BELLEVUE — Second Run Upscale Retail Store celebrated their one-year anniversary earlier this month. The shop is a retail store that is run by adult individuals with Developmental Disabilities. The shop has a little bit of everything for sale.
They offer have blankets, wood furniture, glassware, home décor, spring planters, and books. The shop is made up of donated or consigned items. People who are cleaning out their attic, or have things they want to part with but don’t want to hassle with a garage sale, the individuals along with Jon Vogel, the store’s Day Array Specialist, will be glad to come to your home to pick up the item and sell it in the shop.
Second Run opened April 19, 2015, and has been going very well especially for employees Richard and Kelley. They are learning about pricing items, consignment percentages, and sales tax. They especially enjoy meeting the customers.
Caitlyn, Rodney, Kenny, and Jeff have a shredding shop in the back of the store. Anyone in the community with old documents they want to get rid of but may have some confidential information, Vogel can either come by and pick up or they can be dropped off for the individuals to shred them. The service is free and all information is kept confidential.
The individuals work very hard and learn community employment and have a lot of fun.
“Our individuals really enjoy working at these tasks and it gives them a sense of accomplishment and a big part of the community.,” said CEO Christine Covella.
Those who are interested in donating or consigning items for the store or having documents shredded, please call Jon Vogel at 567-267-9030.
Second Run is open Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.