Friday, June 1, 2012

New thrift store in Orofino helps the Discovery Children’s Center

 Rachel O’Brien is pictured under the custom sign for The Phoenix, designed by herself and made by Julie Kessinger. The Phoenix, located at 201 College Avenue, is a consignment and thrift store that will help support the Discovery Children’s’ Center, a non-profit organization run by A to Z Family Services.

By Alannah Allbrett

You may have driven by the corner of Main Street and College Avenue and noticed a lot of activity there. Rachel O’Brien has opened a new thrift store at 201 College Avenue (where Second Chance Animal, Inc. used to be).

The new store, known as The Phoenix, is owned and operated by Rachel, a 2008 graduate of Orofino High School who is enthusiastic about the new project. Rachel designed the phoenix logo displayed on an attractive wooden sign, above the door, a sign created by Julie Kessinger.

The Phoenix held its grand opening Saturday, May 19, with a brisk and steady turn-out of customers and well wishers. Rachel said she welcomes volunteer workers. She is grateful for help from her mother, Cindy O’Brien, and Margo Cowger in helping to get the project underway.

The Phoenix is both a thrift store and a consignment store. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the Discovery Children’s’ Center, a non-profit program for kids, operated at A to Z Family Services. The Phoenix will provide a tax deductible receipt, upon request, for donations.

Customers, who wish to put items for sale on consignment, are encouraged to bring Jr’s sized clothing and motorcycle gear.

Hours of operation are: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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