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Vintage Toast Closing its Storefront in Clintonville

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After occupying a High Street storefront in Clintonville for just over a year, retailer Vintage Toast is headed for an online-only presence. The store will close its doors at 3284 N. High St. this Sunday, July 29.

Jocelyn Blakely opened the store in April of 2017 offering an eclectic mix of one-of-a-kind treasures gathered from auctions, garage sales, estate sales and private sellers. Half of the 2,000 square foot space was dedicated to home goods, while clothing and accessories occupied the other.

It’s not the end of Vintage Toast, however. A sign posted on the door indicated that the owners will say goodbye to brick-and-mortar to focus on vintage clothing sales online.

“We wouldn’t change the experience of running Vintage Toast for all the gold in your Fort Knox, but as we look to the future of Vintage Toast it’s clear that it lies online in the Cloud(s). We learned a lot running a retail business and made so many great friends and acquaintances. One of the things that we learned was that our true passion was for clothing and we didn’t need a storefront with 2,000 sq. ft to allow people to enjoy our finds.”

Within its first year of business, Vintage Toast was voted on the list of Top 10 Thrift Stores in Columbus of 2017 and the Top 10 Apparel/Fashion Stores in Columbus of 2017.

Starting on Thursday, July 26, everything in the store will be 40 percent off, including fixtures.

Vintage Toast is in the process of updating its website for shopping to complement its Etsy store. For more information, visit vintagetoast.com.

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