Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Help Save the Cumberland Presbyterian Building

Memphis Heritage is asking that you voice your opposition to the threatened demolition of the Cumberland Presbyterian Building,
  1. by email:

  2. by letter:
    Chick-fil-A, Inc.

    c/o Donald M. Cathy, Vice President
    5200 Buffington Road
    Atlanta, GA 30349-2998
    (and cc: Truett Cathy, Founder and Chairman)

  3. or by phone:
    1- 404-765-8000 (ask for Donald Cathy), or
    1-886-232-2040 (customer feed back line)
Memphis Heritage supports Chick-Fil-A coming to Midtown. They only oppose demolition of fine buildings to accomplish it.

Side Note: Memphis Heritage's annual membership meeting is tonight. If you'd like to help with their preservation advocacy and education efforts, you should attend.

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Blogger Shannon said...

Thanks! Will do.

8:23 PM  
Blogger k. irène said...


10:52 PM  
Blogger MRC-T said...

Email sent!

I also wanted to let you know that our newsletter is complete, and posted as a pdf link on our home page www.msrivertn.org if you are interested in checking it out.


8:42 AM  
Blogger MRC-T said...

Thank you for your message, Amie. I appreciate the interest and input you have provided, as a representative of your community. While I do not know what the final outcome will be in this situation, please know that we have and are continuing to give this situation significant consideration. We do desire your patronage, along with the rest of the Midtown community. I can assure you we are committed to being a part of the wisest and best outcome for the benefit of Cumberland Presbyterian, potential customers in Midtown Memphis, and Chick-fil-A.

Best regards,

Marianne Creamer

10:00 PM  
Blogger nathan said...

I recieved the same response as well. Have there been any official developments? I see that the 'for sale' sign is still up.

4:58 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

yep, i was just coming on here to post that response. the same.

9:12 AM  
Blogger cdel said...

Sorry for the length of this, but I thought some might find this interesting.
This is the response I received today from a message I left on the CFA website some time last week.
Not sure what to make of this.

Thank you for taking the time to contact Chick-fil-A. You are very important to us, and we appreciate your message regarding the Cumberland Presbyterian building on Union Avenue in Memphis. As you are aware, this building and land are for sale. Chick-fil-A hopes to complete the transaction in the near future and begin construction on one of our beautiful free-standing Restaurant locations. We know in your heart you desire to preserve the building; however, it is inevitable that someone will purchase the property. Chick-fil-A is strongly committed to building connections in the communities where our Restaurants are located. We hope when the store is open, you will notice and enjoy the nice employees that are hired and be able to see families experience a meal together in a clean atmosphere. Although we know it will not be the same building you have enjoyed over the years, we hope that in time you will take pride in your new community Chick-fil-A. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. Sincerely, TamaraChick-fil-A CARESChick-fil-A...We Didn't Invent The Chicken,Just The Chicken Sandwich.On the Web at www.chick-fil-a.com P.S. Please retain your Thread ID in the message body. This will help us locate your information should you need us again.

4:12 PM  
Blogger gatesofmemphis said...

thanks very much everybody for sending messages.

4:29 PM  

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