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Urban Grocery Shopping Defies the Status Quo

Uh, oh, it looks like your pantry is almost empty, and your refrigerator is looking bleak. It is likely time to head to the grocery store. Going through the aisles of a chain store can be overwhelming with eye-catching promotions everywhere. You have to navigate through the narrow aisles while pushing a bulky shopping cart and avoiding bumping into other shoppers. To make matters worse, waiting in a seemingly never-ending line can add to the stress of grocery shopping. However, it is a necessary task.

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Live Music at Your Neighborhood Grocery Store

When you think of places to see live music, we are pretty sure your neighborhood grocery store isn’t at the top of the list. Well, that’s another thing that makes South Point Grocery unique to other grocery stores. We are taking advantage of our gorgeous, covered patio by providing live music on Saturday afternoons to our community. We invite you to grab a delicious sandwich from our deli section and a refreshing cold beverage and hang out while enjoying some of the best Memphis musicians, accessible to all and with no age limit.

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A Fantastic Experience at South Point Grocery in Downtown Memphis

According to a recent census, 11,176 residents call downtown Memphis home. Those residents are split between the northern area of downtown, also known as Harbor Town. There is an assortment of gorgeous homes and condominiums close to the bluff and centuries-old apartments in the center of downtown. Now, a vast majority have also made a home in the vibrant southern area of downtown known as the South Main Arts District.  

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Memphis’ Most Modern Grocery Store Makes Its Debut

The long-awaited South Point Grocery store has finally opened its doors at 136 Webster Avenue in Downtown Memphis. Rick James, CEO and owner of Castle Retail Group, and Tom Archer, owner and president of Archer Custom Builders, have collaborated to deliver the promise of a modern, full-service grocery store to downtown residents.

We know what you’re thinking – Is it really full-service? One hundred percent. At South Point, we carry a wide assortment of fresh produce, dairy, frozen food, ice cream, beer and wine, plus a deli department and meat service counter with an onsite butcher.

“We are extremely pleased to bring South Point Grocery to downtown Memphis,” Rick James said. “Our goal was to deliver a truly unique urban market that pays tribute to South Main and the Arts District that it serves, and we believe we have accomplished that.”

Our goal is simple – We want to provide downtown residents with all of their grocery needs in one shopping experience. But that’s not all – We’ve added a few unique elements to our neighborhood grocery store that we think you’ll enjoy. Local chef Josh McLane will spearhead the kitchen, featuring 12-15 unique sandwich offerings for customers to “grab and go.” Locally-operated and certified humane Home Place Pastures will be showcased in the meat department. The front porch allows seating for 42, arranged in a work/eat/meet/entertainment style for customers. And finally, the neon signage – designed and created by Chuck Mitchell and Frank Balton Sign Co. – allows South Point to solidify its place in Downtown Memphis.

This $2.5 million transformation of a 100-year-old building began with the hopes and vision of Tom Archer, who purchased the former Liberty Cash Grocers warehouse in 2017.

“Rick and the South Point Grocery family are exactly what I was hoping for and what our neighbors downtown have been asking for,” Archer said. “We are so pleased to welcome their family business to our neighborhood. Plus, we have been able to save another historic building in the process – giving it new life and new purpose.”

South Point Grocery is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8. p.m. Be sure to follow and like us on Facebook and Instagram at @southpointgrocery. Get to The Point!