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Re: “The Return of BreakFest

Um, that should be Union at Bellevue, not Union and Belvedere. :)

Posted by LeftWingCracker on 09/20/2017 at 11:20 AM

Re: “Loeb Wants $24M Hotel in Overton Square

It will be a risky venture. Remember the French Quarter Inn?

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Posted by Mike H on 09/20/2017 at 11:16 AM

Re: “City Calls Second Public Planning Meeting for the Fairgrounds

I would include off site parking for the Memphis Zoo.

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Posted by Sidewinder on 09/20/2017 at 10:59 AM

Re: “What's In Store

So true.
Not about the ladyfingers, but the forum stuff.

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Posted by CL Mullins on 09/20/2017 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Layoffs Again Hit Commercial Appeal Newsroom

Alas, when will it end? By it, of course, I mean the publication of The Commercial Appeal. In the opinion of this former longtime subscriber and employee, the newspaper has seemed largely worthless and irrelevant for the past few years. So sad.

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Posted by Strait Shooter on 09/20/2017 at 9:57 AM

Re: “What's In Store

They started requesting a 3rd party verification login like an FB or G+ account instead of just an email so they could track trolls like Bricy.

It sucks because a lot of people are going to be less engaged on a personal level with the things that are going on around them in the city because they feel their speech is being tracked to be used against them at a later time if they express themselves.

Newpaper online comment sections make excellent town squares for local citizens to discuss the issues of the day in a civil format, but not when everyone's too scared to express themselves.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/20/2017 at 7:56 AM

Re: “Murder Owl Wins First FOTW Spirit Animal Poll

Wonder who the DA voted for? There was a cougar spotted in midtown awhile back, har-har! Great fun, Chris!

Posted by Deanna Ming on 09/20/2017 at 3:44 AM

Re: “What's In Store

What happened to the comments......
They ran all the interesting commenters away.
I miss Oak, APop, some others. Too much headache for Bruce. Too big an ego....

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Posted by circle314159 on 09/19/2017 at 9:30 PM

Re: “As Tennessee-Led Opioid Investigation Advances, City Could Sue Over Crisis

People want what people want. Get government out of our bedrooms, boardrooms and medicine cabinets.

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Posted by Dayn Rand on 09/19/2017 at 7:49 PM

Re: “The Kitchen expands with Next Door; another Mama Gaia

I love you all and am grateful for everyone's efforts. Please, when you say affordable for construction workers, I don't believe a 10.95 cheeseburger is affordable for construction workers. Consider doing what Penny was (is?) doing at Mardi Gras Memphis, and give the workers an additional discount. They're hungry and thirsty. Have them show an ID. The burger comes with chips but it doesn't include a drink so that could get up to $15.00 with tax much less a tip for a server. Please offer a rebuttal to all I'm saying here that isn't fact. I'm game and not offended. Again, I'm grateful and excited about all that's happening at Crosstown and yes, I agree, affordable good food is needed in Crosstown or we run the risk of this becoming the hip place for the privileged who can afford a $15.00 lunch. namaste y'all

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Posted by Kumba on 09/19/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “As Tennessee-Led Opioid Investigation Advances, City Could Sue Over Crisis

Civil penalties stop too short.

Other dope dealers have historically gotten hard prison time for peddling dope.

The rich who chose to engage in peddling dope in an office should be held to the same standard as the poor peddling dope on the street corner.

Anything short of hard time is a miscarriage of justice. Honestly many of these pushers deserve manslaughter charges, especially the ones who prescribed speed and benzos to teens; opening the door to abuse of pain pills later in life.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/19/2017 at 4:36 PM

Re: “What's In Store

But what happened to the recipes from the Seesel's bakery? They had things I've never tasted anything close to anywhere else in my life. They had a chocolate pie that was -- indescribable. And ladyfingers. And bread. But it is the loss of that chocolate pie that has left me inconsolable. I have lived in New Jersey for decades now, and cannot even remember the name of the pie, but I used to visit Memphis every year. Not anymore. Millionaire's pie? Does anyone else remember it? And where are the comments? I can't find them. Personally, I'm heartbroken.

Posted by Ellen McGuffie on 09/19/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “City Calls Second Public Planning Meeting for the Fairgrounds

Water park sounds fantastic. Even better would be including a cutting edge Surf park into the mix of water park features. Austin is the only City in the U.S. that has a Surf park which opened in summer of 2016. If you are curious to know what a surf park looks like, I wrote blog post on one over at Smart City Memphis :…
Let's bring back a "beach within reach." :)

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Posted by airshafer on 09/19/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “State to Reinstate Work Requirement for Food Stamps

I'll support this when CEO's actually have to do some work for the corporate welfare they receive.

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Posted by Cory901 on 09/19/2017 at 1:30 PM

Re: “Blowing in the Wind ...

Wow amazing story, God blesses you to bless this man! You never know who you are helping you could be entertaining an angel, thank you for sharing your story!

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Posted by Reed Robinson on 09/19/2017 at 1:28 PM

Re: “City Calls Second Public Planning Meeting for the Fairgrounds

The question then is how would one create such attractions? The liability for the owner of water and amusement parks is incredibly high- much higher than it was when Libertyland was in operation. You only need to peruse the news for accidents at existing facilities in recent years and the resulting lawsuits to see the risk the city might incur if it were to own and operate a similar attraction.

If we were to turn to a privately-owned park, the city might be required to provide significant ongoing public financial support. Otherwise it stands to reason that such a facility would already be operating somewhere within our market. That's the real question: there are markets far smaller than Memphis where privately owned and operated waterparks (sometimes including non-water rides) are in operation. Why does no such attraction exist in the Memphis metro?

At over 30 acres, the former Libertyland site is physically large enough to support a waterpark. Nearby precedent: Nashville Shores consists of approximately 17 acres (waterpark itself) and attendance runs at or just below 300,000 annually. Wild River Country in Little Rock is around 12 acres and attracts 150,000 annually.

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Posted by barfolomew on 09/19/2017 at 12:38 PM

Re: “Partnership Hopes to Return Mid-South Fair to 'Glory Years'

I cannot speak to the spending habits of those who attend, but attendance has only recovered in that is it now 35% of what it was during its final year in Memphis. That final year also represented a low point in attendance in Memphis. Attendance is important because those numbers drive the quality and number of the events, vendors and attractions. At this point, the 1-day Cooper Young Festival's estimated attendance surpasses that of the 11-day Mid-South Fair (despite the fact that the former lacks large scale conventional parking).

I happened to drive through DeSoto last year during the fair. The view from I-55 was hardly inspiring. It reminded me more of an overgrown version of the type of carnival one used to see setup in Wal-Mart parking lots than it did of a legitimate regional fair.

Posted by barfolomew on 09/19/2017 at 12:09 PM

Re: “Murder Owl Wins First FOTW Spirit Animal Poll

"Murder Owl" is a great name.

Posted by Dwayne Butcher on 09/19/2017 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Honoring the legendary Beatles/Arkansas connection

Off-topic a bit, but it was brought to mind by the photo of the decals and "Arkansas". One of the weirdest mis-matched concert line-ups I have seen was a Memphis concert by James Brown featuring Black Oak Arkansas as the opening band:)

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Posted by Patrick Seiler on 09/19/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “City Calls Second Public Planning Meeting for the Fairgrounds

I agree Memphis needs something like Libertyland again. I always felt Libertyland was intentionally shut down to drive families out of the city into the suburbs. An amusement park would be a great symbol of a revitalized urban core, and would provide a positive diversion to Memphian children if properly marketed towards Memphians.

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Posted by FUNKbrs on 09/19/2017 at 11:05 AM

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