Twenty Two Los Alamos Businesses Opening Under One Large Roof Today!

Co-owners Keith and Barbara Lindsay of Nu 2 U Consignments. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Twenty two Los Alamos businesses are opening their doors at 10 a.m. today under one large roof at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 1. Nu 2 U Consignments is a division of Atomic City Designs, LLC, which is focused on offering affordable, quality items to the Northern New Mexico community through a team of forward-thinking entrepreneurs.

“We are a local business in Los Alamos providing opportunities for local entrepreneurs to sell quality items at reasonable prices,” said co-owner Keith Lindsay during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday afternoon.

Lindsay works at Los Alamos National Laboratory and will join his co-owner/wife Barbara Lindsay at the store after work. Barbara recently retired from the Lab after 30 years.

“I didn’t really have too many hobbies but I didn’t want to be a couch potato,” Barbara said. “So we really want this to be a fun place for us, our vendors and the customers.”

Items for sale at the well-stocked store include vintage cloths, scarves, jewelry, purses, antique furniture, artwork, folklore, glassware, home décor, an antique clock from the 1800s, musical instruments, records, camping gear, sports equipment, baby clothes, gift items, aviation items, puzzles and more.

“One of the things we like about the whole store is it’s a practical effort to recycle things, which is good for the community and the economy,” Lindsay said. “Very large items that don’t fit well in the store will be featured here in a slide show on a big screen TV.”

The Lindsays are Christians and will have a section of Christian books and gift items.

“We’re not going to have an ‘in your face’ atmosphere here but we will have a section of spiritual items available for those who want it. We’re also giving bibles away free of charge to anyone who asks.”

Barbara designs silk flower arrangements and corsages, which will be available for purchase at the store including flowers for weddings, Mother’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions.

The Lindsays are big on recycling and purchased the glass shelves when the Hallmark Store closed in Mari Mac Plaza. They are selling custom cards and providing free gift wrapping services.  

“We’re also looking to attract up and coming photographers and hobbyists,” Lindsay said. “We have a studio in one of the rooms that is filled with high-end equipment for conducting photo shoots. Photographers may rent the room to take photos of family and friends, process the photos on our computer and email them over to UPEX for prints.”

Vendors may rent space as small as one shelf and as large as an entire room in the store. Everything is bar coded and on a point of sale system, he said.

“We are always interested in new vendors and the commitment is month to month,” Lindsay said. “We’ll have turnover because some vendors will stay long term while others will leave once they sell out their products. We really want to keep the products fresh and new so people don’t see the same things each time they come in to shop.”

The Lindsays said they do not want to compete with local thrift stores or higher end stores like CB FOX or photographers like Don Taylor.

“In fact, we’d like to work with them and have already spoken with some merchants about offering package deals such as a day of pampering ending in a photo shoot,” Lindsay said.

The entire building housing Nu 2 U consignments is wired with high-level security including multiple security cameras, monitors and alarms.

Lindsay came to LANL 25 years ago as an Air Force officer and spent most of that time working on the entrepreneurial side.

“I went to California for a couple of years but realized I love Los Alamos so I came back 20 years ago,” he said.

“I worked in waste management at the Lab and recycling was a big thing,” Barbara said. “Here at Nu 2 U we want to offer quality products and services at affordable prices.”

Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, call 505.662.0064.

The Lindsays plan to invite the community to a formal ribbon cutting ceremony this summer.

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

Photo by Keith Lindsay/Atomic City Designs LLC

 

 

 

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