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After nearly a decade open, Trolley Stop Market to close Tuesday

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 1/7/2020 – After first announcing it would close Friday, the owners of Trolley Stop Market now say Tuesda...

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – UPDATE 1/7/2020 – After first announcing it would close Friday, the owners of Trolley Stop Market now say Tuesday, January 7th, is their last day open.

The following was posted to Facebook:

Unfortunately, today will need to be our last day of business open to the public. We welcome everyone to stop in for a delicious lunch! We’d love to see you!

The rest of this week our team will be helping Trolley get ready to sell all of our restaurant equipment. If you know of anyone looking for such items, send us a message.

Thank you, Memphis! It’s been a wonderful run.
All the best, Jill Forrester


1/2/2020 – A popular Memphis restaurant is closing its doors after nearly a decade.

The owners of Trolley Stop Market on Madison Avenue posted on Facebook that the last day for businesses will be January 10th.

They say they plan to focus on their farming operation inArkansas, and spend more time with their son.

“We welcome the new year, 2020, and hope all had a wonderful evening spent with those you love. The new year always brings a sense of new opportunities, challenges. and with that said, after much thought and heartfelt deliberation, we’ve decided to close Trolley Stop Market. Our last day of business will be January 10. Our business hours from here on out, will be Monday – Friday from 10:30 am – 3:00 pm.

We feel completely honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to serve each and every patron who entered our establishment over the past 9.5 years. We’ll miss seeing our faithful team of employees who’ve felt like family. We’re currently assisting each member of our team in the job search for their next work home. If you know of a business that’s currently seeking loyal and dedicated members to add to their team, we have many amazing candidates.

Keith and I need a lifestyle change. Owning a restaurant in Memphis, and farming produce in Arkansas is chaotic, and at times, extremely stressful. We’re eager to focus solely on our farming operation in Arkansas, and most importantly, spend much more time with our 8 year old son.

The restaurant business has certainly provided a series of challenges over the years, but through each hurdle we’ve been able to take the best from those obstacles, and move forward as a team. It’s been an exhausting and exhilarating ride altogether. We’ve absolutely loved working with our amazing farm families like Claybrook Farms, Lake’s Catfish, Jones Orchard, Wolf River Honey, and McKaskle Family Farms. If you’re looking for amazing restaurants to support, we highly recommend Tamboli’s Pasta & Pizza, Rizzo’s, Felicia Suzanne’s, Catherine & Mary’s, Miss Cordelia’s, and please check out Barrettville General Store – Jeremy Denno’s new place. Jeremy was instrumental in bringing Trolley to life 10 years ago this month. We’ve also had so many wonderful vendors fill our shelves with amazing, local artisan goods, who helped make Trolley Stop unique.

Please stop into shop, have lunch, and say hello to your favorite servers, We’ll still be delivering food orders until our last day of business.

Memphis, you have loved us hard, and we love you right back! We look forward to the day when life is much more simple, and we can come back and enjoy all this incredible city has to offer. When we started out, we had no idea what we were getting into. We were green as the lettuce we grow. Now we’re a bit more seasoned, and have a much deeper appreciation for time. Time with those you love. We are so thankful. Every single experience we’ve encountered over the years, the good and the bad, leaves us with a full heart today.”

– Jill Forrester, Owner, Trolley Stop Market / via Facebook