Shoppers looking for bargains have less than two weeks left.
A cultural icon in the Pike-Pine corridor of Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is planning to close Nov. 1, according to Seattle Times news partner CHS blog. The Value Village thrift store has occupied the building at 1525 11th Ave. since 1996 when it took over the former location of REI’s original flagship store.
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Here’s an excerpt from the CHS blog:
A spokesperson for the Value Village/Savers company has provided some additional information about the closure, telling CHS that the store has been renting the space on a “month-to-month basis” for years. So, why close now?
“Though unfortunate, certain business conditions have made it necessary to close our Value Village thrift store in the Capitol Hill neighborhood after a number of years of leasing the space on a month-to-month basis,” the spokesperson said.
The store was also one of the locations filmed in Macklemore’s music video for his hit “Thrift Shop,” released in 2012.