BLUE HILL — To the thrill of bargain hunters and fashionistas, the Turnstyle Thrift Shop in Blue Hill reopened in May after more than a year-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There is one solid rule for now.
Customers must wear masks while shopping in the thrift store whether vaccinated or not, said Richard Washburn, president of the board of directors.
The Turnstyle, the sales from which support the adjacent Tree of Life Food Pantry, relies on volunteers for its operation. The majority of those volunteers fall into the high-risk category for COVID-19 because of their age.
Washburn said some of the volunteers aren’t comfortable working in an area where people aren’t masked.
Unlike some retail stores in the area, the Turnstyle has its dressing rooms open for try-ons.
Business has been brisk from day one.
On Saturday, May 22, over 50 customers had shopped by noon.
Hours are Tuesday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Washburn said Thursdays may be added in June.