Mossa may have been 1st, but 1227 really put Washington Ave. on the map. Not only did it impact thousands of peoples lives, but it has created so many life long friendships that span the globe. I challenge you to take a vote as to what changed the landscape between Tucker and 16th and bet it would be this infamous nightspot and it's visionary impresario Tom Pardue.
Best Addition to Washington Avenue - 2006
Dwight did many things right. He made you feel comfortable coming into the store even if you didn't have a bundle to spend. He had the realization that many of us loved beautiful things even if we couldn't aford to furnish our homes with everything we would have like to. I bought many items from Mossa and still have them today. Dwight, if I'm not mistaken, was the first to introduce the "Memphis Design Movement" to Saint Louisans. Although I didn't know him well I gave him much credit for not turning a furniture store into a humbling experience and where I could feel comfortable and not an intimidating shopping experience. It's been awhile since I've been in, but I truly hope that hasn't changed. He was a nice guy. JOHN HIGGINS