In the months ahead, the eclectic nonprofit that benefits juvenile diabetes research and advocacy will debut The Market at Cure Thrift in the vacant storefront next door (the former Basics Plus, which closed in the spring).
We are using the basement for much-needed storage for Cure and will be turning the upstairs into a weekend vendors market that is very affordable for second-hand sellers and artists to sell their goods out of!During the week, we'll hold specialty events like dollar sales, stuff-a-bag sales, art and rare book nights, fundraisers, etc. It will be an extension of Cure Thrift, but different. It will be community-driven with a strong focus on small businesses, sustainability and affordability.
The two storefronts were previously connected when Surprise! Surprise! was here (until 2014) ... Basics Plus downsized the space in 2019, becoming two separate retail spaces.
However, reverting to that previous layout is not feasible now.
"Unfortunately, we can't connect them since they're technically different buildings, but it's all us. We're very excited. (But we'd love to go back in time to those Surprise! Surprise! days!)"
larger corner space in September 2021... after years on 12th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue.