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Bagatelle moves location
Crowsnest Pass Herald Front Page
ANNA KROUPINA
Pass Herald Reporter
A better location, a bigger sales floor, and a brighter space is where Bagatelle Thrift Store has found its new home. Open for business as of March 6, Bagatelle is now located on 8334 19 Avenue in Coleman in what used to be the Hammond Floor Covering business, right behind Cinnamon Bear cafe.

Several months ago, Bagatelle was informed that the building owners of their previous location on 17 Avenue in Coleman would be selling the property, so they took the opportunity to move on and find something new, says Cori Sedrovic, vocational team leader at the thrift store.

In November 2016, Bagatelle purchased the new building and jumped right into renovations. Last week, they began moving stock over to the new location.

“It’s been a little bit hectic, but super fun. Everyone’s been working very hard. We have a great group of staff here,” says Sedrovic. “It’s been very busy the last week, but everyone’s in great spirits and excited for the new space.”

Sedrovic says the interior is set up perfectly for Bagatelle and she is very excited for the public to see their new locale.
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“We have a very large workspace in the back, as well as a very wonderful and large sales floor,” she says. “We’re super happy about the location because we’re closer to the highway now, and people can see our sign from the highway, which is nice.”

Although the new location is now fully operational and open for business, staff are still sorting and organizing items.

“For the first little while, we will have limited stock because we are getting things organized, so we will be expressing that to the community,” says Sedrovic. “If they’re not finding what they’re looking for, come back and check because we are still in the process of getting things out and organized and put out for sale.”

Bagatelle will carry on being the familiar thrift store that Crowsnest Pass knows and loves, but Sedrovic says they plan on coming out with Flash Friday Buys.

“We’re looking at having certain areas within the store on sale on one Friday a month, so either the clothing will be on sale or the antiques or the furniture,” she says.
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Bagatelle is operated through the Crowsnest Community Support Society, a non-profit agency that supports adults with developmental disabilities, the individuals. The thrift shop is one of the work opportunities for the individuals, another being a wood shop at the main office in Coleman where individuals build products for the Teck mines. The individuals are paid for the work they do through these operations.

One hundred percent of the money generated from purchases goes back to benefit the individuals.

“Of course, we love the community and we are here for them as well, but our main focus is to make the money for the individuals,” says Sedrovic. “Some of the sales will go to repairs and things like that, but in the end, it all benefits the individuals for new products or tools and things that they can use.”
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