Barrington Passage, NS – For Lorna McCluskey, Barrington has at all times been residence, though she lives in Naples, Florida.
“I have been coming to Barrington my complete life. I went to highschool right here from grades 3 to 10 and it is right here my complete life,” she says.
Her grandparents as soon as owned the Sand Hills Seashore property, now a provincial park, and her stepfather was the unique operator of the Burger Home restaurant, now positioned at Bluewater Mall in Barrington Passage.
A businessman, McCluskey owns and operates two shops in Naples referred to as Twice Good Consignment Store.
“Individuals deliver of their softly worn girls’s clothes and accessories and once they promote it, it is a 50/50 break up. are lots of enjoyable. I by no means felt like I used to be going to work,” McCluskey says.
“It is a cool enterprise. Ladies like it. Guys clear out their closets and make slightly cash from issues which are simply sitting of their closets and the particular person shopping for them will get an important deal on that factor.” Which they usually pay a fraction of the price,” she says.
On Might 1, she celebrated 30 years in enterprise, as she additionally marks the enlargement of her enterprise into southwestern Nova Scotia.
“I’ve at all times wished to have the ability to spend greater than a month or two in Nova Scotia over the summer time, and I am not able to retire any time quickly, so I got here up with this nice plan for engaged on Snowbird. ,” McCluskey says.
“I could possibly be in Florida within the winter months, which is Florida’s busiest time, and opening a store right here in Nova Scotia in the summertime. I assumed it might be good for the realm as nicely,” she says. “There aren’t lots of girls’s clothes shops within the space, perhaps some shops have garments however no shops specializing in girls’s clothes.”
And so along with her two shops in Florida, McCluskey has now opened her third Good womenswear consignment retailer on the Bluewater Mall in Barrington Passage, the place her stepfather’s restaurant was as soon as positioned.
“He’ll be happy with my mom as nicely,” McCluskey says. “She’d be smiling if she may see me doing it right here.”
Within the weeks since its opening, McCluskey has been busy. “Ladies like it,” she says. “Lots of people are coming and cleansing out their closets this time of yr. Proper now, we’re searching for spring and summer time garments.”
Twice Good additionally shares equipment corresponding to purses, jewellery and footwear.
“The place has been actually busy,” says Lisa Peters, a longtime pal of McCluskey’s, who helps to propel the enterprise. “Consignors are bringing in and shopping for issues whereas they’re right here. Persons are searching for high quality and costs. appear to be affected by it.”
Peters says that when McCluskey approached her with the thought and requested if she was , “I actually was,” she says. “I like garments and I like low-cost purchasing. It is at all times been a ardour.”
Twice as Good shares brand-name clothes and like-new gadgets and is open seven days per week Monday via Saturday from 10 a.m. to six p.m. and 12-5 p.m. on Sundays .
The grand opening is scheduled for Mom’s Day (on Might 8). A small reward will likely be given to all of the moms who keep. We’re all mothers of some kind,” McCluskey says.
“It was a giant determination but it surely was additionally a dream of mine that’s actually coming true,” McCluskey says of this extra path together with her enterprise.
“I get to spend extra time at my favourite place, Sandhills Seashore. I’ve a home on its aspect. It is like a bit of heaven,” she says. “I like it right here. I’ve superb mates. I am at all times making my approach again right here. It is the house of all my favourite recollections for me.”
Extra details about Twice Good North, as McCluskey likes to name it, could be discovered on-line at www.twiceasnicens.com.