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Englewood’s ‘The Hangout’ Owner Receives Key to the City

(Courtesy of The Hangout) On February 14, Lauren Turk, owner of The Hangout, Englewood’s premier consignment shop, was given a key to the City of Englewood. The presentation was made by the mayor, Honorable Michael Wildes, who spoke of Lauren’s continuous commitment to encouraging good cheer and a spirit of collaboration among the local businesses.

When she is not selling and evaluating beautiful clothing and accessories, Lauren can be seen dancing in Starbucks and visiting other local establishments. As her internet following blossomed, so did her role as a representative and advocate for Englewood as a national locus of fashion and commerce.

The mayor explained, “Not only has Lauren shown how a brick and mortar store can be transformed into a social experience, she has enfranchised, encouraged and picked up the spirit of so many other businesses in town. If you look at her videos, her photos, you immediately see the love and friendship that she has engendered amongst her neighboring stores and friends. It is something of great character and depth.”

In attendance were many customers and friends of The Hangout, as Lauren affectionately calls them, her “hangers.” A key-shaped Butterflake cake was enjoyed, candy and Hangout branded Chapstick was distributed, all while three dresses were purchased.

Flanked by her beloved mannequins, Lauren thanked the mayor, her family, friends and many customers and consigners. “I’ve been open for three years, but from day one I recognized how special Englewood is. I see what Mayor Wildes has built and protected and how hard and devotedly he works at lending support to the local businesses and residents. I’m sure this key doesn’t open anything in town, but I am so grateful for the trust you all have in me.”

The Hangout is located at 8 North Dean Street in Englewood. Tune into Instagram @thehangoutnj to see Lauren’s antics and ever changing inventory.

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