A Bigger Hole in the Wall



When rental space adjacent to the Hole in Wall became available, manager Patty Sullivan and the ABC board decided to make the bold move to greatly expand the store. Six months after opening the new space that was generously transformed through the pro-bono services of Baldwin & Baldwin Construction, we are pleased to report that it has been a smashing success! Customer response to the wider selection of furniture and a larger men’s department have been outstanding, and overall sales have increased significantly, easily offsetting the increase in rental expense. Patty and her team also purchased a used pick-up truck, which has led to an uptick in donation and consignment of larger, more valuable items. Thanks to the donation of a storage unit by Milano Secure Storage, we now have space to store items as well.

In addition to providing Guilford ABC’s largest revenue source, the Hole in the Wall provides a great service to our local thrifty shoppers and consigners. Our Best of the Shoreline designation last year got the attention of many new customers who are spreading the word about the quality of our offerings. From clothing to household goods to jewelry and more, there is truly something for everyone—and it changes daily. If you haven’t visited lately, stop by and check us out.

Donations can be dropped off when the store is open. To schedule a consignment appointment or speak with staff about a furniture pick-up, please call (203) 453-2088.