- Associated Press - Saturday, March 15, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Owners of a 19th-century brewery on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River are giving Memphis business leaders a chance to save the structure.

The 124-year-old Tennessee Brewery has stood vacant for more than six decades. The local owners of the 90-foot-high stone building say they may have to demolish it soon if they can’t find a buyer willing to redevelop it.

A group called the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team and others have permission from the owners to create a temporary cafe by day that will turn into a beer garden at night. Group spokesman Tommy Pacello told the Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/1gAohls) that the business will be open weekends from late April to June 1. The idea is to show buyers the building’s potential.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commericalappeal.com