In the time since, the store has had pop-up shops around town. Garvon told the Banner-Herald that it made him miss running the store.
The Athens store is an offshoot from the popular Junkman’s Daughter in Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood, which — as the familial name suggest — was started by Garvon’s sister, Pam Majors.
These days, that location is run by Majors' son.
The family business really did start with a junkman. Garvon’s dad owned several salvage yards when he was growing up, which inspired the eccentric stores.
In the latest iteration of Garvon’s store, he is sharing space with Cillie’s Clothing store.
He says, like the original, the selection has “something for everybody and something to offend everybody.”
In time for last-minute holiday shoppers, the store is open noon to 8 p.m. daily.