When you've got something you're anxious to sell, and there's only one prospect who might buy it, you are in an excellent bargaining position, right? Right? Speak up, I can't hear you.
This is not a done deal, folks. The real contract has not been signed. Every so-called agreement to this point has been to kick the can down the road to keep Bass Pro from walking away from the table. There may never be a real deal. Or if there is, you can be sure that Bass Pro and the developers will have squeezed every possible drop of financial blood out of the City.
You heard it here first.
@aardvark you can get four months of the calendar at the Memphis Beat website. http://www.tnt.tv/series/memphisbeat/
I hated the pilot (mainly because it was so inauthentic), but I continued to watch and have grown fond of the show, silly as it sometimes is. I would like to see a second season, but I'd hope Memphis would do whatever it takes to get them to film it here.
To suggest that the RDC's biggest accomplishment was "making the parks look like parks" is flatly disingenuous. The RDC's plan was to replace the parks with massive mixed-use-development. They said we had more parks than the city needed. The historic Promenade wasn't a park in their eyes. It was blighted city land and best suited for high-rise apartments and hotels. It is only after years of citizen revolt about it that the RDC has finally grudgingly admitted that the riverfront is indeed a public park.
Correction: The RDC did not build five miles of bluffwalk. They completed a small portion of the bluffwalk and a staircase. The bluffwalk was a project conceived and started long before RDC was born. The RDC took over responsibility when they were given custody of the riverfront by Willie Herenton.
I feel for ya.
Why do Americans feel compelled to remake these movies? The Swedish versions are good enough.
@BootieToo: The show is filmed in New Orleans. Yes, you do see some recognizable images of Memphis -- only because they sent a second unit here to film generic clips for the titles sequence and to sprinkle around the episodes. But almost all of it (i.e. any scene with dialog) is filmed in New Orleans.
Regardless: I hated the show at first but now I've grown kind of fond of it, inauthentic and quirky as it is.
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