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What Are the Grizzlies Worth to Memphis?

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Ah, to see ourselves as others see us. Brian Hendrickson, a reporter for The Columbian, a Washington state newspaper, analyzes, for better or worse, the Grizzlies impact on Downtown Memphis and on our community at large. Hendrickson relates the issue to a debate raging in Portland about the civic need to support — or not — the financially floundering Portland Trail Blazers. The not so surprising verdict from the Memphians he spoke to: The Grizzlies are great! A quote from Chamber of Commerce head John Moore: "I would class it as, if you had something in your skyline and took it out, it would be very noticeable," Moore said. "That's what the Grizzlies mean to us." Read all about it.

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