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Woman's vision turns Dunbar warehouse into artisan hub


​​Trish Whittington doesn’t believe in trash — not even when it’s right there on the ground in front of her.

“I’ve always upcycled. I’ve always seen a treasure in the trash by somebody’s trashcan,” she said.

“I see something there, and I’m like, ‘Wow, why are they throwing that away? That could be redone.’”

Earlier this year that lifelong theory was put to the test like never before, when she toured an empty old warehouse in Dunbar with a friend of the owner who was convinced Trish could do something magical.

“If you would have seen this place,” she said, closing her eyes briefly and shaking her head at the memory.

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