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Kaydenz Resale Closet opens with Ribbon Cutting

From LA Metro Cham­ber

LEWISTON – Lew­iston Mayor Mark Cayer was joined by Karen Sta­ples from Senator Susan Collins Office, and Stepha­nie Gelinas, Ward 7 Lewis­ton City Councilor, at a rib­bon-cutting ceremony last week for the new Kaydenz Retail Closet.

Located at 155 Lis­bon Street in Lewiston, Kaydenz Resale Closet helps support the Kaydenz Kitchen Food Pantry at 550 Lisbon Street.

The elected officials were also joined by the Lewiston Auburn Metro­politan Chamber of Com­merce team, and Kayden’s friends and family, at the ceremony.

“Today I want to rec­ognize Kayden’s entrepre­neurial spirit. It’s not just a dream that started the food pantry down the street in the mill, it’s the way she saw that dream forward. It’s her vision, her heart, her energy, and her excite­ment that bring life, color, artwork, and retail to Lis­bon Street. Thank you for being a leader for every one of your peers in 7th grade, and beyond. You’re amazing.” said Shanna Cox, President and CEO of the LA Metro Chamber.

Kaydenz Resale Closet opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week. The new business at 155 Lisbon Street in Lewiston will support it’s sister facility, Kaydenz Kitchen Food Pan­try at 550 Lisbon Street. (photo courtesy of LA Metro Chamber)

Mayor Cayer said that “When you have a good thing in place, creativity often continues in won­derful ways as evidenced here today. It’s also im­portant to note that it was the 2017 vision of a young girl, Kayden Boilard, that jump-started her family’s contributions to our com­munity. Families facing food insecurity and cloth­ing needs have certainly benefited ever since.”

Opening up Kaydenz Resale Closet in the Hart­ley Block has brought food, clothing, and other essential resources closer to those in need.

“Kaydenz Kitchen Food Pantry is extremely excited about expanding into a second location in the downtown commu­nity. All proceeds from Kaydenz Resale Closet benefit our 501(C)3 non­profit mission and our con­tinued expansion of ser­vices and programs for the Lewiston-Auburn commu­nity,” said Kevin Boilard, President.

An organization of community-minded busi­nesses that serves Lewiston, Auburn, and surrounding communities, the Lewis­ton Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce is an engine for economic vi­tality and enhanced quality of life. Through issues ad­vocacy, workforce devel­opment, and professional networking, the LA Metro Chamber helps business and community build, lead, and thrive. Learn more at lametrochamber.com.

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