Elvis, Cash & doomed ‘Auto Row’ buildings: History may be honored

By , Daily Memphian Updated: March 22, 2019 2:35 PM CT | Published: March 22, 2019 1:02 PM CT
<strong>The previous owner of Lit Restaurant Supply, Lester Lit, standing outside his shop at 309 Union Ave. The building, which is 84 years old and 42,773 square feet, was purchased this month for $4.79 million by developers to make room for the big mixed-use development Union Row.</strong>(Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

The previous owner of Lit Restaurant Supply, Lester Lit, standing outside his shop at 309 Union Ave. The building, which is 84 years old and 42,773 square feet, was purchased this month for $4.79 million by developers to make room for the big mixed-use development Union Row.(Ziggy Mack/Special to The Daily Memphian)

Elvis bought Cadillacs at one building. Johnny Cash recruited his back-up band at the other. Both seem destined for demolition, but plans are being made to memorialize their ties to Memphis music history.

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Commercial Real Estate Elvis Historical Markers Johnny Cash
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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