Overton Square is preparing to throw a party that’s been 45 years in the making, the commemoration of a milestone for one of the city’s premier restaurant and entertainment districts that’s once again hopping with activity.
A 45th anniversary party for the square is in the works, planned for May 21 in honor of the opening of TGI Friday’s on May 21, 1970. And the square’s official Facebook page lists a few ways the public can participate in the celebration.
Among the things being sought are contact details for bands that played the square in its heyday and that could be approached about performing at the party the square is billing as a “reunion.”
The public also is being asked for any historic photos of the square and of celebratory moments enjoyed there that could be used in display and event marketing.
Something called a “storytellers corner” also will be set up at the party that will document stories, memories and experiences from years gone by at the square.