SOUTH MAIN IS A MOSAIC OF ORIGINALS
This one-square mile neighborhood - starting just one block south of Beale - holds some Memphis’ greatest legends, architecture, art, innovation and characters. It is full of DIY’ers and entrepreneurs, locally owned shops, chef-owned restaurants and organizations that support the arts. This was Memphis’ first suburb, first arts district, the hub of the world’s first modern grocery store, and where rock & roll was first played on the air. Today, the world comes to South Main to hear the story of the civil rights movement. Nearly $500 million in new development is underway in South Main, bringing in more residents, attractions, restaurants, shops, and creative spirit.
SOUTH MAIN ASSOCIATION
If you live, work, or play on South Main, you want to be a part of SMA. We promote the future of our community while remaining passionate about preserving its past.