GLASSELL PARK — The former home of Verdugo Hardware, which closed in May after more than 90 years in business, is now being transformed into a thrift store that will help support religious and community programs.
A banner for L.A. Road Thrift Store has been hung in front of the former Eagle Rock Boulevard hardware store. Inside, workers and volunteers have been cleaning up the interior of the approximately 5,000-square-foot building and accepting the first donations. In addition, an online fundraiser has been launched to help cover start up costs for the store. L.A. Road’s website provides some info about what the owners have in mind:
It is our primary desire to promote Jesus and be life-givers in every opportunity and situation this business provide … As the business grows, our desire is to invest in our community through donations to local homeless shelters, youth centers, and other outreach programs. In addition, we hope to assist in funding our own church ministries, such as summer Bible camps, kids’ clubs, and a possible counseling ministry.
No word yet when the store will open.
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