Hartford and the White River Junction/Lebanon area have seen a boom in vintage clothing and consignment options, and expansion of thrift and home goods market over the past few years. With such great options for shoppers of all income levels, SEVCA’s Good Buy Thrift Store in Hartford will close permanently on May 20th. Good Buy locations in both Bellows Falls and Springfield will remain open. SEVCA continues to provide services in the White River area at our outreach office, located at 222 Holiday Drive, Suite 21, White River Junction, Vermont.
According to SEVCA’s Executive Director Kevin Brennan, “SEVCA’s three Good Buy Thrift Stores (Bellows Falls, Springfield, and Hartford) have thrived under the direction of Darline Rhoades. Darline’s commitment to our clients has ensured that Upper Valley residents have been able to access high quality items at the stores. In a real way, the closure of the Good Buy Thrift Store in Hartford can also be seen as a success, for, as an economic development strategy, the area now has multiple other thrift store options that provide sufficient resources to serve the community of Hartford with high quality and affordable goods.”
SEVCA’s Good Buy Thrift Store program utilizes donations from community members and offers low-cost clothing and home goods with that service provided in communities of greatest need that do not have other comparable options available. With the recent influx of retail thrift and consignment options located in the White River/Lebanon area, and with the expansion of our partner agency, Listen Community Services Thrift Stores, located in White River VT, Lebanon and Canaan NH, SEVCA will focus attention and resources on both our Springfield and Bellows Falls locations with an eye to enhance and perhaps expand store offerings in those locations. Community members can continue to support SEVCA’s Good Buy Thrift Stores by making donations of home goods, new and gently used children's clothing and shoes, and adult clothing.