Casa Mesita Thrift Shop Reopens For Business With Quiet Ribbon-Cutting

IMG_0689Casa Mesita Thrift Store has reopened in its new larger location that has plenty of space for shoppers. See story here. Casa Mesita is operated completely by volunteers and provides financial support to charitable organizations in Los Alamos and the surrounding area. Hours are Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0706 (2)Long-time volunteer Annabelle Rivera, left, chats with Harriet Hammer Wednesday morning at Casita Mesita which opened bright and early at its new location. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0687The additional space at Casa Mesita allows for more enjoyable shopping. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0707 (2)Long-time Casa Mesita volunteer Norm Magee has his own work area in the back of the store. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0689Plexi-glass screens have been installed at the sales counters at Casa Mesita. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0694Part of the housewares section at Casita Mesita. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

IMG_0701Casa Mesita Thrift Shop opened Wednesday morning at is new location at 1370 Central Avenue, Suite B near Subway. Volunteers gathered at 7:30 a.m. for a ribbon-cutting ceremony are, from left, Roberta Irwin, Annabelle Rivera, Norm Magee (with scissors), Heather Beemer and Elshan Akhadov. Hours are Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fridays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit the Casa Mesita website at Photo by Maire O’Neill/