Midtown Digest

Memphis, What’s Your Midtown?

February 15, 2018 Mark Fleischer 2

The 240 and the parkways. East Parkway, Lamar, Bellevue, Jackson. The 240-Vollintine-Hollywood-Southern. Defining Midtown’s geographic borders can be grounds for arguments that never end. No matter the answers – as Vance Vawter said in a […]

Witnesses To History

“Garbage Truck Kills 2 Crewmen”

February 1, 2018 Mark Fleischer 3

February 2, 1968 “Packing Unit Is Apparently Activated By Accident, Crushes Employees” The Commercial Appeal reporter Joseph Thompson’s stark headline made the front page that Friday morning, detailing the tragic deaths of two sanitation workers […]

Neighborhood Corner

A Decades-Long Gift From Central Gardens

December 15, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

Last December the Central Gardens communications committee sat down to discuss how they might honor the upcoming 2017 year, which would mark the 50th anniversary of Central Gardens as a neighborhood association. And, full disclosure, […]

Neighborhood Corner

The Neighborhood Corner Store

December 7, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

“The corner store has a mythic place in our view of American cities. Mythic because, in most cities, they exist only in our minds.” So says the Strong Towns blog. When we think of the […]

Tributes

He Lived A Great Story

October 25, 2017 Mark Fleischer 0

Eric Paul Janssen. Nov 6, 1972 – Oct 16, 2017 Time-wise I didn’t know Eric Janssen very long. But how long you knew Eric didn’t matter, because for a guy like him, time was all relative. […]

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