Children’s consignment store opens in Granby
April 20, 2009
As soon as Pam Pedersen opened her New 2 U store, families had a place to buy childrens items at some of the fairest prices in Grand County.The store is similar to one she and husband Stacy, Middle Park High School graduates (in in 1986 and 85 respectively), had in Westminster called Play It Again, Kids. They ran the store in 1994 and 95 on the Front Range but decided they really werent city folks, Pam said.The couple and their five children, four girls and one boy ranging from kindergarten to a sophomore at MPHS, decided to return to the mountains, settling in Hot Sulphur Springs in 1996. We love the area, we grew up here, Pam (formerly Zastrow) said. While looking for a spot for Pams new store, Stacy noticed the old State Patrol office was vacant. It was in a central Granby location and had good parking, and things just kind of fell into place, Pam said.The store accepts anything to do with kids, especially bikes and playground equipment for the summer season. Quality clothes range from infant to teen sizes, for boys and girls, and some still have the tags on them, Pam said. Theres also maternity wear.We try to keep it not necessarily name-brand, but in good shape, she added. Most of it is priced at about 30 percent of what it was new. With the economy reaching the state that it has, Pam is also proud to help Families can afford nice clothes year-round.She said the new store is already outgrowing the new space and that the support has been overwhelming. The furniture (especially toddler beds, cribs, and highchairs) goes pretty quick and she just cant keep it in stock, she said. We werent sure if Grand County was big enough to supply a store like this, she said, and we were so wrong.Customers may bring items in on consignment by appointment. They receive 40 percent of the proceeds (50 percent for furniture), or 50 percent in-store credit if sold within the first month. Pam said most of the people take advantage of the latter. Items must be clean, and Pam makes sure the equipment and toys in the inventory has not been recalled.In the second month Pam marks the merchandise to half price, with the first turn-around sale starting April 25. After that customers can choose to pick it up, leave it there if theres a need, or the store will donate to places like the Pregnancy Resource Connection.A new Web site has been established by the end of the month. Features will include consignment information and a place to set up appointments.