DEC 2016
Letter from the President
Downtown News
Upcoming DNA & downtown events
Exclusive DNA offer
How to get involved
Fellow Downtowners, 

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed spending time with family and friends. The DNA has had a lot to be thankful for this year, however I would specifically like to thank everyone that participated in this year's annual Do Good With Food event. Thanks to your support, the DNA was able to donate over 200 lbs. of food and a little over $1,400 to the Mid-South Food Bank! It makes me proud to be part of an organization that is not only vested in the enhancement of downtown but also with the overall improvement of our city.
I also would like to thank all of our members for your continuous support of the DNA. Your commitment to downtown, along with your passion for continuously improving our neighborhood is what attracts stakeholders from all over the city to attend our meetings to keep us updated with anything that may affect our community. Let's make sure we continue this momentum in 2017 and stay committed to the continuous growth. As you all know, development downtown is booming and we will have new neighbors very soon!
Lastly I would like would like to thank the current board and committee members for all of the time and effort invested to run our organization. It's truly been a honor to serve as President and it has been a pleasure to work with all of you! I look forward to seeing everyone at our joint Holiday Party with the South Main Association on December 13th at the Jack Robinson Gallery.
Happy Holidays!
Take Care
Mickell Lowery
Annual charity bash a huge success
Downtown Memphis' Bleu Restaurant was the destination for big hearts and good times on Sunday, Nov. 13, as the annual Do Good With Food fund-and-food-raiser brought in 212 pounds of protein and nearly $1,400 for the Mid-South Food Bank. And, at this writing, money was still coming in. Check out this event recap!

Thousands of santas coming downtown Dec 3

Prepare for thousands of Santa look-alikes, elves and reindeer to descend upon downtown, carrying unwrapped toys in one hand, and a festive beverage in the other. This Saturday, December 3rd will mark the 12th anniversary of Memphis' largest pub crawl, the Stumbling Santa, benefiting the children of Porter-Leath. Learn from one of the founders how this fun holiday tradition came to be.

Downtown's Grand Openings, Re-Openings, New Additions and Congratulations

Our newest DNA newsletter writer Katie Clavey recaps the latest and greatest of downtown dining, including the old world Italian delights of Catherine and Mary's, the grand opening of the new Subway downtown, the reopening of Kooky Canuck, the new Belle Tavern speakeasy, and the award-winning McEwen's. 
Join us for our annual holiday party!

You can read more about the event here.
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Upcoming DNA Events

DMC Downtown Safety Meeting
Thursday, Dec 1, 6pm, 
Emerge Memphis | 516 Tennessee 
The recurring DMC safety meeting is tonight. Come learn about efforts underway to keep downtown safe. For a recap of the October meeting, look here.

DNA / SMA Annual Holiday Party
Tuesday, Dec 13, 6-9PM
Please join us for our annual holiday party at Jack Robinson Gallery on 400 S Front. The event is free to attend, so bring a neighbor and come enjoy the festive end-of-year celebration with other DNA and SMA members!  This event will serve as our monthly member meeting.

2017 DNA Board Slate was approved!

Thanks for voting! The proposed 2017 DNA Board slate was approved. We'll help you get to know your new board members in the next newsletter.

Exclusive offer for DNA members
Visit Tuscany at 116 S Front in person to redeem.

Welcome to our new and renewing members in November!

David Hepner (family)
Hospitality Hub (Business)

Judy Hall (individual)
Riverfront Development Corp - Benny Lendermon (Non-Profit)
Service Master by Stratos (Business)

Mark your calendars: Other events for Downtowners this month

Downtown events

Holiday events
For other holiday events, check out the Choose 901 guide

Recurring events

You can always check out  DowntownMemphis.com for other events & event details.

Downtown Security & Safety Numbers to know

North Main Police Station: 901-636-4099

DMC Downtown Security (including panhandling): 901-281-9146

Memphis Police Non-emergency: 901-454-COPS

Want to get more involved? Join a committee!

The Communications Committee makes sure DNA members are kept aware of upcoming events and important downtown issues. Have a story idea or want to join the team?

Email Lauren Walker
The Events Committee plans monthly membership meetings and social events. Know a great happy hour spot or event speaker? Want to be part of the planning team?

Email Felicia Miller
The Membership Committee manages and grows our DNA member base. Have ideas for getting more people involved in DNA?

Email Terre Gorham or Peggy Williams

Know someone else who should be "Up on Downtown"?