Busy moms turn children’s clothing into retail outlet
HUGHESVILLE – For several weeks, two women from Hughesville have been busy getting ready to launch their new business that caters to busy families and small children. Sheila Palmeter and Kristy Creasy were more than ready to start “Kidscycle”, a store that buys children’s gently used clothing, and puts them back in their store for resale at a very affordable cost.
A soft opening was held on January 18 with friends and family members, and an official open house was held on Saturday, January 24.
Sharing 7 kids between them, the inventory was not hard to begin. Palmeter has four children, ages 10, 7, 5 and 3; and Creasy has three, ages 7, 5 and 3. Creasy also shares store space with her husband, Adam, who owns Spartan Tech Zone, a computer repair shop that is located next door. “This retail store is a good steppingstone from this space,” said Kristy. “We will start here.”
“We like the parking here,” added Sheila, “and you don’t have to get your kids out on a busy street.”
The two women have known each other well for more than five years, so the thought of opening the store became a reality in the last year according to Palmeter.
The store is located on Route 220 heading east into Hughesville. Their hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from ten to five. They will take clothing, toys and accessories that are in very good condition. “We buy outright,” Palmeter said, “and take all sizes for kids.”
They can also take bedding, due to a special license they acquired with the state. They will purchase strollers, beds, furniture, pack ‘n plays, and lots more.
Kidscycle also has a Facebook page and will accept the drop-offs during their operating store hours.