Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Sleep Out Louie Stolen!

Posted By on Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 4:00 AM

All right, someone needs to 'fess up on this one.

The venerable Sleep Out Louie's, a downtown drinking destination for decades, is shutting its doors for good on Saturday. The space will reopen this summer as a Mesquite Chop House, but not before one final blowout bash Saturday night.

But thieves have struck, and now the five-foot mascot of SOL is missing, and management is, well, SOL when it comes to leads. Come on, folks. This is not cool. Bring Louie back for his last night on his home turf.

In an ironic twist, check out the interview Bianca Phillips did with downtown maven (and Sleep Out Louie uber-patron) Paul Ryburn at Sleep Out Louie's in June. The topic? The founding of Residents of a Safer Downtown Memphis, a group formed after a patron of Sleep Out's was robbed on his way home from the bar.


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