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Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

johnfan: It's on the corner of Beale and 4th....at the east end of the "entertainment" center of Beale.

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Posted by mejjep on 06/19/2017 at 2:04 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

Hopefully the old Club Handy will be next to get a real tenant and 380 Beale will be eventually torn down sooner than later for a hotel.

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Posted by BigTime21 on 06/19/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

Where is this on Beale? Close to what?

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Posted by johnfan1ada on 06/19/2017 at 1:29 PM

Re: “MATA: Trolleys Nearly Revived, Funding, & More

They defunded public transit as retaliation for the Bus Boycott during Civil Rights.

Quit pussyfooting around the facts.

Black people ride the bus, and the government hates black people, so they defunded the buses, just like they defunded the schools.

Just once, can we call racism racism? Just one time?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “County Officials Seek End of Federal Monitoring of Juvenile Court

If they're following all the rules, why are they nervous about being watched?

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:45 PM

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

Once they let Loeb ream out midtown, the gentrification game was officially on.

We should have nipped Loeb in the bud and run him out of town on a rail when he first started slinking around the outskirts of town again.

We still can, too, if Memphis develops a little self confidence and internal fortitude.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 06/19/2017 at 12:43 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

Great to see something in that space. A franchise is or will be locally owned in most cases. Sometimes a national concept management will open a new one in a new market then sell the franchise to a local operator if one has not already committed to Beale St. Welcome to Memphis!!!

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Posted by cganesh on 06/19/2017 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

I'd rather see a local business in that space. I hate to see franchise type businesses allowed on Beale.

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Posted by Scoroblivious on 06/19/2017 at 11:43 AM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

AWESOME!!
That end of Beale needs something cool!
pcolinjr, stay in Boston!!

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Posted by Joe Whitmer on 06/19/2017 at 11:37 AM

Re: “Wahlburgers Opening on Beale

Why? That place sucks. A Dyer's it is not. A Burger King it is not. I'm in Boston, I know. Overpriced for subpar quality at best, Bad move, Beale.

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Posted by pcolinjr on 06/19/2017 at 11:10 AM

Re: “Best of Memphis 2016 - Introduction

It's a restaurant moron. Read the category.

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Posted by The Dude on 06/19/2017 at 10:05 AM

Re: “MATA: Trolleys Nearly Revived, Funding, & More

Exactly right BP45. I have never seen a city as hostile to public transit as Memphis. It is below the dignity of about any Memphian to ride the bus. Most MATA riders do not have cars and only ride the bus because they have to.

There was a measure to add a penny to the gas tax in Memphis several years ago to improve MATA service, and it was soundly defeated. There was a dedicated rapid bus service line for G-town residents, but our G-town friends look down their noses at public transit even more than Memphis residents.

I ride the bus although I have several cars (long story) because I have strong environmental views and also do not want to add to traffic gridlock. That kind of makes me unique in Memphis.

About 60 years ago, we did have rail commuter service in G-town, Collierville, Cordova and Millington to downtown, but with the near total disappearance of the passenger train, this transit option disappeared.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/19/2017 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Memphis 3.0 Finds Challenges in Population Growth, Transportation

BP45,
About the best any entity can hope for in political leadership is a technocrat like Jerry Brown or a fairly open corrupt pol like a Huey Long or our Crump, who know which side of the bread their butter is on. Vanished or threatened species to be sure.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 06/19/2017 at 7:33 AM

Re: “Memphis 3.0 Finds Challenges in Population Growth, Transportation

Here is the headline of the week and perhaps the most significant signifier of the poor leadership that has afflicted our region for decades. From last week's CA interview with the CEO of Servicemaster:

He remembers when word broke ServiceMaster had launched a national site selection search in early 2016. Few people in Memphis called him. Hardly anyone knew him to call.
"Initially I was struck by how little attention we got" from Memphis officials, Gillette said. "I think they thought I was already gone. It was shocking to me to see what people (elsewhere) were willing to do to get the headquarters of an American corporation to move to their location."

So Memphis leadership did not know the CEO of one of the biggest companies in town and when he announced he was looking to leave they did not contact him. And this is his "try to be nice" version of events because he's staying here. This is damning news about our current Mayor and the Chamber. Completely incompetent and well... lazy.

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Posted by BP45 on 06/18/2017 at 10:13 PM

Re: “Filling in the Blanks

It's a great day for Memphis when an incumbent Democrat female Property Assessor without explanation declines to run yet endorses the son of a wealthy white local property developer to succeed her. Face it, voters have been clamoring for this!

We need more white male sons of property developers assessing the property of developers.

Will he recuse himself on property owned by his father or his father's business partners?

Ultimately Jackson is too close to the figures he's trying to cover to do a good job for his readers. As is evidenced by the good ole boy photo he snapped with his phone. Lot's of back slapping amongst the khakis and polo shirts but no hard questions. Someone younger and of color may ask those hard questions because they need to be asked.

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Posted by BP45 on 06/18/2017 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Wild in Memphis

Has anyone seen hummingbirds in the Bartlett area of Shelby county?

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Posted by Annette Grantham on 06/18/2017 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Memphis Urban Adventures: Get Outside Without Leaving the City

Excellent article. I think the best thing about Memphis is the urban wilderness. Shelby Farms is a jewel, as well as the surrounding trails and greenline. Also have to give a shout out to Overton Park with its old growth forest.

Posted by LoveBC on 06/18/2017 at 10:27 AM

Re: “Listen Up: Seth Walker

What's with the turned around hats, why not just go beret?

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Posted by Nick R on 06/17/2017 at 5:59 PM

Re: “Memphis 3.0 Finds Challenges in Population Growth, Transportation

One could view Memphis as fecund, like a bayou or a compost heap.
It is the stuff of life people!
It ain't Anaheim.

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Posted by Nick R on 06/17/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Memphis 3.0 Finds Challenges in Population Growth, Transportation

BG21, dang son, you hit the nail on the head. My cousin and his wife from the Cleveland, OH recently visited me and my family. They loved the BPS bowling lanes and the Wolf River crossing of the Greenline. We have a few good assets like Shelby Farms, the Greenline, Overton Park, and Beale.

However, and I keep preaching this, is the out of control crime and our so-called leadership and vast portions of our citizenry that actually condones crime. Both our JC and Tennessee DCS looks for every chance to put hard core delinquents in foster homes and unsecured facilities, and the adult criminal system has the 30 strikes and you're still not out hug a thug policy. You've heard it: Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches.

The 100 North Main building has only recently been empty, and Judge Potter and Co. are on this, so I am willing to let this slide for now. However, the Sterick has been empty and derelict for well over 30 years. This is effing ridiculous. IMHO, Judge Potter needs to drag AXA into his courtroom and have them do more than just painting murals on plywood. C'mon your Honor, sweat AXA like you do those landlords that let the grass go uncut for a couple of months. AXA is a multi-billion dollar company, they can afford to spiff up that Neo-Gothic spire on the corner of 3rd and Madison.

Our schools also suck. While it is common to blame just the teachers, we must realize that teachers can only do so much, if the parents to not instill the importance of education on their kids, and don't encourage academic excellence, or even attendance, what can teachers do? Also, we have had an overly bureaucratic BOE that cared more about game playing and personal enrichment more than student success.

I have lived in the city for more than half a century, graduated from MCS and Memphis State, own a home in the city limits, and I want to see this city reform, but so many of my fellow Memphians from the various social levels just don't give a damn.

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Posted by LoveBC on 06/17/2017 at 4:39 PM

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