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Piggly Wiggly, 2300 Marshall Street: 1960s(?)   6 comments

Posted at 12:39 am in historic,stores

I don't ever remember this PIggly Wiggly, now a furniture store, being in operation, but then we didn't go down South Beltline much growing up. The building has a classic 1960s look, and I'm happy to see that Kimbrell & Sons have kept the raised marquee letters along the roof-line.

This store is similar in size to the old Trenholm Park Pig which also had the roof letters back in the day. I'm not sure why the store closed, but there's a newer Pig about half a mile up South Beltline, so I'll speculate that this stand-alone operation was axed in favor of locating in what would have been at the time a new strip mall, and which is closer to the Two Notch corridor as well.

Written by ted on January 22nd, 2009

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  1. The gabeled awning and the design of the signs for the letters are the classic P-W design of the late 60s- early 70s. They and Winn-Dixie seemed to be in almost every neighborhood in those days.

    Tom

    22 Jan 09 at 9:02 am

  2. I suspect the Kimbrell & Sons sign uses the old Piggly Wiggly letter frames as well (albeit repositioned).

    Groceteria

    19 Apr 09 at 9:48 am

  3. Sorry. I realized a second after posting that that you'd already mentioned the sign. Eye exam forthcoming..

    Groceteria

    19 Apr 09 at 10:36 am

  4. This was Kimbrells as far back as I can remember.

    Amanda

    7 Jul 10 at 9:25 am

  5. It was open as a Pig as late as the mid-80's. Closed early 90's I think. Same man owned one on Monticello. Not the best stores the chain
    had to be proud of!

    Elizabeth

    31 May 12 at 3:16 pm

  6. Ted, I noticed you had the newer pig placed on South Beltline and the thing of it is this: the address of said Piggly Wiggly is 4033 West Beltline Blvd.

    Andrew

    31 May 12 at 3:47 pm

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