Neat Thrift Store navigates quarantine conditions to keep business running

Kristen Erikson and Niel De La Cruz, owners of Neat Thrift Store, have created a unique shopping experience within the city of Lake Elsinore which opened Feb. 28, 2015. Neat is Cruz’s first business venture; however, Erikson has owned several businesses within Lake Elsinore, including a small restaurant on Main Street called Flower Fusion where they had live music. The same community ambience has been a staple at Neat where they’ve held several movie nights and live music events, she said; Neat is popular with young people in the community. “We get a lot of the kids who like to just come hang out.” Erikson said about students from Lakeside High School, which neighbors the shop. “There are kids we’ve become close to who come back and visit us. It’s been cool.” Cr
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