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MEMFix visitors enjoy food, fun to revitalize Pinch District

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

The Pinch District in Downtown Memphis is being revitalized weeks ahead of the opening of Bass Pro Shops.

MEMFix hosted an event in the area with pop-up shops, food, and entertainment.

People from around the Mid-South converged on the streets just east of The Pyramid for fun and music.

Kids enjoyed bounce houses, face painting, and balloon art.

Livable Memphis and other organizations helped organize the event, hoping it will encourage more people to visit the Pinch District. They've hosted similar, successful events in the Crosstown area and the Edge District.

"Now that we've got Bass Pro coming in, we need to have other things for [visitors] to do," explained Old Greyhound Studio owner Jerry Dunham. "Memphis is a great city."

Dunham thinks Bass Pro Shops will draw a lot of people to the Pinch District, and several MEMFix attendees agreed.

"We are having a great time. This is a wonderful thing," said Memphian Emily Taylor. "This is a beautiful day and it's good to see this part of town coming back."

Visitors plan to visit the district again soon for more food and fun.

"I think it's great that this is happening on this end of Main," Taylor added. "It's just something that needed to happen."

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