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Ridgefield Thrift Shop Grows As It Goes To New Location

Mary Ellen Loncto, president of the Ridgefield Thrift Shop. The shop will be moving in May to 21 Governor St. It is currently at 15 Catoonah St. Photo Credit: contributed
The Ridgefield Thrift Shop is moving from at 15 Catoonah St to 21 Governor St. Photo Credit: Sandra Diamond Fox

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — You're never too old to move — or to grow. The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, which has been in business for 80 years, will take over a new location in May that is two-and-a-half times its current size.

The shop, currently at 15 Catoonah St., will be moving into a 5,000-square-foot space at 21 Governor St.

"We have run out of storage space. We also want to provide easier parking for drop-off donations," said Mary Ellen Loncto, a Ridgefield resident and president of the shop.

"We are all very excited about the move. Since we will have more room, we can put more merchandise out. It will be much easier to find what you are looking for," she said.

The new site was used as a temporary home for the Ridgefield Library during renovations. Before that, it was Balducci’s and Hay Day grocery stores. 

The shop has been renting from the Ridgefield Visiting Nurse Association since 1960, according to Loncto.

The Ridgefield Thrift Shop sells clothing for adults and children, as well as books, housewares, sporting goods, toys and games.

"You can always find the little odd thing that you didn't know you were looking for here," Loncto said of the shop, which is run by 52 volunteers.

To contact the Ridgefield Thrift Shop, at 15 Catoonah St., call 203-438-3328, click here for the website or here for the Facebook page.

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