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'Weetail' consignment sale relocates this year

CEDAR RAPIDS — A boost in rent at Hawkeye Downs prompted a semi-annual children’s clothing consignment sale to relocate this year.

“There was a rent increase at the former venue, so I thought I would look around town and see what was out there,” said Mary Locher, owner and organizer of the Weetail Kids Consignment Sale, which runs through 4 p.m. Saturday.

This will be the sale’s 14th year. Some 201 consignors will have some 43,000 children’s items at the sale, she said.

While the new location — in the former Planet X space, 4444 First Ave. NE, near Lindale Mall — may be a bit smaller than the square footage typically used for the Weetail Sale, the new location will bring added visibility, Locher believes.

“I think being at Lindale and right off First Avenue will bring in a ton of walk-in traffic,” she said. “In previous years I’ve had to advertise and draw people out to the sale. And while I am still advertising and promoting Weetail in the new location, I feel like I will get people who are out at the mall to just walk in.”

Even though bits of snow remain on the ground, thrifty Cedar Rapids area parents will be looking for deals on spring and summer clothes for their children at the semi-annual Weetail Kids Consignment Sale which starts tomorrow and runs through the day on Saturday.

Shoppers can find some 43,000 kids items priced to sell.

For more details, go to <URL destination="http://www.weetailconsignmentsale.com/">weetailconsignmentsale.com.

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Weetail Kids Consignment Sale

4444 First Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids

Wednesday 11am-8pm; Thursday 9am-7pm; Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-4pm

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