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By Max Erikson

Aimee's Attic changes, stays the same


December 27, 2017

A changing of the guard is taking place at Aimee’s Attic Consignment Store on 100 E Main as it was officially sold last week to new owners who plan to continue the same business model with few changes.

Aimee’s Attic owner Aimee Waddell says it was time let of one of her two stores go to focus on her larger Aimee’s Attic store at 980 E Broadway, her estate sale business, and her family.

“I really needed more time with my family,” Waddell Says. “We have been talking about selling it for a year, and I’m really grateful to the new owners.” Waddell continues, “It is a win-win for everybody. For me, for them, and for the community.”

The new owners are Laura and Robert Service, who have been vendors at Aimee’s Attic for two years and have lived in Goldendale since 2015 after retiring here from Portland.

“We really just fell into this the last month or so,” Laura Service says. “We have worked with Aimee for the last few years and we jumped at the chance when she decided to sell.”

Waddell continued to operate the store until Dec. 24. Jan. 1 will be the first day it will be open under the Services.

“The store will mostly be the same as it has always been,” Laura Service says. “We will be adding a few more things and will try to bring in a different variety of items, but the name of the store and the signs will stay the same.”

After 35 years as a plumber, Robert Service is now retired and says he has been doing storage unit auctioning as a hobby for the last five years that has helped him build an inventory of a lot different stuff. For Robert this is the perfect retirement job to keep himself busy but also contribute to the community.

“One of the first things I want to display for sale is my large collection of power tools and regular tools,” Service says. “We also have a ton of gaming systems we will be selling including Xbox and Play Station 3.”

The Services have two young children, Kyndahl and Dallin, ages 10 and nine, and Laura says their youngest, Dallin, has already been given the honorary title of “Gaming Electronics Manager.”

“He knows a lot about gaming systems and always tells us what to look for,” Laura says.

Initially, customers will not see much difference in the store, and the same business agreements will apply to consignment vendors as they currently do under Waddell. Still, the Services want to add to the business slowly and build it into a place that can become a Goldendale destination for shoppers looking for a bargain.

“Hopeful people will hear about us from Hood River or The Dalles and make the trip to Goldendale to see what we have,” Robert says. “We want to help keep the business community thriving and bring people to Goldendale.”

Store hours will remain the same: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.


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