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By Lou Marzeles

Store reopens with surprise support


Lou Marzeles

the resurrection of aimee’s attic: Aimee Waddell is surrounded by merchandise in her downtown Goldendale store, reopening today with a new business model and store layout inspired by her consignors.

Attics tend to be forgotten places, and Aimee’s almost was.

Just a few short months ago, Aimee Waddell, owner of Aimee’s Attic in downtown Goldendale, was facing the bleak realization that she was going to have to close her store at Columbus and Main. Today—literally, May 1—the store reopens with a remodel, which includes a totally new business model based on a stunning generosity of spirit.

“We were in a position where we were ready to close within a week,” Waddell recalls. “It was so bad.”

That was in January, right after the store experienced a dismal Christmas sales season. “We had about 30 percent of what we usually have at Christmas.” But the trouble had been bre...

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Reader Comments

pjcoop2013 writes:

Congratulations, Aimee Waddell, on a job well done! Thank you for your part in keeping Goldendale alive, and well, and thriving! Your new store looks great!


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