Camy’s Food Delivery and Playhouse on the Square support the CYCA

By Renée Massey
In the heat of a Memphis August, many of us bristle at the thought of turning on the stove or oven to prepare dinner. The good news for Cooper-Young Community Association members is that several of our membership sponsors are available to do the work for you. If you’re not sure what a membership sponsor is, these are businesses that generously offer CYCA members discounts during the year of their membership. For example, the wonderful Camy’s Food Delivery at 3 S. Barksdale offers CYCA members a free dessert with the purchase of any specialty pizza any one time during the year. Pizza is good, but pizza with dessert is even better!

When I asked Camy why her business is a CYCA membership sponsor, she noted that a large number of her customers live in the area. She also said, “We get to have our name in front of some of the coolest customers around!” Speaking of cool neighbors, Camy herself lives among us. She gushed, “I love the entire neighborhood, especially how friendly everyone is. Every day I walk out my door and see neighbors walking their dogs, pushing their strollers, running, walking, and they all wave!” Camy’s Food Delivery has been in business for 18 years, but they are still evolving. You can now dine in at Camy’s! They have ice cold beer, free wi-fi, a large-screen TV, and a very cold air conditioner. Plus, Camy’s is bicycle-friendly. You can visit Camy’s on Facebook or online at, but it’s even cooler to bike there in person for your specialty pizza and dessert.

And while you’re out and about in Midtown, get familiar with another great sponsor that can keep you in from the hot outdoors – Playhouse on the Square at the intersection of Union and Cooper. Playhouse on the Square and the CYCA share a similar goal: to make the area the best it can be. Playhouse on the Square offers 50% off up to 4 regular tickets to any Thursday or Sunday performance at Playhouse on the Square, The Circuit Playhouse, and the POTS@TheWorks Series throughout the year for all members of the CYCA. With 17 productions and two school tours each year, there should be a little something for everyone.

I contacted Whitney Jo with Playhouse on the Square to find out why POTS supports the CYCA. She said, “Everyone is accepted in Cooper-Young. Everyone has a chance to be a part of the neighborhood. Everyone has a chance to make a difference. Cooper-Young is filled with artists and patrons of the arts.” And did you know that the interns and some of the staff for Playhouse on the Square live in Cooper-Young? In fact, Whitney Jo declares, “I personally would not live anywhere else! The neighborhood is open, friendly, accepting, hip, quiet, exciting, dramatic, comedic, comfortable, and musical….sounds a lot like Playhouse on the Square!” Playhouse on the Square’s 2011-12 season starts August 12. There is no better time to become a Season Subscriber! For $150 you can get 8 admissions that you can use throughout the year for any of the productions. The subscription is flexible, so you choose how you use your tickets.

Make something cool out of the August heat. Join the CYCA by returning the form on page 3 of this paper, by going to, or by stopping by the CYCA office at 2298 Young Ave. Then get yourself over to Camy’s and Playhouse on the Square to enjoy the membership discounts. And don’t forget to thank these businesses for joining the CYCA in their efforts to make Cooper-Young a more desirable and safer place to live, work, worship, and play!

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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