READY TO GO: Amarina Nhaynes prepares some clothing racks for the garage sale.
READY TO GO: Amarina Nhaynes prepares some clothing racks for the garage sale. Liana Walker

REVEALED: Find out what is replacing the Community Op Shop

WHAT was formerly the Stanthorpe Community Op Shop will now become The Meeting Place.

Operated by the Granite Belt Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation (GBATSIC), The Meeting Place will still run as a secondhand store but will also have an open space for the community to use however they wish.

GBATSIC's Maria De Vries said she would turn the front part of the left side of the store into an art gallery for anyone who wanted to sell their work.

The back part would be a meeting place for the community.

"We're going to hopefully transform it into a new community space,” she said.

"The owners have let us put art in the empty shops, and they're going to let us use them until the shops are rented out.”

But, before they can put the space together, the shop has plenty of stock that needs to be cleared out.

They will be having a garage sale of furniture, clothing, books, cookery and more from today onwards with a big sale on Saturday.

Mrs De Vries said she hoped to open The Meeting Place at the end of this month.

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