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Abandoned Treasures: New Dayton store example of new generation of entrepreneurship



DAYTON – Starting a business is a dream many of us have had, but challenges stop most at the dreaming phase. Challenges didn’t stop 19-year-old college student Kassie Mohler, though. She turned her entrepreneurial ambitions into action, and on March 9, she’s throwing a grand opening party for her new thrift shop, Abandoned Treasures.

Mohler, who graduated with honors from Silver Stage High in 2011 and was president of the school’s National Honor Society and S-Club, will graduate from Truckee Meadows Community College this summer.  She earned college scholarships from Soroptimists International of the Comstock, Central Lyon Youth Connections, and Ronald McDonald House Charities, and names gratitude, determination and optimism as factors in her accomplishments.

She explains, “Coming from a small town can be positive. It is what you make of it; I took advantage of my opportunities, including UNR’s Upward Bound program. Sometimes, opportunities surround people and they might not even realize it. I believe that anything is possible. Your age, history or what you’re doing right now doesn’t matter. It’s what you make of tomorrow. Take a look around you and be grateful for what you have, where you’re from and where you’re at today. Success is different for everyone and everyone deserves to succeed. Don’t let anything stop you.”

Abandoned Treasurers will offer bargain deals on clothing, books, toys, kitchen items, furniture, art prints, etc. And Mohler has endless creative ideas for keeping her business involved in the community. One of the first specials the store will have is a 10 percent off store items incentive for anyone donating prom dresses, tuxes, formal shoes, ties and accessories.  Mohler will then give local schools several vouchers for free prom outfits.

Where is Abandoned Treasures Thrift Store ? 140 Douglas St., Suite # 2, Dayton  (near Road Runner Café and Curves off Highway 50)

Grand Opening:  March 9

Hours: Thursday through Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: 246-3400

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