"The Rebirth of Downtown Memphis — It's hot. It's hip. It's back. Here's how the Bluff City recaptured its heart and soul."
You could read that headline in any publication today, but you might be surprised to know that it first appeared in Memphis magazine twenty years ago in 1997. At the time, the Pyramid was a new fixture in the city. A baseball park was under construction at Union and 3rd. There were rumors of a Hard Rock Cafe coming to Beale Street. At the time, downtowns all over the country were undergoing revitalization and there were good reasons to be optimistic about the future of Memphis.
In 2018, we find ourselves in a similar position—optimistic about the future.