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Herrington: As spotlight returns, it’s time to be realistic about Mud Island, Coliseum

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 21, 2022 7:40 PM CT | Published: September 21, 2022 12:14 PM CT
Chris Herrington
Daily Memphian

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollintine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.

Memphis is awash in dramatic examples of adaptive reuse, from a Downtown shopping mall turned corporate headquarters to a Sears warehouse building turned “vertical urban village” to even a Pyramid-shaped arena turned world’s biggest bait shop. But Mud Island and the Mid-South Coliseum have proved trickier for rebirth. 


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