Warehouse 31 building hosting large consignment sale

Published 2:34 pm Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Warehouse 31 building in Pelham will host a consignment sale in March. (Contributed)

The Warehouse 31 building in Pelham will host a consignment sale in March. (Contributed)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

For the past couple of years, Alabaster City Schools bus drivers Katrina Justice, Terry Johnson and Ladybug Lane owner Betsy Olliff have been searching for the right venue to host their first community consignment sale.

After talking with Jason Sills, the owner of Warehouse 31 in Pelham, Justice said the three friends found the perfect place.

“He opened it as a haunted house last year, but he said he wanted to open up the warehouse for events during the offseason,” Justice said during a Feb. 12 interview. “We will basically be the first event hosted there.”

A few weeks after Warehouse 31 takes down its Valentine’s Day haunted house exhibit on Feb. 16, Justice, Johnson and Olliff will begin preparing for the first Ladybug Lane consignment sale.

The sale is scheduled to open to the public from March 12-25, and will be open Monday-Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. The sale also will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and on Sundays from noon-4 p.m.

The women will accept items to sell during the consignment sale from March 1-8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 5-7 p.m. Sellers will then be able to pick up their checks and any unsold items after the sale from March 28-29.

“This will be a bi-annual sale. We are planning to have another one in September,” Justice said. “We just felt like this would be a good chance to save people some money, and it will give people a chance to sell some things their kids have outgrown.”

For more information about the sale, including instructions to become a seller, visit Ladybuglaneconsignmentsale.net.

“We are so excited about this,” Justice said. “The response has been incredible.”