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217 N. El Camino Real
Facebook: The Pac-Rat
By San Clemente Times
Recently moved to her latest location, Lisa Lavoie, owner of The Pac-Rat, is excited to continue her colorful business. Lavoie has been collecting items and selling assortments for more than two decades.
A history of San Clemente as well as other vintage items can be found throughout the business—from Hawaiian shirts to fat-tire bicycles to decorative mirrors.
“I have lived in San Clemente 20 years; I’ve had my store 18 years,” Lavoie said. “We specialize in vintage clothing and jewelry, furniture, accessories and more.”
People can also bring in their items to sell, trade or exchange. Lavoie said her vintage surfboards and clothing are probably the best sellers.
“We’re looking forward to bringing in new customers, and we have had regulars for many years,” Lavoie said. “My husband and I love to have garage sales and visit thrift stores. When we walked into our first location, the lady was selling the store, and a few days later we purchased her location and inventory.”
She said she is “super stoked” to be in this location. Her husband is a waiter at Vine Restaurant & Bar next door to The Pac-Rat’s new location.