Once you find this place, you can’t help but think you might need a secret password to get in. It’s only open three days a month and it’s easy to drive right past without noticing. Move It Elsewhere is in an unassuming warehouse at 350 Lincoln Avenue in San Jose, just past San Carlos Street. When it’s open, a sign dangles out front: “Estate Sale,” it says.
It’s a consignment store, actually, filled with used furnishings, pots, china, and patio furniture that owner Suzanne Comaroto acquires from her moving business. She moves senior citizens into retirement communities _ and she has an answer for what to do with all their belongings.
“Their kids don’t want their stuff so I opened this consignment store,” Comaroto said.
She sells it for them _ and gives them a commission. That means for three days every month, the public _ that’s you and me _ get to take a look at antique dining room sets, Asian armoires, mid-century buffets, and costume jewelry. That’s 15,000 square feet to wander through, mind you. (Don’t miss the second floor filled with odds and ends.)
The next opening is Sept. 19, 20, and 21st. For more information go to moveitelsewhere.com.