BIZ BUZZ: Children’s consignment opening downtown
by Denise Ellen Rizzo/Tracy Press
Jul 03, 2012 | 4328 views | 6 6 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A new consignment shop is opening downtown that specializes in everything kid-related.

Owned and operated by Tania Garcia and her mother Rosa Villavicencio, the two women will be opening the Carousel Children’s Consignment Shop at 49 West 10th St. later this month.

Garcia is still preparing the shop but expects to open by Friday, July 13. In the meantime, she is accepting consignment contracts while they set up.

“Family and friends have already brought in a lot of things,” Garcia said, “and we’re taking consignments from the residents. We’ll take everything as long as it’s gently used. I don’t want people to think we’re a thrift store. It’s completely different. Everything I have I like to look fairly new so people know they are getting a nice item.”

In addition to selling clothing from sizes zero to 12, they also are looking for toys and child gear such as furniture, cribs, carriages, walkers and bouncers and maternity clothing for a mother-to-be.

“We love kids,” said Garcia, mother of Yasmine, 19, Adam, 16, and Tatiana, 7. “It’s a family business.”

Garcia said she thought it would be a nice addition to downtown to have a consignment shop that provided people with children the chance to make a little money on consignment or purchase items at reasonable prices.

Garcia and her husband, John, graduated from Tracy High School. Her parents, Rosa and Leon Pena, owned and operated Lola’s Mexican Food on Sixth Street in the early 1990’s and her mother-in-law was a long-time owner of Diana’s Tax & Bookkeeping.

“I always wanted to own my own shop,” Garcia said. “It’s a dream come true.”

The Carousel Children’s Consignment Shop hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are currently taking consignment orders by calling 209-831-9140 for an appointment.

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MrsSmith76
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July 05, 2012
Good luck Rosa and Tania! I enjoyed consigning with you at your previous store and I am glad to see you have a new shop! Carousel will be great for downtown.
hereme
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July 03, 2012
Tania Garcia was the last owner of Kids Closet Consignment store, located on Central Avenue in Tracy. She shut the doors owing us money for the items that she sold and kept all of the other unsold items, that we had on consigned with her! I am really surprised by the Tracy Press’s article quoting her saying…“I always wanted to own my own shop,” “It’s a dream come true.” She already had a store...and took our money and items!

chachkimooch
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July 05, 2012
As far as I know ('cause I know Tanya personally) the only reason your stuff would've been kept, is because you didn't take the time to come and pick it up. EVERYONE was given plenty of notice once Tanya decided she could no longer afford to keep the shop open. Everyone who consigned stuff with her had a contract, and if you didn't come get your items in a timely manner (according to the contract) they were donated to a worthy cause. Tanya did NOT keep anyone's money! It seems to me, that rather than bad mouth her in public, if you have an unresolved issue with Tanya, then you should contact her, instead of resorting to public slander!!! The phone number is 209-831-9140!!! Tanya is an honest, hardworking ethical business woman, and she ran a fine shop until the ongoing construction caused the sales to dwindle to the point of making that location no longer viable. The new store will be even better than the last one, and I will definitely shop there again once it's open for business!
ciscokid52
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July 03, 2012
Hair and nail salons, fenced establishments, shut down upstairs "clubs", and consignment stores. Smart city officials we have to put money the city doesn't have into making everything around these places "look better" and splash in a Fountain Drive while we're at it. No wonder I never go downtown. Maybe they should've opened this store close to the neighborhood homeless shelter for added convenience.
chachkimooch
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July 05, 2012
This shop is not run by the city, NOR was it funded by such. If the look of Tanya's last store was any indication, her new shop will IMPROVE rather than detract from the surrounding area. I'm not saying a fountain wouldn't be nice, but just because a shop sells used items doesn't mean it can't be attractive as well. The fact is, many people need items that are priced more affordably, and they shouldn't have to shop in a run down area just because they can't afford Beverly Hills prices.


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