Friday, August 29, 2008

A Change of Plans

First the good news. We've gotten some press! Yesterday's Collierville Independent has a nice article about our new loyalty card program (buy five drinks, get one free).

Now the bad news. The concert that is mentioned at the end of the article has been cancelled.

But now more good news! Michael Cooper will be performing instead and it's free! Michale has played here before and was marvelous so we really look forward to having him perform again. He's also a heck of a nice guy so I hope you get to meet him tonight.

One more thing. September 1st marks our 6 month anniversary (already?). We have some exciting news and a few changes we'll announce then. Stay tuned!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

August Artist: Jennifer Burford

Introducing our August 2008 Artist: Jennifer McCauley Burford

Jennifer Burford an artist from Germantown, TN is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree specializing in Art Education. With a love of all aspects of art she became a Visual Art teacher with Shelby County Schools. She is currently teaching Art I, Art III and Advanced Placement Studio Art at Collierville High School in Tennessee.
Jennifer has been working on her own artwork for several years now. Inspired by former Gulf Coast artist, Walter Anderson she creates bold, stylized linoleum prints that are individually hand water colored. Her designs are of plants, fruits and animals. With a newfound love of chalk pastels and Acrylics, Jennifer is also a landscape artist. Using bold color and strokes she works to create excitement in nature.
With balancing busy schedules of teacher, wife, mother of twins, and artist, Jennifer has teamed up with friend and fellow art teacher Annette Miller Smythe to encourage each other and help promote their artwork. In 2003 “Two Toads” was developed as their artistic business. “Two Toads” annually participate in the Double Decker Festival in Oxford, Ms.
Just a few of Jennifer's accomplishments include participation in The Tennessee Arts Academy, Agnes Scott College Advanced Placement Training for Studio Art, Tennessee Governor’s School for the Arts- Outstanding Teacher Award, Who’s Who Among Americas Teachers, chosen as the Rotary Club Teacher of the Month for the month of March 2007 and most recently she was selected as Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction for excellence in teaching from the National Society of High School Scholars. Her Artwork has been selected to hang in local juried art shows such as the MGAL Autumn Show and WTAEA Teacher Art Exhibit.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Square Beans Mentioned On Good Morning Memphis

The Fox 13 news crew came out to Collierville's town square this morning for a two hour live remote. "The Good Morning Memphis" crew of Val, Earnie, Leon, Eric and Tom interviewed local business owners (alas not me) and did a nice job promoting our towns wonderful square that we a truly proud to be a part of.

Our mayor Linda Kerley was nice enough to acknowledge our coffee donation and point out Square Beans Coffee on the air. Thanks your honor! See her interview here:

Good Morning Memphis - Mayor Kerely

More of the broadcast can be found here:

Good Morning Memphis at the Collierville Town Square

There's lots of great reasons to visit the square including LIVE MUSIC tonight, Saturday and Saturday night. See and click on Events for details!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

New Educator Discount!

Print this coupon and bring it in for your discount!