Resale, consignment shop opens

NEW BUSINESS: Jill Ososki, owner of Twice is Nice Resale and Consignment Shop, said business has been good since opening the doors about three weeks ago. (Pioneer Photos/Eric Dresden)

BIG RAPIDS — Inside Twice is Nice Resale and Consignment Shop, customers will find everything from movies, clothes and furniture to old movie posters.

The store, located at 127 S. State St. in Big Rapids, opened about three weeks ago and owner Jill Ososki said business has started great.

This week the Pioneer shines a spotlight on Twice is Nice Resale and Consignment Shop.

Name of the business: Twice is Nice Resale and Consignment Shop

Names of the business owners: Jill Ososki

Number of employees: One

Address: 127 S. State St., in Big Rapids

Phone number: (231) 250-3475

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Established: June 1, 2013

PIONEER: Give a brief explanation of what your business does or specializes in.

OSOSKI: I specialize in buying, consigning and selling name brand clothing, furniture and home decor.

PIONEER: How did you come to own your business?

OSOSKI: I know how expensive things can cost brand new, so I’ve always felt like why not start a store where people can get gently used items at a great cost?

PIONEER: What is one thing most people don’t know about your business?

OSOSKI: I will come to people’s houses, to buy furniture and other items, for free if they are in the Big Rapids area. Also, I buy items outright and offer consignment.

HELPING THE CUSTOMER: The Twice is Nice Resale and Consignment Shop, located at 127 S. State St. in Big Rapids, specializes in name brand clothing, furniture and home decor, owner Jill Ososki said.

PIONEER: What sets your business apart from similar businesses?

OSOSKI: I believe in one-on-one customer service. I will find out what the customer is looking for and do my best to help them find it.

PIONEER: How does your business give to the community?

OSOSKI: A percentage of our donated clothes goes to charity.

PIONEER: What is an interesting trend you’ve seen with your company or customers?

OSOSKI: The many unique items that are brought into the store every day.

PIONEER: What is the best and worst thing about being in the business that you’re in?

OSOSKI: The best part of this business is when someone finds a great deal on something that they really need and have been looking for or when they can buy a very expensive brand of clothing at a reasonable price. The worst part is not having enough space for the many items we get every day.

PIONEER: What advice would you give to a fellow business owner or someone interested in starting their own?

OSOSKI: Offer many options of clothing, furniture and home decor for all ages and tastes. You never know what someone might buy!

PIONEER: Any last comments?

OSOSKI: Come check us out for name brand clothing, furniture, home decor, antiques, toys and many other items. Bring in your items you don’t use anymore for cash or to put on consignment.

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