Lacy Lacey 
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Re: “Take Me to the River

I look forward its completion too. I enjoy the river views during the music fest, but I am not against the MIM festivals being held on top of the bluff. There are some swaths of land downtown that can be converted into a very nice multipurpose plaza that will be large enough for the bbq cookoff, music fest, and will have space for future growth.

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Posted by Lacy Lacey on 02/07/2019 at 3:29 PM

Re: “Mackler, Coleman Show Their Stuff to Local Democrats

James Mackler shouldn't have dropped out of the race and ceded the ground to Bredesen to run without a competitor. Bredesen was almost as boring as Karl Dean and neither of them put in the work to win. The Democratic governors primary should've had more competitors instead of just the two old nice white guys running. Out of more than five million eligible voters in Tennessee only half of them were inspired to vote. That dumbass Marsha Blackburn should've never been elected Senator. We need more Democrats running for Lamar Alexanders seat to make the race interesting and inspiring.

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Posted by Lacy Lacey on 02/04/2019 at 4:33 PM

Re: “New Tom Lee Park Design Unveiled

Its a beautiful design and I am looking forward to seeing it finished, but there's no way they're going to have enough open space left to accommodate the MIM Music Fest and BBQ cook off. These events aren't getting smaller, but they're growing in attendance. The MIM committee should seriously start looking for another downtown location that will be large enough and can be developed into an interchangeable location to host the Music Fest and BB Cookoff.
Whatever become of the Aquarium? I can understand why they want to build it on Mud Island, but I think it would be better served if it was built at a location where they can expand it, if need be.

Posted by Lacy Lacey on 02/04/2019 at 4:11 PM

Re: “Travel Channel Dubs Memphis 'Hottest Southern Destination of 2019'

I am sure there are a lot of heads in Nashville spinning, but I don't care how much debt Nashville accrues, to build up the city to be appealing, it will never have the cultural appeal that Memphis has to offer.
Memphis leaders need to make the city more attractive for tourist by encouraging more unique attractions and developments. We really need an amusement park with a unique theme that is fitting for Memphis and Shelby County.
When they make sports betting legal a deep pocket developer need to resurrect the Tennessee Derby and bring horse racing back to Memphis. We need a Beale Street extension or a Beale 2.0, because the crowds keep coming. We also need another outdoor venue for large gatherings in the downtown area.

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Posted by Lacy Lacey on 01/29/2019 at 9:14 PM

Re: “The International Blues Challenge is Back

This year was better than last and I wish the Blues Foundation would take the steps to make this more visible so that not only locals and those that participate can enjoy it, but the many blues fans around this nation and world can enjoy it too.
It was greatly attended, but I am sure the attendance would increase if it was made more visible.
I wish they would secure some corporate sponsors to help get this make this an annual televised event.

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Posted by Lacy Lacey on 01/29/2019 at 3:57 PM

Re: “New Plan for Tom Lee Park to be Unveiled Next Week

I just hope that it's not too much. Sometimes less is better..

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Posted by Lacy Lacey on 01/25/2019 at 6:07 PM

Re: “'Pork Report' Targets ServiceMaster, County Commission, Megasite

I am beginning to think the West Tennessee/ Memphis megasite has turned into a slush fund for some friends of state officials.
I don't understand why the state and the city of Memphis hasn't turned the International Harvest complex and surrounding acreage into a shovel ready industrial site. There is enough acreage in that area that would've supported the Toyota/ Mazada plant that settled in Huntsville. Unless they have other development plans for that area.
President Island is another area with thousands of acres of unused land that would be suitable for a real Memphis megasite. Unfortunately past Memphis and Shelby County leaders didn't see a need a create solid industrial sites that would attract manufacturing companies. In addition, the state didn't think Memphis or West Tennessee deserved any manufacturing jobs, because as you can the state's recruitment was for the Middle and Eastern section of the state. When Haslam was governor had a huge increase in industrial jobs, but Memphis lost 5000 industrial jobs.

Posted by Lacy Lacey on 01/16/2019 at 9:01 AM

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