Monday, September 10, 2018

Carvana to Bring Vending Machine to Memphis

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 10:56 AM

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Carvana plans to build one of its signature car vending machines to Memphis.

A building permit pulled Friday shows the Phoenix company will build a $5 million facility at 7201 Appling Farms Parkway, close to the Great American Home Store. The facility includes an "18-tier vehicle storage/display structure," which appears to be one of the company's vending machines.

The machines are tall glass structures that store customers' cars. Here's the one in Charlotte:

Carvana is an online dealership. It opened a location in Nashville in 2016.
Carvana in Nashville. - CARVANA
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  • Carvana in Nashville.

"By removing the traditional dealership infrastructure and replacing it with technology and exceptional customer service, Carvana offers consumers an intuitive and convenient online car buying and financing platform," according to the company. " enables consumers to quickly and easily shop more than 10,000 vehicles, finance, trade-in or sell their current vehicle to Carvana, sign contracts, and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery or pickup at one of Carvana’s proprietary automated Car Vending Machines."

Or, as the company says, "car buying shouldn't suck."

Wonder how it works? Check out this day-in-the-life video from Nashville:

Wonder how they build them? Check out this time-lapse video:


Early Morning Shooting Comes After Club Allowed to Extend Hours

Posted By on Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 9:23 AM

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Four people were shot early Monday morning at the Purple Haze nightclub close to Beale Street, according to WREG, and the incident comes about two weeks after the club was legally allowed to stay open until 5 a.m.

The club and the area around it has been the site of numerous shootings, fights, and more, mostly in the early-morning hours. Monday's shooters were able to sneak their guns through what Purple Haze owners called "strict security procedures."

City officials and the Downtown Memphis Commission argued in court against the club being allowed to stay open until 5 a.m., like Beale Street clubs. They argued Purple Haze was not inside the Beale Street Historic District.

Club owners said they are "cooperating fully in the ongoing investigation into this unfortunate incident."

"We offer our deepest sympathies and prayers for quick healing to those that were injured, including one of our very own security officers, in the altercation that happened at Purple Haze Nightclub early this morning.

"While measures were in place to detect the possession of firearms as patrons enter the club we are unsure at this time how those that discharged firearms were able to do so despite our strict security procedures.

"As the safety and security of our guests and employees are our utmost concern we are temporarily closing for two weeks to review operations."

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