Lists, lists, and more lists… Memphis is getting named more and more frequently for what we already know about our city: the great neighborhoods, food, and innovations. This week we had quite a few of those, plus news about the city’s plan to move the needle on blight.
1. Blight Fight
One big step has been taken towards addressing blight near downtown. The Memphis Daily News has details about what they’re doing to measure and get rid of abandoned or unsightly spaces. This comes as news of the exploding developments downtown like central station, One Beale, and new ideas for the Harahan Bridge Project.
2. Ready, Set, Escape!
Social media is buzzing about the new Memphis escape rooms. Not sure what that is or why people are so excited about it? We talked to the owners and even found a video to make it all clear.
3. U of M on Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is calling the University of Memphis one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the country. What exactly went into that designation? Read the details here.
4. Art at Breweries
Memphis food and drink made headlines this week. Wiseacre was named among the coolest murals you’ll find at any brewery. Gibson’s famous late night donut spot was also called the best donut shop in Tennessee!
5. Memphis Sites Top Lists
Outside of the food category, Memphis was also named for a couple of great places this week. The Cooper Young trestle was named the most charming bridge in America. Find out why here. Also, USA Today named Graceland the number one music attraction in the world. Also on that list: Sun Studio and Stax!
- Tell SOS thanks if you see them working on roofs this summer. (How you can help here).
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Other Good Reads:
- How Memphis is Primed to Lead Innovation for Urban Areas
- Free Movies on Beale Street Landing
- Where to Watch 4th of July Fireworks
- Father’s Day Events
- Ice Skating Coming Downtown?