NEWBURYPORT – The Belleville Thrift Shop will reopen Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon and Feb. 22, for the same hours, with refreshments and shopping.

The renovated thrift shop features new merchandise in an expanded, enhanced retail space in the lower level of Belleville Congregational Church, 300 High St.

The shop has long been seen as a resource for deals and great finds. Proceeds benefit the church and its missions, including supporting The Pettengill House, Tembea Academy in Kenya and The Pelican Intervention Fund. The new space is larger – it used to be a bowling alley – brighter and customer friendly.

“This renovation marks exciting growth for our thrift shop,” manager Sue Wolfendale said in a press release. “We are excited to offer our customers an improved shopping experience and fresh merchandise. Of course, we will still have great prices.”

Customers will find used and new clothing, linens, household goods, books, children’s items and more.

The shop is staffed by volunteers. The entrance is on Chapel Street. Clean, gently used and new donations are accepted only when the shop is open and must be brought downstairs into the new donation room. Spring and summer clothing is now being accepted. No electronics or furniture will be accepted.

For more information, call Wolfendale at 978-462-7473 or visit

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