Association committed to supporting local business

Allison Fowler

Allison Fowler

By Allison Fowler

Pickens Revitalization Association

In light of Small Business Month, Pickens Revitalization Association is committed to supporting our local businesses. Alongside the Gift of Pickens program, PRA has developed the Shop Local. Shop Historic Pickens. campaign to feature businesses here in Pickens and the products and services offered.

This campaign really allows us to focus on what is available here in Pickens, especially as people begin their holiday shopping. We want our small businesses to be the first place people think to shop and dine during the holiday season.

The first three businesses featured are Stockade ‘n Stuff Antiques, Hiott Printing Company and The Corner Drug Store.

Built in 1936 by the WPA to house the male prisoners of Pickens County, Stockade ‘n Stuff Antiques is now home to some of the state’s finest antiques. The shop features fine English and American antiques from the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and a a cross-section of European and Asian pieces. Whether it is a fine piece of furniture for your home, or pottery, porcelain, depression glass, pewter, teacups or vintage crocks, we have a great selection of antiques from local estates. Come marvel in the mysteries of the old jail as you preview antiques that may become your family’s heirlooms. Owned and operated by Jeannie Gilstrap at 2932 Gentry Memorial Highway, Stockade ‘n Stuff Antiques is open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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A third generation family-owned business, Hiott Printing Company has been serving the Pickens area since 1924. Hiott operated The Pickens Sentinel newspaper until 1978 when they sold it and officially became Hiott Printing Company. In the same location at 207 Johnson Street since 1968, Hiott Printing is a commercial printing company specializing in all types of printing ranging from business cards to hardback books. Hiott Printing strives to provide all customers excellent service with a family touch. Owned and operated by Davey Hiott, Hiott Printing Company is open Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. and on Friday 7:30 a.m. until noon. You can contact Hiott Printing via email at or by phone at 864.878.9832.

First opened in 1960 on Main Street, The Corner Drug Store has been a part of the Morris family since 1974 when Al Morris purchased the business. Al’s son Todd joined the team in 2007 and together they run Pickens’ only independent, full-service drug store. The Corner Drug Store invites you to come down and experience the service and professionalism that has allowed them to assist in the healthcare needs of the Pickens area since 1960. The Corner Drug Store is a family owned and operated pharmacy offering traditional prescription services, quality products, and a staff that is knowledgeable and accessible. Located at 205 West Cedar Rock Street, Corner Drug Store is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit The Corner Drug Store’s website for more information:

Be sure to stop by these businesses this holiday season and remember to Shop Local. Shop Historic Pickens.