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Mike Mazour owns and manages Prineville Thriftstore and More, and also owns and manages the Honey Hole

RAMONA MCCALLISTER - Mike Mazour, business owner for Prineville Thriftstore and More, pictured right, stands by one of his antique tractors in front of his store on Madras Highway.Walking through the doors of the Prineville Thriftstore and More, your eyes are immediately drawn to the many large furniture items, including a beautiful piano by the front of the store.

Western décor graces the walls, and unique antiques are sprinkled throughout the store. Owner Mike Mazour takes pride in keeping good-quality inventory, and the pride he takes in his store is evident in the organized layout of the building. The store opened in April, and the store hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mazour comes from an agricultural background, raising cattle for approximately 35 years. He has also had a small trucking company hauling grain. He enjoys collecting antique tractors, of which many can be found for sale on the grounds of his new business. He also enjoys buying and selling equipment and fixing up the equipment — a skill that is helpful in the thrift store industry.

He managed an auction company for a number of years, which included equipment and household items.

"It was a consignment auction. That kind of got me where I wanted to start a little store. I basically semi-retired from the cattle about two years ago, and I still have some, but I cut way back," he explained of his desire to start his own thrift store.

His daughter has a thrift store in Prineville, Prineville Re-Use — located off of Murphy Court. Mazour helped her to get the store established and became interested in the thrift store business. The current owner of his store on Madras Highway had the building available.

"I knew I wanted to stay busy, and that is how this place came about. We have a lot of our own stuff that we have accumulated through the years. That is how we started — with our own stuff," he added.

They opened the store on April 15. He indicated that they have begun to add donations to their inventory. On Sept. 1, the owners of the Honey Hole, which is next door, sold their business to Mazour. The same owner leases both buildings to him.

In addition to the two thrift stores, Mazour also has a U-Haul business on his property.

The Prineville Thriftstore and More includes a variety of items, including tools, plumbing supplies, furniture, and household furnishings. The large space allows for the wide assortment of items, including fishing poles and fishing equipment. Outside, Mazour also has some antique tractors. He doesn't sell clothing in the current thrift store but does sell clothing in the Honey Hole.

"My goal is offer fair prices, keep the quality up, be organized and keeps things clean," he said of his business goals. "We have a receiving area where stuff comes in, and if it needs cleaning up and everything, we clean it up before we bring it out."

Mazour also offers free pickup and delivery, as long as it is local. Between his two stores, he can take most things, but they have to be in good condition. He likes serving the community through his store, especially those who are on a fixed income.

"It is kind of nice to help the community. A lot of elderly people come in and need something and they are on a fixed income. I have met a lot of nice people doing it. I kind of like that part of it," he concluded.

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Prineville Thriftstore and More

Owner: Mike Mazour

Address: 925 Madras Highway

Phone: 541-447-1404

Business Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday through Saturday

Accepting donations

Pickup and delivery service available


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