Mossy Creek Mercantile holds grand opening

Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held Friday morning, officially opening Mossy Creek Mercantile, located at 839 East Broadway (Highway 11E) in Jefferson City. Pictured from left are Steve Amos, First Peoples Bank; owner Pat Rugel; Julia Gibson; owners Paula and Joe Gibson; Benton Gibson; and Jefferson City Mayor Mitch Cain. Not pictured is Diondre Jackson, acting CEO of the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce, which hosted the ribbon-cutting. The business offers antiques, furniture, and vintage items. – Dale Gentry | The Standard Banner

“I tell everybody that I accidently bought an antiques store,” laughed co-owner Joe Gibson shortly after a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Mossy Creek Mercantile Friday morning.

As Gibson was developing a mini-storage and truck rental business behind Rugel Church Furnishings, Wanda Cowan expressed concerns about traffic and infringement on her Farmhouse Antiques 2 property. During that conversation, Gibson said she queried, “Do you want to buy it?”

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