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With a late July or early August opening on target, Plato’s Closet — a national franchise featuring trendy, gently used clothing and accessories — is taking shape in the Largo Plaza shopping center at 2524 Dawson Road.

Here’s how it works: Remember that pair of jeans you bought at the mall that is collecting dust, wadded up in the back of your dresser? Recoup your losses by taking it to Plato’s Closet. If the buyers give the OK, they’ll pay you cash on the spot — you don’t have to wait for the items to sell.

The store — which began buying items last week and already has enough to stack the racks — largely serves fashion-conscious female and male teens and twenty-somethings, said owner Stacey Scott, a Leesburg native. Among the items that are most popular at Plato’s Closets are jeans, pants, tees, tanks, hoodies, shoes, jewelry and purses.

The Albany Plato’s Closet, which Scott said will employ up to 18 people, is the company’s 18th store in Georgia. Largo Plaza is across from Kmart and next to House of China 2.

Employment applications are still being accepted. For information about employment or selling your gently used clothing, call 435-8155 or visit www.platosclosetalbanyga.com.

The new Plato’s Closet clothing store, which will open in late July or early August, is owned by Leesburg native Stacey Scott. She is pictured (second from left) with store employees Cody Pressley, Hailey Scott (Stacey’s daughter) and Leonard Mosley. PHOTO BY KEVIN HOGENCAMP.

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