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our history

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OVER A CENTURY OF SWEETS

at 103 E. Prairie Street

For over a century, 103 E Prairie Street has been a familiar space for people to socialize and shop for sweet treats. Built in 1885, this historical building housed a simple drug store and the Vicksburg Commercial newspaper before turning its sights on sweeter pastures. In 1917, Herman Faust moved in, opening Faust's Place of Sweets, where he sold the community sugary treats for 26 years. 

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Remembering the beloved

doris lee sweet shop

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In 1944, a new chapter began with Doris and Leland Weick when they opened the Doris Lee Sweet Shop—one of Vicksburg's most beloved and longstanding storefronts. Their sweet shop wasn't just about candy; it was an experience. The husband-wife duo crafted their own ice cream alongside an inventory of sweets and gifts. 

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BLENDING HISTORY WITH MODERN DAY

at Mackenzies Bakery

For 22 years, 103 E Prairie Street laid vacant until Vicksburg native Chris Moore decided to revive what was once loved by many Vicksburg villagers. Today, Mackenzies Bakery has made a home in the iconic building.

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Once a well-loved, family owned business in Kalamazoo, the original Mackenzies closed its doors in 2020. It was hard for folks to imagine letting the legacy of this beloved staple of the community die, so Moore brought Mackenzies Bakery to Vicksburg to carry on its 40-year tradition. Today, Mackenzies honors a century worth of memories from all the sweet businesses that once operated in its space with a modern, elevated twist on baked goods. 

 

We invite villagers and visitors alike to enjoy our scratch-made artisanal baked goods, sweets, coffees, teas and partner products in an inviting space, and hope that each visit to our shop kindles memories of the child within each of us.

It's a reminder that a little sugar can go a long way in bringing people together and creating memories that last a lifetime.

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STOP IN AND SEE WHAT SWEETS WE'RE BAKING TODAY AND MAKE SOME MEMORIES WITH US!
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