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The Surprise Shop at Trinity Episcopal in Towson celebrates 50 years

The Surprise Shop at Trinity Episcopal in Towson celebrates 50 years

Shoppers who think the biggest surprise about Towson's Surprise Shop is that it's been in business for 50 years — which admittedly is a long time for a consignment shop — haven't met the group of volunteers that run this eclectic and community-oriented business. First, step inside: Two floors of treasure fill the store, which used to be the rectory for Trinity Episcopal Church, at 120 Allegheny Ave. Here, shoppers can buy anything from greeting cards for 25 cents to scrubs for work to china candlesticks to brand new wedding dresses left over from a salon that closed. In the front window on a landing next to the staircase, stuffed chicks and lambs nestle with...

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