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Grandpa's Attic is now open in Logan Square, reports DNA Info. The shop is named after an 85-year-old man who actually goes by Carlos Pena—but those who know and love him call him "Grandpa."
Owned by three generations of the Pena family, the thrift shop took over a former storefront church. Its racks are hand made from salvaged pews, and the store owners hope to raise awareness about the whole practice of "up-cycling" materials. They also plan to offer a "help desk" to provide social services for local folks in need.
On the store's Facebook page, owners wrote that they accept all household items, including clothing and furniture. They do not, however, accept any baby items because (city rules.) Staffers can pick up items within 20 miles of the store's address.
· Grandpa's Attic Thrift Store Opens In Logan Square [DNA INfo]
· Grandpa's Attic Chicago [Official Site]