Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Oliver-Finnie, Cold Storage and The Pier is Closed
I noticed tonight that the Pier Restaurant on Wagner has closed. Apparently it's been closed for a couple of weeks. It had been operating since 1977. I was just commenting to a friend a while back about how surprising it was that the Pier was still open. I myself had not been there in at least 15 years, maybe longer. I remember it being a top choice for prom night dinners when I was in high school. This was just about the only restaurant downtown with a river view. Oliver-Finnie Grocers operated at this location until a fire destroyed the building 1906. It was re-built by Memphis Cold Storage Company to house their operations and that is the building standing today. Incidentally, if you have any memories or mementos of Oliver-Finnie Grocers, they are wanted at: oliverfinnie.com.