MDN: Memphis Music Initiative To Occupy Old Downtown Firehouse
The old firehouse at the corner of B.B. King Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue has gone through many incarnations since the 1800s, including stints as a recording studio, nightclub and pop-up beer garden.
Now it can add one more to the list – office.
The Memphis Music Initiative (MMI), a local nonprofit organization, recently signed a 10,000-square-foot lease to move its headquarters into the iconic Downtown structure, marking a new chapter in the building’s long history.
Most recently the building was used to host a summer-long pop-up beer garden events in 2015 known as the Memphis Fire Haus, which was geared to raise awareness of the locale’s commercial viability.