Donald Essex visits Beale Street.
Beale Street is a street in downtown Memphis, TN, which runs from the Mississippi River to East Street, a distance of approximately 1.8 miles (2.9 km). It is a significant location in history and the history of the blues. Today, the blues clubs and restaurants that line Beale Street are major tourist attractions in Memphis. Festivals and outdoor concerts periodically bring large crowds to the street and its surrounding areas. Though given an exemption by the state of Tennessee to keep clubs open until 5 a.m., there is now an effort to reduce the hours to a 3 am closing time.
- The following locations can be seen when Donald visits Beale Street:
- 166 Beale Street, named Sonny's Loan Office. In reality, 166 Beale Street is the location of Beale Street Tap Room.
- 174 Beale Street, named Lippman's Loan Office. In reality, 174 Beale Street is the location of Mr. Handy's Blues Hall.
- 178 Beale Street, named Nathan's Loan.
The businesses differ, but the location centering on 166 Beale Street and radio tower remain the same. (Under the Bridge, Part 2)