Ringgold Welcomes New Downtown Store, The Junkin Junction

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The City of Ringgold welcomed its newest business to downtown on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony for The Junkin Junction. Friends, family, neighbors and leaders of Ringgold City government gathered last week to formally open an exciting new business in downtown. 

The Junkin Junction will offer a wide variety of antique pieces gathered from area estate sales and private collections. 

Co-owner Robin Leach was excited to finally welcome guests into the new storefront at the corner of Nashville Street and Cleveland Street in Ringgold. 

"We've been selling like crazy just in the past few months once we announced we were going to open the store," said Leach. "We had people stopping by asking over-and-over, 'When are you going to be open?'" 

Other small business owners and antique dealers along with city board and council members showed up to give their support for the grand opening.

Director of the Ringgold Downtown Development Authority (DDA), Joseph Brellenthin, explained that "antique and gift stores are great not just for resident collectors, but with the right support they can add a lot to a tourism experience and that means money flows into our community."  Mentioning the work done by both the DDA and the Ringgold Convention and Visitor's Bureau, Mr. Brellenthin said, "We have so many great antique and boutique stores along Nashville and Tennessee Streets and in surrounding shopping centers we started working with the Georgia Visitor Center on I-75 to direct travelers to shop downtown Ringgold."

The Junkin Junction is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as Saturday, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.  

For more information visit the store Facebook page or call 423 443-7029.


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