Nu2u! Thrift store closing sign

A “going out of business” sign covers the Nu2u! and Pawn Depot sign on North 7th Avenue.

Nu2u! Thrift Outlet and Pawn Depot on North Seventh Avenue is going out of business, according to signs across the front of the building.

Two managers of Nu2u! confirmed the store’s closure but declined to comment further.

Nu2u! is the third thrift store to close in the Bozeman area in recent months. In September, the nonprofit Salvation Army announced the suspension of its thrift store operation. All other Salvation Army services, like its meal assistance programs and winter coat giveaways, are still available. Lt. Rick Larson, the pastor and administrator for Bozeman’s Salvation Army, told the Chronicle in September the closure was due to workforce shortage and lack of financial draw: The store was breaking even, but not making any money to support the organization’s other programs.

In July, the nonprofit Belgrade Saks Thrift Store closed after almost 25 years. The downtown Bozeman Saks location on West Mendenhall Street remains open. Its proceeds go to supporting Bozeman Help Center programs like the the Child Advocacy Center, the Sexual Assault Counseling Center and the 24-Hour Crisis Line.

Melissa Loveridge can be reached at mloveridge@dailychronicle.com or at (406) 582-2651.

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