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|Address:||300 NW 8th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601|
|Working:||10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–6PM 10AM–4PM Closed|
I’ve been going to this store the last four years of living in Gainesville and it really has a great selection and friendly staff. Earlier this weekend I was browsing the clothing with a friend and maybe five minutes after being in the store I was asked but an older blonde woman who I believe was named Jacquline to take off my bag and put it behind the counter. She claimed that this was policy and that backpacks and large bags are not allowed to be carried around in the store. I found it odd that I have never been asked this before in the four years I have been shopping at this store, also, that my fairer skinned friend who was carrying a backpack was not asked to put her bag behind the counter, and none of the other customers in the store with similarly sized bags as mine were not asked to put their bag behind the counter. I approached this woman who made this request of me and told her that I felt singled out. This woman then get very condescending to me and gently touch my arm and an “Oh dear, you’re misunderstanding me.” way and claimed that there are people that shop in this store all the time that know to put their bags behind the counter without even having to be asked. I don’t know where these other people were, and I can imagine that being indirectly called racist is uncomfortable but I am not used to being singled out and treated like a criminal. Not in the Hospice Attic and not in any other store I frequent. Many of the other employees at the Hospice Attic and very nice people, but I rather not shop at a place where I am made to feel like I’ve done something wrong by an employee. It’s been a great couple of years Hospice Attic but sadly it’s time for us to part ways. I will be bringing my donations, and doing my shopping elsewhere. I don’t want people I know to stop shopping there because of me, because if you stopped going to all the places where racist people were working you would have no where to go! I say this to share my experience (which I am also sharing with the people of the Hospice Attic). This is something that is common, this is something that I have had happen to me at other places in my life. It’s easy to brush it off and say it’s not about race and go on about my life but I know there are other black and brown people that have experienced this, while their white counter part is seen as innocent. I write this to say it’s happened to me and you aren’t alone!
A Private User
I found a Burberry full length jacket for $40! It was probably about $700 new. I have also found Peck & Peck blazers and Raulph Lauren top shelf. Great finds for top designer names at bargain prices...you just have to look a little. Plus you get the chance to support a great not for profit cause - Haven Hospice.
This is a very organized thrift store, I like that about it. The staff is friendly but they are kind of expensive. I usually try to find something because it does go to a great cause. Make sure to check what is on sale, they run a different one every day.
Was treated very rudely today while donating. I have given designer bags and other expensive items in excellent condition over the years but after treatment today I will be donating elsewhere.
Decent prices on home goods and books! They always have a sale going on. Lots of furniture in the back. Some clothes, but I have not found much for my taste.
Always nicely organized and the proceeds go to a great charity. Very neat and clean and so much bigger since they remodeled! Good on site parking as well.
They staff keeps the store really well organized and clean. No musty odors like some other thrift stores. Lots of nice pre-owned items, reasonably priced.
Gainesville is very fortunate to have this store which is completely run by volunteers. Their merchandise is way above average!
I can always find something here every time I go. It is for everyone. There is something for everyone.
Great thrift. Good prices. Wonderful staff. All proceeds go to Hospice, a wonderful organization.
Many treasures, have to dig and search a bit, but can definitively find good bang for your buck
Our absolute favorite thrift store in the area. Plenty to pick from and great values.
Good for shopping for good used furniture, home accessories, construction materials.
Staff is great,friendly. I go there all the time ,no telling what you might find .
Great place to find good used and even new clothes and furniture .
Love to find vintage items here. Always walk out with something.
Great op shop. Large stock, fast turn over...and a good cause.
Very organized thrift store, Very clean and had friendly staff
A great spot for amazing deals and they often have sales
Thrift store where u may find something u want or need
Thomas G. Bryant
Good used stuff. Go there all the time I am in town.
Friendly people; pricing on most items is reasonable
Ed Private Carter
It is not for profit. Cheap. And helps people.
My Favorite Thrift Store... Reasonable Prices
Big place, lots of stuff and friendly staff.
Great Thrift Shop. Lots of great stuff here
Amazing things available at awesome prices
They do a good service for their clients
Great place to shop fir used furniture.
Cool and not picked over like goodwill
Great place with even better prices!!!
Loved it great store and nice employee
This place sometimes have good sales
One of my favorite thrift shops!
Over priced, not good sales.
Amanda Arlene Helmuth