Midtown’s Zinnie’s closes after 45 years in business

Midtown’s Zinnie’s closes after 45 years in business
Zinnie's closed Monday after 45 years of continuous service.

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Many midtowners are stunned by the news that a well-known bar in business since 1973 closed its doors for good Monday night.

Bill Baker, proprietor of Old Zinnie’s at the corner of Madison and Belvedere, confirms that it’s served up its final burger and PBR.

The quiet bar with the large plate glass windows at 1688 Madison operated continuously for 45 years.

“It’s ending on an upswing, and southern ladies know when it’s time to go home from the party,” said Baker.

Records show the property is owned by Tony Barrasso, a well-known Memphis entertainer. It’s not clear what, if anything, will open next in the building.

Copyright 2018 WMC. All rights reserved.