It's officially the Fall Season and during this time of the year is when I believe we have some of our best weather in Memphis. Make sure you are taking advantage of this great patio time at some of our downtown restaurants (especially those that are DNA Members!) before it officially gets cold.
However, the DNA did have an outstanding summer which was capped off by our annual boat ride. We had approximately 120 people attend this year which was our best turnout ever! Thanks to everyone that attended, we look forward to making it even better next year.
But if you missed the boat ride, don't worry because we have a busy few months ahead with our annual Do Good With Food event and the DNA Christmas Party! However before those events take place, I look forward to seeing everyone at our next membership meeting on October 25th
where Congressman Steve Cohen will be our guest speaker. Voting for our 2017 DNA Officers will also take place so please attend and bring a neighbor with you!
Enhancements made to lighting and pedestrian crosswalks
Have you ever taken a walk around your neighborhood and noticed a street light was out, or maybe a crosswalk had faded and was no longer visible to passing cars? DNA Board member Stacy Dietzler did, and she took matters into her own hands, engaging City officials to make improvements around her neighborhood. Check out the new lighting and crosswalks that resulted, as well as helpful numbers to call if you notice any of the same issues in your neighborhood.
As residents heard in the South Main Association's September meeting, exciting plans are in the works for the century-old 409 S. Main St. building. Imagine a high end food court, with stations and food trucks serving a variety of savory foods and confections. Such food markets are the trend in big cities like New York and San Francisco, and will soon be found in Memphis as well thanks to the building's visionary owners.
Memphis is a city known for its deep music roots, but ever wonder what it's like to be a musician in Memphis today? Check out our story on the Dead Soldiers, a local Memphis band with downtown ties making a name for itself with its unique rock/country/bluegrass sound and lyrics about living and dying in the American South.
Wish your favorite downtown restaurant dishes could be delivered directly to your door? Try Chef Shuttle!
It's the easiest way to order delivery downtown and solves the problem of restaurants not having their own delivery staff. The food is delivered quick and at top quality with residential deliveries, corporate, and group orders. The delivery fee starts at $4.95 with a minimum order size of $15.
Here are a few of the restaurants downtown on Chef Shuttle: Arcade Restaurant, Bangkok Alley, Charlie Vergos Rendezvous, Hard Rock Cafe, Kooky Canuck, Spaghetti Warehouse, and Spindini. Check out the Chef Shuttle website for more. You can also read about the organization's launch in Memphis here.