Arts Thrift Store Folds
posted by April 26 at 11:15 AMon
Backstage Thrift, on 11th and Pike, right next to the Northwest Actors Studio, is going out of business.
Greg Kerton, a former NWAS student, opened the thrift shop in 2003 to try and help the struggling theater/acting school. The theater is still there. Soon Backstage won’t be.
Kerton has run up personal debt in trying to keep the thrift store alive. How much? “Too much,” he said. “So now I get to go be someone’s star employee.”
“It’s a little embarrassing,” he said. “I feel like it’s my fault—I came at it kind of ignorant about how to run a business. My intention was to be supportive.”
Do-gooders take heed.