Saturday, February 21, 11am-2pm
Autumn Avenue and North Watkins Street
Five years ago, an improbable journey to restore and redevelop the Sears Crosstown building began.
Many doubted that one of the largest abandoned buildings in Tennessee could be transformed from debilitating blight into a community asset. But as of February 21st, doing the improbable becomes history. We would like to extend a special invitation for you to celebrate with us as we break new ground for Memphis and Shelby County.
Please plan to join us on Saturday, February 21st, from 11 am - 2 pm as we commemorate the redevelopment of the Sears Crosstown building, 88 years to the day after its initial groundbreaking in 1927.
The festivities kick off with a formal ceremony at 11:30am, featuring honored officials, special guests, and the launch of the new Crosstown branding. The celebration continues immediately afterwards with live music from with Mighty Souls Brass Band, food trucks, drinks, exhibitions, an iron pour using old radiators from the building, and more.
This is a milestone worth celebrating. We sincerely hope to see you there.