Broad Avenue

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Broad Avenue was originally a rail line between Memphis and Raleigh and had 3 dry good stores, a barber shop, and a boxcar manufacturer. To say a lot has changed since those days would be a serious understatement!! These days Broad Avenue has become a destination for visitors and locals alike. Here you will find art galleries, woodworking shops, exercise studios, fashion boutiques and many locally owned businesses carrying products made by local artist and craftsmen. Food and drink abound here too…from locally made beer at Wiseacre Brewery, the first craft coffee shop in Memphis, City and State, Bounty on Broad, a farm to table dining experience, The Cove, a bar and grill with its very own pirate ship (those of you who have been around long enough and remember Anderton’s Seafood Restaurant will fondly remember this particular pirate ship 😊) and of course, The Liquor Store which in its past life was, wait for it, a liquor store!!  Colorful murals are everywhere on Broad…some of the best and brightest local Memphis artist have made this street one of the most photographed in the city! And it has just been announced that Broad will be gaining a state of the art/vintage pinball arcade this soon! Memphis’ own pinball wizard extraordinaire, David Yopp, will be opening Yopp’s Pub…so be on the lookout for that! Broad Avenue Art District is a perfect example of why Memphis is such an unique city…have I mentioned how much I LOVE my city!?!

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