Two resale stores open at RB’s Oaks North Plaza
Concept RISE, a local nonprofit that formed earlier this year, opened its resale store earlier this month. The grand opening celebration is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 with the inauguration ceremony at 2 p.m.
Volunteering Rise Resale Shop is at 12540 Oaks North Drive, Suite A-6. Its hours are from noon to 6 p.m. from Wednesday to Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Proceeds from items sold in the store will be used to provide grants to three organizations in the area – Abraxas High School, to meet the diverse needs of the Poway Unified Continuing Education Campus; Alabaster Jar, to help survivors of human trafficking; and the Interfaith Community Services Veteran Stabilization Program, said Terry Norwood, RISE Concept board member.
RISE stands for Resources in Support of Empowerment.
Norwood and the other board members – Mac McCardle, Ping Wang, and Nancy Pryor – live in Rancho Bernardo or Poway. The top three grant-receiving organizations were selected based on the philanthropic interests of board members in helping at-risk teens, victims of abuse, and current and former military personnel and their families. The first grants will be presented in early 2023, Norwood said.
She added that the Oaks North Plaza is “a nice little mall with good traffic.”
Norwood said the store offers better quality resale items at competitive prices. While much of the inventory was donated, she said they also accept some more expensive items on consignment. Items for sale include everything “from furniture to knickknacks in good condition.” The store also has a space nicknamed “The Closet” where you can find clothes and accessories.
Donations are accepted from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays. Those interested in volunteering at the store can email Norwood at [email protected] For more information on The RISE Concept organization, visit theriseconcept.org.
Happy Nest Resale / Gift Shop opened in September at 12540 Oaks North Drive, Suite G. Owner Linda Giniewski, who lives in the Oaks North neighborhood, said her inventory was around 50 percent of resale items and 50 percent of new articles.
âI was a massage therapist but COVID thwarted my business,â said the store’s first owner. âI knew I loved shopping and had a lot of stuffâ¦ so I thought I would give it a try.â
Giniewski said the items for resale include porcelain, glassware, designer handbags, housewares, home decor and furniture that she has purchased over the years.
âI moved to San Diego seven years ago without knowing anyone,â she said. âI like to shop and find unique things. I am a good buyer.
As for the new items, she said they include the Silver Forest earring line, which includes handcrafted earrings from Vermont.
âI bought them all the time (on the East Coast),â Giniewski said.
There are also essential oils, spa related items, wind chimes, blankets, and gifts for children, such as Beanie Babies, which come with small stuffed animal sleeping bags.
âI market things for grandparents,â Giniewski said, noting that Oaks North is a neighborhood for seniors.
Catering to an older clientele is one of Giniewski’s priorities.
âIt has easy parking, a relaxing atmosphere and a small store where they can shop without the hustle and bustle. It’s a friendly and stress-free environment, âshe said.
Happy Nest is open from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Its website is HappyNest.shop.
Board and Brew hosts opening celebration in Poway
Board and Brew will celebrate its 20th and newest location at 13501 Poway Road from December 3-5. The new location will bring all the favorites and flavors of Del Mar’s flagship store, the owner said.
âPoway has always been on our radar. It feels like the community is underserved and Board and Brew is a good choice, âsaid Clayton Wheeler, who also owns Board and Brews in Oceanside, Scripps Ranch and Carlsbad, among others.
âWe’re really excited to open at peak hours,â Wheeler said. âBeing part of this community is really exciting. “
Board and Brew was founded in 1979 in Del Mar. Sandwiches are made from scratch with ingredients delivered daily.
The festivities will begin each day at 10 a.m. and will continue until closing. There will be offers to buy, to buy.
For more information, visit @boardandbrewsd on Instagram, where you can enter a raffle to win a two-day weekend at Carlsbad Inn-By-The-Beach, Board and Brew gift cards and $ 100 cash.
Board and Brew in Poway partners with the Friends of Scott Foundation, which supports children with cancer and their families. One hundred percent of the raffle proceeds will be donated to the Friends of Scott Foundation.
Wheeler said the restaurant is also accepting applications for various positions.