The new Muddy’s Grind House in Midtown is now open, extending Muddy’s trademark case of sweet treats and “Team Muddy’s” staff to a new neighborhood – but things aren’t stopping there.
The bakery has a chalkboard near a back door where customers can scribble down some ideas for things they’d like to see at the bakery. And the Grind House is launching one such new idea this week: sunrise yoga/tai chi.
On Mondays and Wednesdays at the Grind House, there will be “early bird yoga with Meredith” from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. It also will be held on Saturdays from 8-9 a.m.
“Class: This early morning yoga class is fit for you to roll outta bed (even keep your jammies on!), grab your mat, and stumble into our back yard. Don’t be intimidated- this is a gentle class with standard postures & some energetic movement. It’s great for beginners and beyond. Come see how a hearty dose of balance, mindfulness, & heart-strength can positively impact your whole day! Instructor: Meredith Melvin is a native Memphian who has a love for life, love, & happiness. She finds balance through yoga, her family & friends, and helping others step into a calming harmony through yoga. She also instructs at Delta Groove Yoga Studio on Madison Ave. “Nuts n’ Bolts: Bring your own mat & blanket if you can, but a few extras will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Wear comfy clothing that you can move in (seriously, jammies are welcome!). Pay what you can; suggested donation of $8 (cash only, please).”
Other things the Grind House is adding:
Tai Chi with Marilyn, on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
And Yoga & Yoga-Express with Tasha, on Tuesdays from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. and Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
First Tennessee Bank is preparing to introduce chip-based cards for customers that provide greater security than cards which store customer information on a strip on the back.
First Tennessee plans to introduce the cards in 2015. The EMV cards have embedded microchips that authenticate cardholders and authorize transactions. One difference customers will notice is that chip cards aren’t swiped, but rather inserted into the terminal where they stay for the duration of the transaction.
Fittingly, First Tennessee’s announcement this month comes during National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.
Big Star’s only known complete professionally filmed concert is on its way to a release date.
Omnivore Recordings on Nov. 4 is releasing “Big Star: Live in Memphis,” with the package available as a 2-LP set, CD, digital download and DVD. Notes are provided by Big Star drummer Jody Stephens, band producer and Ardent founder John Fry and director Danny Graflund, as well as band members Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow.
The concert was a homecoming Memphis show for the band, with the 20-song set including Big Star classics like “September Gurls” and “The Ballad of El Goodo,” as well as covers from T. Rex, The Kinks and more.