Next month, a decision will be made about the fate of the building on the corner of Southern and Highland. Each of the remaining businesses in the building have made plans to change locations or close shop to pursue other endeavors.
Looking back, owners of Whatever Novelty Shop, Southern Meat Market and Sharri’s Discount Art Supply are questioning why there was so little communication from the landlord once the decision was made to sell the property.
The lack of communication has become a bigger issue since nothing has been finalized with McDonald's. The two other businesses that used to occupy the property, Super Submarine Sandwich Shop and Safeway Wholesale & Supply, have moved to a new locations.
The sandwich shop, passionately called the Chinese Sub Shop by Memphians, is now at 3316 Summer Ave. Safeway Wholesale & Supply relocated less than a block away.
Pending the decisions made at the city council meeting on Dec. 17, both moves could be proven to have been made vainly.