Twice Upon A Time

63 Main St, Brattleboro, Vt 05301

(802)254-2261

 

 

Our History

 

Twice Upon A Time began back in 1987 with only a few hundred sq feet on Elliot St in Brattleboro Vermont selling consignment infant and children’s clothing and accessories. As a child, my sister and I played hide and seek in the racks and with local kids while their moms shopped. We moved 3 more times including expansions and renovations through 1996. We have been in a 1906 renovated department store, originally E.J.Fenton and Son, on historic Main St since 1996 with fully restored tin ceilings, gold leaf columns, mezzanine, and basement. We have 3 floors with 10,000 sq ft of Antiques, Collectibles, Furniture, Jewelry, Vintage Clothing, and home décor. With over 100 vendors and 4,000 consignors, we have the most eclectic shop you will ever find. We are so proud of our family shop comprised of so many valued vendors and consignors! I was raised in this shop and it has become my second home. My family has been raised in this shop. My sister and brother and I played here as children. My nephew, Logan, and my 2 children, Abigail and Jacob, were at work with me and my sister full time from the age of 2 months until 15 months. We hope that you come in and see what you can find as we always say “It takes a village!” and “There’s a little something for everyone!”

Family Matters!

 

Family owned and operated for 30 years, Twice Upon A Time supports our local community by keeping our money local with the services of consignment and rental vendor spaces for good quality used furniture, antiques, collectibles, jewelry, vintage clothing, and home décor. I am Nicole Chase, owner and operator of Twice Upon A Time and I am passionate about my community and my shop. I grew up in this town and in this shop and I like to give back whenever I can. I tell people “It takes a village” and I mean it. We could not be here and I could not raise my kids here without the support of my village of vendors, consignors, and customers. We support each other and every dollar spent here supports all of our families. I am proud to be a member of this village. Brattleboro is a community that has shaped me and my family through the years and I’m so grateful for their love and support.

 

Come on in and join our family and find something truly unique for yours. Anyone can have an Ikea Home but it’s the unique historic pieces in your home that tell your personal story and style. What do you want your home to say?

We would love to help you find the item on your wish list! We will see you soon! 

 

 

 

The Sisters

Our fearless Leader Nicole Chase on the right and her little sister Cindi is on the left. 

They both worked at the store during highschool but never together until Cindi's son Logan was born. At this time Cindi came back and then they worked toghether for a year with both Logan and Nicole's son Jacob a year later. Cindi then moved on to work in the technology sales field and business strategies. Back in 20015 Cindi has came back part time to help Nicole. She is now the manager, designs our windows, in store displays, website manager, and social media director.

 

Founder Randi Crouse

Our Mother and Founder of Twice Upon A Time! Her vision brought the dream of Twice Upon A Time, and giving back to the local people, to life! 10,000 sq feet and two previous locations and big moves and one HUGE renovation in 1996. Randi has a spirit like no other and no project scared her off no matter how big. She was and still is a force to be reckoned with. In 2009 Nicole became a part owner with her mother and she ran the store while Randi ran an auction and then an estate sale business. Around 2015 Randi retired and closed her estate sale company. At that point Nicole took over full ownership and here we are today! Now she gets to spend her time with her 5 grandkids, her loving husband Del, and her puppy Charlie. 

We all love you Randi!

 

What's Happenin' Now?

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Dearest friends and neighbors, 

Since the beginning of this pandemic we have all been trying to find a better way of safely and comfortably conducting business. The need is ever present. Our concern is for that of our friends, family, neighbors, and our steadfast customer base.

 

People have been asking us many questions in recent weeks. One question we hear regularly is how we might handle another shut down. Firstly, your concern is most heartwarming. There is no simple answer here. We will say that we are lucky to be in a community that actually shows up to support the small business run by their friends and neighbors.  

 

People also ask regularly what our policies are as they pertain to COVID safety measures. This issue has become highly politicized with people on both sides of the debate feeling passionately. We will not debate our opinions on the COVID pandemic, period. We will not debate mask wearing, social distancing, or vaccines. We will, however, actively enforce mandates put forth by the town of Brattleboro and state of Vermont. Our primary focus is on the safety and comfort of our customers and valued staff.

 

In an effort to facilitate an environment in which people can come into our treasured downtown location, our staff is fully vaccinated. We follow strict sanitation guidelines for ourselves, equipment, and store. We require quarantines before returning to work for any staff person who has been exposed to COVID-19. Any staff person presenting with symptoms is not permitted to work until it has been deemed safe to do so.

 

We understand the hardships faced by everyone as we again transition into pandemic mode, but we are so glad to be facing this hardship TOGETHER! Thank you so much for your support and understanding.

 

Thank you all for your support. It take a village!

 

Call 802-254-2261 for more information!