Overton Square celebrates 45th anniversary

Overton Square celebrates 45th anniversary
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Overton Square kicks off a three-day celebration Thursday to mark a major milestone. Overton Square is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

There are lots of reasons to come out and celebrate this big milestone.

Overton Square has been a big part of Midtown Memphis for more than four decades, but over last two decades the area has seen a surge of growth.

Since its start in 1969, Overton Square has been home to dozens of shops, pubs, restaurants, including the Original Hueys, and even an ice skating rink. However, over time several businesses moved out.

A recent resurgence of new retail stores, restaurants, and the upcoming construction of Overton Hotel has made Overton Square the place to be.

The free three-day anniversary celebration features food, music, and yoga demonstrations. The celebration begins at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Click here for a schedule of events.

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