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2nd Chance Resale Shoppe to open in Delano

WICHITA — Another new business is coming to Delano.

The 2nd Chance Resale Shoppe opens today at 1316 W. Douglas, which is about a block west of Braum's.

Laid-off Cessna Aircraft worker Doug Crabtree will run the business, which was his wife Rhonda's idea.

"It's my business, but it's kind of her dream," he says.

The shop will have gently used children's clothing and toys and some maternity and other women's clothing.

Doug Crabtree also will sell his own pottery in the shop.

He'll buy other merchandise for resale. It won't be a consignment shop, though. The Crabtrees will pay for goods outright.

"I really drive a hard bargain to get the best price," Rhonda Crabtree says.

She has ulterior — and altruistic — motives.

Crabtree wants disadvantaged shoppers to find things they can afford.

"I want them to be able to get things for their kids," she says.

She first started getting the idea for a store 15 years ago when she came to the Wichita area to help with an AIDS ministry.

She saw what resale or donated items can do for someone.

"That's what I saw with the AIDS ministry. Those little things really count sometimes."

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