Bibles for Mission on the move

Langley thrift store has outgrown current location, will relocate to former Liquidation World space

The former Liquidation World space has been sitting empty for a few years, but the 20,000 square foot building has now been given a new lease on life.

Bibles For Mission thrift store is moving in, and it is expected to be open by mid-August.

BFM has outgrown its current location at 5785 200 St., where it was located for more than 20 years.

“Parking has been the real issue for a long time,” said BFM manager Arlene Roersma.

“Our new location has three times the space, too.”

Roersma has worked at the 200 Street location for more than six years, first as a volunteer then, the past four years, as the manager.

There are close to 100 volunteers at the Langley location alone.

BFM thrift stores are located across Canada and raise millions of dollars for missions in poor countries.

They have been and are a busy store.

“It’s the thrill of the hunt,” said Roersma. Clothing is always their number one seller, then books. But right now, anything retro is all the rage.

“People like funky and unique,” she said.

The new location at “Rainbow Mall” is right at the Logan Avenue bus exchange, which recently had new lighting put in. There are a few vacant store fronts at the mall and Langley City Mayor Ted Schaffer has been in constant contact with the property owner.

Thrift stores are popular in Langley City, with the Penny Pincher thrift store buying the former Coast Capital building and moving onto the one-way.

Another thrift store, Battered and Abused Women’s Thrift, moved into where McFrugal’s used to be on 56 Avenue. New Hope for Children thrift store moved in to the 56 Avenue store where Penny Pincher was previously located.