On Saturday, April 11th, the fifth MEMFix event brings pop up shops, vendors, street scape improvements, entertainment, kids’ activities, carriage rides, and more to the Historic Pinch District. The Pinch has attracted a lot of attention recently with the opening of Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, recent infrastructure improvements due to the Main to Main/Big River Crossing project connecting Downtown Memphis and Downtown West Memphis across the Harahan Bridge, and with a $1.2 billion expansion of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. These developments have led to a renewed discussion of the need for a plan to guide the future of the Pinch District
At MEMFix: The Pinch, Livable Memphis hosted a book signing with Mike Lydon, co-author of the book Tactical Urbanism, which documents a growing movement and acts as a guide for DIY (do it yourself) civic projects. Livable Memphis and ioby also hosted sessions with leaders of nearly 80 crowd-funded projects from around Memphis - you can check them out here.