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BLOCK 3: VANCE TO TALBOT

335 South Main, Chapman Furniture

Southern Comfort Liquor, though most associated with New Orleans, was distilled by Martin Wilkes Heron at this location from 1891 to 1911.  It was originally called "Cuffs and Buttons" with the slogan "Two per customer.  No gentleman would ask for more."

Chapman Furniture has been owned and operated by the Chapman family since the mid-1980s.

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345 South Main, The Ambassador Hotel

The 140-room hotel was built in 1915, and like other hotels in South Main, was considered modest and affordable. Note the dollar and half rate boldly posted on the side of the hotel. The hotel actually consisted of three buildings, one of which burned down. One of the buildings which faces Vance is now a condo complex called Ambassador Commons. The building fronting Main Street remains a great development opportunity.

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361-365 South Main

This building, which was built circa 1930, has a unique glazed brick facade with extraordinary terra-cotta ornamentation.  

This three-bay building is now home to SOB l South of Beale, which has been featured frequently on FoodNetwork shows (try the Brussels sprouts!).  Leadership Memphis, an organization that helps our city's leaders become more aware of our community assets and needs, moved into this space a few years ago.

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