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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".

This petition was delivered to:
  • Memphis Mayor
    Mayor Wharton's Plan to Demolish the Club Crave Building
  • Memphis City Council
    Edmund Ford, Jr.
  • Representative
    Steve Cohen
  • U.S. House of Representatives

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