Thursday, February 26, 2009

Opening Soon: Midtown Bike on South Main and Paula Raiford's Disco at 14 S. Second

Midtown Bike Company appears to be working on opening a downtown store at 509 South Main next to Bluff City Coffee. While I'm not a cyclist myself, I do own a bike. However, it's so old and neglected it may no longer actually be considered a real bicycle. The City has posted bike routes on its website, click here: http://www.cityofmemphis.org/framework.aspx?page=480 and the MSTA posts information about mountain bike trails and events, http://www.midsouthtrails.com/midsouthtrails/index.html.

A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning.... I had to do a double take as I drove down Second and saw that a Raiford's discotheque (I just love to spell the whole word out) will be opening soon. Stranger things have happened. My hope is that they will mix in some current dance music along with the already classic and great songs they have had in heavy rotation since Hector was a pup. I suppose the original Raiford's (now Hollywood Disco) will stay open on Vance but I'm not sure.

5 comments:

Sparkling Like A Diamond said...

When I think of the word "disco" two things come to mind; Donna Summers and John Travolta. Think white three piece suit. I listen to a satellite radio station called "The Groove" and they play some great songs from back in the day! It puts a smile on my face.

Hope the new place is fun.

Alexandra said...

Your street is becoming the new hotspot of downtown ... and you think you can't sleep NOW!

Michelle said...

Yes, I'm looking forward to hearing drunk people scream "Ya'll I'm sooo druuunk!" at 2am. Ah, that's the city life though. The other night some Bardog patrons were rather unruly down on the street at about 2:30 am and someone from my building threw up their window and screamed "SHUT UP". Nice. I'm telling you now though I'd rather have more places downtown than fewer and I'm happy they're popping up in the core.

Emily said...

A 2nd Raifords?! Could it be? :) That's interesting for sure, I hope it works. I used to live on South Main by the original and the crowd was never that bad. Then again, probably because the crowd was leaving around 5am when I was dead asleep :)

Southern Domestic Diva said...

I know my boyfriend will love the fact that a bike shop is opening downtown! I hope that the old Raifords doesn't close! That building on Vance is part of the Raiford's/hollywood disco experience and I don't know that you can recreate that. Either way, it'll be exciting to see what the exact plans are!