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Consignment shop reopens

Ready to Wear Again has reopened at 2107 Kings Way in Augusta, according to owner Mischelle Guthrie.

The upscale consignment shop, which sells items for women, children and teens, was destroyed in an electrical fire in September. It reopened Jan. 2.

The original store was located at 2113 Kings Way, but Ready to Wear Again has reopened next door in a smaller storefront measuring 5,000 square feet, less than half the size of the original store.

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