A. Schwab Store on Beale Street. Photo by Dan Ball.A. Schwab General Store on Beale Street. Photo by Baxter Buck.A. Schwab's in downtown Memphis on Beale Street. Photo by Dan Ball.Kids love the soda fountain and ice cream at A. Schwabb. Photo by Bob Hazlett.

A. Schwab Trading Co.

163 Beale St.
Memphis, TN 38103

A. Schwab's is the oldest store on Beale Street in Memphis. It was established in 1876 and is the last remaining original business on Beale Street. This shop's motto is "If you can't find it at Schwab's, you're probably better off without it." A. Schwab's is a dry goods store. They carry Memphis souvenirs, clothing (in all sizes), household items, feather boas, party supplies, voodoo supplies and ephemera.  Visit the Beale Street Museum, a collection of historical artifacts from Beale Street and Memphis on the 2nd floor landing. 

Kick up your feet and grab a bite at the new A. Schwab soda fountain. The menu consists of light sandwiches, salads and sides, but desserts and beverages are where this sweet shop really shines. The sodas are crafted with house-made syrups and Sweet Magnolia ice cream is used to make milkshakes so thick you have to attack them with a spoon. 


  • Area
    • Downtown
  • COVID-19 Availability
    • Open
  • Facility Amenities
    • Free Admission
  • General Information
    • Hours of Operation: Summer Hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-6pm Thurs 12pm-7pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 11pm-5pm Winter Hours: Mon-Wed 12pm-5pm Thurs 12pm-6pm Fri-Sat 10am-9pm Sun 11pm-5