This weekend UWGB Student Life will be sponsoring the program, “Let’s Go Thriftin’.” The day will feature shopping adventures to all of the Green Bay thrift stores.
This reminded us of our very own thrift store, Second Gear. Second Gear opened in 1976 and was located in the concourse level of the UWGB Cofrin Library. It was considered very much a part of our EcoU philosophy.
Coordinated by the University League, students and staff could consign or donate items to be sold to others on campus. Shoppers at Second Gear would find clothing (dresses were only 25 cents!); books; toys and games; household goods; jewelry and more.
Most of the proceeds from sales were directed towards student scholarships sponsored by the University League. When the University League officially disbanded in 1999, Second Gear also closed its doors.