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  • Thrift shop reopens after remodel

    Bread & Roses Thrift & More is now open for business after a winter remodel and reorganization project at 840 East Main St. in Grass Valley. The project expanded the accessories and “Boho” areas. The checkout, receiving and production areas also were enlarged.

    In addition to providing what it calls a boutique thrift shopping experience, Bread & Roses will continue to provide free clothing to people struggling with homelessness. Since it opened, the store has outfitted 409 homeless people through free clothing vouchers for interview clothing and other items not found in Hospitality House’s clothing supply closet. Items donated to the store are sorted and used to re-stock supplies for guests staying at the shelter.

    “The thrift store gives people a personal opportunity to provide support for shelter and food for our homeless neighbors while also being able to take home a treasure for themselves,” Executive Director Nancy Baglietto said in a news release. “Shopping, volunteering and/or donating items to Bread & Roses are meaningful ways to make a difference for those who are working to rebuild their lives and regain self-sufficiency.”

    Bread & Roses Thrift is open from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday at the corner of East Main and Hughes, next to Sierra Cinemas. Prices on all items are reduced by 50 percent on the first Saturday of the month.

    The store receives donations behind the building from noon to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. For a list of items that will be accepted, visit brthrift.com or call 530-205-9605. To volunteer, call 615-0805 or email volunteer@hhshelter.org.

    Bread & Roses Thrift opened in June 2016 to benefit the Hospitality House Community Shelter. For more information about Hospitality House, visit hhshelter.org.

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    The thrift shop is open Tuesday through Saturday at 840 East Main St. in Grass Valley.

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    A larger-than-life Utah Phillips character stands outside Bread & Roses Thrift with Laura Rohrsen. Her husband, Craig Rohrsen, is inside the costume. The couple volunteers at the Hospitality House.