Mount Isa Vinnies is open again for business and locals are flocking back for an op shop bargain.
The store was forced to shut down as a non-essential service in March during the pandemic but manager Lisa Dowler said locals are happy to see it back after two months.
"It's been amazing, we opened up last week for customers, nine to three Monday to Friday, and we have just been shown the love by Mount Isa,' Ms Dowler said.
"Whether it's through donations or people just coming in and buying stuff, or even people heading down to Woolworths and sticking their head in and saying 'g'day you're back!'
"Vinnies has such a good name in Mount Isa, we support a lot of causes and we do have lovely shop."
She said the store has had to put in some new measures since the pandemic.
"We have our social distancing and our change rooms are closed, but people can come back and get a refund providing they've got the docket," she said.
"We then isolate them for another 72 hours, same thing with donations, we put them aside for 72 hours to protect our volunteers."
Mount Isa was one of 53 of 153 Vinnies shops that reopened on May 18.
Vinnies CEO Kevin Mercer said the whole organisation was excited that many of the well-loved shops were open once again.
"Our shops are such a huge part of our community, and our customers, volunteers, members, and staff have all missed them," he said.
"The return of our shops will be a huge benefit to communities throughout Queensland as they sell affordable high-quality preloved items supporting people in our communities at a time when it is most needed.
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