Weekly Feature

2016-08-24 / Business

Kid to Kid grand opening to kick off Aug. 25

by ANNA WALTERS Ken-Ton Editor

Kid to Kid, an international franchise, is an upscale resale business that buys and sells clothing for young children. The franchise’s first location in the Buffalo-Niagara area now stands at 1060 Niagara Falls Blvd.

Opened by husband and wife Chris and Michelle Talley, Kid to Kid Tonawanda has been stocking up on items that include toys, gently-used clothing, baby equipment and maternity products.

The store pays community members for these items in cash or offers 20 percent more in store credit. Its inventory is considered in good or “like-new” condition.

Kid to Kid’s affordable selections will be revealed at the store’s grand opening, at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25.

A celebration will take place for three days, featuring a balloon guy on Thursday; Chilly Billy Ice Cream Truck and live radio on Friday, Aug. 26; and live radio, a Minion character appearance and sugar cookies on Saturday, Aug. 27.

There will also be prizes all three days, Talley noted.

She emphasized that the store not only recycles but also helps out moms with its pricing.

It’s creating a place where people can buy great stuff at a discount, she said, adding that children use the items for a short time so they are in good condition.

Kid to Kid Tonawanda also donates items to local charities: Clothe Me Co-op, the Ken-Ton Closet and Seneca Street United Methodist Church.

According to Talley, these charities help women and children in need, refugees relocating to Buffalo and survivors of domestic violence.

Going forward, Talley’s goal is to create a store that everyone thinks about.

“Like a destination store. Why go to the big box stores when you can get great stuff here?”

After Aug. 25, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.

“I’m just trying to create a really fun environment. We’re always turning clothes, so it will be buying all seasons all the time.”

The season that is currently selling is “back to school.” The store has up to size 14 for children.

For more information, call the store at 831-8300 or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KidtoKid Tonawanda.

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