Taylor Berger: “I just figured it would be nice to show up”

Taylor Berger is about to start holding office hours.

The restaurateur – who recently launched a group called Make Memphis as a kind of city improvement launchpad – has decided to start something he’s calling the Buena Vista Business Club.

What is it? I asked him.

“Basically an excuse for me to go to a couple places once a week and see if anybody shows up and wants to talk about stuff.”

Those places would be Republic Coffee on Friday mornings and The Four Way for lunch on Tuesdays.

The purpose? Berger says people frequently want to bend his ear about various business and civic ideas.

“I just figured it would be nice to show up and be available for anybody.”

Got to hand it to a guy who wants to make Memphis better and who’s willing to show up.