Re:Food Fair in Memphis?
My Dad built the Food Fair in Memphis around 1968 or 1969. It is located at 5099 Old Summer. The original concept was 10 restaurants that originally included Sir Beef, Panchos Taco, Leonard's BBQ, Al Shirts as well as others that escape my memory at the moment. There was a central stage area for Bands as well as amusements including the dancing chickens.
The concept did well for several years and was the precursor to today's modern food courts found in most shopping malls. A movie cinema was added next door several years later. Changing times eventually caused its demise. On my last visit there there was a Billiards Hall and BBQ place there but the exterior is virtually unchanged since the day it was built.
Many fond memories of this place during its construction as well as when it was open.