NORWICH – Volunteers at the Pink Door are ready to hit the ground running when the thrift shop reopens today at a new location on 9 S. Broad St.
The Pink Door, previously located at 21 S. Broad St., temporarily closed on July 13, ending a 13-year occupancy. It was forced to relocate when the building was taken up by a new owner.
But the move has done little to deter the mission of providing affordable clothing while also raising funds for the UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital Auxillary, said Janet Rubottom, chairperson.
“Sometimes change is good and we’re able to flow with it,” said Rubottom. “This is actually a good thing. This move is a great time for a new start, a fresh look,” she added.
Volunteers gathered at the Pink Door last week to help pack and move items – adult and children’s clothing and shoes, household items, books, and small home furnishings sold at a fraction of their original cost – from the store’s four-room commercial space to its new home, which is less than half the size.
“It was a full week of moving, but we had some great volunteer help. We had a handful of volunteers that put in many hours of hard work and we really need to thank them for their great efforts,” Rubottom said.