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To-Go Beer Sales Ordinance Passed

Restaurants and Associates, We have been informed that a temporary Memphis ordinance was passed this morning to allow to-go beer sales. You can start immediately. It covers only beer in “sealed containers” and includes bottles, canned beers & growlers. (Our advocacy groups are continuing to work on liquor and wine sales at the state ABC [...]

2020-03-21T19:25:05+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Curbside Parking

The Downtown Memphis Commission is working with the Memphis City Engineers to bag (cover) parking meters Downtown and in Midtown for restaurants to utilize for their curbside and to-go pickup. We have been informed that no streets may be blocked (for safety purposes) and no normal traffic lanes may be used. Please contact the Downtown [...]

2020-03-21T19:25:10+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Ways You Can Take Action

Contact these people: (Here's how to find your elected official's contact info.) President Donald Trump (202) 456-1111 @potus @realDonaldTrump Twitter TN Governor Bill Lee (615) 741-2001 @govbilllee Instagram & Twitter Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland (901) 761-2720 Twitter @stricklandmayor @MayorMemphis Instagram @mayorjimstrickland Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris (901) 222-2300 @MayorLeeHarris Twitter & Instagram US Representative - [...]

2020-03-24T19:34:13+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Memphis restaurants that are open for business

Memphis restaurants that are open for business (no dine-in as of 3/19) Cooper-Young Restaurants A Facebook thread with a long list of restaurants A list by I Love Memphis Blog Find a restaurant to purchase a gift card through the Toast POS system Commercial Appeal list of open restaurants. List from Downtown Memphis Commission. WMC5 [...]

2020-03-21T20:54:03+00:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

COVID-19 Resources and Links

Update 3/31: Thanks, Memphis Travel for letting us know about this Facebook group. They created a group for members of the tourism & hospitality industry to share information during this pandemic. The focus of this group is on the changes to strategy and tactics necessary during social distancing and quarantine. We'd love some restaurants in [...]

2020-03-31T16:02:58+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

TN Businesses Now Eligible for SBA Loans!

President Trump announced a $50 billion aid package to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 emergency, including a major block of federally sponsored funding to small businesses through the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). [Trump Calls for $50B in SBA Loans to Combat COVID-19] SBA will administer loans to impacted businesses through the Economic Injury [...]

2020-03-21T19:26:26+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Do I Still Have to Pay Taxes During the Pandemic

Please verify any tax questions with your own accountant. The MRA will not be held liable for any misinformation here. This page is meant to help you and you are responsible for your own tax deadlines. Sales Tax and Payroll Tax The governor is not suspending sales, franchise and excise, or payroll taxes currently. They [...]

2020-03-21T20:46:57+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

GoFundMe by Edible Memphis

Edible Memphis has started a fund that can be accessed by workers whose hours have been curtailed or eliminated because of this crisis and who are not being otherwise compensated. Though the assistance now is just for industry workers, in the future it may also be used for short-term loans to business owners who have [...]

2020-03-21T19:27:11+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

Relief Grants for the Hospitality Industry

The Community Foundation of Memphis is starting a fund for temporary grants for those affected by the loss of work. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Foundation, the Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund will provide flexible funding to organizations working with community members who have been impacted by novel coronavirus and the economic [...]

2020-03-21T19:27:15+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|

How to File Loss of Income Insurance

Our sources in the insurance industry recommend this: The ‘loss of business’ insurance is not covered under the COVID-19 pandemic, however, they are recommending we file the claim. You will likely have a claim dollar amount listed in your policy. It will likely get turned down. However, if State or Federal legislation intervenes and if [...]

2020-03-21T19:27:20+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|
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