The Gleaner

Place 5 R closes in Sainte-Barbe

After 12 years of operation serving the Huntingdon and surrounding communities, the Place 5 R, formerly known as the Friperie Communautaire Huntingdon, has closed its doors.

The community-based thrift store was not able to generate enough sales to cover its expenses following its relocation to Sainte-Barbe last March. In a Facebook post published August 27, the organization confirmed that the board of directors, as well as the general assembly of members, have decided to put an end to the organization’s activities.

The organization thanked its clients and partners for their support, while noting the exceptional work of employees “who have spared no effort to offer the population quality products at the best price.”

The Town of Huntingdon announced last year that it was evicting the Friperie Communautaire Huntingdon from its former location, forcing the thrift store to move to a smaller building in Sainte-Barbe. Reaction to the closure on Facebook ranges from sadness to frustration with the town for abandoning the thrift store. (SR)

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