Lost Memphis: The Bergville Cafe

This little eatery once stood in the heart of Memphis' Auto Row.




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Plantation Inn, west memphis,ar

Remind about this place. I'm 75 and often went there on week-ends as a 17 and 18 yo. Seems I remember a black singer, Mr.Charlie?

Paul Miller 42 days ago

PI W. Memphis

Old saying associated with the PI "having fun with Morris) and the singer could really belt out the song "Danny Boy". So many good memories. Alas, all gone to the wheels of progress.

david brandon 26 days ago


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Ask Vance is the blog of Vance Lauderdale, the award-winning columnist of Memphis magazine and Inside Memphis Business. Vance is the author of four books: Ask Vance: The Best Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History and Trivia Expert (2003), as well as Ask Vance: More Questions and Answers from Memphis Magazine’s History Expert (2011), Vance Lauderdale’s Lost Memphis (2013), and Vance Lauderdale’s More Lost Memphis (2014). He is also the recipient of quite a few nice awards (including “Best Blog - 2017” from the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Awards), the creator of several eye-catching wall calendars, and the only person we know with a vintage shock-treatment machine in his den.