Main Street’s final furniture-only store to close

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: August 16, 2021 9:55 AM CT | Published: August 15, 2021 4:00 AM CT

Jesse Chapman Sr. stopped parking cars for a living about 75 years ago to open the Downtown store now called Chapman Furniture. His children just sold their building at 335 and 341 S. Main St. and plan to close shop within six months.


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Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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