Memphis BBQ chain Tops to ‘yank’ out dead palm trees

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: October 01, 2018 4:02 PM CT | Published: October 01, 2018 12:10 PM CT
<span><strong>Short palm trees planted in front of the Tops Bar-B-Q at 1286 Union were among the restaurant chain&rsquo;s palms killed by cold weather last winter.</strong> <strong>Tops installed dozens of windmill palms at most of its 15 Memphis-area restaurants nearly four years ago.</strong> (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)</span>

Short palm trees planted in front of the Tops Bar-B-Q at 1286 Union were among the restaurant chain’s palms killed by cold weather last winter. Tops installed dozens of windmill palms at most of its 15 Memphis-area restaurants nearly four years ago. (Tom Bailey/Daily Memphian)

The Tops Bar-B-Q experience with planting palm trees at its restaurants is not ending well.
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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