Spartanburg-based Brown Roof Thrift, an upscale thrift store and coffee shop, will be expanding to Woodruff Road in Greenville with a second location.
Co-founder Robert Caldwell III opened the first store almost a year ago in Spartanburg in the former Fresh Market location on Fernwood Drive. Brown Roof Thrift supports local nonprofits by donating a portion of the store’s profits to organizations focused on at-risk youth, families and seniors.
In the last year, Brown Roof has given more than $12,000 in grants to local Spartanburg nonprofits. The Greenville store will be supporting five local nonprofits: Mill Village Farms, Great Outdoor Adventure Trips, Neighborhood Focus, Greenville Area Interfaith Hospitality Network and Meals on Wheels.
“The goal is for people to donate their clothing, household items and furniture,” Caldwell said in a release. “In turn, we are able to sell these items and create revenue which we give to nonprofits in the community.”
The Greenville location will feature a similar layout to the Spartanburg store with a 10,000-square-foot shopping space and a coffee shop with a drive-thru planned to open in 2017. Brown Roof Thrift will also be hosting coffee pop-ups on Saturdays until the full coffee shop is complete. The store will offer clothing, household items, books and furniture.
Brown Roof Thrift Greenville will be located on Woodruff Road, in the former Rite Aid building across from Walmart, and is slated to open mid-September.