Starting January 16, 2018, Bread and Roses Thrift & More will be temporarily closing for remodeling and reorganization. The renovation is expected to take several months to upgrade the existing space and better serve store customers.
The remodeling work will include:
- Improvements to our production area to allow us to more quickly turn donations into
- Reconfiguration of the sales area to better showcase jewelry items
- Moving dressing rooms to allow staff to better help customers in the dressing area
- Electrical and accessibility improvements
In addition, the team will be reevaluating store hours, donation guidelines, and opportunities for
collaboration with other nonprofits.
“After 19 months in the thrift store business, we’ve identified ways to improve the space and our
processes in order to enhance the customer experience and increase profitability,” explains
Executive Director Nancy Baglietto. “Closing the store temporarily is necessary to complete the
changes as efficiently and swiftly as possible.”
The store will not accept donations during the reorganization as staff and volunteers will be
focused on renovations and reorganizing existing inventory for the store’s reopening. Volunteer
shifts will adjust to accommodate the reorganization schedule.
Bread & Roses Thrift opened in June 2016 to benefit Hospitality House Community Shelter and
in its first year won runner up for The Union’s “Best Of” Nevada County Thrift Store category. In
addition to providing a “boutique” thrift shopping experience, Bread & Roses Thrift provides free
clothing to people struggling with homelessness. Since it opened, the store outfitted 409 homeless
people through free clothing vouchers for interview clothing and other items not found in
Hospitality House’s clothing supply closet. During the remodel, clothing needs of homeless
people will be met at Utah’s Place.
Bread & Roses Thrift will continue to be an important retail training ground for Hospitality
House guests to volunteer or interview for staff positions, learning customer service, retail
merchandising and cashier skills.