MacKenzie 
Member since Apr 29, 2009

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Chicago transplant...seeking the best of Memphis.

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Re: “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Midtown's Building Boom

"People come to Cooper Young because it's fun and friendly."
What's friendly about referring to your new neighbor's house as "atrocious"?? This "house-shaming" business has got to stop - when did CY become Germantown??
Perhaps it would be more productive to get to know the new homeowners and how great they are, rather than focusing on what you think of their style of house.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 07/05/2018 at 3:00 PM

Re: “Something cool is happening downtown

This is fantastic! If they have a PILOT though, please advise them to READ IT CAREFULLY so their property doesn't get stolen like 1 South Main.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 04/17/2018 at 4:15 PM

Re: “1 S. Main Eviction Case Evokes Protest, New Legal Controversy

BP - rather than complain about it, let's DO something about it. I would like to continue this discussion in a more productive forum. Please contact me directly. The article's author knows how to get in touch with me.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 04/11/2018 at 6:13 PM

Re: “1 S. Main Eviction Case Evokes Protest, New Legal Controversy

BP - you're right, property theft is just as likely to be perpetrated by a local. However, Memphis is not the poorest city in the country. In fact, we no longer make the top 10.

The creatives (and patrons) who have banded together and rallied behind this family, are working artists and, are from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds and economic standings.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 04/11/2018 at 4:41 PM

Re: “1 S. Main Eviction Case Evokes Protest, New Legal Controversy

What I gather here is that developers can submit applications for grants containing statements easily proven to be false, and STILL get money from the DMC. FOR SHAME.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 04/11/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “DMC President Hopes for 'Solution' on Artist Eviction

This shows nothing. It is a non-committal, pandering statement that does not in any way take ownership for the part the DMC has played in this fiasco. REAL relief would be the DMC revoking Aparium's $100,000 facade improvement grant until Aparium dropped the $100,000 suit against Reyes. If your organization is working toward a "creative heritage" and "authenticity," PROVE IT. This is not what preservation of a "community of creatives" looks like.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 04/03/2018 at 9:44 PM

Re: “New Pizza Place in Midtown

Went Friday 6/19...atmosphere didn't match food. I was expecting something really spectacular and got something generally "okay". Crust looked pre-made, the "homemade" mozz was not obviously so, sauce was not memorable. It was good, but not crazy rad. All in all, probably better for a lunch date than dinner with your significant other.

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Posted by MacKenzie on 06/22/2009 at 6:48 PM

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