Preston Hollow’s James Henley and his sister Betty Nugent owned Junkadoodles on Lovers Lane for 16 years. What started as Henley’s ballroom dance studio slowly transformed into an antique shop stacked with quirky home accessories.
“It’s a collection of the unusual,” Nugent told the Advocate in 2012. “I like funny, funky stuff. It doesn’t matter how old it is or how much money it’s worth. I don’t care about any of that. If I like it, I buy it.”
Jimbo and Bettyann, as their customers called them, even occasionally cleared a small space in the corner to teach fiancés how to dance on their wedding day.
Then, in 2013, the shop suddenly closed, much to its patrons’ chagrin.
“Greatest store in Texas, greatest owners in the world. Sadly, the story closed last September,” one customer wrote on the shop’s Facebook page.
Revisit its glory days here.
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