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Times of recession: Turning to thrift stores


Childhood friends Cullen Donovan and David Schuster are starting up the Twin Cities’ newest thrift store, the Lost and Found.

The store will feature items from the 1980s and ’90s, including used clothing, music and electronics.

Donovan came up with the idea after working at a thrift store in San Francisco, but decided to return to Minnesota because it was cheaper to start a business in this state.

The two friends have lucked out because the bad economy has resulted in people spending less on new items and brand names — and spending more at thrift stores.

McKenna Ewen is a student journalist at the University of Minnesota. His entire project is available at

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Katherine Werner on 05/26/2009 - 12:13 pm.

    Okay – that’s great! BUT….where is the store and when does it open. Thanks!

  2. Submitted by Jeff Kline on 05/26/2009 - 02:43 pm.

    I agree. Neat idea and all; but where is it?

  3. Anonymous Submitted by Anonymous on 05/27/2009 - 07:41 am.

    uh, I was going to ask where the store is. Who, What, Where, When, and Why….


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