South City MEMFix
SCORE CDC and BLDG Memphis have joined forces to present South City MEMFix Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. This day of community will take place at the intersection of Georgia Ave./Lauderdale/Mississippi Blvd. adjacent to Booker T. Washing High School. The theme for the South City MEMFix is “History Lives Here: Progress, Prosperity, Purpose”. It will feature live entertainment, food, art, vendors, games, a kid’s zone, and more! Historians will also tell stories about South City and why it’s so special. South City MEMFix is a FREE event, and everyone is invited.
South City was established in 1864 and is located directly southeast of the Memphis’s Central Business District. It spans about 880 acres and contains the 38126 and 38106 zip codes. It is best known for the significant African American culture and history that originated there.
MEMFix was created by BLDG Memphis (formerly Livable Memphis) in 2010 and is a series of community events held in neighborhoods throughout the City and designed to rethink and activate streets, vacant storefronts, and beloved landmarks. SCORE CDC is a part of BLDG Memphis’s Community Navigator Pilot Program (CNPP) which helps support the development and redevelopment of healthy, vibrant, attractive, and economically sustainable neighborhoods throughout the Memphis region. MEMFIX is an exciting part of this partnership and is funded by a grant from BLDG Memphis and the Small Business Administration.