Let’s meet at Lucy’s Deli for lunch

Lucy's deli 2

Lucy’s Deli is still listed in the various food venues in Jackson, right here at 524 Farish Street across from Big Apple Inn.  My best guess is that Lucy has not been serving sandwiches from here for a while.  In the MDAH Historic Resources Inventory database, it is identified as Birdland restaurant, a circa 1928 “marginal” contribution to the historic district.  Birdland was later moved to 538 Farish, home of the former Crystal Palace.  The Crystal Palace hosted touring jazz and R & B musicians during the 30s-50s.

Lucy's deli window screen

A metal grill screen was added to cover the double windows at some point post-Google mapping.  The current whereabouts of Lucy remains a secret.

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4 Responses to Let’s meet at Lucy’s Deli for lunch

  1. Cool post. There is a great mcm building across from Lucy’s.


  2. Suzassippi says:

    Are you talking about the Methodist fellowship building, next to the Big Apple Inn?


  3. ha-ha maybe I’m not sure. 🙂 I was checking out the Google street view since you mentioned that those images of the building show it sans metal screen. I took a spin around the neighborhood and the building I mentioned has blue panels that really caught my eye.


  4. Suzassippi says:

    That’s it–not sure of its original use or when it was built, but it is used by the Methodist Church (next door to Lucy’s) now. I did not have much time that day as I was working, so just snapped off a couple of shots from the Big Apple Inn–you know, where we were getting our pig ear sandwich and “smokies” for lunch. I’d like to spend more time on the street.


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