Franchisor Winmark – the Resale Company Continues to Grow as an Industry Leader as It Furthers its Mission to Provide Resale for Everyone™


Winmark Corporation, North America’s leading franchisor of sustainable resale brands, has announced the 500th store opening of its industry leading teen and young adult resale concept, Plato’s Closet®. The brand celebrated the record with a grand opening on December 1, 2022, in Windsor, ON, marking a key growth milestone for Plato’s Closet.


Winmark – the Resale Company celebrated this exciting achievement with multi-unit franchise owners Scott and Lisa Doerr. The Doerr family have been involved with Winmark brands since 1999 when Scott’s parents opened their first Once Upon A Child in London, ON. With a multi-generational family history of franchise owners with Winmark, Scott and Lisa look forward to opening their first Plato’s Closet in Windsor, ON. Carrying on the legacy, Scott and Lisa’s son Terry Doerr, and their longtime manager Tara Organ, will also soon open their first Plato’s Closet together in London, ON in 2023.


“500 Plato’s Closet locations is a huge accomplishment and a testament to our collective efforts with our franchise partners, their employees, and the team at Winmark to achieve this milestone. To see the impact that this brand has had on our franchise partners and their communities is inspiring,” said Renae Gaudette, Chief Operating Office. “It is especially rewarding to share this experience with Scott and Lisa who are great franchise partners and passionate about serving their communities, their employees, and who understand the impact that our brands bring to their customers.”