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Drew Johnson and his friend Jordan harbored a secret dream to own a thrift shop from the earliest years of their friendship, as far back as middle school. They schemed for years, and when a space opened in the heart of the community where they both grew up, they didn’t hesitate. The duo opened Urban Thrift, stocking it with recycled and reusable clothing, jewelry, appliances, and furniture.

Though they keep it spotlessly clean, Drew and Jordan still celebrate the raw, urban feel of their space. “Our dressing room utilizes cinder blocks and gas piping, our ceiling is exposed, our floor is unfinished concrete, and that’s how we like it,” said Drew. They don’t forget the community that fostered them and their dream, either, giving donations to local churches and school clubs.

9850 Walnut Hill Ln.
Dallas,
TX
US

The True Value logo on the exterior of Gecko Hardware doesn't tell the whole story. That's because although the shop sells regular nuts, bolts, and tools, the shop owners' true purpose is to help guide their customers into greener, more sustainable, and self-reliant lifestyles through the sale of eco-friendly products. They specialize in DIY projects to make a house into a homestead, whether it is by building a chicken coop or utilizing rain barrels to feed a healthy organic garden.

This means their inventory is stocked with a range of unique items and native plants, alongside classic tools, gardening supplies, and George, the in-store live rooster mascot who is happy to meet guests. The staff shares knowledge on how to put these tools to use, and even hosts classes on topics such as how to garden in the city with raised beds or how to weave your own chair seats. They hope by offering these services they can help reduce our footprint on the world, and thus preserve it for the next generation or whatever alien race wants it the most.

10233 East Northwest Highway
Dallas,
TX
US

The True Value logo on the exterior of Gecko Hardware doesn't tell the whole story. That's because although the shop sells regular nuts, bolts, and tools, the shop owners' true purpose is to help guide their customers into greener, more sustainable, and self-reliant lifestyles through the sale of eco-friendly products. They specialize in DIY projects to make a house into a homestead, whether it is by building a chicken coop or utilizing rain barrels to feed a healthy organic garden.

This means their inventory is stocked with a range of unique items and native plants, alongside classic tools, gardening supplies, and George, the in-store live rooster mascot who is happy to meet guests. The staff shares knowledge on how to put these tools to use, and even hosts classes on topics such as how to garden in the city with raised beds or how to weave your own chair seats. They hope by offering these services they can help reduce our footprint on the world, and thus preserve it for the next generation or whatever alien race wants it the most.

10233 NW Hwy Suite 409
Dallas,
TX
US