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Ron and Marcia Hughes are pictured in Soda Pops antique store located at 505 Sullivan St. in Miami. Andrea Justice | Pinal Nugget


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Soda Pops hopes to open a fully restored soda fountain next door to the antique shop. Marcia and Ron Hughes are looking to open this business in December of 2014.
Andrea Justice | Pinal Nugget

By Andrea Justice

Pinal Nugget

The art and antique trails of Globe-Miami are constantly changing and expanding. With over 20 antique and art shops in the area, customers can find everything from Indian art to antique mining equipment. Old Coke machines, antique clocks and signs are just a few of the many finds in the Globe-Miami antique and art stores.

“Antiques conjure up memories in people,” said Marcia Hughes, owner of Soda Pops in Miami and member of the local Art and Antiques Fund or AAAF. “We started the group of local business owners to help spread the word,” said Hughes. “Our main focus is distributing the walking map to locals and of course visitors from out of town.” Hughes noted that the group meets several times a year to update information and discuss expanding. Currently the Art and Antique Trails of Globe-Miami guide is distributed throughout the Copper Corridor and the Apache Junction area.

Hughes, who grew up in Nebraska surrounded by antiques, admitted that she never had a real interest in old things. That is until she met her husband Ron Hughes, who has a true enthusiasm for collecting and restoring antiques. “Not only does he collect, he restores antique cars,” said Hughes. “He has such a passion for passing these things on to future generations.”

Marcia and Ron own Soda Pops on Sullivan Street and are currently working on a special project in the building just next door. “It will be a fully functioning soda fountain when we are finished,” said Hughes. They have also restored the old Mobile station on Live Oak Street.

With the recent success of television shows like Pickers and Pawn Stars, the antiquing business has a whole new set of enthusiasts, and the Globe-Miami Antique scene is just the place to find that one of a kind item.

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