New Thrift Store Opens in Fredericton

by Linda Leigh
Categories: Newswire
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After a five-month search, The Salvation Army has found a permanent home for a brand new Thrift Store in the Fredericton North community.

The new Fredericton, NB, Thrift Store, located at 275 Main Street (a space previously occupied by Blockbuster Video), is now open for business and is stocked with gently used products including clothing for the entire family, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, shoes, toys and brand new mattresses.

Earlier this year, The Salvation Army was busy renovating its old location at 170 Main Street for a grand re-opening, when they were abruptly notified by the landlord that they had to move out in order to make way for a new tenant. The store closed at the end of February and The Salvation Army was determined to find another location to serve
Fredericton North residents.

“We had faith and remained steadfast on finding a suitable space in which to re-open a Thrift Store and our perseverance paid off. This new location is in the same area as the original store so our shoppers will be able to find us with no trouble,” said Vicky Chapman, Retail District Manager for the Salvation Army Thrift Stores in New
Brunswick.

Chapman said the new store has a more modern and fresh appeal and includes improved parking and wheelchair accessibility.

“We’re happy to be active once again in serving the community and providing residents with access to support, social services and affordable products. Moreover, we’ve rehired our dedicated employees from the old store and they are eager to make this location the best thrift shopping destination in Fredericton.”

The store’s official grand opening celebration is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th. The first 100 shoppers to make a purchase will receive a FREE $10 gift certificate.

All money raised at the Fredericton Thrift Store stays in the community to support the programs and services The Salvation Army delivers locally.

The new store is open for business from Monday to Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.,
Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The store is
closed on Sundays.

Donations are accepted daily during store hours. For more information, please contact
Store Manager Joy Noseworthy at 506-472-5458 or visit www.thriftstore.ca.