Memphis the city vs. Memphis the town

I emailed a friend yesterday afternoon, a few hours after word came that Pinnacle Airlines is leaving Memphis and Bishop Byrne is closing. I found it interesting, I told her, that our Bishop Byrne tweets had been mentioned/retweeted more than our Pinnacle tweets.

Her reply:
That may be evidence that Memphis is, in fact, less of a city and more of a town where people value family-related institutions over big business. Thing is … you need both to survive.

Just one person’s opinion, but a valid one.

Within the span of a few weeks, Memphis will lose one of each: Pinnacle will be gone by May; Bishop Byrne’s last day is May 24. They’ve impacted the city in different ways – and will continue to impact the city in different ways for a few more short months. But as different as they are, the bottom line is that they’ve both impacted the city. They both matter. And both will be missed.

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