While in Elmira, I FINALLY found:
I admire everything about this thrift store. Try to picture everything you imagine about the Old Order Mennonite way of life - and apply it to everything you know about thrift stores. Neat as a pin, organized into categories, visible signage, large coloured price tags, appropriately priced, quiet. When I walked in, a sign indicated that all red and orange tagged items were half price. It seems that this building may have been a restaurant at one time - because there were a number of "rooms". When I got to the books - which I thought were a smidge more than I like to pay for second hand books - I happily saw a bin with a sign clearly stating that books with green tags were 50 cents. Perfect! Magazines for a quarter. Yes! I also bought some plates, brand new with the original price tag still attached - $1 each.
I didn't think I'd find any quilting treasures, since the Mennonites of Waterloo County are famous for their quilts - but look what I did spy:
Heading home, I realized that I was just a stone's throw from St. Jacobs - so I stopped in at Reichard's. I was surprised to see that they are closing!
All fabric from the bolt with a .5m min cut 35% off
All panels and pre-cut fat quarters are 35% off
All books, patterns and notions 15% off
Store Samples 25-40% off
All store fixtures are for sale.
I did buy a little fabric. The selection was still very good - so I would recommend to any bargain hunters who have a quilt project in mind, or perhaps need to purchase backing fabric - make the trip.