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“all things memphis”
In 1876, Jewish immigrant Abraham Schwab opened a store on Beale Street. Over its 136-year history, A. Schwab has become a Memphis institution, beloved by many generations. A. Schwab is the only original business remaining on Beale Street. The owners are dedicated to preserving the rich heritage of the store and telling the story of the street and region through historic artifacts and relevant merchandise. An authentic mercantile experience still greets visitors from around the world. Children of all ages enjoy an assortment of old-fashioned delights. A. Schwab’s is THE place to purchase all things Memphis, from regional arts and crafts, to dry goods, to magic potions, to candies, books, magazines, to famous Memphis brands such as Sun Studio, Hi Records, Elvis, and Stax. This merchandise shares the store with artifacts and mementos of the store and city’s past. In the next several months, the store will add a turn of the century style soda fountain serving home-made southern food and drink will be added to enhance the experience. Additionally, half of the upstairs has been converted into a beautiful and unique event venue. It is perfect for your next wedding, corporate event, or party.
It seems every historic downtown also has a historic dry goods store selling the same sort of touristy/souvenir stuff. A. Schwab is just the Memphis/Beale Street incarnation of that concept. It's... Read more
This was a pretty cool little gift shop. They still had a soda bar and ever a reel bar connected to it. Read more
My husband and I threw a dart at the metaphorical map and decided to visit Memphis. We hadn't ever been and it's not a super far distance from our house. I got my phone stolen (not at this place)... Read more
A Schwab Dry Goods Store
- Sun - Thu: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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