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Strasburg-based Fashion Cents opens new consignment shop Monday in Ephrata Local Business | Instant News

Fashion Cents, which has a consignment shop in Strasburg, opens a new store Monday, November 23, in Ephrata.

The 25,000-square-foot shop at 240 N. Reading Road occupies the former Ephrata site in Ten Thousand Villages, which closed late last year.

Like the Fashion Cents store in Strasburg, the Ephrata site will feature clothing for women, men, children and babies as well as maternity clothing. It also has a variety of toys and household items.

Owned by Brittany Allen, Fashion Cents opened in Strasburg in 2012, moving five years ago to 255 N. Decatur St. The new Ephrata store is roughly three times the size of the Strasburg store.

First opened in 1982, the Ephrata store is the prime location for Akron’s Ten Thousand Villages, a fair trade retailer that was started under the auspices of the Mennonite Central Committee.

Ten Thousand Villages sold the property for $ 1.75 million in April to Ephrata-based Cover Properties, who rented it out to Fashion Cents.

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