COLUMBUS — A children’s clothing store recently opened a Columbus location.

Bump and Beyond Kids Resale held a soft opening June 1 for the Village Centre Mall store and plans to have a grand opening as the school year draws near.

While Bump and Beyond is a resale store, consignment is only available for items such as cribs, rockers and other equipment. Clothing made in the last four years in purchased based on condition. Tuesdays and Thursdays are buying days for the store, located at 110 E. 24th St.

Manager Sarah Williams said clothing that isn't purchased by the store can be donated to Foster CARE Closet, a Lincoln-based nonprofit that provides clothing for foster children.

“We make care packages for Foster Closet,” Williams said. “We put together eight outfits, depending on gender, a toy, book and a snack for each of the packages.”

The merchandise offered at Bump and Beyond ranges from baby items to clothes for teenagers. However, the main focus is merchandise for youths 12 and younger.

From bottles, shoes, blankets and bows to bathrobes, books and toys, the only item Bump and Beyond does not carry is breast pumps.

The business also plans to add dance outfits and footwear in the near future.

Another service offered by Bump and Beyond is a rental program. Williams said this service is already helping with family visits.

“There are grandparents that come here and ask if they can rent a Pack 'n Play for their grandchildren who come in from out of town,” Williams said. “We have different equipment in the back for people just to rent for one day or three days, depending on the circumstance. All the items we rent are new and people definitely take advantage of the offer. It’s a great thing for family who live out of town and come in for a visit.”

The store is planning to improve its display area in the future, adding more shelves and stands to showcase clothes and other merchandise. Another planned change is a new paint scheme to create a more kid-friendly atmosphere.

Bump and Beyond is open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 6 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. The store can be reached by calling 402-563-3449.

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