As you enter Heber Overgaard today heading east on Hwy 260; the first thing you see is stars and stripes forever on the left. I’m referring to the new paint job on Tin Pan Alley, a retail store with antiques and collectibles. Proprietors Tony Prather and Doug Cairns recently collaborated about what could be done to make their building more visible as visitors drove into town. Tony had this idea! And her partner Doug Cairns liked it. So Doug, the artist, began sketching and this wonderful collaboration began. It has been fun driving by and seeing this project evolve throughout the summer months.
It is always fun visiting my friends Doug Cairn, Tony Prather and Marty Jensen; proprietors of Tin Pan Alley. As I spoke with Doug today he told me they have been getting so many compliments since July 4th and their business has increased 20%. He says; “It’s funny when so many people come in and ask how long they have been here.” Doug tells me they are finishing up the painting and have plans to put up lights in the front to remain on all night. Tin Pan Alley first opened their doors five years ago now.
We are a unique little community with retail businesses spotted along this busy state route Hwy 260 and it’s easy to miss things as you breeze through exceeding the speed limit. I praise these creative owners for taking the leap to make a big splash in this little community. I feel we have a landmark now and it usually happens with art.
Tin Pan Alley has 20 vendors presently with a long list of those waiting for a space. You can find them on Facebook and Doug tells me they have quite a few followers.
It’s always fun to shop and visit at Tin Pan Alley. They are open all year long Thursday through Monday from 10am – 4pm. These owners are there on site and actively engage with customers and this is rare I have found in my shopping experience. I always visit and laugh so much I often forget to shop. So, treat yourself soon. There is something for everyone and things are always moving and changing.