Lord’s Cupboard hopes move from home of 43 years will provide boost to struggling sales

A Franklin organization is moving out of its home of 43 years with the hope of being more visible and attracting more customers.

On Friday, the Lord’s Cupboard Thrift Shop will open at the northeast corner of U.S. 31 and Banta Street, which board members hope will bring in more shoppers and boost the struggling business. For nearly a year, the store has been losing $1,000 to $2,000 per month as fewer customers came in to donate and purchase used clothing, books and housewares, board member Julie Stewart said.

The Lord’s Cupboard provides scholarships for Johnson County students each year and provides $1,200 to $1,500 worth of free clothing for residents in need. The store depends on donations and sales to fund their programs, Stewart said.

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