Sunday, September 24, 2006

Saved our Shell!

It looks official [pdf alert]. On September 5, the Memphis City Council approved the
RESOLUTION REQUESTING CITY COUNCIL APPROVAL OF THE MANAGEMENT AND RENOVATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY OF MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, THROUGH ITS DIVISION OF PARK SERVICES AND THE FRIENDS OF THE LEVITT PAVILION MEMPHIS, INC., A TENNESSEE 501 (C) (3) NON PROFIT CORPORATION, FOR THE MANAGEMENT AND RENOVATION OF THE RAOUL WALLENBURG SHELL IN OVERTON PARK. THE INITIAL TERM OF THE AGREEMENT IS TO BE TWENTY-FIVE (25) YEARS.
(Their caps, not mine).

Many thank yous and congratulations should go to the Friends of Levitt Pavilon Memphis.

Anything other than preservation of the Shell would have made a lie of our commitment to Elvis' legacy. I will move the Shell to the preserved side of the Elvis' demolition tour.

Save the Chisca!

4 Comments:

Blogger pulpfaction said...

A very interesting blog you have here. Keep up the good work!!!

2:12 PM  
Anonymous sherman said...

That is great news!

10:07 PM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

pulpfaction and sherman, thanks for reading!

12:28 AM  
Blogger R. Scarbrough said...

I was a student at MCA, and remember picking clovers on a sunny afternoon at the Shell with two beautiful girls who were in the illustration program. We found four, five, six, even a seven leaf clover! It's a great spot to get lucky. There were many fine days spent sketching in the bleachers there, and sometimes watching shows from the balcony of the Painting studios! I didn't know it was Elvis' first gig, but I have fond memories and affection for the Shell...so I feel happy to say "Long Live the King!"

Peace

11:00 AM  

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