Suggestions about the Mall of Memphis poured in from more than 30 Commercial Appeal readers, and when .003 percent of the greater Memphis community speaks, columnist Linda A. Moore listens. Suggestions included converting it into a complex devoted to such nontraditional sports as figure skating and volleyball. (Ooh la-la!) Gwen Riddell of Cordova went so far as to suggest that Memphians are missing out on all kinds of volleyball goodness, telling Moore, In other cities they have more people playing volleyball because of the facilities. So true. On the other hand, Pastor Kenneth Whalum Jr. told the CA that the mall might become an incubator for minority-owned businesses. Whalum thinks it might target stores that benefit most from black customers, along with a Memphis Police Department mini-precinct and Shelby County Sheriff s Department substation to address safety concerns. As long as the first store to open is called Profiles, who can argue?


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

    • Cops, Lottery, & Racism

      The mayor wants more police, council members say race played in Beale Street vote.
    • Booze Reform

      Lawmakers tap bills against open containers and for Sunday wine sales.
    • Race, Rape kits, Redbirds

      Race motivated a Beale vote, the ’Birds get a new look, MPD nears end of rape kit backlog


Hungry Memphis

Beer Bracket Challenge Launches Wednesday

Intermission Impossible

Hamilton in 2019! (Orpheum Also Announces its 2017-18 Season)

News Blog

Questions Remain About City Hall "Blacklist"

Intermission Impossible

Muslims, Jews, and Shakespeare: Rhodes Hosts a Timely Symposium

Exhibit M

Resources for Artists

Beyond the Arc

Beyond the Arc Podcast #70: Grading the Grizzlies

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Infinity Stairs

Tiger Blue

Memphis Tiger Super Sophs


More by Chris Davis

Readers also liked…

© 1996-2017

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation