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Pam Majors grew up as a real “Junkman’s Daughter.” Although her father, Mr. Gavron, would not call his merchandise junk. In fact, he took great pride in his work and the pursuit of the deal. As a child, Pam's father came home each night with his truck full of unusual items which he purchased from shops that were going out of business, auctions, junk stores, etc. By the mid-70s, his collection of trinkets started to accumulate, filling several storage units and warehouses.
With these warehouses full of her father’s accumulation of treasure, Pam rented a small storefront in Little 5 Points and started Junkman’s Daughter. When Junkman’s opened in 1982, Little 5 Points was in the midst of a revitalization period. Many buildings were vacant, but those vacancies created an opportunity for young artists, creative people and students to move in. And with them came the eclectic, independent and bohemian atmosphere Little 5 is known for. The bizarre but beautiful trinkets and tchotchkes Pam and her father had accumulated drew everyone from neighborhood folk, artists, musicians and trendsetters including the likes of Steven Tyler, Bono, Cyndi Lauper, ZZ Top, members of The Clash, Betsey Johnson, Lenny Kravitz, Alice Cooper, Outkast, Courtney Love, Usher, Santana, Debbie Harry, Rick James, and Alanis Morrisette, and Junkman’s Daughter quickly became an Atlanta institution as “Atlanta’s Alternative Superstore.”
As Pam sold more and more merchandise from her father’s warehouses, she started selling more new items. Pam also took pride in her work and the pursuit of a good deal. Years passed, and Pam’s business grew big enough to fill a 10,000 square foot former grocery store which she moved into in 1994, where it remains today.