Year One

Your first Soul Burger at Earnestine and Hazel’s. Your first game in the GrindHouse. Your first bike ride through Shelby Farms Park or first concert at the Levitt Shell. Year One is a chance to live or relive those moments through the eyes of new residents and possibly discover something you never knew existed in Memphis. Follow Ava, Daphne, Khrystal, and Steven as they adjust to their new home, find their new favorite places, and experience all the Bluff City has to offer. Welcome to Year One.

Group BPhoto by Carla McDonald

You Should Also Know…

Year One is a storytelling campaign by City Leadership and Choose901 to promote Memphis as the premier place to invest and enjoy your life. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of the individual bloggers and not of Choose901. Press interested in interviews with Year One bloggers should contact lisa@cityleadership.org.

 

Year One

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