Silver Angel in the Wings

A photo of the small Silver Angel Thrift StoreBack in the day I loved to stop at the Silver Angel, a great thrift shop on Central Avenue with roots in several Northeast Minneapolis churches.  Until now, I had thought that the Silver Angel had folded her wings and silently stolen away.  Not so.  Tom Dunnwald’s great article in the Eastside Food Co-op News puts my mind at rest.

Laura Murphy, manager of the East Side Neighborhood Services Thrift, 1928  Central Avenue NE tells the story.  When the Silver Angel lease was up the store joined ESNS as a nonprofit organization committed to sharing proceeds with Eastside programs.  “They still have the support and interest of several area churches and their congregation which accounts for their good selection and quality, according to Dunnwald.

Though the annual winter coat giveaway is history, the ESNS staff and volunteers welcome tax deductible donations, recycled clothing, household goods, antiques and collectibles — and customers.  They are open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10-6, Wednesdays 10-7 and Saturday 10-5.  Find the ESNS thrift shop on the web, email thriftstore@esns.org or call 612-789-0600

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