A year and a half ago, Ric Landscut helped open the Humane Society of Central Arizona’s thrift shop on Main Street.
The small store attracted a host of loyal donors and followers that helped the humane society raise $73,000 in its opening year. On May 1, the thrift shop will expand to larger location just down the street.
On the heels of the thrift shop’s success, Landscut is opening his own store, adjacent to the humane society’s new location.
On Friday, Second Hand Curiosity, at 501 W. Main St., will open during First Friday festivities. The 1,400-square-foot shop is packed full of merchandise handpicked by Landscut.
From children’s books, women’s purses and jewelry, housewares, nautical and Western themed merchandise, sports equipment, small furniture and even items to outfit a “man cave,” the store will have a little bit of everything, including oddities.
“I will be bringing in new stuff every day,” he said.
With his shop, the humane society and Senior Center thrift shops located in a small area of Main Street, shoppers can spend an afternoon bargain hunting, he said.
The shop will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week and offer free coffee.