Jude Invitational.
Porch & Parlor
In January I informed you that Bar Louie suddenly closed their doors even some of their employees were unaware. There was talk about a restaurant coming to fill the space soon but no name given at the time. However, on yesterday that changed and it was announced that Porch & Parlor would be taking over the highly in-demand spot. The concept of the fine dining restaurant comes from Tom Powers and Russ Graham, openers of Flight Restaurant and Wine Bar (Downtown) and Southern Social (Germantown). No exact opening date for this restaurant either but construction is set to start next month.