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Old 07-30-2013, 04:35 PM
 
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I live basically on the corner of Union and Main, in the Washburn apts. I love it because it's so close to all of the restaurants, basketball and events on the river.

One thing I've noticed is it's tough to find anyone under 30 in this city - especially downtown...kinda a drag.
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:58 AM
 
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Agreed. I just turned 25 and most of my friends here are in their 30s or almost there.


As far as groceries (some other poster mentioned it) - I'm sure that lots of downtowners find their way to the Kroger at Cleveland/Poplar. Kroger is renovating that store in the next year (ish?) so it will be a better option soon.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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Ok that's whats up JM Jordan hoping to meet you hopefully around the Washburn apts and Jabogitlu do you stay downtown to homie? If so that's cool all 3 of us are in the mid 20's age range i've narrowed my search down to The Renassiance, metro 67 and mud island. So I will be staying in one of the 3 as soon as one of 3 get back with me. How far are the shopping malls from downtown if anybody knows? I've been here for 2 week so far so good in memphis hope it stays that way.
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:10 PM
 
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Shopping is actually pretty far from downtown. The closest (and not the best) mall is about 20ish minutes - Oak Court Mall. Wolfchase is 30 minutes and the mall in Collierville is like 35-40.

And, as far as groceries go - there isn't a great option. We often get groceries on the way home from work, but really like the Poplar/Highland Kroger. Also, tend to frequent the Union Kroger over the Cleveland one, can't wait till they build the new Union Kroger but that'll be a while I'm sure.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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I'm in Cooper-Young. I drive to the Poplar Plaza Kroger as well, because I can't find good, solid produce at Cleveland or Union. Try to buy organic so Easy Way is out, too.

Downtown has a few grocery options. Easy Way closed down there, but there's Frank's on South Main and the City Market on the Main St Mall...
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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Oh ok well both of you guys seem really cool to hang out since i really don't know anyone here im memphis. Besides my aunt, uncle and 3 cousins so making new friends would be cool. So Oak Court Mall is up in midtown memphis or where is that?
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Old 07-31-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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Oak Court is in East Memphis. Poplar just west of Perkins. Fairly small mall, but they're ok. Wolfchase is the mega mall at I-40 and Germantown Road. Carriage Crossing in Collierville isn't what I would call a mall. It's a huge outdoor shopping center. Basically a newer version of Poplar Plaza.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:11 AM
 
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One thing I've noticed is it's tough to find anyone under 30 in this city - especially downtown...kinda a drag.
I think most people under 28 are priced out of the nicer downtown housing. Not the same story with mid town though.



Off topic, but I'd really like to see a viable competitor to Kroger in the Memphis market - especially in mid town and in the eastern suburbs. I don't really care if they are independent or some kind of chain...I just really can't stand Kroger.
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Old 08-05-2013, 08:34 PM
 
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Off topic, but I'd really like to see a viable competitor to Kroger in the Memphis market - especially in mid town and in the eastern suburbs. I don't really care if they are independent or some kind of chain...I just really can't stand Kroger.
Same here. When I was in grad school, I remember shopping at Seessel's. Then came Schnucks, and it was ok -- at least as an alternative to Kroger. I'm just not a Kroger fan at all.

But Kroger is taking over the world, I think. It recently bought Harris-Teeter, which is one of the few non-Kroger alternatives we have here in Nashville. I didn't really shop at Harris-Teeter, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Publix (where I do my shopping) isn't next. I hate to say it, but I think to avoid the crowds, I'd even hunt down a Walmart Neighborhood Market before going to Kroger.
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Old 08-07-2013, 11:28 PM
 
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I think most people under 28 are priced out of the nicer downtown housing. Not the same story with mid town though.



Off topic, but I'd really like to see a viable competitor to Kroger in the Memphis market - especially in mid town and in the eastern suburbs. I don't really care if they are independent or some kind of chain...I just really can't stand Kroger.
Seriously! I can't believe how many Krogers there are around here and hardly anything else. I recently moved from a Seattle suburb where I had 5 different major grocery stores within a 5 minute drive. And also Memphis really needs a Trader Joes.

So to reply to the OP, ummm, be sure to consider your grocery store options before committing to a neighborhood.
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