McLelland’s Cafe

Mrs. Mamie McClelland established McClelland’s Cafe, located at 245 Carver Avenue, in the early 40’s. The business operated for a while from a small covered truck trailer and served as a community cafe. The cafe later moved to a building on Carver Avenue where it remained until a new building was completed in the early 1960s. Mrs. McClelland operated the family business with help from her daughters until her death in May 1990. After her death, her youngest daughter, Beverly Ann McClelland-Gill, began operating the business. She expanded operations and added a line of grocery items, thus beginning McClelland’s Cafe and Groceries.

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Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.