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Recommended Reading May 7, 2014

Wedding apps hold role as game-changers, Frisco considers turning silos into event venues, and an Arizona town says "no" to a Sturgis-style mega event

Party in a Silo? Frisco, Texas, Says Maybe Yes

Every event planner wants a dramatic venue, and the city council in Frisco, Texas, is thinking about converting the historic silos located downtown into a combination restaurant and event venue.

The proposal outlined in city staff memo has the set of large white concrete silos being converted into a restaurant and rooftop lounge. The two metal silos could also potentially be converted into a multi-purpose facility for weddings, reunions or parties, but their use is not required as part of the deal. According to the Heritage Association of Frisco, the grain storage buildings were believed to have been built in the late 1940s or early 1950s. “They stand as a reminder of Frisco’s roots as a farming community."  Dallas Morning News

Wedding Apps Change Game for Guests as Well as Couples

From finding the perfect diamond to letting the grandparents participate in the ceremony even from thousands of miles away, wedding apps are coming in fast and furious.

'Appy Couple': Sharmeen Mitha-Sehgal created this app after the nerve-wracking experience of trying to keep track of her sister’s wedding itinerary — a wedding in Mumbai, India — using various invitation and social media websites. Appy Couple aims to provide all wedding-related services on one platform. It helps manage RSVPs, send e-mail invites and create a schedule of events. Guests can use it to book travel, share photos and submit song requests to DJs. Detroit Free Press

Arizona Residents Want to Stall Bike Week

Although a trip to Sturgis, S.D., is on the bucket list for Harley-Davidson fans, merchants and residents in Cave Creek, Ariz., are up in arms over Bike Week, a big motorcycle rally. Frustrated with street closures and noise, some say they "don't want another Sturgis."

Residents have joined with some town core business owners in a “Petition of Grievances” to present during Thursday morning’s Office Hours with the Mayor and Vice Mayor on May 15. The petition requests that the mayor and council take immediate action regarding special events, stating events should be based on quality not quantity, and asks the town to reinstate the original special event ordinance. Sonoran News

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