Memphis Bakery Where Young Dolph Was Fatally Shot Reopens, Will Rename Cookie After Him

Five days after the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph inside of a cookie shop, Makeda’s Cookies is reopening its downtown location.

For the first time in days Monday, Makeda’s downtown location at 301 Jefferson in Memphis was back open. The smell of freshly baked butter cookies fills every inch of the shop.

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“That was one thing that Dolph did, [he] use to say when you get off the expressway. He was like, ‘I can smell y’all. I’m getting off the expressway. I had to come in’,” said Raven Winton, Makeda’s Cookies operations manager.  “To know that we’re not going to see that face anymore is I’m trying to hold back tears. I’m sorry.”

Both Makeda’s locations were closed after Memphis rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed while inside the store on Airways last Wednesday.

Management said the Airways location, which was damaged by gunfire, will likely remain closed through the end of this year.

Since Dolph’s murder, Winton said they have received support from across the country, including from Dolph’s partner Mia Jaye.

“We couldn’t imagine what she’s going through right now with the kids and everything,” Winton said.

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SOURCE: WREG, Quametra Wilborn

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