• Popular North Memphis nightspot closes doors

    By: Tony Atkins

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A popular juke spot in Memphis has closed its doors. According to the Wild Bills Memphis Facebook page, the club closed days before the new year, canceling it’s NYE event.

    Its become a staple in North Memphis. 


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    “It’s a rather popular place,” said Lena Gaines, a North Memphis resident. 

    During Gaines’ forty-plus years in the area, she admits she’s never been to Wild Bill’s, but she knows it’s impact.

    “I was shocked because I didn’t know they were closing,” she said. 

    In late December, the joint closed its doors, posting on Facebook: “Wild Bill's is no longer in business.” 

    The building’s owner told FOX13 the club’s owners hadn’t paid rent since May. 

    Willie Story, the club’s founder, died in 2007 after a long battle with cancer. Since his death, the club continued its popularity.

    The owner of the building told FOX13 they want the club to re-open in the future. 

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