To market, to market to buy a Tin Pig

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"Welcome, Perry. Yes, we're finally open," reads the sandwich board outside the Tin Pig Tavern, which opened Monday in downtown Perry.


The Tin Pig Tavern opened Monday at 1203 Second St. in downtown Perry after about 18 months of diligent restoration and remodeling of the historic Gamble Block by owner J. R. Sheffer of Indianola and his family.

The spacious interior of the Tin Pig Tavern boasts eight 55-inch flatscreen televisions and two 65-inch flatscreen televisions, so customers need never miss a play on game day.

In more recent years, the building housed the Mandarin Cafe and the Stitches in Time antique shop. The upper floors, once containing 15 one-bedroom apartments and two large offices on the second and third floors, are also undergoing remodeling.

Stitches in Time closed Nov. 30, 2017, and work started on the Tin Pig in March 2018.

The historic Gamble Block was built in 1899 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

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