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Children's thrift shop is the latest new business to open in downtown Dover-Foxcroft


Dover-Foxcroft — Having given birth just nine days ago, Shannai Wooding didn’t stop starting a new business in downtown Dover-Foxcroft. Opened at 122 East Main Street on July 24, Children’s Clothing sells gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby products, baby products, high chairs and more.

Dover-Foxcroft — Having given birth just nine days ago, Shannai Wooding didn’t stop starting a new business in downtown Dover-Foxcroft.

Opened at 122 East Main Street on July 24, Children’s Clothing sells gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby products, baby products, high chairs and more. Wooding, who co-owns with her husband Jacob Wooding, also wants to offer maternity wear racks in the coming weeks.

Observer Photo / Valerie Lloydsman
Children’s Closet – A children’s closet at 122 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft, taken Thursday.

The Dover-Foxcroft and surrounding towns are located in Piscataquis, one of the poorest and most rural counties in Maine, so the Dexter couple and first-time business owners recognized the need for such a store. The new shop shows that families don’t have to spend a lot of money to find quality products, giving them another shopping option without having to go to Bangor.

According to Shania Wooding, this is the kind of store new and young parents need.

The business has also joined other recently opened companies such as Tap 62: The Lounge intown and Black Stream Disc Golf in Sangerville.

Photo courtesy of Shannai Wooding owners – Jacob and Shanai Wooding, owners of the children’s closet.

After becoming a mother, Wooding began reselling and consigning children’s products, and thought about opening her own place someday.

“I couldn’t necessarily afford to buy everything I wanted to get for him. [her son]”She said,” I’ve always been shopping at resellers and realized that I didn’t have to buy things at a fixed price. “

Wooding has four children. Two boys and two girls, including Job, who is a newborn son. He runs his own business for the time being. If the store is successful, they will consider growing the team, Shania Wooding said.

Photo courtesy of Shanai Wooding
NOW OPEN – A children’s closet that sells gently used children’s clothing, shoes, toys, baby products and more has opened at Dover-Foxcroft.

Most of the items in the store are donations collected by Woodings and will continue to be received during business hours. The person who unloads the item can receive cash or get store credits. Shania Wooding also visited the garage sale to find something of good quality, she said.

Children’s items range from newborn to 12 years old, but customers may be able to find clothing for older children.

She said she wants to get child seat safety certification so that she can sell child seats that her family can use safely.

“It’s essentially helping the community,” she said. “We don’t want anyone to come here and feel like they can’t afford something.”

Children’s Closet shares a portion of its inventory on its Facebook page.

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