Columbia’s Daily Dish (May 1, 2009)

A smattering of links about Columbia’s growth and development:

• Bike, Walk & Wheel kicks off with Flat Branch celebration (Columbia Daily Tribune) — For the eighth year in a row, Mayor Darwin Hindman is challenging Columbia residents to leave their cars behind for one week. It all starts tomorrow, where the city and GetAbout Columbia staff will host a kickoff event for Bike, Walk & Wheel Week, which promotes non-motorized transportation, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Flat Branch Park, 101 S. Fourth St.

Club fights old tenant’s image (Columbia Daily Tribune) — Memoir, a new downtown nightclub, opened its doors last night and began the task of changing the bad reputation associated with its downtown location. That means tight security typical of an airport or government building and a strict dress code. Besides all the challenges facing any new business in a deflated economy, Memoir needs to shake memories of the previous tenant at the corner of Hitt and Locust streets.

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