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“Hysterical Gifts, Fantastic Ice Cream”
Review of A. Schwab

A. Schwab
Ranked #2 of 41 Shopping in Memphis
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Old Fashioned General Store, Soda Fountain, and museum founded in 1876 on Beale Street in Memphis full of delightful regional merchandise and memorabilia- everything from nostalgic toys, cast iron, fine hats, and local made candles to regional souvenirs related to Elvis, Sun Studio, Stax, and Ardent Studio. And then there's A. Schwab t-shirts, Mojo hands, jinx remover oils, fine incense, blues and R&B albums, local art, old fashioned candy, funny hats, canned goods, A.Schwab coffee mugs, pedal cars, dresses with vintage flair, bowling shirts, men's classic pajamas and nightshirts, warm hats and gloves, A. Schwab shot glasses, leather belts, hand crafted brooms, specialty soaps, sterling silver Jewelry, vintage tablecloths, hand made aprons, Barbecue sauces, music oriented cookie cutters, historical post cards, A. Schwab wooden nickels, regional cookbooks, guitar shaped spatulas, local made cigar box guitars, real ukuleles, regional books, union suits, suspenders, A. Schwab t-shirts, and LOVE POTIONS!
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This gift shop is 3 stories high, complete with a little "museum" of old typewriters and all the Elvis junk you could hope for. I saw things for for everyone in my family ranging in age from 6 to 86. Some of the stuff was intentionally funny and others just bizarre (like a denim fedora). The most tempting item was the freshly baking waffle cones for ice cream next to the soda fountain (I'd recommend the salted dark chocolate flavor). You can even get liquor. No gift shop like it!

4  Thank Victoria K
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"soda fountain"
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"step back in time"
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"t shirts"
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"dry goods store"
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"beale street"
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"soda counter"
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"great store"
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"for sale"
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"wood floors"
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"general stores"
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"old fashioned ice cream"
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"funny hats"
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"root beer float"
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"mini museum"
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"small museum"
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"worth a stop"
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Pop in whilst on Beale Street, but bear in mind it just contains all the usual mass produced souvenirs. Building is old but that’s the only thing of interest.

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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Don't miss this shop, it has the most bizarre range of goods as well as all the Elvis souvenirs. There is a small museum and a soda bar, you could browse for hours!!

1  Thank janicejanroxy
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

In reality, this is a souvenir shop - but an extremely classy one. The prices are reasonable, and the shop is well worth a visit.

1  Thank N D
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

They tried their best, three goes later still a very ordinary coffee's. Broke our own rule, (stick to specialists)...

Thank Clark K
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