A Breath of Fresh Air

Shop Review:      65 Roses
                             249 Rt 10 north
                             Grantham, NH 03753
                             603  863-3888

Tucked in a tiny shopping center in Grantham, NH in the shadow of interstate 89 is an example of a thrift shop that gets everything right. The not-too-fancy but likeable style of 65 Roses affords a refreshing shopping experience.

Sara Carr started this store in April 2007 to raise funds for the Cysitic Fibrosis Foundation. Her son has the disease and, when he was little, told his mom he had “sixtyfive roses.” Hence, a great name for a shop dedicated to a great cause.

This shop wins high marks for its variety and layout.  As you wander the one large and two small rooms, you will consistantly find a good selection of quality clothing, shoes and housewares. But they also have furniture, books, linens, videos and baby items. All of this is organized in such a way that carries you comfortably from room to room. Be aware, though, that because 65 Roses accepts a wide variety of items, the selection will vary with every visit.

This store employs unit pricing for adult and kids clothing. One must look high on the wall to see the printed list of items (pants, sweaters, shoes, etc.) with a reasonable price for each. The linens, housewares, furniture and other unique items are individually (and also reasonably) priced. Noteworthy are the book prices: hardcover books are 50 cents each. Paperbacks are ten for one dollar. Yes, that’s right. 10/$1. All day, everyday.

This store will have occassional, but not regular, sales. The sales are advertised in the local weekly shopper’s publication. Unfortunately, this can result in learning of the sale after it has started. So, if you enjoy being the first in line for a sale, get the inside scoop by giving the store a call during their business hours.

Besides being attractive and having a variety of great stuff, this shop has a special appeal. The devotion of a mom to her son is woven through every aspect of this store. With each donation, each customer and each purchase, that energy spreads and is shared by all who visit this fine shop.



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