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Old 10-14-2011, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Memphis,TN
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Overton Square renderings
Memphis Business Journal


Slideshow: Overton Square renderings - Memphis Business Journal

Overton Square plan fits 'the Memphis we all want to see' - Memphis Business Journal


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Rendering of Overton Square's primary corner at Madison Avenue and Cooper Street

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Rendering of the entrance into the Trimble Courtyard at Overton Square

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Overton Square elevation along Madison Avenue
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Old 10-14-2011, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Honestly how has no one reported you for spamming yet? Why don't you post all your Memphis PR wishful thinking in one thread?
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:45 PM
 
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the creole food in that area would have probably been in the french quarter inn. they had very decent food. my parents and grandparents took us in there several times. my grandfather liked their beef oscar, and my mother liked the chicken oscar.

i'm sure everyone remembers the pubic eye. as for the mexican food, i don't specifically remember, but it may have been molly's la cacita's. i remember the popovers at paulette's and the borscht. there was a bicycle themed restaurant, and a restaurant named solomon alfred's. yosimite sam's, and some others. i was a paulette's fan and the french quarter inn restaurant.
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Old 10-15-2011, 10:33 AM
 
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Honestly how has no one reported you for spamming yet? Why don't you post all your Memphis PR wishful thinking in one thread?
Snake, there is no interest in personal monetary gain here. These are positive plans and concept drawings by which those of us who look forward to new development can visualize a more vibrant city, nothing more. There are enough negaholics out there to throw those shallow perceptions and barbs to balance it all out.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:31 AM
 
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Default Bombay Bicycle Club

How many know anything about Lafayette's Music Room and The Public Eye... what y'all know 'bout that?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Lafayette's was legendary. TONS of big acts played there...Billy Joel, Kiss, I could go on and on. For some reason I remember my parents going to see Maria Muldaur there. My dad was in one of those late '60s Memphis garage bands, and his friend Larry Raspberry played there. You can read more about Lafayette's on the Memphis Memories website.

As for the Public Eye, it was a great BBQ place on Cooper, owned by the Goldbergs. I remember the restaurant was involved in a really ugly fight over the Americans with Disabilities Act in the late '90s, and it closed soon after.
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Old 11-19-2011, 12:59 PM
 
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Man, I was back home visiting a couple months ago and was quite disappointed to see the state of things in The Square... close my eyes and I can still see college kids and young professionals crowding the streets and enjoying a night out on the town. Winter was my favorite time... you could bundle up and shiver between Solomon Alfred's and Friday's or dash across the street to Bombay Bicycle Club and warm-up around the huge open hearth fire-place. Even that French Qtr Inn that displaced SA's was deserted and appeared to be in need of a wrecking ball. And I remember The Garden Club behind white wall on Poplar and The Summer concerts at the Overton Park Shell. But more than anything else, that trip opened my eyes to what you've always heard and on some level always knew... it is true- you can't go home again... and it sort of takes your breath, and thats true no matter where you go or if you never left.
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:56 PM
 
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I never forget seeing Billy Joel @ Lafayette's Music Room back in the 70's
I went with a friend to see Billy Joel his first night in Memphis at Lafayette's. We were upstairs drinking two-for-ones before the show and a guy walked out of a side door near us and asked us how we were doing and shook our hands. We had no idea it was Billy Joel until we saw him start playing piano below us. It was an awesome night. "Piano Man" was obviously his hit at the time. Nothing like Overton Square back in the day.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:11 PM
 
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Here's a good one...

Does anyone remember Rave Night (on Sunday night) at TGI Friday's? A singer named Debra Dejean was performing and her manager came up to the bar and handed me a copy of her promotional album, which included her hit, "Are You Loving Somebody?".

I still have that album.
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Old 09-01-2012, 12:43 AM
 
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hey, anybody remember that tall black guy that had those two gold teeth one was a dollar sign, his name was Jerry, or also known as Brother Salaam, boy do i miss that guy with that white chef hat and that million dollar smile .
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