The actual name of the store is "Circle Thrift": A project of Circle of Hope and the Mennonite Central Committee. The store is located in Fishtown at the corner of Frankford Ave and Dauphin St. It's housed in an old well known neighborhood supermarket from yesteryear, Silvetstein's.
Their mission, as a whole, is noteworthy even if you don't share a religious belief. Belief put into action goes beyond religion: "...providing inexpensive clothing, creating jobs, building community and relationships..."
It's the warmth of welcome and edgy creative environment that got me to do this photo essay.
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