MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- When Beale Street gets too crowded, those who enter may have to pay a fee.
Paul Morris, President of the Downtown Memphis Commission and Interim Manager of Beale Street, said a cover charge would deter some when crowds become too large.
Morris said overcrowding typically happens around midnight Saturday during the summer.
This past Saturday, there was a $10.00 charge and businesses agreed to shut down at 3:00 a.m.
The charge is allowed because Beale Street is designated as a historic district.