Toad Hall Antiques closing Feb. 28

Toad Hall Antiques at Central and Cooper will close Feb. 28, 11 years to the day after owner Dana McBride opened it.

Eleven years to the day after it opened, Toad Hall Antiques at Central and Cooper will close Feb. 28.

The antique and gift shop had its best year ever in 2012, but owner Dana McBride said she is relocating to Gulf Breeze, Fla. to be closer to family. She plans to open another Toad Hall there.

“Honestly, it’s just about family,” McBride said. “Cooper-Young is always where I wanted to be.”

McBride said the two-story, 5,000-square-foot building, built in 1909, is being sold to a group called Central Cooper Gateway, Inc. That group, headed by local investor Charlie Ryan, owns adjacent retail properties on the southeast corner of the intersection and elsewhere in Cooper-Young.

The sale is expected to close in March. McBride said she understood the new owners had plans for retail at the site, but no tenant.

In the meantime, Toad Hall is having a moving sale, with prices 25 percent to 50 percent off.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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