The Pinch

The Pinch

The Pinch District was Memphis' first neighborhood and was a melting pot of immigrants - mostly Irish immigrants who came to America to escape the Potato Famine.  The Pinch actually got its name from the "pinched gut" look of the poor and hungry residents who lived here.  The Pinch was also Memphis' first commercial district, and with the newly opened Bass Pro Outdoor World, which will draw millions of people each year, and with the expanding world-renown St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, The Pinch is poised to re-emerge once again as a center for commerce.

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