Goodwill takes over 2 Thrift Town Locations

Thrift Town ThriftStores is closing two local sites, but another secondhand retailer is expected to fill the spaces soon.

Thrift Town will close its locations at 6328 Fair Oaks Blvd. in Carmichael and 5005 Stockton Blvd. in Sacramento, according to an announcement on Facebook. Richard Abrusci, CEO of Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada, confirmed that Goodwill will take over both spaces.

Thrift Town has one other local store, which is at 410 El Camino Ave. in North Sacramento. The retailer’s Facebook post says that location will remain open. But Andrea Sessions, a vice president with local commercial real estate firm The Edwards Co., confirmed the El Camino Avenue location is on the market and said she is in negotiations for the space, which was featured in the movie “Lady Bird.” It’s about 21,250 square feet, according to an online leasing brochure.

Sessions and Steve Edwards, president of The Edwards Co., represented the landlord in the deals for the Fair Oaks Boulevard and Stockton Boulevard locations.

Thrift Town’s 26,075-square-foot Stockton Boulevard location will close Feb. 23, while its 21,440-square-foot Carmichael site will close March 2, according to the Facebook post.

“When considering closing these two stores, we sought the smoothest, easiest transition possible for our loyal crew members and loyal community, both of whom have supported us for so many years. Working with Goodwill to take over these two stores has allowed us to achieve our primary goals,” Jeff Norquist, president of Thrift Town, said in a news release.

In an interview with the Business Journal, Abrusci said the spaces were “a natural fit” for Goodwill. He is not planning large remodels for either location. The Stockton Boulevard site is expected to have a grand opening on March 27, while the Carmichael location is expected to have a grand opening on April 3.Goodwill plans to offer jobs to the more than 70 people employed at the two locations, according to Abrusci. Those stores will bring his organization’s total number of locations to 36.

Goodwill is not interested in the El Camino Avenue site, Abrusci said.

Family-owned Norquist Salvage Corp. operates Thrift Town stores in California, Texas and New Mexico, according to its website. Thrift Town’s main office is in Roseville.