Memphis Downtowner January/February 2017 : Page 4

CITY BLOCKS n Cossitt Library's new Children's Department offers young readers a fun and colorful space to enjoy their favorite books. The department gives kids an interactive place to play and learn, while parents use computers, attend a program, or conduct research. With a new teen hangout spot also available at the Cossitt Downtown branch, there's learning and fun for the entire family: 33 S. Front, 415-2766, courtesy Memphis Public Library City Cheers ... n From Memphis to the Kensington Palace Museum in London, the Pat Kerr Royal Collection is among 20 worldwide collectors invited to take part in the 20th anniversary celebration commemorating Princess Diana's life. The two-year exhibition, held in Princess Diana's former royal home, includes more than 100 items of fashion, costumes, textiles, and memorabilia, with special pieces from Memphis fashion designer and collector Pat Kerr's private collection: 901-527-5683, On the Move ... n Kooky Canuck, known for "Big Food! Big Fun!" moves next door to its original location, to an outdoorsy, woodsy, industrial 4,000-square-foot space that seats 140 people plus bar seating. A 12-tap draft system features a wider selection of local beers, and 70-inch televisions replace 32-inch models. The famous Kookamonga Burger, remains unchanged: 4 pounds of humongous. 87 S. Second, 901-578-9800, n DMC president and CEO Terence Patterson unveils a new logo and slogan that brands Downtown as “The Soul of the City.” “I determined that Downtown really needs to harness more energy,” Patterson said. “So we decided to reimagine the Downtown Memphis brand so that’s it’s more reflective of this energy that we intend to forge into the future." Special Deliveries ... n "Treble Clef," a former paddlewheel riverboat casino, docks for good in the Wolf River Harbor to start its new life as an event venue for the likes of weddings, dinners, charity events, and corporate functions. At 4 stories tall, the boat hails from Davenport, IA, where it entertained gamblers for 15 years. Renovations are underway, led by Memphis Riverboats Inc: Beale Street Landing, 901-527-2628, n Sit! Stay! River Dog Daycare, Boarding and Spa opens a 12,000-square-foot facility for top-notch dog boarding Downtown. Play areas for socializing and exercising, long daycare hours for hard-working parents, 4' x 7' luxury suites, grooming and spa treatments, and TLC that includes a bedtime snack, goodnight kisses, and plenty of romping good times: 248 Court, 901-748-5934, n It's not quite a grocery store, but it's close: SuperLo Foods will provide online shopping and groceries pick-up on South Main. SuperLo on the Go is outfitted with commercial freezers and refrigeration and be open for scheduled pick-ups in the evenings: 552 S. Main, Downtown Departures n American Apparel, the 11-year, made-in-the-USA, retail cornerstone at South Main and G.E. Patterson, closes due to company restructuring. 4 DOWNTOWNER MAGAZINE | JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017

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