When Susan Henshaw retired from web supplier AirBits after seven years of working there, she realized she wasn’t able to be retired. She seized the chance to begin one thing model new, a consignment store referred to as Between Mates that celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 10.
“I see folks posting on Purchase, Promote, Commerce and Craig’s Record,” Henshaw stated, “And they’re posting issues that folks can’t recognize as a result of they actually can’t see what’s occurring. So this can be a place for folks to convey the finer issues. I’ll current them and promote them for them.”
Positioned at 433 S. St. Vrain, subsequent to Cousin Pat’s, Between Mates is in an area that was referred to as the Storage Sale Retailer.
Clients will have the ability to store for all kinds of things, from small accent furnishings items to china and silverware.
“Proper now I’ve a fantastic set of china that got here from occupied Japan within the Nineteen Forties,” Henshaw commented.
Between associates additionally sells clothes like Toms and Sperry’s sneakers and leather-based coats.
“That is extra of an upscale boutique,” Henshaw defined. “I’ll promote something however electronics and youngsters’s issues. If it’s not clear or good, it’s not going within the store.”
Henshaw needs to satisfy folks in particular person after they convey their objects on the market. She can be prepared to go to somebody’s dwelling if they’ve an property to do away with or a positive piece of furnishings that’s too giant to move.
“I wish to know what they’re bringing me,” she remarked, “what it means to them, if it has a narrative behind it. I would like us to be associates. I wish to find out about their stuff.”
Though launching a brand new endeavor throughout a pandemic is challenges, Henshaw emphasizes she is doing the whole lot she will be able to to maintain everybody protected.
“I really feel like individuals are getting out and about and I really feel like so long as we masks up and we use our hand sanitizer, we’ll be positive,” she stated. “All people’s going about their enterprise as a result of we’re going to need to. That is our future in the meanwhile.”
Between Mates can have particular occasions every month the place folks can come to the store and take part in an arts and crafts day or a household recreation evening. These will likely be marketed.
Having served as president of the Elizabeth Guild for 4 years, Henshaw is conversant in the thrift enterprise.
“I noticed the kind of merchandise that come by means of them as a donation,” she famous. “I wished to go a step greater. Individuals who don’t wish to donate their nicer issues might wish to get some cash out of it. I can’t compete with the Elizabeth Guild. I really like them and I’ll ship something to them I can. And so we’re going to be working collectively.”
The motto of Between Mates is “finer issues the 2nd time round.” The shop hours are Wednesday by means of Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from midday – 4 p.m.
There’s a five-item restrict on consignment objects. These wishing to make use of the service should make an appointment at (970) 765-7652 or by electronic mail at email@example.com. Between Mates additionally has a Fb web page and receives messages there.