Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I took a few hours off the other day and even though I'm trying to limit my thrifting, it is one thing I find completely relaxing. Since I hadn't made time to scope out the latest iteration (they are always monkeying with the model) of my favorite last-call thrift store, it seemed like a good time. I guess it was a bit of a working holiday.
I'm not sure how I feel about this new version of the store. Replacing two giant facilities, this one is certainly no match from a square footage standpoint. It's now located in an odd business park-y part of town that I had no idea even existed and at around 4:30 on Friday--which is a pretty odd time to be thrifting--the place was packed. Apparently the new location is not a problem for any of the regulars. I haven't really digested and analyzed how I feel about all the newness yet, but certainly it's not dingy enough for my tastes. Seems like everything is getting gussied up these days. I guess I was kinda hoping thrift stores could stay out of the fray.
at 9:09 PM