Thursday, August 13, 2015

B.B. King Blvd. Name Change Approved

A part of B.B. King will live on in Memphis. At the monthly Land Use Control Board meeting on Thursday morning, the board voted to approve the application to rename a section of Third Street — stretching from Crump to Jackson — to B.B. King Boulevard.

The idea of dedicating a street to King, who passed away on May 14th at the age of 90, came from Southern Heritage Classic founder Fred Jones Jr. Jones wrote a Facebook post on May 18th suggesting that a street renaming occur on Third all the way to the Mississippi state line.

The post gained traction and attention from Mayor A C Wharton’s office and Congressman Steve Cohen.

In the application considered on Thursday, Third Street from E.H. Crump on the south to Chelsea on the North would have been renamed for King.…

News Blog, Memphis Flyer via from Memphis SMB Media

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