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Memphis Top 5: Zipping through Shelby Farms, Downtown Movie Theatre, and Grizz Growlers

There’s just too much news out these days to keep up with it. So we’ll be rounding up the top 5 stories each week (in no particular order). Here it goes!

1. Zip Line Announced for Shelby Farms

Source: (Indianapolis)

Source: (Indianapolis)

Shelby Farms park will be getting a new zip line. The Commercial Appeal reports Go Ape Treetop Adventure course will be unveiling it’s 9th location in the U.S. at Shelby Farms this March. The CA has more details about what will be included in the course and how much it will cost.
Read it all here (paid).

2. Movie Theatre and Supermarket Downtown 

The Memphis Daily News had a great article about Downtown Commission president Paul Morris’ comments earlier this week at the January meeting of the organization. Among the topics discussed: transit options expanding downtown in 2015, the possibility of a movie theatre and supermarket, as well as a timeline to unveil plans for the Central Station redevelopment. Read it all here.

3. Nordstroms’ Jumps on the Bandwagon

The Memphis Business Journal quotes retail sources saying the high end retailer could be looking at a couple of potential locations making it the newest to land in the Bluff City following high profile announcements from H&M, Ikea, and even the possibility of a Trader Joe’s. Only time will tell.

4. Memphis Gets #SelmaForStudents Free Movie Tickets



Memphis Mayor A C Wharton announced the bluff city would be among the select around the country participating. This will allow many students around Memphis to see the civil rights film for free thanks to the generosity of local and national donors. Find out how to claim some of those tickets here or even better, how you can donate to help out.

5. The Sears Crosstown “Urban Village” Set to Break Ground

Sears groundbreaking

The long-awaited project is now on the road to becoming a reality. The Sears Crosstown building was among the largest abandoned buildings in the state. Now it’s on track to become one of the most visible examples of how urban blight can be changed through innovative design and hard work. Come be a part of the celebration!

Honorable mentions: (We couldn’t just not mention a few other things, too.)

  • The Grizz Growler (GRRRRRRR!)


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