CAMBRIDGE — Family Tree Consignments, at 307 Sunburst Highway, Unit 21, recently held a “Business After Hours” event and ribbon-cutting ceremony, showcasing its store on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The new consignment store in the Sunburst Center offers a variety of items, including furniture, houseware, clothing, jewelry and accessories for all ages.
The store is co-owned by Crystal Foxwell and Cody Wyatt, with help from daughter Ashley Lednum. Foxwell said she always had a dream to open her own business after working in the hospitality industry “for a long time.”
“I wanted to do something that my children can be a part of, as well,” Foxwell said. “We decided to call it Family Tree and teach my teenage children the ropes of things so they can work, meet people, and we could all spend time together growing a small business.”
Foxwell also said that as a consignment shop, the store sells items for other people and they get a percentage of every item sold. They also try to keep the prices reasonable so families can shop at the store.
Dorchester Chamber of Commerce President/CEO Bill Christopher said it is good to have a store store like Family Tree because it is good for the environment.
“It is always good to have small businesses that come in, and consignment stores are frequent places, where people like to shop,” Christopher said. “We tend to throw things away, and some things go into landfills. (Family Tree Consignments) is a place where you could take things that still have viable life in them and have them resold and put back into use ...”
With approval from Cambrige, Foxwell would like to continue to see new and returning customers coming back to the store to find needed items. In the future, she hopes to expand to cater to everyone’s needs.
“We hope customers feel welcome as we try to have great service and prices, and we keep a clean small store with a variety of different things,” Foxwell said. “We have returning customers and hope to spread the word. We hope that the children will continue with the business and that we out row the building to something bigger and more the offer to the community.”
Store hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
For more information, visit www.facebook.com and search for Family Tree Consignments, or call 443 225-6761.