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Looking for a ‘bargain hunter’s paradise’ in Redlands? Check out Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe – Redlands Daily Facts

REDLANDS >> Some call it a bargain hunter’s paradise.

For three days a week, Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe at Plymouth Village connects the community to items from yesterday and today.

“For a little shop we have some beautiful things,” store employee Joanna Carskaddan said. “And these are some of the best prices in town.”

The shop is Plymouth Village’s thrift store, tucked inside the retirement community. Shoppers can find items such as men’s and women’s clothing, suitcases, purses, glassware, bedding and much more.

All items are donated to the shop either from the public or by Plymouth Village residents. Each item that comes in is “reasonably priced,” said store manager Joyce Wiest, with sale proceeds benefiting the Plymouth Village Residents Association and its efforts to support residents in need.

About eight volunteers — all Village residents — help run the shop and take on various tasks throughout the week. Some assist customers, while others price the items for sale. Some stop by after business hours to sort items or to clean.

“It’s a lot of work,” Wiest said.

The shop gets its name from the novel “The Old Curiosity Shop” by Charles Dickens.

Having a shop on Plymouth Village’s campus is a huge plus, those involved say. Not only does it bring supporters of the “shop local” movement to Plymouth Village, it serves residents who are unable to drive or who are dealing with other health issues and can’t travel long distances, Wiest said.

It also provides shop employees with an extra activity to take on post-retirement.

Carskaddan, for example, who moved into Plymouth Village with her husband only months ago, was looking for something to do in her spare time.

While providing a tour of the shop to a customer, Carskaddan pulled out a vintage Samsonite Starfire suitcase on sale for $10, a coffee maker from the 1970s for $5 and clothing starting at $2.

“Things move in and out of here so quickly. It’s wonderful,” she said. “I saw a woman in here two weeks ago who bought $85 worth of glassware and dishes.”

That’s how store employees say the store got its reputation.

“You can find things here you can’t find at the Goodwill,” Wiest said. “There’s a little bit of everything here.”

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Ye Old Curiosity Shoppe is at 380 Carver Circle and is open from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

Household donations are always welcome.

To learn more, call Plymouth Village at 909-793-1233.

Exclusive CQ ‘party island’ for sale at bargain price – Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

IMAGINE owning your very own island off Queensland’s stunning east coast for less than $500,000.

Whitsundays based selling Agent Richard Vanhoff could make that dream come true with an island listing that’s almost too good to be true.

The Australian Islands agent currently has ‘Wedge Island’ off the Capricorn Coast listed for sale with the owners recently slashing the price from $850K to just $495K.

Mr Vanhoff said Wedge Island, which is located about 1km south of Great Keppel Island and 5km from the mainland, had been ‘party central’ for a group of young, single blokes for many years.

“It has been on the market for about 12 months and has only just recently been reduced. I have had a plethora of calls about it but nobody has purchased it. I do have a list of people who are wanting to see it,” Mr Vanhoff said.

“It was a party island for a group of single guys. They had a sort of golf course on the top and they used it for chipping, fishing and partying.

“One of the owners is a contract engineer for a mining company in Moranbah and the others are from down around Noosa.

“It was just party central for these boys and the reason they are selling is they are growing up a little bit, getting girlfriends and are spending more time elsewhere.”

Mr Vanhoff said the blokes had built a shed on the island with basic amenities but it has been destroyed in Cyclone Debbie. He said there was scope for someone to rebuild the shed or even a residence on the 23-acre property.

“With council permission of course they could build a shed or house,” Mr Vanhoff said.

“It isn’t zoned commercial but that is something someone would have to apply for to create maybe an Airbnb which would work really well on the island.”

“The island offers solitude and quoting The Castle ‘the serenity of it all’. It is in visual of GKI.”

Mr Vanhoff said since the price had been reduced, there had been a lot of interest from people based in Melbourne and Sydney.

“That’s surprising because I haven’t seen any demand for islands from that region for quite some time. In the last few weeks most of my business has come from down south – I think they are feeling the cold of winter,” he said.

To inquire, click here.[1]

References

  1. ^ here. (australianislands.com.au)

Exclusive CQ ‘party island’ for sale at bargain price | Rockhampton … – Rockhampton Morning Bulletin

IMAGINE owning your very own island off Queensland’s stunning east coast for less than $500,000.

Whitsundays based selling Agent Richard Vanhoff could make that dream come true with an island listing that’s almost too good to be true.

The Australian Islands agent currently has ‘Wedge Island’ off the Capricorn Coast listed for sale with the owners recently slashing the price from $850K to just $495K.

Mr Vanhoff said Wedge Island, which is located about 1km south of Great Keppel Island and 5km from the mainland, had been ‘party central’ for a group of young, single blokes for many years.

“It has been on the market for about 12 months and has only just recently been reduced. I have had a plethora of calls about it but nobody has purchased it. I do have a list of people who are wanting to see it,” Mr Vanhoff said.

“It was a party island for a group of single guys. They had a sort of golf course on the top and they used it for chipping, fishing and partying.

“One of the owners is a contract engineer for a mining company in Moranbah and the others are from down around Noosa.

“It was just party central for these boys and the reason they are selling is they are growing up a little bit, getting girlfriends and are spending more time elsewhere.”

Mr Vanhoff said the blokes had built a shed on the island with basic amenities but it has been destroyed in Cyclone Debbie. He said there was scope for someone to rebuild the shed or even a residence on the 23-acre property.

“With council permission of course they could build a shed or house,” Mr Vanhoff said.

“It isn’t zoned commercial but that is something someone would have to apply for to create maybe an Airbnb which would work really well on the island.”

“The island offers solitude and quoting The Castle ‘the serenity of it all’. It is in visual of GKI.”

Mr Vanhoff said since the price had been reduced, there had been a lot of interest from people based in Melbourne and Sydney.

“That’s surprising because I haven’t seen any demand for islands from that region for quite some time. In the last few weeks most of my business has come from down south – I think they are feeling the cold of winter,” he said.

To inquire, click here.[1]

References

  1. ^ here. (australianislands.com.au)
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