Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Second Avenue, Second Hand

Another sign that the economic recovery is somewhat less than robust is the growth of thrift stores.  According to this story by Andrea K. Walker in The Sun, thrift store sales “increased 12.7 percent from 2008 to 2009, the most recent figures available, according to the Association of Resale Professionals.”

"Whenever there is a slow economy this industry thrives," said Adele R. Meyer, executive director of the group. "Our numbers are doing really well."

There will soon be a new second hand store in Columbia too. The former Scan store now has a banner announcing the arrival of Second Avenue, a store “dedicated to bringing customers the best value in clothing, household goods, and collectibles in the marketplace.”
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