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Piggly Wiggly, 2001 Rosewood Drive: July 2002   5 comments

Posted at 1:33 am in historic,stores

I don't believe I ever shopped this store, but I think it was on Rosewood for most of my life. The building is one of the older style Pigs, much like that of the Covenant Road Pig and the Marshall Street Pig, though in this case the follow-on store has not retained the Pig's marquee letters the way Kimbrell's has.

The current tenant is Dollar Tree an "everything for a dollar store. It appears from this real estate listing that the building itself is again for sale, though Dollar Tree has a six-year lease. I notice that they are building a lot of residences on the other side of Rosewood (and a bit down the hill) -- too bad the PIg didn't hold out another few years, as that would be a new customer base (though the store is small for the current Piggly WIggly concept).

UPDATE 27 April 2009: I have updated the closing date in the post title from "2000s" to the "July 2002" date supplied by Dave in the comments.

Written by ted on April 26th, 2009

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  1. I used to live down the block from this Pig so I walked to it pretty regularly. It closed in July 2002, just prior to the Publix opening up down the road in November 2002. The outside had been remodeled sometime in the 80's or 90's, so there were no marquee letters when they closed - just a standard red Piggly Wiggly sign.

    Dave

    26 Apr 09 at 10:54 pm

  2. I went there many times when I lived in Olympia. Once the Winn Dixie opened in Cayce I didn't go there as much. I remember this Pig did really well with alcohol sales since Chippendolls was across the street. You used to have to buy a foam cooler and beer there to take in Chipendolls. They also had a whole aisle dedicated to 40s.

    Mr. Bill

    28 Apr 09 at 12:20 pm

  3. I worked at this Pig as a cashier for several years in the early to mid 90's. It was a very busy store due to Chippendoll's and the Hendley Homes low income housing down the hill. When Chippendoll's went out of business and they bulldozed Hendley Homes down the Pig lost business.

    DD

    26 Jan 13 at 9:02 pm

  4. I worked at this Pig as a cashier for several years in the early to mid 90's. It was a very busy store due to Chippendoll's and the Hendley Homes low income housing down the hill. When Chippendoll's went out of business and they bulldozed Hendley Homes down the Pig lost business.

    DD

    26 Jan 13 at 9:02 pm

  5. I used to pickup discarded lettuce leaves and produce once a week from the older store produce department at this location and take them back to my to my neighbor on Fulton Street from 1965 to 1968.

    BD

    28 Jul 13 at 8:14 pm

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