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D.D. Bullwinkel's: After 20 Years Store Is Going Strong – Brevard NC


Dee Dee Perkins is all smiles as D.D. Bullwinkel's celebrates its 20th year. (Times photo by Robbie Robertson)

In 1994, Dee Dee and Jimmy Perkins and their partners had a dream of opening a new business in Brevard. After making a list of business ideas, and then scratching a few ideas off, what rose to the surface was a retail store with a focus on North Carolina and mountain flavored merchandise.

With knowledge that the old Varner's Drug Store in downtown would soon be vacant, the Perkins' and their then partners, the Bullwinkel's, started exploring the possibilities. While a number of downtown storefronts sat empty, some new life was beginning to take shape in little spots all over downtown. A...

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