June Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at Rizzo’s Diner on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Chef and Owner Michael Patrick was the featured speaker and shared exciting news and details about the new developments and plans for Rizzo’s. The restaurant opened for business in 2011, and has been a mainstay for the neighborhood ever since. They recently completed a renovation, and will continue to bring their famous Southern-Inspired cuisine to South Main. Fellow SMA members and neighbors packed the house for an inside look at and taste of this favorite eatery. The drinks were sponsored by Kirby Wines and Liquors, and the food was provided by Rizzo’s. Robert Marcy, the new director of the Memphis Farmer’s Market and Terica Lamb of MLGW also shared information about upcoming events and developments.

Rizzo’s Diner | 492 South Main Street | 6:00 pm

 
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May Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at Swanky’s Taco Shop on May 14, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Jake Moore, Assistant General Manager, Swanky’s Taco Shop will be the featured speaker. He shared exciting news and details about the newest restaurant at the Chisca on Main. The restaurant quietly opened for business on May 1, 2019, and has been busy ever since. They are excited about hosting special events on the outside patio and bringing their famous Tex-Mex cuisine to South Main. Fellow SMA members and neighbors got an inside look at this exciting new eatery. Parker Pell of QuikFix, one of South Main newest business members shared information about their new office, home and event services business where they employ over 700 college students to help with odd jobs, furniture assembly, heavy lifting, event set up, etc. The South Main artist spotlight featured Kenneth Alexander from Artspace Memphis. Visit noviworld.art for a closer look at his beautiful paintings and motion art. The drinks were sponsored by Kirby Wines and Liquors, and the food was provided by Swanky’s.

Swanky’s Taco Shop | 272 South Main Street | 6:00 pm

 
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April Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at the Old Dominick Distillery on April 9, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Zach Smith, Director of Public Relations, Old Dominick will be the featured speaker. He shared exciting news and details about the upcoming Spirits and Soul Fest | Trolley Night on April 26, 2019. The new whiskey trail event was hosted by the Tennessee Whiskey Guild and presented by Old Dominick in partnership with the South Main Association. Robert Griffin, VP of Marketing for Memphis in May shared news about their upcoming events and the Memphis Bicentennial. Fellow SMA members and neighbors got an inside look at this exciting new festival. The South Main artist spotlight included Talibah Safiya and her beautiful jewelry. The drinks were sponsored by Kirby Wines and Liquors, and the food was provided by the Arcade Restaurant.

Old Dominick Distillery | 305 South Front Street | 6:00 pm

 
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March Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at the Talent Development Complex on March 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Fenton Wright, Vice President and Executive Director of Consortium MMT was the featured speaker. He shared the history and mission behind Consortium MMT, including its founder Hall of Fame songwriter, David Porter. The Talent Development Complex houses the SoulRight mentorship program, emerging stars network and music resource center. Pop/Soul singer/songwriter Kady Roxz performed two of her original songs. Poet Njeri Fombi also shared her story of growing up on Beale Street in our inaugural artist spotlight. SMA members and neighbors toured of the recording and performance studios. The bar were sponsored by Kirby Wines and Liquors, and the delicious Greek treats were provided by the Grecian Gourmet Taverna.

Talent Development Complex | 119 South Main Street | 6:00 pm

 
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February Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at the Beale Street Landing on February 12, 2019 at 6:00 pm. George Abbott, Director of External Affairs for the Memphis River Parks Partnership was the featured speaker. He shared the exciting new plans for the design and restoration of the 30-acre river parks along the Mississippi River. The new Engagement Center includes models, plans, renderings and 3-D visuals of the new parks. SMA members and neighbors were among the first to view the new plans.

Beale Street Landing | 251 Riverside Drive | 6:00 pm

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January Member Meeting

The South Main Member Meeting was held at the Clayborn Temple on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 pm. Anasa Troutman, Executive Director of the Clayborn Temple was the featured speaker. She shared the history of this important National landmark as well as the plans for its ongoing restoration. SMA members and neighbors enjoyed the first South Main gathering of the new year.

Clayborn Temple | 294 Hernando Street | 6:00 pm

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