open letter to Justin Timberlake #bringbreweryback
We need to talk. One on two. We have an opportunity for you to invest in good times. It’s not a bad thing to do.
There’s this situation, you see. It’s the historic Tennessee Brewery, at 495 Tennessee Street in Memphis, TN. It’s this beautiful old building. Seriously, just gorgeous.
If no one buys it, they’re going to tear it down at the end of this summer. Tear it down as in close it—forever.
I know. Harsh. But we needed to get your attention. I mean just LOOK at this amazing piece of architecture.
We told you.
We’re writing you because we know you love Memphis. It’s your city, man. You love this town. I mean, there’s a freakin day named after you here. JT day. You may have heard of it.
But, we’re not going to sugar coat this. This building is stupid expensive. Like, millions of dollars rich people are desperately needed expensive. Seriously. Millions of dollars.
We know. That’s why we’re writing you. Remember what you did in 2006? Nobody saw it coming. Nobody thought it was possible. But you. Man, you did it. You freakin’ brought sexy back. Well, you know what? In 2014, you’re going to #bringbreweryback. You can even write a song about it if you want. We’d totally
download it from the internet buy it from iTunes.
Right now, it’s a temporary beer garden. But there’s so much more it could be. JT’s Beer garden. Timberlake Event Venue. JT Day Festival. Loft space for the Tennessee Kids. Restaurant Timberlake. Really, the possibilities are endless. We’re talking untapped potential.
Just imagine that all for a minute. Imagine it. You could have SO. Much. Fun.
So it looks like you have a decision to make. Now, don’t take this lightly. Take your time. But not too much time. They really are tearing this masterpiece down soon.
Now. Let me talk to you like I love you. It’s not a bad thing to make our city (Memphis) better. It could be love, sex, magic…so fight that tunnel vision. Strap on that suit and tie and let the idea rock your body. Don’t make Memphis cry a river. Don’t make us say, “Bye, Bye, Bye.” It’s been a summer love project. But now the brewery is all like, “Damn girl, don’t chop me up.”
My love, let’s #bringbreweryback. Or else watch out for the TN Brewery ghost after this summer. Said best by yourself, What goes around, comes around.
– lindsey & kristen archer
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