MIFFLINTOWN - When a fire destroyed The Bargain Barn, the business lost its merchandise and location, but not its drive to serve the community.
Now three weeks later, the owners and staff of The Bargain Barn have relocated to the business' previous furniture outlet on Cedar Spring Road in Mifflintown.
"We have had great community support through all of this," said Josh Rosenberry, a friend of the owners, Greg Allison and John Robinson, and helping hand at the store. "There has been a ton of community outreach and a number of thrift shops in the area have helped with donations like clothing racks and dish shelves."
Though the cause of the fire is still under investigation, plans are already in motion to rebuild on the original location, said Allison, co-owner of Bargain Barn.
"We expect to be rebuilt and open for business by October," Allison said. "When everything is said and done, the whole process will cost roughly $160,000."
The new Bargain Barn will be a bit bigger, include a second floor and be handicapped accessible, Allison said. In the meantime, the relocated store is open for business and accepting consignment pieces, he added.
"The current shop is small and only one floor, but we still have all kinds of things on sale," Rosenberry said. "The store has furniture, clothing, housewares, toys, movies and all kinds of things."
Current store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.thebargain-barn.com for more information or call 436-8808.