Fire Closes 360 Resale in Joliet
The consignment store on Jefferson Street will be closed indefintely.
The Facebook page for 360 Resale has changed to say, "360 Resale - we are closed due to a fire." The post is from Nov. 8 and the fire took place on Nov. 7.
Patch first wrote about 360 Resale in June, when the business was going strong. They described their inventory as upscale unique. The store is owned by Gary Talmadge and Jane Micek.
The store was divided into four rooms, plus a man cave, which held furniture, televisions and even once a motorcycle.
In the story in June, Talmadge said the man cave was a big draw for his male clientele.
"(Men) always come out with a tool or something," he said of the room.
Located at 2625 W. Jefferson St., the store still has inventory showing in its front window, a fact that a potential customer pointed out on the store's Facebook page.
"I have been eyeing the children's table and chairs in your window," Renee said. "Now I know why you have never been open!
"I will await your reopening!"
Two doors down from 360 Resale is David Anthony Salon. In a comment on the 360's Facebook page, the store offered help to the owners and said that the salon customers continue to ask about the store.
360 was one of the few for-profit resale shops in Joliet. Despite initial opposition from some nonprofit thrift stores, the city of Joliet gave them the green light and the business opened in April.
Attempts to reach the owners of 360 were unsuccessful.