’40 Under 40′ – Anthony Armour – Neighborhood Thrift

Oct 14, 2013 No Comments by

Anthony Armour (more commonly known as “AP”) began collecting the pieces of his eccentric life in the humble setting of the Mojave Desert. After great tragedy, he and his brother moved to Pacific Northwest, eventually finding himself on the streets of south Seattle. Through the compassion and kindness of a math teacher, he found a home, a love for athletics and the value of a job. After graduating from Snohomish High School in 2002, he held off on the prospect of playing soccer collegiately and moved to Canada and eventually made his way to the promised land of Fresno, California.

Armour would say that he is indeed the luckiest man on earth and finds no shame in saying that he is just an average guy living in extraordinary times. While attending and playing soccer at Fresno Pacific University he met longtime friend and eventual business partner Bryan Feil, and commenced on a new and exciting season of life.  Together they opened their first thrift store in 2008 and continued in their journey of economically stimulating marginalized neighborhoods through simple entrepreneurial principles. Although Armour’s first love still abides in history and literature, he has a newfound fascination for linear algebra and statistical mathematics.

Armour resides in Fresno’s Tower District with his three cats. In his free time, he enjoys coaching for both Central California Soccer Alliance and Edison High School. He loves his city and intends on being a part of its future greatness.

 

 

Favorite Movie:  “The Matrix”

Favorite Music Artist/Band:  Local Natives

Last Book Read:  “Enterprising Nonprofits:  A Toolkit for Social Entrepreneurs” by Peter Economy, J. Gregory Dees and Jed Emerson

Business Street Online’s “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event honors and is attended by some of the top business professionals in the private and public sectors in central California who are under the age of 40.  The “40 Under 40” Ultimate Networking Event will be held on November 7, 2013 at the Holiday Inn Fresno Downtown.  For more information, please visit www.40u40.com

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