Bellevue LifeSpring has reopened their store on the third floor of Bellevue Square as of Thursday, August 10th. With the new location comes a new concept called “Thrift Culture.”
The thrift shop was originally located on the 1st floor across from McDonalds and next to Ben and Jerry’s. The organization has had continuous retail space in Bellevue Square for more than seven decades thanks in part to Kemper Freeman’s family who has supported Bellevue LifeSpring by offering space for $1 per year. As a result of this commitment, the longest standing merchant in Bellevue Square is Bellevue LifeSpring’s thrift shop.
There was a grand opening and ribbon cutting event to celebrate the new location and store concept on Wednesday, August 9th. This included Joseph Brazen, President and Chair of the Board of Bellevue LifeSpring, Jennifer Fischer, Executive Director of Bellevue LifeSpring, Kemper Freeman, Jr., CEO and Chairman of KDC and third-generation Kemper Family member to continue the company’s relationship with Bellevue LifeSpring, and more.
Bellevue LifeSpring is Bellevue’s first nonprofit organization. Their mission is to “foster stability and self-sufficiency for Bellevue’s children and families through programs that help to feed, clothe and educate”.