Slim and Husky's
Located in the Edge District, Slim and Husky’s celebrates the diverse culture of Memphis in an environment designed to showcase Black history, music and art.
The restoration of the 95-year-old building into a retail restaurant breathes new life to a previously abandoned structure. Adaptive reuse strategies elevate the formerly abandoned building into a vibrant hub of social activity, while paying homage to the building’s architectural history.
Celebrating Black Artists
The interior is flooded with natural light and features concrete floors and exposed brick—natural textures to elevate the art anchoring the space. By leaving the existing brick and plaster exposed, visitors can connect to the history of the building.
Mural installations from local artists depict musicians and athletes from Memphis, celebrating the history and culture of the city. The transparency of the space blends indoors and out, offering visitors a visual connection to the street and pedestrians an opportunity to see the activity within.