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The Gillis Brothers

300 block of Beale Street, Memphis, TN , USA

Latitude & Longitude: 35° 8' 22.547616", -90° 3' 5.799852"
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Starting business in 1900, Clarence Gillis and his brothers Andrew and Cornelius were noted entrepreneurs. They adopted the name “Gillis Brothers” and engaged in several business ventures, the first of which was a grocery located on Polk Street. Later they opened a large wholesale and retail grocery on Beale Street where they also owned and operated a first-class hotel for Blacks.

Last updated: 2/14/2015 15:17:00
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