The South Main District emerged from the 1920s hustle and bustle of the train station boom era – in Memphis, this meant Union Station and Central Station. For over 40 years, the area’s businesses catered to railroad passengers and employees with a wide variety of hotels, bars, restaurants and other family owned businesses. But when the golden age of the railroad came to a screeching halt in the 1960s, the once-burgeoning district became empty buildings and warehouses.
In 1982, 11 blocks and 105 buildings were granted Historical District designation, and the area slowly began its comeback. Today, dozens of restaurants, upscale apartments, and galleries serve as a playground for artists, photographers, graphic designers driven by a renewed spirit – the same spirit that has driven multiple South Main renovation projects including state-of-the-art apartments, beautifully restored lofts, and boutique hotels.
South Main has it all, from breathtaking views of the Memphis skyline and..
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October Trolley Night falls just before Halloween – and on the FREE night of RiverArtsFest! South Main’s newest dentist office, Bluff City Dental, will be sponsoring the fun-filled evening – in addition to your favorite restaurants, shops, and galleries, there will be 190+ art displays from all over the country! The RiverArtsFest music lineup is superb, and don’t forget to Read more...
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