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

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!
Take Care
Mickell Lowery
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.

Recap of September South Main Association meeting

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.

Making darkness fun in Memphis

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. 
Delivery service available to downtowners

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.

Have a story idea?

Upcoming DNA Events

October Member Meeting with Congressman Steve Cohen
Tuesday, October 25, 6PM
We'll send out an email with location details closer to the event.

October Happy Hour
Thursday, October 27, 6PM
Mark you calendars for our monthly happy hour, and check out our facebook page for location details sooner to the date

Call for Communications Board Member

Your Downtown Neighborhood Association is still looking a Communications Board Member for the 2017 year. If you or someone you know might be interested, please email Nominations Chair Marcy Siebert

Welcome to our new and renewing members in September!

Justin Lachey
Elsie Gerhardt
Joli Williams & Vernessa Lester

Jan Church
Denise & Fran Glasco

Mark your calendars: Other events for Downtowners this month

Check out other Halloween events here.

Recurring events

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

Exclusive offer for DNA members. Visit Muse on S. Main St in person to redeem.

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"?