Overton Square News

A few things are in the process of opening at Overton Square at the moment.

The clothing shop CrazyBeautiful is holding a grand opening event Thursday, Dec. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. And a little more than a week later, on Dec. 13, the restaurant Belly Acres will hold a grand opening of its own at 2012 Trimble.

Belly Acres will be a farm-to-table restaurant with a variety of memorable design touches including a crop duster that will appear to be flying through the eatery’s walls.

Elvis Costello coming to Memphis in March

Later this week, tickets go on sale for Elvis Costello’s just-announced show in Memphis at Minglewood.

He’s playing the Midtown venue March 10, and tickets go on sale Dec. 5.

Costello just announced 13 new North American tour dates that will take him through the Midwest and Southern U.S., kicking off March 1 in Boulder, Colorado. Tour info is here.

The Louisville Courier-Journal has described Costello’s solo tours as giving him the “opportunity to dig deep into one of modern music’s deepest and most intensely satisfying catalogs.”


Malco debuts photo magnet to benefit St. Jude

Malco has debuted a limited edition Malco Memories Photo Magnet to raise money for St. Jude.

The drive coincides with Malco’s “Century of Cinema” celebration, highlighting the company’s 100th anniversary next year. The photo magnet is available for $1 each from Nov. 27 through Christmas Day at all Malco locations. And 100 percent of the money raised will be donated to St. Jude.

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Foo Fighters North American Tour coming to Memphis in 2015

The Foo Fighters have announced a big North American tour that will keep them on the road from summer into fall next year.

The band is coming to Memphis Oct. 7 for a show at FedExForum.

SunTrust now offers Apple Pay

Another bank has added the use of Apple Pay to its offerings for customers.

Atlanta-based SunTrust now offers customers the option to use Apple Pay, a new payment system from Apple in which customers don’t share their actual credit and debit card numbers to make purchases. Instead, a device account number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored.

Customers of businesses like SunTrust – as well as First Tennessee Bank, another local institution working with Apple Pay – will add their card information to Apple Pay and then use their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to make purchases without the need to swipe their card or in an app without needing to enter payment and contact information.

Apple never shares the card number with merchants. Also, the cashier never sees the customer name, card numbers or security code.