Monday, January 12, 2009


“When Pigs Fly” has been described as a whimsical step back in time, featuring the ridiculous to the sublime. That’s pretty fancy talk for what is actually an old-fashioned bargain store surrounded by wonderful antique shops, a truly inviting bookstore, a unique coffeehouse, and a favorite art gallery.

“When Pigs Fly” came to life in January 2006. Owner Larry Gatewood enjoyed a 20 year career as a Jackson Police Detective and then was employed in a business that took him all over the country, sometimes for days at a time, and sometimes for months at a time. When he became a grandfather for the first time in May 2005 - he knew he had to be home to spend time with the best grandbaby ever born. He weighed his options – and decided to fulfill a lifelong dream. With his love of people – and love of vintage collectibles and antiques, the answer was obvious. Larry announced to friends and family his plans of opening a store full of memories – and was greeted with “Yeah – right. When Pigs fly.” So.. you guessed it. That is how his business was born and how it got its name.

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