Cofield’s Corner

Published 10:37 am Thursday, July 11, 2024

It was late 1952 when Bill and Emma Sue Tucker started building their restaurant at the corner of University Avenue and South 18th and in early ’53 the Kream Kup was open for business.

The original store had pick-up windows, a large hand-painted menu board, and a gravel parking lot.

Almost as soon as the doors opened, Oxford, Mississippi had its later-to-be classic drive-in.

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The Kream Kup was king not only in Oxford, but in the neighboring counties as well.

Many dates were begun by leaving Bruce, Water Valley, New Albany, Holly Springs and Batesville for Oxford, the Kream Kup and the Lyric or Ritz theaters.