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Resale shop gets a second look

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Seconds to Go, The Schools of the Sacred Heart resale store, is expected to reopen on Monday after a one month renovation to upgrade the store’s aesthetic, making it more “in line” with other boutiques on Fillmore Street.
“I had noticed right away after I started working here that the store needed to change and evolve with the neighborhood,” store manager Laura Lorton said. “It will be like you’re walking into Rag and Bone or Ralph Lauren.”
New features include upgraded flooring and new paint, display racks and cases.
“It definitely needed some help,” junior Stella Smith-Warner, who volunteered at the store last summer, said. “A new way of organizing would be very helpful for the staff and clientele.”
The renovations come on the eve of the store’s 40-year anniversary.
“The store basically looked like it did in 1978,” Ron Bannerman, Vice President of Finance and Operations, who oversees the store, said. “We think with this relaunch we can increase the quality of donations to the store and proceeds generated for financial aid.”
The store was originally planned to reopen Dec. 5, but construction delays caused the date to be pushed back.
“We had a very aggressive schedule to begin with, and a lot of different contractors had to coordinate,” Bannerman said. “The landlord’s contractor is doing work in the back of the building and until they have finished their work we can not finish the floors, and it delayed the painting.”
The funding for the renovations comes from the portion of the schools’ operating budget allocated for the store. The overall cost will probably be about $65,000, part of which the landlord has agreed to cover, according to Bannerman.
The store typically generates from $100,000 to $300,000 dollars a year, which benefits financial aid for the four schools.
“One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards financial aid after expenses,” Bannerman said. “We still have to pay the landlord and the electric bills.”
An event to formally celebrate the store’s reopening is planned for next month.
“The party will be sometime in early January,” Bannerman said. “We’ll make a big event out of it, because it really is an important part of the school.”
“It will look like a beautiful new boutique,” Lorton said. “We want to match the style of the stores around us and have it to be a pleasant and inviting place to shop.”
Seconds to Go, a school-run resale store, will be reopening on Monday Dec, 15. after a month of renovation. The store hasn't been remodeled since it opened 40 years ago.

Seconds to Go, a school-run resale store, will be reopening on Monday Dec, 15. after a month of renovation. The store hasn’t been remodeled since it opened 40 years ago.

Seconds to Go, the Schools of the Sacred Heart resale store, is expected to reopen on Monday after a one month renovation to upgrade the store’s aesthetic, making it more “in line” with other boutiques on Fillmore Street.

“I had noticed right away after I started working here that the store needed to change and evolve with the neighborhood,” store manager Laura Lorton said. “It will be like you’re walking into Rag and Bone or Ralph Lauren.”

New features include upgraded flooring and new paint, display racks and cases.

“It definitely needed some help,” junior Stella Smith-Warner, who volunteered at the store last summer, said. “A new way of organizing would be very helpful for the staff and clientele.”

The renovations come on the eve of the store’s 40-year anniversary.

“The store basically looked like it did in 1978,” Ron Bannerman, Vice President of Finance and Operations, who oversees the store, said. “We think with this relaunch we can increase the quality of donations to the store and proceeds generated for financial aid.”

The store was originally planned to reopen Dec. 5, but construction delays caused the date to be pushed back.

“We had a very aggressive schedule to begin with, and a lot of different contractors had to coordinate,” Bannerman said. “The landlord’s contractor is doing work in the back of the building and until they have finished their work we can not finish the floors, and it delayed the painting.”

The funding for the renovations comes from the portion of the schools’ operating budget allocated for the store. The overall cost will probably be about $65,000, part of which the landlord has agreed to cover, according to Bannerman.

The store typically generates from $100,000 to $300,000 dollars a year, which benefits financial aid for the four schools.

“One hundred percent of the proceeds go towards financial aid after expenses,” Bannerman said. “We still have to pay the landlord and the electric bills.”

An event to formally celebrate the store’s reopening is planned for next month.

“The party will be sometime in early January,” Bannerman said. “We’ll make a big event out of it, because it really is an important part of the school.”

“It will look like a beautiful new boutique,” Lorton said. “We want to match the style of the stores around us and have it to be a pleasant and inviting place to shop.”

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