Art, Media & Music
Ray Rico Freelance2294 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 800-1172
Support Local Creativity! We are a full service marketing agency specializing in print, interactive media, and website development. Learn more about us and our creative resources today by visiting www.rayricofreelance.com.
We host the area’s premier LGBT magazine. Advertise with us – check out Focus Magazine at www.focusmidsouth.com. Open Mon-Fri from 8am to 5pm and by appointment.
Bluff City Sports769 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 274-2202
Evelina Dillon LLC2259 Young Avenue #104 Memphis TN 38104 | (901) 237-2068
Evelina Dillon LLC is an art studio and gallery selling original art work, print and commissioned items. Open Friday 3pm – 6pm, Saturday 2pm – 6pm, Sunday 2pm – 6pm and Monday 2pm – 6pm.
Young Avenue Sound2258 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 726-6633
Founded in 2001 by Donald Mann and Cameron Mann, Young Avenue Sound was built with a mission in mind: to offer musicians a great place to create, to provide a space that inspires possibilities, and to equip people with resources to accomplish just about anything the mind can imagine. Basing the studio in the historic Cooper Young neighborhood in Memphis, TN was no accident either. The Cooper Young historic district has been been the place that artists have called home for decades whether it be filmmakers such as Robert Gordan, iconic musicians such as Jay Reatard, and even Johnny Cash, who performed his first show at the corner of Walker and Cooper.
It has always been the people who have made the neighborhood, and likewise, it’s the people who make the studio. Engineers and producers such as Calvin Lauber, Kevin Houston, James Joseph, Kevin Cubbins, Scott Hardin, Elliott Ives, Leo Goff, Will Deshazo, Curry Weber, and Isaac Daniel are regulars behind the board here and offer something more important than any space or gear and offer: soul, passion, and expertise to make every recording they touch something special.
Walking distance from coffee shops, restaurants, book stores, Growler stores, and crafts people, Young Avenue Sound is more than just a space to record. It’s a place that every artist makes their own home while they are there.
The studio is simply the medium. You are the message.
For recording time or event rental, give us a call.
Playback Memphis1000 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 338104 | (901) 264-0841
SignWorks2151 York Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-3889
Signworks has more than 30 years of experience designing, building, and installing custom signs, window, wall, and floor graphics; and providing exceptional vehicle wraps. We offer collaborative design expertise and innovative sign solutions. Working with Signworks means developing a professional business relationship that you can trust. We love what we do, and bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project. We are a partner who cares about your business as much as you do. Mon-Fri 8:00am – 5:00pm
Focus Magazine2294 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 800-1172
Focus Magazine, published by Ray Rico Freelance, is all about LGBT people and their allies…their work, play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls. Focus is an attitude…spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate. Focus promotes LGBT inclusivity through dignified delivery of content that is relevant to LGBT persons.
Editorial and advertising content is thoughtful and respectful content for all, LGBT and allies. Focus Magazine is accessible! Readers enjoy Focus at no-or low-cost: it’s free online, free in local stands in print, and regionally in print via mail subscription (currently, just $25 for a yearly subscription). We give back to our community. Proceeds of profits will be donated to the non-profits we serve.
For more extensive information, visit our website or give us a call. We’re available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
archimania663 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-527-3560
Jay Etkin Gallery942 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 550-0064
Arrow Creative650 New York Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-213-6320
Arrow Creative is an arts organization for the community to build creative entrepreneurs and support art enthusiasts through classes, artists studios, and local maker retail. Open Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Midtown Living Magazine2888 Southern Avenue Memphis, TN 38111 | 901-647-0440
Private exclusive monthly neighborhood magazine serving the historic districts in Central Midtown Memphis. Call for pricing on advertisement, feature stories and to be included in our monthly calendar of all things Midtown!
5 and Dime Recording1928 Felix Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 628-9071
Archer Records1902 Nelson Avenue Memphis, TN 38114
Voices of the South1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Studio 688688 South Cox Memphis, TN 38104
Technical Support Systems, LLC2232 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
RSVP Magazine2282 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
K. Brandon Bell Creative852 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104
Memphis Federation Of Musicians2282 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
The Art Factory777 South Cox Memphis, TN 38104
Music for Aardvarks1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Underground Art2287 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Child, Pets & Non-Profit
Memphis Tabernacle1015 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 402-4141
Memphis Tabernacle is a new Bible-based, evangelistic, Spirit-empowered, multi-cultural church with a vision to see people encounter God, walk in freedom, and live out their destiny in Christ Jesus. Our church opened Fall 2018 at East High School. Nine months later we moved to the beautiful Cooper Young Historic District, purchasing the historic Galloway United Methodist Church, home of Johnny Cash’s first public performance.
Our heart is to love God and love our community. We have a message of hope and believe that Jesus died for the whole world, sinner and saint. We love the next generation and have a safe, clean and fun environment for Kids and Youth. Memphis Tabernacle is led by Pastor David & Tiffany Dirmann. We would love to hear from you, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Service Times are:
Sunday Worship | MT Kids – 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.
Tuesday Prayer – 12 Noon & 7:00 p.m.
First Congregational Church1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-6786
Cooper-Young Community Association2298 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-2922
An Association of residents who work together to make our diverse and historic community a more desirable and safer place to live worship, work and play. The office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Redeemer Presbyterian Church651 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 721-8057
New Ballet Ensemble2157 York Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 726-9225
NBE provides children from all backgrounds a professional standard of training regardless of the ability to pay. The organization is known nationally for innovation in arts education and for unique presentations such as Lil Buck’s The Swan, performed with Yo-Yo Ma, and the Nut ReMix, a modern multi-cultural adaptation of the Nutcracker. New Ballet was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. in a world premiere in 2014. With over 300 students, some 37% community and education programs serve Orange Mound and Binghampton children.
Cooper Young Garden Club899 Blythe Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 299-5887
The Cooper-Young Garden Club is dedicated to promoting gardening education, neighborhood beautification and sustainability through volunteerism and friendship in the Cooper-Young community. The Garden Club supports the community in numerous ways:
• Awards “CY We Beautify” neighborhood beautification grants
• Helps Peabody Elementary Garden Club with gardening projects
• Adopted the Spanish Memorial Park
• Awards monthly “Yard of the Month” and “Business of the Month” signs
• Hosts the largest garden walk in the Midsouth, with 70+ gardens + green spaces, educational booths and speakers, art studios and vendors
Don’t miss the 5th annual COOPER YOUNG GARDEN WALK being held May 15-16, 2021. To see a complete list of accomplishments of the garden club and standing committees, please log on to our website at www.cooperyounggardenclub.org
Club Officers 2018-2022
President: Sharron Johnson
1st Vice President: Jim Wilson
2nd Vice President: Connie Arduiani
Secretary: Marguerite Zeller
Treasurer: Bob Morrison
Publicity + Garden Walk Chair: Kim Halyak
OUTMemphis892 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-6422
OUTMemphis exists to address the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community by creating a safe haven to gather. Through our programs and services, we EMPOWER ourselves and others to live open, honest, healthy lives; we CONNECT people to helpful resources, like-minded others, and supportive or social outlets; we EDUCATE each other and the larger Mid-South on the true LGBT experience; and we ADVOCATE locally (and in cooperation with others on a larger scale) to create a community that is supportive of all LGBT people.
Cooper Cottage Child Enrichment Center845 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-9624
Midtown’s Best Daycare and Preschool… Educating Children in Cooper Young for Over 30 years!! Ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Open Monday – Friday 6:30 am to 6:00 pm.
Memphis Animal Clinic733 East Parkway Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-7411
Cooper Young Neighborhood WatchNone | None
Cooper Young Neighborhood Watch is a group of committed neighborhood volunteers donating their evenings and weekends to install and maintain security cameras and to provide video evidence to police, both as a deterrent to crime and to help police solves crimes that occur in our neighborhood. Please join our group or make a donation to help keep our efforts going. Get in touch with us at email@example.com
Dogs Rule Daycare & School2265 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 276-3210
Day Care is a wonderful way for homebound dogs to release some of their energy while owners are at work. Of course, there are many other benefits for dog and owner alike. Active Dogs aren’t so prone to destroy things at home like your favorite chair or pair of shoes. They will also become more at ease around other dogs and people. Puppies gain confidence and older dogs become more tolerant. Owners have the benefit of spending more quality time with a happy and mellow dog at the end of the day. They also don’t open the door to unwelcome surprises.With three outdoor playgrounds and two indoor playrooms, there’s a place for every dog.
All play areas are supervised by experienced wranglers who not only love dogs, they know dogs. They watch their behavior and know when a dog may be about to cross the line, stopping any trouble before it begins. The big and bouncy playground is reserved for the highly active dogs, who need to run, splash and play in the pool. The medium playground sports climbing stations and toys for the more mellow dogs to enjoy. The little dog playground has its own pool and lots of toys and laps for the smaller dogs to enjoy. Dogs Rule is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The House of Mews933 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-3777
Nonprofit cat sanctuary and cat lover’s gift shop. This adoption agency houses over 100 homeless cats and has been a Memphis favorite since 1995. Open Wednesday 4:00 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Friday 2:00 to 6:00 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.
Just for Little People2260 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Central Animal Hospital2192 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Workers Interfaith Network1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Divine Temple Church of God in Christ1915 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Memphis Goodwill, Inc.2218 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Mulan Bistro2149 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 347-3965
Welcome to Mulan Asian Bistro. Family owned and operated, Mulan was established in February of 2012. Mulan is located in the Historic District of Cooper Young, one of Memphis’ oldest and most charming neighborhoods. We are one of the only Full Service Chinese Restaurants, featuring Authentic Szechuan Cuisine, in Memphis. Voted Best Chinese By Memphis Flyer Readers for over 3 years!
Mulan is dedicated in offering the most memorable dining experience for you and your guests. The Owner and all of the staff working at Mulan will greet you with the warmest of welcomes when you enter our establishment. Whether you are a habitual patron or if this is your first time dining with us at Mulan, we will strive make you feel like you are a part of our family. We promise to create a memorable dining experience ensuring that our restaurant will always be clean and neat, that service will be fast and friendly, and that our food will be delivered in a timely manner using only the highest quality of ingredients for a dining experience that will not be forgotten.
Open Sun – Thurs 11:00 am to 10:00 pm and Fri & Sat 11:00 am to 11:00 pm.
Maciel’s Tortas & Tacos820 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 443-5346
Maciel’s Tortas and Tacos is a small, fast-casual counter specializing in the hand-held delicacies it boasts in its name. Maciel’s is a great stop for affordable, authentic Mexican cuisine. Order online to pickup or for delivery. Dine in or on their great outside patio and enjoy life in Cooper Young! Open Mon-Thurs 11 am to 8 pm and Fri-Sat 11 am to 10 pm. Catering is available.
Celtic Crossing903 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 274-5151
Favorite place to grab a pint, listen to great local musicians, and socialize with friends! Voted one of America’s Top 100 Irish pubs offering the ambience of a true pub, but with an outstanding kitchen featuring classic Irish and other dishes at very friendly prices. Live music on the patio. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this winner of Memphis Flyer’s Best Pub in Memphis award. Open Mon-Sat 11:00 – 3:00 am and Sun from 10:30 – 3:00 am.
Bar DKDC964 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-0830
The intimate cool music club where you can let loose listening to the sounds of Memphis’ own local musicians such as Marcella & Her Lovers, Amy Lavere, Sons of Mudboy, Jack Oblivian, The Sheiks and numerous others while sippin’ from their huge Rum bar selection, craft cocktails or a Bush “40” served in a brown paper bag to local Memphis craft beers.
Pair this with the eclectic tastes that Chef Karen Carrier brings to the table offering International street food with local farm ingredients. What more could you ask for– You know what to do….. Just B Here!!! Open Tuesday – Saturday 5:00 pm to 3:00 am.
Hammer & Ale921 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 305-6930
Offering pints, samplers, and growlers; we maintain a balanced and evolving selection on 24 draught taps + some limited release options from the local guys.
Though concise, our food menu was designed to complement our beverage selection. While we are not a full-service restaurant – food was certainly not an afterthought. Intended to be sharable and light, but substantive; we offer something for everyone.
Why It Matters
Much more than just a beverage – craft beer is a critical component of our social, economic, and political well-being and has played a central role in nearly all cultures, past and present. In fact, that there is convincing evidence that the development of agriculture: widely regarded as the foundation of civilization, was actually based on the cultivation of grain for beer – not bread. Beer is the staff of Life.
Throughout human history, the drinking-place has been regarded a special environment. A separate social world with its own customs and values; a socially integrative, welcoming environment – whose primary function is to facilitate social bonding.
First and foremost – we provide individualized customer service. Every guest is unique and our knowledgeable staff is here to ensure that you get the most from your visit – whether it’s your first time in, or you’re a regular.
We offer a carefully curated selection of local & regional beers and a well-crafted food menu in a warm, friendly, atmosphere. We strive to be that place that binds people together – encouraging & reinforcing social hospitality through beer culture.
Tuesday to Thursday 2–9PM
Friday and Saturday 11AM–10PM
Cheers – Hammer & Ale
Tsunami928 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 274-2556
Tsunami, the brainchild of Chef Ben Smith, opened its doors on July 14, 1998. Smith drew inspiration from his travels to New York, California, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia, and Hawaii to create a new, one-of-a-kind dining spot in his hometown of Memphis.
Tsunami’s daily changing Small Plate menu is designed to take advantage of the freshest seafood and seasonal offerings from the growing number of farmers and food producers in the rich Mississippi Delta area. Our proximity to the FedEx hub here in Memphis guarantees that we have access to a diverse plethora of amazing seafood from around the world delivered within hours of being pulled from the water. Open Monday – Saturday 5 to 10 p.m.
Beauty Shop Restaurant & Lounge966 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-1111
“Look Good Eat Good” are the words emblazoned on the front windows of the Beauty Shop, the crown jewel of Chef Karen Carrier’s current group of Memphis eateries and entrepreneurial endeavors. This hip and trendy restaurant is housed in the former Atkins Beauty Salon where Priscilla Presley was a regular.
From art student to artist to chef to restaurateur, Karen’s creativity is evident from the moment you walk inside. It is a campy wonderland where the façade is Jetsons- era Virotlite and where nostalgia is served with a sense of humor. While the décor pays playful homage to its beauty parlor past when it comes to the fare this is Big Bold flavors resulting in the ambitious merger of Southern food with international flavors. Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11am-2pm, Dinner: Monday-Thursday 5pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday 5pm-11pm and Sunday Brunch! 10am-3pm
Java Cabana Coffeehouse2170 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-7210
Visit Memphis’ retro coffeehouse with 1950’s dinettes and reclaimed bowling alley floor. Serving fair trade coffee, espresso drinks and yummy milkshakes. It’s the perfect place to check your email with free WiFi, study for an exam, or have lunch with a co-worker. Hear live music, a bit of poetry or view an art opening. Open Tues-Sun 10am to 7pm!!
Hazel’s Lucky Dice Delicatessen946 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-0830
Hazels Lucky Dice Delicatessen is a return to my roots and my heritage. Raised in an orthodox Kosher home, every Sunday lunch was filled with Beef Fry lettuce, tomato ( beef fry is the kosher all Beef sister to Bacon) Tongue, Cornedbeef Sandwiches, cole slaw and moms potato salad. I was raised on Brisket, Tsimmis, Stuffed Cabbage, Matzo Ball Soup, Kreplach, and Plum Kuchen. When I started college at The Memphis Academy of Arts, I went to lunch at Burkle’s Bakery on Madison and the waitress asked me what I wanted. I asked her what was Catfish? She looked at me, with one raised eyebrow and her teased bright orange hair and said, “Shug, where are you from?”
Our summers and winters would be spent driving in my Dad’s Edsel, straight through from Memphis to NYC or to Miami Beach, where both sides of our family lived. During these visits growing up, my memories of sliding up on the bar stools at Pumperniks and Wolfies Delicatessens on Collins Ave or walking down the streets in Jamaica, Queens, NY where my grandparents lived, stopping along the way at the Bagel shops and Italian Ice stores, are stuck in my brain, like a long lost lover.
When I moved to NYC in 1980, I found myself, late night with the munchies, on the lower east side at Katz’s Delicatessen, standing in line to order the piled high pastrami sandwich and my favorite crunchy New Pickles. My go to eateries were all within walking distance of Katz’s, Russ & Daughters where I would get my gravlax on a toasted Bialy and then on to Yonah Schimmels for a warm potato knish. These were the memories of the lower east side of my youth and to this day I still spend my time while in NYC at these eateries.
The memories of standing side by side with your mother, grandmother, father or mentor, these are the memories that a chef and an artist remember, inspire and transforms us.
So I present to you Hazels Lucky Dice Delicatessen, named after my mom, an incredible cook and baker, who has kept the heritage and love light burning for 91 years. She is my inspiration for this new endeavor. Please come and enjoy…
Young Avenue Deli2119 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-0034
We’ve been a Cooper-Young favorite for 20 years. Come grab some delicious eats, enjoy a cold beer, catch up with old friends, and listen to some live music with us.
We have the Best Beer Selection In Midtown – 36 draft selections, 130 can and bottle options. If you can’t find your favorite beer here, you need to try something new.
Open 7 days a week from 11 am to 3 am
Parish Grocery916 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-207-4347
Parish Grocery is THE BEST Cajun and creole restaurant in Memphis. Think po-boys, sno-balls, fried shrimp, catfish, crawfish etouffee….. all the greatest tastes of New Orleans here in Cooper Young! Catch lunch on the front deck and watch the world go by. Open everyday! Monday – Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday/Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Aldo’s Pizza Pies752 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-725-PIES (7437)
“Loaded pies with great toppings. Massive beer list. Great pizza and beer place, outside dining in season, take-out and free delivery.” ~ Trip Advisor Aldo’s Pizza Pies has been designed from start to finish with love and respect for the dough! WE ADDED OUR 2ND STORE IN MIDTOWN MARCH 2015 TO SPREAD THE PIZZA PIE LOVE ACROSS THE MEMPHIS UNIVERSE! Come enjoy our heavenly roof-top patio – get on top of the world in Cooper Young! Call us or visit! Open SUNDAY-THURSDAY 11:00AM-10:00PM, FRIDAY-SATURDAY 11:00AM-11:00PM
Soul Fish Cafe862 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 725-0722
Bluff City Coffee945 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 249-3378
Bluff City Coffee provides high quality Italian style espresso beverages, along with a variety of teas and smoothies; a drink for every palette. Our beverages are augmented by a variety of fresh pastries and sweet offerings, along with a variety of breakfast & lunch sandwiches. Each ingredient in our products has been carefully selected to offer the finest for our customers. We strive for excellence in customer service. Open Monday through Saturday 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sweet Grass Next Door937 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-0278
Voted Best New Restaurant/Best Chef by Memphis Magazine, Memphis Flyer, and Memphis’ Most. Chef Trimm was Food & Wine’s People’s Best Chef of 2012 nominee. Neighborhood Bistro and Bar specializing in Carolina Coastal / Low Country Cuisine ranging from bar snacks to entrées; Reasonable prices, small plates and wine list.
The perfect place to grab a drink after work, catch the game, or have a Friday night dinner where you don’t need a reservation (in fact, we don’t take them!). We pride ourselves on our local and craft beer menu and our premier bourbon selections. Open Mon-Fri 4:00 p.m. until..Saturday & Sunday (with Sunday Brunch until 2:00 p.m.) 11:00 a.m. – until.
I Love Waffle Cream999 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 590-2550
Ice cream waffle cones, shakes, and other delicious creations. Customer service here is a 5 out of 5! Be sure to stop by soon. Just behind the Johnny Cash statue on Cooper Street. Open Tuesday – Thursday from Noon to 8:00 p.m., Friday and Saturday from Noon to 10:00 p.m. Closed on Sunday and Monday.
Cafe Olé Restaurant959 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 343-0103
We are one of Memphis’ premiere eateries, featuring modern Mexican cuisine and the finest signature cocktails. Stop in and try one of our legendary margaritas or tempt your taste buds with our famous bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp. Or how about a Beer Bong. Enjoy people watching on one of the most loved patios in Memphis! Open every day Monday – Friday at 11 am and Saturday and Sunday at 9 am! Be sure to join us for Brunch!
Imagine Vegan Cafe2158 Young Avenue, Memphis TN 38104 | (901) 654-3455
Imagine Vegan Cafe is a husband and wife owned and operated, family-friendly, vegan cafe . We opened in 2011 with the intent to bring compassionate food choices to Memphis with a southern style, greasy-spoon flare.
Our food is not fancy. Just real food for real people. Hours of Operation: Everyday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Not only are we about to celebrate eight years on Young Ave, but we’ve have had the honor of feeding several amazing people from Stevie Wonder and Tom Shadyac to former President Bill Clinton. We look forward to many years to come in Cooper-Young.
Memphis Made Brewing Company768 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 207-5343
Memphis Made Brewing Company is a small independent production brewery located in the vibrant neighborhood of Cooper-Young. We produce three year-round beers and also do plenty of seasonal and limited run brews. We’re dedicated to raising the bar for good beer in Memphis, both for those who live here and for those who are visiting our fair city. Open – Thursday and Friday 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Central BBQ2249 Central Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-9377
Memphians know great BBQ and won’t settle for anything less. Central BBQ has been ranked in the top 3 BBQ restaurants in Memphis since 2003 and taken top honors ten times.
At Central BBQ we slow smoke all our meats: ribs, pork, chicken, turkey, beef brisket, sausage and bologna. Our premium meats are rubbed with a secret combination of dry spices, marinated for 24 hours, then are smoked low and slow in the pit over a combination of hickory and pecan woods.
No sauce is ever introduced into the pit.
You’ll want to try Central’s BBQ Nachos and smoked hot wings too. Save room for dessert — one of our resident hippies makes most of the desserts – so you know it’s good!
Craig Blondis and Roger Sapp met on the BBQ circuit in the mid-80s. After competing in Memphis in May’s World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest and many other local and regional BBQ competitions they made the leap from friends to business partners.
The pit at the first Central BBQ on Central Avenue was fired up in 2002 and from day one has been a success thanks to their wonderful customers.
Central BBQ has consistently been ranked #1 BBQ in Memphis since 2005. Craig, Roger and Central BBQ have appeared on several national TV shows including Pitmasters, The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Crave and BBQ with Bobby Flay. Additionally Central BBQ has been featured in several national publications such as USA Today, Garden & Gun, Southern Living and Men’s Health.
Open 11am to 9pm daily.
Cooper House Project906 S. Cooper Street, Memphis TN 38104 |
Small-scale brewery with a unique taproom, housed in one of Cooper Young’s oldest bungalows built in 1912.
Café Palladio2179 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-0129
Cafe PALLADIO offers table-service with a delightful lunch menu of sandwiches, salads, and soups. Our coffee is roasted in Memphis by Dr. Bean’s Coffee Emporium. Our teas are blended and packaged in Memphis by My Cup of Tea, a business with a ministry. Our desserts are our own, local, or Sugarees from New Albany, Mississippi. Our iced strawberry mint tea and coconut cake are a must. Located inside PALLADIO Antiques, surrounded by ambiance, and frequented by the Memphis’ finest. Mon-Sat 11A-3P, closed Sundays
Knifebird2155 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 748-5425
Knifebird is a neighborhood wine bar serving a selection of carefully curated wines, cocktails and beer to the Cooper Young community. Our food menu is focused on cured meats, artisan cheeses and shareable snacks. We are committed to creating unique experiences in a relaxed environment at a relatable price point.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday – Thursday: 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Friday – Saturday: 4:00 pm – 12 am
Sunday: 2:00 pm -9:00 pm
Happy Hour 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Tuesday – Sunday
Alchemy940 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Railgarten2166 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
DWJ Korean BBQ2156 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Fitness & Spas
Revolutions Bike Co-Op1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 552-5097
Glo Medical Aesthetics & Hair Spa703 New York Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 552-3461
Glo Medical Aesthetics and Hair Spa is a luxury medical aesthetic practice and hair spa. Glo offers injectables such as Botox and Juvederm, medical grade skin care, and laser treatments. Glo’s full service hair spa features European hair color, dry hair cutting technique, expert makeup application, and bridal/event hair services. Open – Tues 9-5, Wed 9-3, Thurs 9-7, Fri 9-3 and Saturday by appt only.
Memphis Fitness Kickboxing2183 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 249-2165
Memphis Fitness Kickboxing classes are 50-60 minute interval training sessions including cardio-vascular & resistance training, as well as plyometric exercises and Yoga poses. Each class includes a warm up, several rounds of combinations on a 200lb. heavy bag, finishing with intense abdominal exercises. These classes are designed using the same principals our staff has developed while training our professional and amateur fighters. An average class helps to burn up to 1000 calories per hour.
These classes will improve every aspect of fitness and athletic ability no matter what your experience level. Children and Adults welcome. Classes Mon-Sat 9am – 7pm. Call to get one week free!
Pavo Salon2157 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 818-0773
Pavo Salon, an Aveda Lifestyle Salon, was co-founded by business partners Scot Robinson and Shawn McGhee in November 2000. We believe the latest cuts, color, and styling are just a start. We offer facial and body waxing also. Open: Sat and Mon from 8am to 6pm, Tues – Fri from 8am to 8:30pm. Call for an appointment today!
Inbalance Fitness794 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-2205
Our Cooper Young facility is designed and dedicated to personal training. Everyone who exercises at this facility is always under the supervision and direction of one of our experienced certified personal trainers. Please visit our website for more information.
Midtown Massage & Bodywork885 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 596-3838
We provide a variety of services for the purpose of improving one’s health through massage and bodywork such as therapeutic massage, thai massage, table thai, ashiatsu barefoot massage, prenatal, bamboo, synergy hot stones, cupping and CBD herbal massage.
Schedule an appointment today or purchase a gift certificate for that special someone!
The Polish Bottle1882 Southern Avenue Memphis, TN 38114 | (901) 272-0920
The Polish Bottle is a full service nail salon. We offer all phases of natural nail care, eyebrow waxing and temporary lash extensions. Come in and enjoy a margarita and a manicure or perhaps a glass of wine with a pedicure. Parties and private events are scheduled by appointment. We do retail Nail and Skin Care Products.
basil bailey salon802 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Colours881 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Eva Salon Boutique961 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Therapeutic Bodywork2166 York Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
The Healer’s Touch832 S. Cooper Street
Up Off Gymnastics1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Flashback2304 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-2304
Offering Memphis an opportunity to shop the decades of the 20th century; enjoy seeing items that define the scene of the time. Vintage items from the 1920’s through the 1980’s. Art Deco to Art Modern, funky fifties to Danish modern, and many of the trends of the 1900’s can be discovered here! Mon-Sat 10:30 am to 5:30 pm and Sun from 1:00 to 5:00 pm.
Farm and Fig800 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 483-8282
Farm and Fig was born in 2018 when the Grisanti and Henley family took over an existing catering company. Over the last two years, we have grown to offering Take and Bake Meals, Meals of the Week, Artisan Breads, made from scratch pastries and sweets and kids cooking classes. The name plays homage to the Grisanti Italian background. Figs are grown in Italy and many other countries on the Mediterranean. The “Farm” is symbolic of the Urban Farms at the Grisanti and Henley homes. The Grisanti family have chickens that produce an abundance of fresh eggs. They also have rabbits and of course, a few “barn” cats on their property in Midtown Memphis. The Henley’s have a small brood of hens and have gardens filled with herbs and vegetables.
Whether you want to serve your family a home cooked meal, just pick up a side or fresh bread for the office potluck, or have an event or holiday meal catered, we are here to help! We do all the work and you get all the credit. We pride ourselves in making available to everyone a home cooked meal without all the work. A delicious alternative to take out, by simply pulling a meal out of the refrigerator or freezer. Just cook or reheat it using our easy to follow instructions, and enjoy it with your family and friends.
We hope to continue the legacy of making good food to be enjoyed with good fellowship. Fresh food, fresh ideas, where food celebrates family. La Dolce Vita!
Fred Remmer’s Rug Cleaners & Oriental Rug Gallery2186 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-3704
Over 129 years and four generations of experience, Fred Remmers Rug Cleaners carries on a tradition of sales. Fred Remmer’s is one of the top eight rug cleaners in the country and are recommended by Oriental Rug Buyers Guide. Visit our gallery to see our large selection of quality rugs for your home. Open Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sat 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.
Cooper Young Gallery and Gift Shop889 South Cooper Street Memphis TN 38104 | (901) 336-5705
Art gallery, gift shop, workshop and screening space, featuring local art, gifts, fabric and souvenirs. Home to Jenean Morrison Art & Design, Joel T. Rose Photo & Video, and Pure Cinema Press.
Better Than Retail Superstore871 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104
| (901) 425-2633
Better Than Retail is a liquidation superstore. We specialize in insurance claim mitigation. We have great deals weekly on items from Furniture and electronics to clothing and food items. Inventory changes weekly. Open Monday thru Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Goner Records2152 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 722-0095
Vintage, Collectible, Retail LP / CD store and Record Label. Parent organization of the popular Gonerfest hosted every year the last week in September. We want to buy your LPs & 45s! Especially Punk, Soul, Blues, Funk , Gospel, Heavy Metal, Rock, Folk, Weird, International, and more! Mon-Sat Noon to 7:00pm and Sun 1:00 – 5:00pm
Burke’s Book Store936 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-7484
Nationally known book store. Buy, sell and trade new used and rare books. A literary landmark. Hours: Mon – Wed 10 am to 6 pm, Thur – Sat 10 am to 9 pm and Sun 11 am to 6 pm
Dollar Tree995 E. Parkway S. Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 722-8600
Loudean’s2174 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 722-9681
Over 40 years in business! A true service oriented ladies’ boutique in the heart of Cooper Young. Loudean’s is a second generation boutique passed down from a mother to her two daughters. Memphis’ exclusive FLAX dealer and home of locally sourced and vintage finds like handbags, lingerie, jewelry, scarves and hats. Thurs – Sat 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Graham’s Lighting Fixtures550 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 274-6780
Grivet Outdoors2164 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 505-2560
Coco & Lola’s Midtown Lingerie710 South Cox Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 425-5912
Lingerie with an eclectic blend of class and sass. Whether it is the vintage classic lines of Coco you are looking for or the edgier fun side of Lola you are in to, there is something to excite every lingerie connoisseur. This 5 star rated boutique is Memphis’ top lingerie shop! Catering to sizes Small to 4X-Large. Open Monday – Saturday 11:30 am until dusk!
Fox +Cat Vintage2153 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 409-6117
Unique vintage store catering mostly to women’s clothing and accessories from the early 1900s to 1990s. Shop shoes, purses, gowns, furs, designer pieces and other unique items. Open Monday 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, Tuesday thru Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sundays from 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
Midtown Nursery2400 Poplar Avenue Memphis, TN 38112 | (901) 857-2954
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Halford Loudspeakers2160 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 207-6884
Custom designed speakers by local craftsmen with over 20 years of experience. Offering high end stereo equipment sales, and also specializing in professional and home speaker repairs. Visit our Hi-Fi Showroom to experience the quality of Conrad-Johnson, Pro-Ject, Marantz, Hegel, Music Hall and Kiber Kable equipment. Open Mon & Sat Noon to 5:00 pm and Tues – Fri 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Cooper Young Community Farmers Market1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 488-1946
Welcome to the Cooper-Young Community Farmers Market! YOUR MIDTOWN FRIENDLY MARKET. You can find us in the parking lot of First Congo every Saturday morning 8am-1pm. (March-October) 9am-1pm (Nov.-March). Come browse our market for a locally-sourced selection of fresh produce, grass-fed meat, homegrown herbs, warm baked goods, all-natural soaps, ARTISAN GIFTS, fresh cut flowers, hot coffee and live acoustic music. We are family, kid, and dog-friendly.
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Memphis Drum Shop878 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 276-2328
MDS offers the beginner, semi-pro, and pro drummer six showrooms of acoustic drums, electronic drums, hand percussion, cymbals, sticks, heads, hardware, and vintage drums. Our three websites – memphisdrumshop.com, mycymbal.com and memphisgongchamber.com – have made Memphis Drum Shop a major player in the global market. Clinics, concerts, and benefits featuring internationally known,as well as local drummers and bands, are presented on the second floor Soundstage and are occasionally live streamed several times each year. Over 25 years experience. Hours Mon-Sat from 10 am to 5 pm.
Palladio Home & Garden2215 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 276-3809
PALLADIO Home & Garden is a premier, Southern destination for interior and exterior decor. We are a cluster of three showrooms offering a blend of antiques and current trends in interior decor; original art; water-features and new and vintage garden elements; architectural antiques and reclamations; furniture, cabinetry, and architectural elements crafted on-site. Our in-house services support and taylor our products to your needs: furniture and cabinetry design; interior decor consultation; water-feature design, service and maintenance; garden hardscape consultation; art placement; and creative studios. Cafe PALLADIO provides a delightful lunchtime break for any occasion. Shipping worldwide. Mon-Sat from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
City Market836 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
901 Comics2162 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Palladio Gardens741 S. Cox Street Memphis, TN 38104
Nerd Alert1061 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Pruitt, Lee Interior Design2259 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Palladio Interiors2215 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
B & G Food Mart1076 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Consignments2300 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Streetwise T-shirts1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Buff City Soap944 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Xanadu Music and Books2200 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Urban Outfitters2151 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104
Architectural Arts749 South Cox Street Memphis, TN 3804
Global Goods1000 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104
Sonic Delivery, Inc.2208 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-3119
Experienced staff of transportation specialists with over 2,000 delivery vehicles and aircraft ready at a moment’s notice. Truckload, air frieght, aircraft charters, expedited shipments in the U.S. or internationally. Open 24 hours daily.
InCity Realty999 S. Cooper Street, #102 Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 214-5838
InCity Realty is a full service residential real estate firm. We are agents that love what we do and love Memphis. If you are looking to buy or sell in Memphis, we want your business. Our office is located in Midtown Memphis but we serve all surrounding areas. We look forward to working with you!
Another Roadside Attraction966 S. Cooper St. Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 525-2624
Another Roadside Attraction catering is a full service catering company established in 1987 by local chef and restaurateur Karen Carrier. Roadside’s creative cuisines paired with their artful presentation is the reason this company has been celebrated for its quality and consistency over the last 28 years.
GCD Interiors852 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 207-7926
HireQuest Direct1023 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-452-5888
Captain and Company Real Estate LLC841 South Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-390-HOME
ANCHOR LOVE. ANCHOR AGENTS. ANCHOR MEMPHIS.
At Captain & Company Real Estate, we believe in providing our clients with the utmost level of customer service. We believe in 100% customer satisfaction as our standard. We don’t believe in “selling” and we don’t count “transactions”. We believe in satisfied clients. We endeavor to fulfill our obligations as your chosen REALTOR. We believe in anchoring with compassion and love.
At Captain & Company Real Estate, we believe in defining our agents. The average agent “sells” 4 to 6 homes per year, but not at Captain & Company Real Estate. Our goal is to ensure that our agents anchor a minimum of 25 satisfied clients every year. We believe in developing our agents through rigorous hands on training, one on one mentoring sessions, business planning and hard-work. We want to anchor our agents by teaching them the ropes to navigate the seas. We believe in anchoring our agents to be the top 20% in the Memphis area.
Lastly, Captain & Company Real Estate believes in being active in our community. We believe in giving back through community service and raising funds for non-profits throughout the Memphis Area We believe in supporting favored non-profits of our clients and of our Agents. Lastly, our Giveback 2019 goal is to build one home for a family in need.
We’d love to ANCHOR you!
Toof American Digital Printing4222 Pilot Drive Memphis, TN 38118 | (901) 274-3632
With the FedEx global air and ground shipping hubs, the second busiest cargo airport in the world, and countless other rail and ground shipping options, Memphis, Tennessee has been the home to TOOF American Digital’s commercial printing operation for 150 years. As the leading print provider strategically headquartered in America’s Distribution Center, TOOF American Digital offers complete access to a wide range of our printing capabilities as well as to the most cost effective shipping and logistics services available in the country. Call toll free (800) 722-4772 Open Mon-Fri 8:00am to 5:00pm
Schwartz Electric Company682 South Cox Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-272-0464
Schwartz does it all! What do YOU need help with? Serving midtown and surrounding areas with residential and commercial service for over 30 years.
Parking Lot Lighting
Electrical Car Charging Station
Communication Site Lightning Protection
Trenching / Excavation
Underground Utility Locating
Commercial Surge Protection
Panel Change Outs/upgrades
Led Lighting Retrofit
Security Camera Installation
Knob And Tube Assessment / Replacement
Rasberry CRE2400 Poplar, Suite 220 Memphis, TN 38112 | (901) 722-8234
Rasberry CRE is a solution driven commercial real estate/development firm, with its primary focus in the retail sector of the Downtown/ Midtown areas of Memphis.
We have developed, leased and sold properties in excess of $50 million over the past ten years, our strength being the ability to create opportunities for business development through a combination of adaptive reuse and re-positioning of properties inside the core of Memphis.
We have enjoyed success by identifying unique options, hidden potentials and creative solutions in our approach to completing transactions.
Ferren Family Counseling LLC895 S. Cooper Street, Suite 1 - 3 and 6 Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 498-9126
Everyone experiences feelings of anxiety, stress, sadness, and other feelings that are difficult from time to time. When emotional or behavioral problems are disrupting your life, it may be time to reach out for help.
At FFC, we offer Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Consultation, and Community Education as means to help our community “Learn. Heal. Thrive.”
Captain Harris House – Short term Rentals2106 Young Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-283-1950
The “Captain Harris House” is the largest and second oldest house still standing in the Cooper Young neighborhood. It was built in 1898 (the oldest house was built in 1893), located at 1032 Cooper. It was named after the man who had it built, Captain Harris, a steamboat Captain in the mid-1800’s. Originally, the house fronted Cooper Street, when the business district was developed the house was placed on tree stumps and pulled by mules to its location now on Young Avenue.
The house sits right in the middle of the Cooper Young Historic District’s business area where more than 25 restaurants and 45 retail shops as well as numerous antique, coffee, record and bookstores have also made their home.
Spend the weekend in Cooper Young! Two areas are available:
Captain Harris House #6 – https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14489971
Captain Harris House Victorian Charm – https://www.vrbo.com/1093186
Crone Construction798 South Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 | 901-335-2242
Crone Construction, Inc is a third generation run business based in Midtown Memphis. Crone specializes in energy efficient construction practices and applications for your home or workspace. Our scope of work includes Energy Efficient Windows, Doors, Roofs, HVAC, and interior/exterior Remodeling projects in and around historic areas.
Whether you are building a new addition to your home or want to lower your monthly energy bills by replacing your windows or HVAC, we have multiple options to choose from. From our humble beginnings, our team members have gone out of their way to provide each customer with superior products and services. We are proud to serve customers across the Mid-South and throughout the years we have the practical experience to help plan your design and create a better outcome for you, the builder, or your client.
We have built our reputation on referrals and are proud to work with professionals who put their heart into one house at a time. Our superior workmanship and customer service sets us apart from other contractors. With over 125 years of combined experience, we let our reputation and workmanship speak for us.
Commercial Roofing692 S. Cox Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 729-4444
CommTrans Midsouth – Service Center792 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 474-6363
CommTrans is a neighborhood service center offering full auto repair for personal and commercial vehicles. We also repair upholstery, body damage, windows and graphics. Open 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.
CommTrans Midsouth – Bus and Van Sales792 South Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 726-9394
CommTrans is one of the largest and most respected providers of buses, vans, and ADA wheelchair accessible vehicles for 45 years. We sell new buses and vans nationwide, and offer leasing, financing and graphics. Open 8:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday.
Kismet Property Management895 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 272-8658
Property management and real estate sales. 35+ years of experience and re-engineered industry processes to consistently meet our customer’s expectations while saving them time and money. We utilize proprietary systems to manage the entire process to ensure the highest probability of success in all facets of managing your asset.
Central Sales Company2170 York Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-2251
Plumbing Manufacturer’s Representative. Wholesale Plumbing Fixtures and Supplies. Open Mon-Fri 7:30am to 4:30pm.
Steve Womack, State Farm Insurance848 S. Cooper Street, Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 725-1919
Full service insurance company offering auto, home, life insurance along with mutual funds and full banking. Call for appointment after hours or on weekends. Mon-Fri 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Palmer Brothers841 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 726-1674
McGhee Crane Service781 Meda Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 276-6365
Lehman-Roberts Co./Memphis Stone & Gravel Co.670 S. Cooper Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 774-4000
We are a privately owned and operated aggregates mining and asphalt production and paving company, with operations in western Tennessee and northern Mississippi.
National Economy Plumbers2114 Southern Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 278-4242
Plumbing and Heating service since 1938 – over 73 years. Specializing in older homes, residential and commercial repair and remodeling, sewer and drain cleaning, camera inspections, steam and hot water hear, floor furnaces, wall heaters, 24 hour emergency service licensed and insured. Open daily 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Wilson-Babb Upholstery Company981 S. Cooper Street Memphis, TN 38104 | (901) 276-6222