Buried deep in the depths of unusable items lays troves of treasure waiting to be discovered, and at Second Chance Thrift Store they’ve mastered the art of treasure hunting.
Sam Power and Jennifer Weinburg Power have been a husband and wife team for 13 years. The two aforementioned have also partnered with Elane Stafford in their endeavors.
The Second Chance Thrift Store was conceived years earlier by Sam Power, a self-proclaimed pack-rat, who had been hunting for goods across all of Southern California. Over that time Power had amassed an unruly collection of items and was looking to sell some of his finds. Power initially put his sights on opening his shop in San Bernardino, but ran into endless red tape, and insurmountable obstacles in his path. Power and his team packed up from their location in San Bernardino and have called Yucaipa home for nearly two years.
“The community is generous loving, and very very supportive,” Power said. He went on to explain how friendly people in the community were, and how helpful other small business, such as Walker Signs, came to his aide to help Second Chance Thrift Store get up and running.
Power and company display their finds in their storefront located at 34919 Yucaipa Blvd. They’ve been open for business since April of this year, and Inside is the most valuable and interesting items from their treasure explorations.
One of his most prized commodities are a collection of oil lamps that Power feels are over 100 years old. Power also has an impressive collection of various figurines and oil paintings.
While Power enjoys curating and selling items nothing beats the thrill of the hunt saying, “You never know what’s going to be in a dumpster until you look.”
Power also takes requests for items, saying, “Give me three days and I’ll have it.” Second Chance Thrift Store also gladly accepts donations of any kind. They’re open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the team is happy to chat about any of their products in store, take item request, and accept donations. Their current clients have given Second Chance Thrift Store wonderful reviews online calculating their average to a total of 4.9 stars out of 5.0 with 29 reviews submitted in total.
Steven Vang-Salrin left a review saying, “The owners were so nice, and the items were clean and had great prices. I love how the store had a vintage feel smelt fresh and clean. I’ll be back 100 percent.”
Rachel Casey Hagy said, “Great staff very very helpful. I ended up getting like 10 books for $2. Very clean. There are two friendly dogs to greet you. I will be going back! Prices are great.”
Across all its media, Second Chance Thrift Store appears to engage with the community in a friendly manner. Feel free to drop by Second Chance Thrift Store during their regular business hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or give them a call at 419-2369. Second Chance Thrift Store is also very active on Facebook and gladly welcome inquiries through messaging.