New retail center may conjure spirit of the hip Bitter Lemon

By , Daily Memphian Updated: February 04, 2021 6:38 AM CT | Published: February 04, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A now-empty lot at the southwest corner of Poplar and Humes. The lot was purchased by&nbsp;Gill Properties on Wednesday, Feb. 3.&nbsp;</strong>(Elle Perry/Daily Memphian)

A now-empty lot at the southwest corner of Poplar and Humes. The lot was purchased by Gill Properties on Wednesday, Feb. 3. (Elle Perry/Daily Memphian)

The commercial lot on the east end of Poplar Viaduct may now be empty, but it’s full of memories for the new owner. Ray Gill of Gill Properties is looking for a way to pay homage to The Bitter Lemon, a hip teenage coffee house that operated there in the 1960s.

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Gill Properties Ray Gill The Bitter Lemon retail development
Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey

Tom Bailey covers business news for The Daily Memphian. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He's worked in journalism for 40 years and has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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