In Memphis the Elvis Presley estate battles for a hunka hunka taxpayer money


“One for the money…Two for the, well, money…”

(From Slate)

…even cynics might have been surprised to learn, in Sunday’s Wall Street Journal, that Graceland—the iconic Memphis home of Elvis Presley—was ready to decamp, brick by sacred brick, to Nashville, the Middle East, or East Asia after a bruising battle over public subsidy that featured three lawsuits filed against the city and a threat to fund an Elvis-respecting mayor to challenge incumbent Democrat Jim Strickland.

“We’ve had substantial offers to take every piece of wood and panel and move it,” Elvis Presley Enterprises head Joel Weinshanker told the paper.

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