Peabody Place, Memphis
Peabody Place is part of a downtown renewal effort that includes complexes of restaurants, shops and apartments. We saw it from the sightseeing van, but did not go in.
Monday-Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12:30 AM
Sunday, 11:00 AM to 10:30 PM
Movies may start as late as 12:30 AM Monday-Saturday and as late as 10:30 PM on Sunday
Starbucks opens at 7:00 AM, Monday-Friday and opens at 8:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday
You can get up to 3 hours parking for $1 when you spend $5 at a Peabody Place entertainment or retail venue.
What to buy: Shops
Tower Records & Video
Ann Taylor Loft 901-545-0006
COCO & LILLY 901-526-6255
GAP / GAP Kids / Baby GAP 901-578-5213
Muvico Box Office 901-248-0100
Verizon Wireless 901-579-4021
Victoria's Secret 901-529-0855
Bath Junkie 901-578-1222
Claire's Accessories 901-527-0840
DAPY / Spencer Gifts 901-579-9125
Hot Topic 901-523-8338
Isaac Hayes Studio Kitchen & Wares 901-529-9222
Sydnie's Gifts 901-522-9945
Muvico Theaters Entrance 901-248-0100
The Zone 901-527-6650
Payne's Fashions* 901-578-9503
Putting Edge 901-523-0204
Sports Avenue 901-523-9379
Walsons Jewelers 901-527-7861
Peabody Place is the newest development in downtown Memphis. It's billed as having a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and bars, all under one roof. We checked it out Friday afternoon, and honestly, were a little disappointed by the shopping. There were really only a few stores that interested us, and no one really bought anything. Peabody Place is home to Jillian's, a huge restaurant-bar-arcade where everyone seems to have fun. What pleased our travel party the most, however, was Starbucks, right in the middle of the place. We went every day!
What to pay: The stores in Peabody Place aren't cheap.
Right now, it's primarily, a place to get out of the bustle and heat. There are only a few shops, and Ice Cream place (very good - not cheap) and Coco and Lily's (women's clothing - modern). A couple of vendor carts hold accessories (jewelry, cellphones, etc). On the exterior are some restaurants, which I'm told include: Hooters, Encore Res. & Bar. All the other shops and restaurants are either closed or moved from the listing (2010) that I obtained.
TIP: Don't go to Peabody Place thinking "mall". You go to Peabody Place thinking "entertainment center". The only place in Memphis where you can bowl, play pool, indoor putt putt, see movies, play video games (many virtual-style), eat (Italian/Irish/Soul/American), get some ice cream or coffee, or do some LIGHT shopping including Tower Records, the largest CD store in the city. If you go with that mindset you won't be disappointed.