Urban Attic Offers Consignors Option to Donate to Charities
Urban Attic, a consignment clothing store at 1608 Bardstown Road, has introduced a new policy for local consignors. Aimed at giving people the opportunity to use their unwanted items to benefit others, the store offers a choice between four nonprofit organizations.
The policy - unique to the local consignment business - allows consignors the option of donating their portion of consignment earnings, which is 45% of store value, to the American Heart Association, Kosair Children's Hospital, Operation Brightside or the Susan G. Komen for the Cure (of breast cancer).
"Eventually, everyone has to clean out their closet and oftentimes we intend for the items to go to a good cause. This is a way we can make a difference, and the best part is that the money goes directly to the charities," says owner Amy Schuler.
Urban Attic Consignments, which opened on October 1, features brand name and vintage men's and women's clothing and accessories. The shop is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information can be found at shopurbanattic.com.
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Creating Spaces and Orthober Homes
Highlands native Sunnie Nelson, a project designer, and Jay Orthober, a home builder, have recently partnered to open a new home service and design showroom on Lexington Road near Grinstead Drive. Sunnie Nelson's Creating Spaces and Orthober Homes is a one-stop shop for home design projects, big or small.
Specializing in creating spaces with form, function and beauty in mind, Nelson and Orthober provide a variety of services, including interior design, closet systems, furnishings, organizing, home renovation and additions. "Our mission is to ensure all projects are completed with the highest quality and value to our customers," says Nelson.
With an emphasis on keeping small businesses in business - Nelson brought together a team of over 35 experienced local vendors, contractors and artisans that specialize in home products and services. "Now, more than ever, it's vital for this community to shop local. Too many small businesses have had to close their doors recently."
To contend with larger "big box" companies offering similar services, Nelson will offer a "layaway" option for larger home projects. For example, a kitchen can be designed, priced and budgeted so that the homeowner can comfortably afford to have it completed within a year, paying for it in increments with no interest involved. (The custom kitchens are handmade here in Louisville.)
Another valuable service included with a renovation or addition is a quote provided by Sara Moore Orthober of Keller Williams Realtors, who will approximate the added worth of a project based on comparable neighborhood values. This service will help ensure that the project is worth doing for more than the sake of just wanting an improvement.
Creating Spaces is located at 2315 Lexington Road, next to Jim Porter's. The showroom is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or by appointment. For more information, call (502) 298-9810 or visit www.sunnieiscreatingspaces.com or www.ortoberhomes.com.