Thrift Town Closing 2 Sacramento Area Stores

Low sales and the rising cost of doing business are to blame for the closures.

By Marilyn Nelson on February 12, 2019
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It’s a sad day for thrift shoppers. After serving the Sacramento community decades, Thrift Town has announced two of its three stores are going out of business.

According to their Facebook page, the Thrift Town store located in South Sacramento at 5005 Stockton Blvd will close Saturday, February 23. The Carmichael location at 6328 Fair Oaks Blvd. will close for good March 2. Meanwhile, prices have been slashed 50 – 75% as liquidation sales are already in progress at the stores that are closing.

The Thrift Town store located at 410 El Camino Ave. – where they filmed scenes for the movie ‘Lady Bird’ – is staying open.

“It’s heartbreaking. We’ve been part of this community for a long time, and when the cost continues to climb it’s now become unattainable for us. We can’t sustain the business anymore,” Vice President of Marketing and one of the owners of Thrift Town, Wendy Steinmetz, told News 10.

However, the stores will not be sitting empty. Goodwill plans to open stores at the vacated locations this spring as well as offer jobs to all Thrift Town employees from the stores that are closing.

“Our crews will keep their jobs if they choose to join the Goodwill family. For us that is a soft landing for what we knew we had to do. It is better than giving them a two-week notice,” Steinmetz said.

On Twitter, many mourned the loss of the popular thrift store, long a source for creative costumes and ensembles for everything from Halloween to Burning Man.

RIP Thrift Town.

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