The Gathering Place launches ‘Gather Thrift & Cafe’: A Community Center, Café, and Thrift Shop

The Gathering Place now has a place! This new community focal point for the Golden Isles is a place for the community to sip, thrift, and gather.

Online PR News – 23-May-2022 – Brunswick, GA – Gather Thrift and Café opens on Saturday May 28th 2022! With a legacy of reaching the next generation for over 40 years, The Gathering Place now has a place! This new community focal point for the Golden Isles is a place for the community to sip, thrift, and gather—the tagline for the aptly named “Gather Thrift & Café" located at 3883 Altama Avenue in Brunswick, GA. The center is open to the entire community yet is also strategically situated across from The College of Coastal Georgia, and next to Brunswick High School to serve area students. This will provide a safe space for youth to do homework, study, meet with a mentor, enjoy a cup of coffee, grab breakfast, or do a little shopping!

“The Vision of Gather Thrift and Café has always been to create a multi-use community center that will become a top choice for people to gather, drink coffee and shop thrift. We designed the space to be easily adaptable from a thrift store into event space, the Murray Suite and Terry Thomas suites on the second floor, named after donors who have faithfully invested in this vision, are spaces for mentor groups and youth leadership programs, and further, the Roy Hodnett café along with the thrift store are workforce development environments for local youth. With a welcoming environment that inspires hope and faith for everyone, Gather Thrift and Café will not only be a space that embodies our ministry and programs, but will also generate long-term, sustainable revenue to fuel the greater mission of The Gathering Place. We simply can’t wait to see all the ways God will use this facility to serve the community!” says Lucas Ramirez, President and CEO of The Gathering Place.

The coffee shop, G Café, will be open 6:30am-8:00pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-8:00pm Saturdays (closed Sunday). It will feature coffee, lattes, tea, smoothies, pastries, breakfast sandwiches, and grab-n-go lunch items.

The thrift shop, G Thrift, will be open 10:00-8:00pm Monday-Friday and 9:00am-8:00pm Saturdays (closed Sunday). It offers select, high-quality, gently used clothing, accessories, furniture, and home décor items at a discounted price. Donations to the shop are tax deductible and Gather is currently accepting all kinds of donations except mattresses. Donations can now be brought directly to Gather or if you have a large sized donation, call 912-226-0533 to schedule a pickup. They do ask that all clothing and linens be washed in hot water and dried prior to donation.

All proceeds from Gather Thrift and Café fuel the mission of The Gathering Place, a Christian youth mentorship and leadership development organization with the goal to reach, equip, and send students with the Gospel. For more information about The Gathering Place & its mission, visit

Meet the Team:

CEO of The Gathering Place: Lucas Ramirez

Director of Gather Thrift & Café: Andrew Jones

Associate Director of Retail Operations: Elena Edwards

Associate Director of Thrift Operations: Patrick Whittenburg

Associate Director of Café Operations: Gabby Rose