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Ribbon Cutting: Neighborhood Club Thrift Shop

The Neighborhood Club Thrift Shop is open for business and a few dozen people gathered outside its new location Monday to celebrate the grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Neighborhood Club described the as a fixture in the Grosse Pointe community early Monday minutes before officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony outside their new Mack Avenue location.

Alderman went on to say that he is glad the thrift shop will continue to be a fixture and highlighted all of the merchandise available for purchase.

The thrift shop had to find a new home as part of a larger . The original Neighborhood Club headquarters were demolished this fall to make way for a new community fitness and wellness center that will be built in its place. 

The store closed for its routine six-week, summer hiatus and recently re-opened in its new location, 17888 Mack Avenue, which is between Rivard and Washington in the . 

For a short time, officials had concerns about whether the century-old resale shop would re-open as it had a hard time finding a new space. Grosse Pointe Woods city council . At that time, Thrift Shop Board Member Pat Brickner said there was not availability in a space suitable for their operation.

City Manager Pete Dame and Neighborhood Club officials had been working closely to find a location for the shop. Dame previously said he was pleased the shop ultimatley was able to remain in the City. 

The new location, about 2,000 square-feet, is filled with second-hand goods, including clothing, shoes, housewares, jewelry and more. Their hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Saturday, they are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Several board members and thrift shop employees attended the ribbon-cutting along with Dame, city councilman Don Parthum, Board President Peggy King Scully and Thrift Shop Manager Margaret Brown. Grosse Pointe Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jennifer Boettcher also attended and welcomed the new location for the shop.

Everyone cheered and clapped after the ribbon was cut. 

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