The Laurel Shelter’s thrift store has been closed for roughly a year and its absence has been felt.
Carol Goddard and Tracy Allen were two individuals who were heavily involved with managing the shelter, and understood the need it filled. That is why Goddard, along with Allen, have now opened Vintage Thrifting in the same location behind the Salvation Army on Route 17, Hayes.
Goddard, the store’s owner, and Allen knew immediately that they wanted to open a new store, to fill the void that had been left behind by the shelter’s store. They had made connections and relationships with many people who used to frequent the Laurel Shelter shop, and were often asked when they would open a new store. The reception they’ve gotten since opening has been wonderful, according to Goddard and Allen. They both note that people love the look of the new business.
Vintage Thrifting is very different from the shelter store before it. One of the main differences is that it is not a nonprofit. However. t...
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