B-TOWN BIZ: Meston’s Thrifts & Gifts is For Sale
Meston’s Thrifts and Gifts, which opened last March at 919 SW 150th, is closing its doors and has been listed as For Sale, according to a Craigslist Ad, as well as owner Rob Meston.
“We are downsizing to a new antique mall going in just across from St. Vincent’s,” Meston told The B-Town Blog over the weekend.
Here’s the Craigslist Ad:
Turn Key Thrift Store – $9500 (Burien, WA)
919 SW 150th
Mestons Thrifts and Gifts is closing it’s doors. As the owners, we were doing this on the side and do not have time to commit to it. Included in the sale are:
Estimated 25k of inventory
-Clothes and shoes
Display cases and stands
Optional take over of lease
Optioinal website (mestons.com), business banners, business cards, electronic images, etc.
Call Rob with questions: 206-954-3356
919 SW 150th
As we reported when they first opened March 10, 2012:
Meston’s was born from a Home Staging Business which closed its doors shortly after the housing market tanked. Instead of folding up shop and running with their tails between their legs, Rob and Krista Meston started selling their inventory and quickly realized that they were filling a niche in Burien and voila’, Mestons was hatched. Rob started spending money like it was going out of style and started buying Storage Lockers, Estate Sale Items, and Garage Sale Stuff and soon they realized that #1, Rob has a problem and #2, they needed more space. They have since leased a second location in the same building and have decided to open the doors on a regular basis, on March 10, 2012.
Mestons specializes in common and uncommon thrift items and oddities including but not limited to:
- Auto parts (yes, they have an engine and several transmissions among many other things)
- Big and small Appliances (including a Slurpee machine, nacho heater, antique handheld blenders, etc.)
- Office Supplies (including desks, printers, notepads, etc.)
- Knick-Knacks of all Shapes and Sizes
- Bikes (including a rare 1957 Schwinn Hollywood )
- Many Household Items (bedding, pillows, etc.)
- Lighting (indoor and outdoor lighting including Gym Lights)
- Clothing (this will be a small part of their inventory)
- We also intend to eventually buy gold and silver
In addition to the common items found at many thrift stores such as antiques, oddities and other unusual items, we carry office supplies, office furniture, home furnishings (some old and some new), residential and commercial lighting (yes we have lots of Gym Lights). We’ve got some auto supplies up to an including a rebuilt Nissan Motor and GM Transmission. We also have 8 industrial sewing machines, electronics, pictures, tools (old and new), lots of sporting goods (old and new) and a section called “RUST”, which is dedicated to older tools and oddities that have seen better days but are still unique. If we don’t have it and someone wants it…we’ll get it. We are also going to offer a “Picking Service” wherein we go to people’s homes or businesses and pick from their new or old items that they intend to sell. In the future, we intend to offer an auction service as well as bring people together to sell their items in a swap meet format.
If you’re interested in picking up this already-stocked thrift store at a bargain price, call Rob at 206-954-3356.