The Cheat Sheet 

Two of our own — Willie Mitchell and Justin Timberlake — brought home Grammy Awards. Mitchell garnered a Trustee's Award for his longtime contributions to the music industry, and Timberlake earned a regular Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. Sure, Elvis may have left the building, but Memphis can still claim plenty of talent.

A double wave of fierce storms and tornadoes swept across the Mid-South last week, bringing death and destruction across a multi-state area. We admit that in the past, we've gotten very irritated when the local television stations preempted our favorite shows to devote full-time coverage to bad weather, but this was certainly one time when we needed it. That was some of the scariest stuff we've seen in years — whether you were watching it on TV, looking out your windows, or — much worse — actually outside during the storms.

In related news, customers feel slighted that the Sears at Hickory Ridge Mall — severely damaged by high winds — reopens but doesn't reduce prices. We've heard of fire sales, but a storm sale? Guess not.

After waiting so long, we finally got a nibble from Bass Pro Shops, and then we thought it was just a matter of reeling them in. But now the potential tenant for the dormant Pyramid says they need another year — and possibly as long as 18 months — before they can reach a final decision. Maybe we should find another fishing hole — namely, the proposal put forth by Ericson & Associates, to convert the facility into a theme park.

Keep the Flyer Free!

Always independent, always free (never a paywall),
the Memphis Flyer is your source for the best in local news and information.

Now we want to expand and enhance our work.
That's why we're asking you to join us as a Frequent Flyer member.

You'll get membership perks (find out more about those here) and help us continue to deliver the independent journalism you've come to expect.



Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

    • Blue Green

      MPD prioritizes recruitment, retention in 2019 budget.
    • Walking While Latino

      Racial profiling got real here last week, and more could be on the way.


News Blog

Ford Canale Appointed as Interim Council Member

Hungry Memphis

Margarita Fest

News Blog

Changes Urged Against 'Free' Water

News Blog

Barbecue Fest 2018

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Milos Forman's Debut Loves of a Blonde Screens Tonight

News Blog

Tennessee Wants More Hemp Farmers

News Blog

Airbnb Marks Its Biggest Memphis Weekend

Film/TV/Etc. Blog

Music Video Monday: Lisa Mac


More by Michael Finger

  • Memphis' "Summer of Fear"

    Thirty-seven years ago this week, Memphis became a city in fear. In the late summer of 1969, a cold-blooded killer stalked the streets, and over a period of 28 days, police made one grisly discovery after another. In the end, the slayer was captured after a wild chase by a posse of ordinary citizens. After his arrest, George Howard Putt told reporters, “I’d do it all again.” The murder spree began on the afternoon of August 14, 1969 ...
    • Mar 16, 2016
  • Mr. Bingle to Appear at Potters Guild Show

    • Nov 20, 2014
  • Book Notes

    • Oct 20, 2011
  • More »

Readers also liked…

  • Birthing A Center

    Choices to bring births to Midtown.
    • Oct 6, 2016
  • Moving Water

    Leaders plunge into water issues for the present and the future.
    • Jan 25, 2018
  • Pint Night

    Civil Pour series couples discourse and beers.
    • Oct 13, 2016
© 1996-2018

Contemporary Media
460 Tennessee Street, 2nd Floor | Memphis, TN 38103
Visit our other sites: Memphis Magazine | Memphis Parent | Inside Memphis Business
Powered by Foundation