Now even more free: Bruktikken gets more organized look, open more hours


“No more shoes piled up high!!”

The same goes for clothes, toys, kitchen items and other goods free for the taking at the renovated Bruktikken thrift store, which is reopening this week. Gone are the tables that goods used to be stacked on; in their place are shelves and clothing racks where everything is far better sorted and much easier to browse through.

“As we know people, are desperate for us to reopen, we did as best as we could today to get some things back in the store and will be reopening tomorrow,” a post at the thrift store’s Facebook page announced Wednesday.

The store will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. during its “debut.” It is also expanded its regular opening times to three days a week (instead of two): from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays.

The store was closed in mid June for the renovation, which volunteers originally hoped to complete by June 30. But delays in carpentry work set the schedule back a few weeks.