Don't Demolish Club Crave: Let's Crave New Life for Club Crave
  • Petitioned Mayor Wharton's Plan to Demolish the Club Crave Building

This petition was delivered to:

Memphis Mayor
Mayor Wharton's Plan to Demolish the Club Crave Building
Memphis City Council
Edmund Ford, Jr.
U.S. House of Representatives
Tennessee-09
Rep. Steve Cohen

Don't Demolish Club Crave: Let's Crave New Life for Club Crave

    1. Erskine Gillespie
    2. Petition by

      Erskine Gillespie

      Memphis, TN

WE DO NOT NEED YET ANOTHER VACANT LOT IN THIS CITY!
Mayor Wharton plans to destroy the building located at 380 Beale (the former Club Crave), but I ask that he would not take the easy out and destroy this building. Let us challenge him to not just create one more vacant non-tax producing lot within the boundaries of this city. This building was originally a movie theatre, and was a positive place for all to attend. We no longer have a movie facility in the downtown area, so why not seek the support to turn this building back into a theatre - one that will be a special movie theatre (showcasing only independent and local films). The annual Indy Film Festival does very well, but it only happens once a year. Let's do something to continually appeal and enhance and the cultural "taste buds" of the residents. This is something that can appeal to both tourist and residents alike! I hope that we can band together to encourage our city leaders to strive to bring family centered forms of entertainment back to downtown - this could be a start. We are asking that this suggestion is given consideration, as a viable alternate use for a building that was once the Muhammad Ali Theatre, and the East Gateway to Beale Street! Let's get creative and "pour some new wine in this old wine skin".

To:
Mayor Wharton's Plan to Demolish the Club Crave Building, Memphis Mayor
Edmund Ford, Jr., Memphis City Council
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Steve Cohen, Tennessee-09
Do not demolish the building located at 380 Beale

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Judge Potter Has Ruled - Fight Continues

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer
      Club Crave Ends, Larger Beale Dispute Continues

      Home > VOL. 128 | NO. 13 | Friday, January 18, 2013 Club Crave, the latest nightclub at 380 Beale St. with a history of violence, is dead. But the Shelby County General Sessions Court order that ended it is not the endgame for a property at Beale and Fourth streets that has had many names over the decades.

    2. News from the CA

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer
      Hearing for Beale Street nightclub reset to Friday

      A public nuisance hearing Wednesday on the future of Club Crave on Beale Street was reset for Friday when the judge and attorneys will pick a trial date. On Christmas Eve a shooting at the club left one man dead and two others injured.

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. 380 BEALE ST. HAS HISTORICAL VALUE

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer

      It is reported that when 380 Beale St. opened as the Muhammad Ali Cinema, on June 20, 1975, it was the first Black owned theatre to open in the state of Tennessee in 30 years. Let's preserve this history - not demolish it!
      http://www.boxoffice.com/the_vault/issue_page?issue_id=1977-8-15&page_no=35#page_start

      Dinner and a movie, all in one place | Metromix Atlanta

      If you love to see the latest flicks and don't want your main course to consist of popcorn and junior mints, you may be excited to hear about a couple new, or new and improved, locations where you can enjoy dinner and drinks with the superhero of your choice.

    5. FULL DINNER AND MOVIE CAN BE A REALITY AT 380 BEALE

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer

      Full dinner menu and a movie!!! It is working in several other cities around the country, so we can make it work here in Memphis! 380 Beale Street is the ideal location for just such a place! So say no to the demolition of this historical building, and yes to giving it new purpose! Sign my petition today - Please! Visit my FB page and click on the Change.org link show your support of this new idea for 380 Beale.
      CineBistro at Town Brookhaven
      Under 21 permitted with parent/guardian to shows beginning 6pm or earlier. Must be 21 or older to enjoy the CinéBistro experience after 6pm. Proper ID Required. Hours: Mon-Fri: Open 1:30pm for 2pm first show Sat, Sun and Holidays Open 11:30am for 12 Noon show Must arrive 30 minutes before showti...

      Dinner and a movie, all in one place | Metromix Atlanta

      If you love to see the latest flicks and don't want your main course to consist of popcorn and junior mints, you may be excited to hear about a couple new, or new and improved, locations where you can enjoy dinner and drinks with the superhero of your choice.

    6. THIS IS WHAT 380 BEALE CAN BECOME

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer
      Dinner and a movie, all in one place | Metromix Atlanta

      If you love to see the latest flicks and don't want your main course to consist of popcorn and junior mints, you may be excited to hear about a couple new, or new and improved, locations where you can enjoy dinner and drinks with the superhero of your choice.

    7. Reached 25 signatures
    8. Watch WMC TV5 at 5pm

      Erskine Gillespie
      Petition Organizer

      Action News 5 at 5pm will be airing a story about our petition to develop an alternate use for 380 Beale Street (former Club Crave) Please watch this story, and encourage your family and friends to join us by signing this petition.

    9. Reached 10 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Blake McVey MEMPHIS, TN
      • about 1 year ago

      I love downtown Memphis and I agree that we do not need yet another vacant lot. There have been many shootings, etc. in this building, but there's nothing inherent in the building that attracts gun violence. If you change it from a club to an indie theater I think it will be awesome. I would go and it would make downtown Memphis an even more attractive place.

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    • Darah Patterson MEMPHIS, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      It's time for Memphis and America to stop putting bandaids on our problems. Tearing down this building won't stop crime. The building didn't shoot anyone; the people who came to the building did. So why don't we address that? Why don't we heal our people and in the meantime build something positive and productive that shows our faith in change.

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    • redouane adil SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
      • over 1 year ago

      Support plus the building;s history

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    • Geraldine Pollard MEMPHIS, TN
      • over 1 year ago

      It may not be much, but enough to become a thriving business for the much needed economy

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    • Delali Potakey CHICAGO, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Art changes lives

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