A thrift shop that for years has helped to raise funds for the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch in Riverhead has undergone a facelift.
According to Thaddeus Hill, executive director of the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch, the thrift shop has been on the property for over 10 years.
But on Tuesday, the shop reopened as The Ranch Boutique, under the management of Alyssa Wilkie, who relocated from Texas and has given the shop a makeover.
Furniture in the shop has been refinished, sanded, and polished to attract a wide range of customers. Also onhand will be creative new designs and uses for donated items — a teacup transformed into a candle, for example.
"The shop has a lot more character now," Hill said, adding that new lighting, painting, and lettering have spruced up the premises — which have also undergone a thorough cleanup.
Only about a third of the store's inventory is on display at one time now, Hill said, to give the shop an uncluttered and cozy feel, so that customers can take time to really see all the treasures up for grabs.
The shop offers everything from beds to desks, hutches to curtains, blankets and china, Hill said, all at low prices.
"If you need furniture you can expect to spend from $50 to $150 for very new pieces," Hill said.
Everything sold in the shop has been donated; all proceeds go to the Timothy Hill Children's Ranch. The store, located at 368 Middle Road, is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Friday.