Since the day she took over as executive director of the Nancy Devereaux Center, Tara Johnson has been asked repeatedly about opening a thrift store to support the center.
And for years, she always said no. For Johnson, the reason was simple - there are enough thrift stores in the community. But in the back of her mind, she kept the possibility open. But only if the Devereaux Center could open a high-end thrift store that was different than the existing nonprofit stores in the area.