I've always thought that Memphis would have made for a great & inexpensive place for the film industry. How great would it have been to see the Pyramid & convention center as sound stages adorned with movie stars as opposed to a giant fish?
Phlo, if you asked the owner (Jeff) nicely, you still might get that massage....
When Delta took over Northwest it was only a matter of time before they reduced flights out of Memphis because they already had larger & already successful hub in Atlanta. Our Airport Authority allowed a contract with Delta to keep out other airlines and it wasn't until Delta began pulling flights that they became concerned about competitive airlines. Is it just coincidence that Memphis began looking at alternative airlines 2 years ago when Delta announced it was pulling back flights? Another "coincidence", the only other Delta hub with less flights than Memphis is Cincinnati - the only airport in the U.S. with higher ticket prices. Is it REALLY a coincidence?
For those of us that don't work downtown or along the Poplar corridor, we don't have the opportunity to experience the food trucks. Most of the trucks don't do business on the weekends because it's not profitable. A weekend event allows the trucks to be able to operate as there's not enough traffic.
I would assume the rodeo would move around and not pull from one area constantly. Cooper Young could work as a location if you could use the Congo's parking lot. But then so could areas like Overton Park, Collierville's Johnston Park, the Central Library, Yorkshire and I could think of a few paces in Germantown, as well.
As for the TruckStop, I see how it might be a benefit for a few businesses but I really just see it as a way for Taylor Berger to make money off of this "new business" model.
By Frank Murtaugh
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