After 23 years, Pappy’s Antique Mall will be closing its doors this Sunday.
Pappy’s manager Susie Jones will be retiring. A previously reported potential sale of the antique mall fell through, which meant that after 23 years Jones will be closing the doors.
“I loved the people here, from the customers to the vendors who have been a part of Pappy’s since we opened 23 years ago,” Jones said.
She has many memories of the store, but she will always remember meeting Ol’ Lonely, the Maytag repair man Gordon Jump, when he once visited the store.
“He was so nice. I will also remember being the only one scheduled to work when RAGBRAI came to town,” Jones said. “I had to call in the troops to get us through that day.”
Jones has held a maximum of 60 vendors through the store rotating over the years.
“I have been a vendor here for 10 years, the service and hospitality has been great,” vendor Robert Betty said. “Nowhere else compares to here for cost and customer service.”
Susie Jones will be hosting a retirement party from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at Pappy’s. They will have homemade goodies and coffee for those who attend.
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