Givits Thrift and Recycle Center
by Joanna Wilson
Givits Thrift and Recycle in Hudson is creating a different sort of space for antique, vintage, and used items. This is certainly not your typical thrift or consignment store. Givits is working more towards building a community--one where people can buy old and used items, drop off unwanted or unneeded items--or maybe learn how to turn what you already have into something more useful or better.
|There's also this expansive outbuilding behind the house filled with antiques, furniture, and parts.|
When you go there, you will find a house full of rooms, each stuffed with items. It's like an indoor garage sale and a treasure hunt at the same time. But furniture, appliances, outdoor & lawn items, and more can be found in the garage, the back area, the barn, the front yard, and all around.
|Yes, one of my first must-see locations is always the books, records, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, paintings, and cameras.|
At Givits, you can find things the other thrift stores don't carry, such as parts, pieces, and broken items--the perfect resource for people looking to fix, repair, or improve what they already own. It's also a tremendous resource for creative and artistic people looking to make something new or non-traditional. I wouldn't exactly consider myself artistic but I first stopped at Givits looking for a non-traditional bookshelf and came away very happy with a metal grocery store display shelf that is a conversation-starter in my living room!
|This eye-catching, aluminum sculpture Rooster doesn't belong in a landfill--I'm thinking a front yard in West Akron!|
|A vintage bicycle that belongs on the Towpath this spring.|
As the weather gets warmer, they are also looking to have musicians come in and entertain. Givits is hoping to create more of a social atmosphere for people to connect and help each other find what they want to pass on to people that have a need. Givits has only been open for about a year but I look forward to seeing their growth and everyone embracing their community spirit.
Givits Thrift and Recycle is located at 5153 Darrow Rd. in Hudson
Facebook page link: Givits Thrift and Recycle
hours: Tues-Saturday 10am-5pm (summer hours will likely expand)