New retail center may conjure spirit of the hip Bitter Lemon

By , Special to the 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 retired in January as a business reporter at The Daily Memphian, and after 40 years in journalism. A Tupelo, Mississippi, native, he graduated from Mississippi State University. He has lived in Midtown for 36 years.


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