Labels Consignment starts construction on new building

Construction is now underway on a new two-story retail building for Labels Consignment at 3927 Northwest Ave., next to the Jerry Chambers car dealership.

Owner Sage Bishop bought the property in April 2010 with the intent to build a new home for the women’s clothing store.

“When they decided to widen Northwest, that piece of property caught my eye,” she said. “It just seemed like a good opportunity.”

Bishop opened the business in 2004 with the downtown location at 1512 Ellis St. and opened a second store in Bakerview Square in 2007. The plan is to move the Bakerview store into the new building in February.

The new building will have 4,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor — compared to 2,400 square feet in Bakerview Square — with a smaller upstairs for storage, offices and a break room.

“It’s really close to our Bakerview location so hopefully people will still keep their shopping patterns the same,” Bishop said. “We’re close enough that it should be easy to find.”

Despite the sluggish economy, the consignment clothing industry is alive and well, Bishop said. People are spending less with each visit to the store, but more people are coming through the doors to buy and sell clothes.

For more information, call Labels Consignment in Bakerview Square at (360) 676-1210 or visit www.labelsconsignment.com.

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