On Dec. 20, 2012, Tidewell opened the Treasures Thrift Shop in Venice’s Bird Bay Plaza on U.S. 41 Bypass North. Thanks to overwhelming response from our customers, Treasures expanded to take over a vacant store next door. Now, our store offers 8,500 square feet of quality, name-brand items in bright, well-organized displays.

Treasures specializes in furniture — often from name brands — as well as small appliances and housewares. But shoppers also will find a great selection of clothing and accessories from leading department stores and designers along with books from known authors, jewelry, framed art, gifts and collectibles.

All proceeds from Treasures support Tidewell Hospice. Tidewell, a local not-for-profit hospice, has provided compassionate care for patients and families facing end-of-life challenges since 1980. Tidewell serves Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte and DeSoto counties. Care is accomplished through home-based, support care programs. Though the majority of Tidewell’s funding comes through Medicare reimbursements, charitable contributions like proceeds from Treasures Thrift Shop allow Tidewell to provide end-of-life care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay. In Fiscal Year 2015, Tidewell provided $3.2 million in services for which it received no direct compensation.

Treasures Fast Facts

  • Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. | Saturday, 10 a.m.- 5p.m. | Sunday, noon-4 p.m. (during season)
  • Store opened Dec. 20, 2012
  • Payments accepted: Cash, personal check, all major credit cards, debit cards
  • Parking: Free lot
  • Donations: Accepted during regular business hours. Treasures accepts contributions on site. If you wish to donate furniture or large items weighing more than 25 pounds, please call 941-882-4467 to arrange for a preview and free pick-up.