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Bedford Avenue's Salvation Army has long been the cause of retail speculation; years ago, rumors of an Apple store circulated, but those were squashed once it was announced that the thrift store was just going to be rebuilt as a nicer version of itself. DNAinfo reports that construction began last week, and that Williamsburg shoppers hoping for the same dreary feel of the old store better raise their expectations.
A rep for the project, Tim Raines, told DNAinfo: "The [new] store will have more of a department store feel with better lighting, larger aisles and a better shopping experience in general. In short, this is not your mother's and father's thrift store." And nor is it your hipster brother's or sister's. Raines adds, "It's not the old dusty dingy stores of the past where people are stuck in a hole in a wall."
· Future Bedford Salvation Army 'Not Your Mother's Thrift Store' [DNAinfo]
· That Settles That: the Salvation Army Thrift Store on Bedford [Racked NY]