Memphis enterprise offers again after recovering from theft

“We’re outlined by what we do for our neighborhood and our metropolis,” mentioned James Davis, LR Clothier Inventive Director.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Simply 5 months in the past, a break-in occurred at LR Clothier, a locally-owned, luxurious tailor clothes retailer in Midtown.

The perpetrators broke into the store stealing garments, footwear and ties, taking every little thing.

That didn’t cease the proprietor, James Davis, from desirous to get again on his toes. Not solely did he attempt to return to full enterprise, he needed to do one thing particular for the neighborhood.

Davis began the “Tie a Knot on Starvation Meals Drive.”

He has been accumulating non-perishable objects to donate to the Mid-South Meals Financial institution, and prospects and native companies within the space have chipped in to assist with this trigger.

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Davis mentioned regardless of dealing with theft, it was essential for him to stay within the Midtown neighborhood and provides again.

“In fact, like another metropolis, we have now some challenges and possibly some greater than we wish to acknowledge,” mentioned James Davis, LR Clothier Inventive Director. “That doesn’t restrict our stage of success. That doesn’t outline us. We’re outlined by how we stored each other. We’re outlined by what we do for our neighborhood and our metropolis,” 

Davis is a local Memphian and is aware of how starvation impacts the Mid-South, which is why he needed to take a damaging scenario and switch it right into a constructive one which does effectively for others.

“I believe that you simply’re both a part of the answer or a part of the issue. What we wish to do is be a part of the answer,” Davis mentioned. “We problem everyone to don’t simply have a look at this video, this interview and applaud us. No, get entangled. Donate to the Mid-South Meals Financial institution. Cease by. Put on your masks and tie a knot in starvation.”

Davis mentioned he retains the rock used to interrupt into his enterprise on the entrance register, as a reminder of how far he is come.

The Tie the Knot on Starvation Meals Drive runs till February twelfth.

Those that wish to donate can drop off objects on the retailer’s location at 629 South Cooper Avenue.

Davis will even donate a portion of his proceeds from chosen objects within the retailer to the Mid-South Meals Financial institution.