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When she first opened her new business at the beginning of March, Leslie Neely had a bit of a struggle.

But, after a month or two of adjustments, her store has entered a different stage, appropriately reflected in its name.

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Faze II, 80 E. Fourth St., is a new thrift store in Craig, offering a wide selection of used items, including clothing, toys, DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, books, video games, antique dolls and more.

The store is also well-stocked in vacuum cleaners, which Neely buys directly from a Kirby dealer.

"I think people will be glad to know they can find an affordable vacuum someplace besides Kmart or Walmart," she said.

Neely said business has been slow, but is picking up. She strives to keep up with customer demand.

"What usually happens is somebody will come in and ask, 'Hey, do you have this?' and if I don't have it then, I'll have it within the next couple days," she said.

Faze II also offers a weekly "sack sale" on Wednesdays, where customers can get an entire bag of their pick of clothes for $5.

Faze II is the second local thrift store Neely has owned, having managed The Merry Miser from 1998 to 2000.

The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information, call 620-0836.

Store looking for summer shoppers

As the temperature starts to go up, people start to look for new wardrobe items to beat the heat and look good doing so.

And, Sharyn Martin has the styles for all discerning tastes.

Sharyn's Consignment Boutique, 29 W. Victory Way, is seeking all interested buyers and sellers of summer fashion.

The store allows shoppers to bring in their old clothes to trade in for credit and look for more within the store's selection.

Boutique owner Martin said she is focusing on bringing in more short-sleeved shirts, sundresses, shorts, Capri pants and skirts.

"We've been getting a lot of them," she said. "It's a packed house, but there's always room."

Martin said seasonal foot traffic for the shop, which celebrated its first anniversary April 1, has been strong despite the overabundance of cold, wet weather.

"People are determined that summer will come," she said. "We've been pretty busy."

Martin said she is also offering a variety of colorful purses, jewelry and other accessories to accompany the available summer wear.

The boutique's summer hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For more information about the store, call 824-6246 or visit sharynsconsignment.com.

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