Hazel's Thrift StoreGrace Eyler

On January 3, 2015, Anita Marsellars opened Hazel’s Thrift Store on the square in Emmitsburg. This is Marsellars’ first business venture, in honor of her late mother, Hazel.

“She was such a kind-hearted person who loved to give back to her community,” said Marsellars.

With that in mind, Marsellars understands how the costs of living continuously creeps up over time. This leaves many in need of an affordable alternative for clothing, electronics, accessories, home items, toys for children, and other such items. Marsellers brings a wide array of very lightly used merchandise into her store for customers to purchase at a low price.

“I wouldn’t want to sell anything to my customers that I wouldn’t buy myself,” she said.

To make sure she brings the best quality of used goods to Emmitsburg, she travels as far as Ohio, North Carolina, and other bordering states to build her inventory. Many of the clothing items are even brand names—Coach Purses are displayed on the wall.

Marsellers, who makes a commute from Germantown to Emmitsburg every day, is very familiar with this area, attending Emmitsburg Auction’s weekly auctions. When CJ’s recently closed their storefront and relocated to their South Seton Avenue location, she jumped on the opportunity to rent the vacated space to open Hazel’s Thrift Store.

She said that while preparing the store, “We’ve had many people stopping in to take a look around, or do a little shopping. Also, many locals have been stopping in to welcome me to Emmitsburg.”

Stop by and visit “Miss Anita” Marsellers at Hazel’s Thrift Shop on the square of Emmitsburg. Her door is open from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. If you have any questions, just give Anita a call at 301-447-4323.

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