Sunday, September 21, 2014

Alice Cooper opens Alice’s Attic thrift store

Alice Cooper has opened his own thrift store in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona.

AZ Central reports Cooper has just cut the ribbon on Alice's Attic And Thrift Store, a store he recently opened in the same Phoenix building that houses his Rock Teen Center.

"I have always been a thrift-store guy," says the rocker. “I'm a flea market guy. I love going to flea markets and thrift stores."

A lot of the items in Alice's Attic are from Cooper's personal collection.

"I'm a shopaholic," he explains. "When I'm on tour, I come home with 10 suitcases full of clothes. So I just go through and say, 'OK, store, store, store, store.' A lot of good labels. Everything that's mine was worn."

A portion of the proceeds from the store will directly benefit The Rock Teen Center, with a long-term goal of providing vocational training through employment at the store.

"Eventually what I'd like to do is since we teach music and art and everything, we should also teach retail," Cooper says. "We should teach them to run a cash register because a lot of kids that aren't musically inclined, it's another way of training them. It's sort of like anything you can do to get them away from the street life. Because the street life, there's only two endings for that. In jail or dead. Anytime you can give a vocation to a kid, that's what you do."

Alice spent the summer on the road across North America as the special guest on Motley Crue’s farewell tour. The pair will launch the second leg of the trek 10 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 10.

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