Block party showcases businesses

The unique mix of locally-owned businesses centered around the intersection of Blythe Street and Young Avenue in Cooper-Young are throwing a block party Saturday, June 10.

All the participating merchants will have free events in their stores and most will also be offering special sales and discounts. There will also be live music at the gazebo This event is free and open to all ages. Go to for more information and a list of participating businesses.

Here is a listing of what is scheduled so far:

• 901 Comics, 2162 Young Ave.: Two-day first anniversary celebration June 9-10. Legendary Marvel and DC artists Joe Staton and Pat Broderick will be in store signing autographs and doing sketches both days.

• Coyo Loga Lounge, 2163 Young Ave.: 15% off retail items. 15% off yoga class passes and memberships. FREE yoga class at 5 p.m.

• Goner Records, 2152 Young Ave.: 10% off all new items, 20% off used. DJ’s spinning records in store.

• Java Cabana, 2170 Young Ave.: Vintage fashion show.

• Two Rivers Bookstore, 2172 Young Ave.: 10% off all new books, 20% off used books.

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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