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JOHNSONBURG â€“ The newest addition to Johnsonburg is Cindyâ€™s Resale Shop, owned by Cindy Williams. The shop has brightened the downtown of Johnsonburg as Williams has attractive window displays and welcoming benches out front.
Williamsâ€™ store carries new and gently used mint condition items ranging from womenâ€™s sizes zero to plus, menâ€™s sizes small to five extra-large, childrenâ€™s clothing and items, designer perfumes, gowns, glassware, shoes, jewelry and accessories.
With the undetermined economy and lack of affordable clothing stores in the area, Williams saw a need for a resale shop and wanted to keep busy.
â€śIt is kind of a depressed area, and it is more reasonable to have a resale shop,â€ť Williams said. â€śJohnsonburg needed a place like this.â€ť
In addition to offering the area affordable merchandise, Williams is also an advocate for local artisans and businesses.
â€śWe work together to promote other businesses,â€ť Williams said. â€śI have business cards available so whenever someone, especially someone from out of town stops in they can see we have a lot to offer in our area.â€ť
Williamsâ€™ shop has had a positive yield. It has also become a meeting place for many people to stop in and visit.
â€śIt is a very relaxed atmosphere,â€ť Williams said. â€śPeople stop in to visit because it has become a kind of meeting place and they look forward to coming down.â€ť
As far as the future success of the shop goes, Williams is hoping to eventually expand.
â€śI hope to be here for a while,â€ť she said. â€śEventually I want to have more racks and more merchandise.â€ť
Pick up a copy of the Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 edition of The Ridgway Record for more.