Church thrift store celebrates 50th birthday
Times retail reporter Susan Thurston brings us happy news about a local thrift store in her weekly column (required reading).
The Attic Shoppe, a St. Pete Beach thrift store, is celebrating its 50th birthday. It's remarkable, Thurston writes, because the store completely relies on volunteers from St. Alban's Episcopal Church and donations. Sales are about $30,000-$35,000 a year and go toward the church, the St. Petersburg Free Clinic, Community Action Stops Abuse, and St. Giles Food Pantry.
The birthday party stretches all week long with a 50 percent off sale and various prizes from neighboring stores, which will be awarded at an anniversary ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. Saturday. The shop is located at 316 Corey Ave.
If you go Saturday, you'll also hear remarks from St. Pete Beach Mayor Maria Lowe and The Rev. Gigi Conner, Thurston reports. Conner will pray the Attic Shoppe endures another half-century.