|214 Lake Avenue, Admin Building C, Rochester, NY 14608|
|585 647 1150|
|<info AT vowany DOT org>|
They also run Step by Step of Rochester, a program to support women at risk of incarceration.
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2010-11-13 09:32:38 I recently saw a newspaper article about the "stigma" associated with purchasing items from the VOA/Salvo and how, given the economic climate, it's falling away. I've been duly employed for most of my adult life and make it a point to go to the VOA/Salvo when it comes to home furnishings/weekend wear because I'm always bound to find something nice and at a great price. If there ever was a stigma surrounding the VOA, I hope it is shattered. This place is great! —BatGuano
2013-10-23 13:54:33 I think the VOA has really tried to capitalize on the recent resurgence of the thrift store. I was in the Lake Ave store recently—the day before their 50% sale—and out of the dozen or so dressers they had, not one was priced less that $100. There were some at over $250. Some were a couple nice antiques, but many were obviously just marked up. As someone who regularly watches Craigslist and other second hand stores, I know this pricing was above the average for these items. That kind of pricing sort of defeats the whole "thrift" in the the title "thrift store". I used to go to this one just about weekly and have watched their furniture prices go up and up over the past 6 months or so. In the past month, I have pretty much stopped going. UPDATE 12/2013 I have visited about 10 thrift shops in the past week and a half and VOA is still WELL above everything else in price. If you are looking for old furniture, you might as well go to an antiques store before this place. I am done with them, but will probably try again in several months to see if they have come back to reality. —badfish