Friday, January 30, 2009
Street Trees, South Main Trolley Tour, Making Movies in Memphis
New trees, new grass, fresh mulch! This may not seem exciting but when I saw the new street trees on Main I stopped in my tracks. I guess it's been about two years that several of the street tree plots between Union and Gayoso have been without trees. There were some sad old soggy pieces of plywood set down over the little squares one after another that looked so terrible for so long. No longer! Not only are there new trees but there is also some type of hardy grass around them.
It's the last Friday of the month which means the South Main Trolley Tour is tonight from 6 pm - 9pm. It's a great time to catch some good sales or see what's new at some of the shops down there like: Muse, Tyiese Scarpa, American Apparel, Mode du Jour, Strut and Runway Boutique. Not to mention swanning through some galleries like Hannah Davis Gallery , Art Village Gallery and Jay Etkin Gallery.
Memphis is #8 out of a list of 25 best cities for filmmakers to live in according to the current issue of MovieMaker magazine. Kudos to the Memphis and Shelby County Film and Television Commission! Click here to see the press release and the magazine article: http://www.memphisfilmcomm.org/news/news26.htm