As Vance Lauderdale notes, first the giant shoe on Lamar, and now this.
Until first thing tomorrow morning, and since 1978, there has been a giant mouse with a wedge of cheese on top of Atomic Pest Control at 2371 Elvis Presley Blvd in Memphis (This is not a stretch of Elvis Presley Blvd that readers commonly travel. I certainly don’t; it’s a few blocks north of where Elvis Presley crosses 240, just a little east of the 240/55 interchange and without an exit).
Atomic Pest Control is merging with another pest control company, and the new entity no longer wants the… sculpture, so it’s being given to a more appreciating pest control company in Georgia.
Memphis Magazine’s Ask Vance has more details (as always), including the statute’s origins as a promotion for one of the worst movies of the 70s, Willard.
Yet another way, in matters large and small, Memphis does not tend to its heritage.