Young Ambitions Drove Overton Square's Original Appeal

Lucy Woodson and George Saig went to lunch recently in Overton Square.

They chose Babalu, the site where the entertainment district began in 1970 with the opening of the former TGI Friday’s, just months after Memphis voters approved “liquor by the drink.”

Woodson, like others, has had trouble finding a spot in the square without a line on some nights.

“You couldn’t get in anywhere,” she said of the district she and her late husband, Ben Woodson, as well as Saig, helped create 45 years ago. The square’s current managers, Loeb Properties, will commemorate the district’s founding this month."

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