Sadly, the historic Clayborn Temple continues to deteriorate, waiting for a buyer to emerge. Will it be saved from the wrecking ball?
Still no progress on collapsed building at 118 Madison
On July 5, I posted In a Real City addressing the 3 month closing of Madison Avenue in the heart of Downtown.
[stextbox id=”grey” caption=”Excerpt from In a Real City, posted 7/5/2011″]Late in March of this year, the Commercial Appeal reported the roof collapsed at 118 Madison, a 4-story Downtown building, between Main and Second. Due to potential dangers from the structure, the Fire Department closed the street. Two months later, in early June, Center City Commission President Paul Morris caught some criticism for saying that a “real city” would not let a collapsed building block the Downtown Trolley for more than two months.[/stextbox]
This is a 7/5/11 photo taken of the progress of repairs on 118 Madison.
To the casual observer, little, if any, progress has been made in the last month. Continue reading
The Fifth Annual Memphis Zombie Massacre
Memphis Zombies converge on South Main this evening (May 27,2011) for the 5th Memphis Zombie Massacre. The mass lurch kicks of at Ernestine & Hazel’s at 6:30. It’s Trolley Night, so there will be lots of non-zombies in the crowd, some marked with a duct tape X to indicate their willingness to be zombified. The route will be north on Main, then west to terrorize Beale Street. If you want to participate, there’s more info at the Memphis Zombies site.
Here is my video from last year’s massacre:
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