St. Vincent de Paul thrift shop opening an outlet store

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – The St. Vincent de Paul Society is expanding its thrift store operation in Green Bay, opening an outlet store and introducing what it calls “a whole new way to shop.”

The Dig and Save store will open Saturday, October 1, at 2121 Van Deuren St., near the corner of University and Danz avenues.

Shoppers can go through crates of clothes, housewares and other items. When they check out, they’ll be charged for their purchase by the pound instead of by the item.

St. Vincent de Paul says the concept will help it move inventory “and keep up with the growing demand for help in our community.”

The St. Vincent de Paul Society uses money raised from its stores for community assistance programs including transportation, shelter, clothing, and financial help.

The outlet store is about two miles from the thrift shop at 920 Weise Street, which is marking its 25th anniversary this year.

St. Vincent de Paul also has a thrift shop on the west side at 940 Hansen Rd.