Vi­brant at­mos­phere at op shop

The Tatura Guardian - - News - By Tara Whitsed

There have been lots of rea­sons to smile at Gen­er­a­tions Op Shop dur­ing the past 12 months since it moved lo­ca­tions into the cen­tre of Ho­gan St, Tatura.

Man­ager Neville Crow said staff and vol­un­teers were happy to be cel­e­brat­ing one year at the new lo­ca­tion as of the first week in Oc­to­ber. ‘‘There’s been a real buzz,’’ Mr Crow said. ‘‘It’s all been re­ally pos­i­tive.’’ Mr Crow said the change had im­proved many as­pects of operation.

‘‘We’re get­ting more peo­ple into the shop,’’ he said and added that the store looked much more invit­ing.

‘‘Peo­ple have also been do­nat­ing a bet­ter grade of stock.’’

Since the move, Gen­er­a­tions has kindly do­nated funds to at least four com­mu­nity groups or busi­nesses, us­ing prof­its from the op-shop.

‘‘The shopfront has been a huge draw­card, too,’’ Mr Crow said.

With stock in the win­dow at­tract­ing many eyes, Mr Crow said the record for the short­est amount of time an item was on dis­play be­fore get­ting snapped up was 10 min­utes. ‘‘That was a couch,’’ he said. ‘‘We even had a sit­u­a­tion where some shop­pers had been look­ing at a ta­ble and went to get some­thing to eat and by the time they came back some­one had al­ready bought it.’’

He said the vi­brant at­mos­phere at the new shop had en­hanced things and they had re­ceived many pos­i­tive com­ments on the op-shop’s ap­pear­ance.

‘‘It’s also been a lot more se­cure in terms of dump­ing,’’ Mr Crow said.

‘‘We haven’t had much at all dumped at

the new lo­ca­tion, which is fan­tas­tic.’’

Gen­er­a­tions Op Shop is open week­days from 10 am to 4 pmand Satur­day from 10 am to 12.30 pm. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone the shop on 5824 3059.

Popular shopfront: Gen­er­a­tions Op-shop man­ager Neville Crow and vol­un­teer Anita Hop­son cel­e­brate one year in the new store.

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