A new business venture for a Carthage couple becomes an instant success bringing jobs to Joplin.
Plato's Closet is a clothing store where customers can both buy and sell.
At consignment shops you hope someone buys your old clothes to bring you a share of profits.
But at Plato's Closet, sellers can get cash on the spot.
Customers buy name brand boots, shoes, and all kinds of clothes at Plato's, while others raid their closets for things they don't wear anymore to help stock the store's shelves.
Owners say they only buy quality products that are current popular styles, well laundered and in good condition.
Denim is the hottest item in the store which sells designer labels at about 70% off retail prices.
Doug and Ann Dahl wanted to open a business that helped the community after the tornado.
Plato's Closet is founded on the principle of recycling so items purchased once make it back into the market again.