Pigman’s pigs display a health-conscious message

Published 11:38 am Monday, May 11, 2020

Pigman’s Bar-B-Que  has some “up with the times” hedges out front of their Kill Devil Hills restaurant. Top Palmer, co-owner of Pigman’s, said the hedges have been a focal point for years. However, he hadn’t even noticed the pig-shaped greenery at first.

“I had a customer point them out to me one day,” Palmer said. He explained that Jim Poulos, who passed away in March of this year, had started the trend of trimming the hedges to look like pigs.

His successor at A&J Landscaping, Dennis Mueller, has taken over the landscaping at Pigman’s. Mueller said the hedges have “always made the business more identifiable.”

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Mueller added that Poulos would spend time throughout the year picking out Christmas décor and every once in a while, see something pig-related. “It’s something cute to draw your eye to,” Mueller said.

Palmer noted that the trend has kept up for at least five years now. Today, the pig hedges are sporting masks to stay up with the times. They are located at the corner of Ocean Acres Dr. and U.S. Hwy 158.

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