07/10/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Meet Mr. Thrift: Former Reporter Opens Uptown Thrift Shop

Nate Miller can't pinpoint the moment he knew his newspaper career was over -- it might have been the overnight shift he worked in his underwear; he's not exactly sure.

But the young, eager Chicago Sun-Times wire service reporter who spent seven years covering high school sports, breaking news and wacky lawsuits could not deny his true calling: selling other people's junk.

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