I was sad to learn this. But it was never a favorite thrift shop, just another one on the route, a little more expensive than most, but it just made my treasure hunting a lot easier.

Link: https://www.thestranger.com/slog/2017/12/20/25643598/value-village-brings-in-1-billion-a-year-and-gives-very-little-to-charity

Yeah, you wonder but never get around to googling it and when finally you do this is what you find out. Never again.