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October 25, 2014

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Plans for non-profit thrift store advance

Dinosaurs & Roses

“Dinosaurs & Roses,” a new thrift store planned in Las Vegas, is far from being extinct after the city planning commission approved the owner’s request for a special-use permit last week.

The permit, if approved by the Las Vegas City Council, would give owner Michele Morgan-Devore an opportunity to open a non-profit thrift shop at 6029 W. Charleston Blvd., near its intersection with Jones.

Partnering with the Chabad of Southern Nevada, a non-profit organization that promotes Jewish education and outreach, Morgan-Devore said she hopes her shop will help the community.

“I wanted to open up a thrift store and use part of the profits to benefit some of Vegas’ charities,” she said. Some of the charities being considered include the Chabad of Southern Nevada, the Humane Society and Aid for AIDS of Nevada (AFAN).

The store, which is scheduled to open in mid-October, would rely on tax-deductible donations from the community to fill its inventory.

Residents who would like to donate clothing, furniture, electronics, books, jewelry or tools can call or text “Dinosaurs & Roses” at 702-277-3752 to schedule a free pick-up.

The thrift shop goes for final approval in front of the city council on Oct. 6.

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