Friday, November 12, 2010

The Arcade

The Arcade, on South Main, is Memphis's oldest restaurant-- opened in 1919.  Along with the Rendevous, it might also be its most famous restaurant.  The place is a movie star:  Mystery Train, Great Balls of Fire, The Client, The Firm, 21 Grams, Elizabethtown, Walk the Line all have scenes filmed there.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The building is actually a block wide and was designed and built to accommodate the addition of several more stories to house a hotel. This plan was never realized due to the expense and timing of the Great Depression.