After practically 4 many years, Amy’s Flip is closing its doorways, however not earlier than serving to its group one final time.
JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla — A beloved Jacksonville Seashore consignment store is saying goodbye.
After practically 4 many years, Amy’s Flip is closing its doorways, however not earlier than serving to its group one final time. On Tuesday and Wednesday employees from native nonprofits are invited in to take no matter they want.
“Simply watching folks right here on the seashore care for one another is so, so gratifying,” stated Proprietor Lori Schmidt.
Jacksonville Seashore’s oldest consignment store has at all times made certain the present goes on.
“Little youngsters who outgrow their dance footwear the evening earlier than the recital would come working in right here,” Schmidt stated. “Or little youngsters taking part in soccer solely had one cleat that morning would are available and seize a pair of cleats.”
The shop has helped households care for his or her infants.
“We bought an entire steady of cribs and automobile seats for the grandparents who dwell right here and may’t retailer these items,” Schmidt stated. “That is an enormous gap proper now that I do not know what all these individuals are going to do.”
Schmidt says buyers are searching for newer and newer generations.
“The final couple of months folks have are available, ‘I purchased all the pieces for my kids there,’ ‘I’ve purchased all the pieces for my grandchildren now,’ and a few folks even stated, ‘I am shopping for for my great-grandson.'”
Schmidt is retiring and the store is closing. However another person could take their “flip.” She says one in all her clients is working to arrange an analogous store.
“If she does it, she’ll name Amber’s Flip,” Schmidt stated.
Over the following two days the shop’s final hurrah shall be to present away all the pieces to native nonprofits.
“It is superb, it’s a blessing,” stated Linda Hester who got here in searching for First Coast Ladies’s Providers. “We’re a disaster being pregnant middle. It is going to assist so much. These ladies are available, a number of them are available, with nothing and so they want issues for his or her new infants.”
Schmidt says she’s going to cherish the recollections.
“It wasn’t our intent to be the large givers but it surely’s simply form of what unfolds as you get extra and meshed in your group and the fantastic folks right here,” Schmid stated. “It has been simply such an exquisite, fantastic, enjoyable, thrilling and heartwarming enterprise to be in.”
Amy’s Flip is situated at 1415 third Road North in Jacksonville Seashore.