It was an afterthought for many of us, but when Miranda Lambert announced that she would be closing the original Pink Pistol store in July, it made sense. After all, the cute and successful boutique was located in Tishomingo, Okla., where she and ex-husband Blake Shelton once made their home together. She opened the shop in 2012, but shortly after, she also opened a shop in her childhood hometown of Lindale, Texas, where her parents still reside.
Of course, the shop in Lindale remains in business and on her Instagram page. Miranda shares a photo of a new display and quotes a line from the movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” saying, “’You gonna pull them pistols or whistle Dixie?” She also says, “The new and improved Pink Pistol/Red 55 Winery opened today! New location 115 East North Street, Lindale, Texas.” The shop offers clothing, accessories, gifts and home décor and also features an ice cream shop, along with coffee and Miranda’s signature Red 55 wine collection.
According to NonDoc, after the Tishomingo Pink Pistol opened, another 21 business launched in the city’s charming downtown area. However, the former storefront won’t be vacant for long. In a statement to Entertainment Tonight last May, Blake Shelton announced the he had purchased the property that housed the shop and had his own plans “brewing.” He also said, “As a resident of Tishomingo, I’m very sorry the Pink Pistol has decided to move its operations out of the area. We all, as a community, appreciate everything it has done for our town.” So far, Blake hasn’t elaborated on what his plans are for the space, but his choice of the word “brewing” has us intrigued and speculating that beer may be involved.
In 2014, Miranda brought The Pink Pistol to Nashville with a temporary pop-up store, and so far, there isn’t an online component; however, fans across the U.S. (including us) remain hopeful.