Today’s interior views come from the October 6, 1935 edition of the Clarion-Ledger, announcing the grand opening of the latest Piggly Wiggly, at 419 E. Capitol Street in downtown Jackson.
Interestingly, by the 1937 City Directory, this location was no longer a Piggly Wiggly, but instead was occupied by Jitney Jungle No. 6. There were still three Piggly Wigglys in the capital city, though.
In the late 1960s, best I can tell, the buildings at this corner of E. Capitol and President were all demolished to make way for the Brutalist McRae’s parking garage that still occupies the spot.
And although the beloved Jitney Jungle franchise has passed into history, many of us can still shop at The Pig. This is my Piggly Wiggly.
This one in Union still has its c.1960 sign.
Do you have a favorite Piggly Wiggly?