Ask Vance: Vieh’s Bakery & The American Company

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Vieh's Bakery

I remember so well my grandmother and my parents patronizing Vieh's, and they pronounced it Vees. Memories of wonderful rolls and muffins and cookies! I can't remember which store I visited with them, but we lived on North McLean, so it was probably the McLean location. Thank you for reminding me of this wonderful bakery. Memphis used to have a lot of family bakeries, back in the day, which were magical places for children.

Cary M Schwartz 58 days ago

Vieh's Bakery

Vance,
Myrtle and Edward Vieh were my Great Grandparents and I wanted you to know how delighted I was to read your article. It peaked my interest in wanting to learn more about my family history...thank you!

I work in the recreation, parks & tourism industry and was wondering if the city has any plans ever develop Vieh Park into an functional park the people of Memphis can enjoy. Any idea?

Thanks again.

Austin Vieh 62 days ago

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Vance Lauderdale

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.

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