Is this not in drivers ed around here?
Isn't Justin the same person that scolded Memphis for handing out PILOT's like candy? I don't see EDGE cutting back at all. I'm glad Memphis is back on the right track, however, leaving retirees out to dry and cutting/changing benefits for police and fire has had a devastating impact as nearly a 1,000 combined police & fire personnel have left. Wait till the taxpayers see the bill for all the overtime paid by the City in the past 12 months.
More of a Glad. I am glad the State of Tennessee stepped in and made the Memphis politicians take care of their business, because it was evident they were not going to get the City's finances in order unless they were threatened with a state takeover.
All at the expense of typical bullshit from Memphis politicians accusing the state of "interfering in local matters", I might add. Too bad that Detroit either did not have such oversight or chose to totally ignore it.
Trolls that likened Memphis to Detroit are having a Sad.
That red turn arrow is going to be very popular. With the cops. Lots of ticket potential there. I should probably park my donut truck at that corner.
Justin looks good in that shade.
Lipstick, meet Pig.
I can't wait to do volunteer work for One Family Memphis! I have worked in the mental health field for over thirty years and plan to retire soon. I have kept up with Tom Shadyac through my son, who attended Tom's Storytelling and Life classes at U of M, and I love the idea of One Family Memphis. I think it can be an amazing success if we all believe it can be and throw our energy and talents into it with passion.
STILL WAITING FOR CHANGE. 7 months into the new Administration, They hire a person with non profit experience and Good public relations, but no shelter experience. This is a high kill place with a history of cruelty, poor job performance and disorganization. The new shelter Director needs to work long hours, hire more people and network all animals so they can have a chance at being adopted or rescues. 3-7 days in not ample time for owners to look for their lost pets, specially if they are mislabeled. MAS needs to vaccinate all animals at intake to prevent the spread of disease, not kill then after 3 days to prevent disease.
Connor, as you can see Long Duck Dong is all business.
Seriously, Long Duck Dong? Are you mad about people playing game?
Can't get much lower than stealing money from veterans. Well, maybe stealing funds intended for kids.
Dwayne, the zoo would take over the whole property except the two north corners and the school. There would be no football parking because we don't need the Liberty Bowl, either. Move Tiger football to the campus in a smaller stadium that could be filled on a semi-regular basis, making for better television.
The zoo is hemmed in. The whole point of greensward parking was to expand the zoo's footprint for future exhibits - parking was the cover story. The zoo must expand or die - that is the unspoken ugly truth. The greensward victory means the eventual death of the zoo unless it is relocated to a larger space. The best available city space is the fairgrounds, including the Coliseum and the Liberty Bowl.
As for the Liberty Bowl, at some point in the future, the NCAA will switch to a playoff format. When they do that, there will be no Liberty Bowl game - any teams who might play it will be playing in the playoffs. Nor will there be any playoff games in an antiquated stadium in a tiny college football market. Eventually, even the Tigers will want a new stadium. The Liberty Bowl will either be torn down or it will fall down.
Might as well prepare for that day now and get ready to make use of that space by thinking ahead. Start thinking about moving the zoo in stages to the new space. Any new exhibits should be built at the fairgrounds instead of the zoo. The one exhibit that can stand as an attraction all by itself is an aquarium, so it makes perfect sense to build an aquarium first, and then attach other new attractions to it over time. The Coliseum would make an awesome aquarium space.
What it won't ever be is a successful entertainment venue. It will never be what it was back in the day. The most it can ever be is a museum dedicated to "back in the day." The pyramid had far more potential and it needed something as monumental as Bass Pro Shops to make a realistic go of it. No one is going to come in and save the Coliseum. We can save it, but only by making it something new that people actually want to visit more than once a year and especially still visit five years later after the newness wears off.
Who says a replacement arena is needed? Is rhe zoo going to be re-located; how could a facility on the edge of the property be considered a "centerpiece?
Be awful hard to accomodate the zoo in less space thsn now used! Anyone consider parking on football weekends?
No idea where you get your information from Midtown Mark. But before Beth Wade took over even with the opening of the pyramid the MSC was profitable. She drove away the Riverkings and Wrestling by her mismanagement.
That is now close to $10 million less than the estimated cos tot tear it down and replace it with a smaller all purpose arena..
Bill, the Coliseum was in a death spiral losing millions annually before the FEF even opened. There are far fewer touring groups and events today than there were in the 70's and 80's, the Coliseum's heydey. It's sat vacant because nobody wants to pony up the money to restore it, then have to continually pony up more money just to keep it halfway viable.
This is a great building. I don't understand why it has sat vacant for so long. The agreement with the Forum was a deathblow for it. That agreement needs to be redone. You have the Landers Center grabbing all sorts of concerts and events and yet it is not much further from the Forum then the coliseum. Too bad we can't move it to Desoto County! It's disgusting to see such a beautiful and historic building going to waste. Hopefully wiser minds can get something done.
@Packrat - It's simple really. When you're in love with yourself as much as Brian is, there's no room for anybody else in that relationship.
It is not a federal crime to pretend to be a human being. Leave Brian Aloooooone!
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