The Arcade Restaurant

A couple of blocks off Beale Street in Memphis, TN sits an old fashioned diner called the Arcade. The Arcade holds the distinction of being Memphis’ oldest café. Nashville Public Television and Tennessee Crossroads visited the landmark recently to find out how this eatery has managed to keep its doors open even when downtown Memphis was a ghost town.


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A couple of blocks off Beale Street in Memphis sits an old fashioned diner called the Arcade. The Arcade holds the distinction of being Memphis's oldest caf??. Tammi Arender visited the landmark recently to find out how this eatery has managed to keep its doors open even when downtown Memphis was a ghost town.

Born and raised on a farm in Tallulah, Louisiana, Tammi Arender first moved to Nasvhille in 1990, working for WSMV, WKRN and covering the Grand Ole Opry for TNN. She also freelanced for for Entertainment Tonight, Lifeway Christian, and Tennessee Wildside. She is also a DJ in Christian radio for 94 FM the Fish and the Christian nationwide network, Salem Music, in Nashville. Tammi has moved back to Baton Rouge but still finds time to continue working with Tennessee Crossroads.

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