Habitat ReStore to extend hours

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Store to host Customer Appreciation Day event

Habitat ReStore customers will have more hours to shop soon, as the store is extending its hours.

Normally only open Wednesdays through Saturdays, the store announced at its May business meeting that it will open its doors to the public on Tuesdays, and extend its hours on Saturday to 5 p.m., making the new hours Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The store, which moved to its current location at 900 W. 10th St., between B&P Grocery and All-Points Recycling, in June of last year, offers 6,000 square feet of merchandise including building supplies, household items, furniture and dishes, tools, kids items, and plenty of miscellaneous for those just shopping for great finds.

According to David Hermann, president of Habitat for Humanity of Barry County, the change was made, essentially, by popular request.

"A number of individuals have expressed interest in having the store open more hours and local businesses on 10th Street have said there are vehicles that come to the store on Tuesday only to find that we are closed," he said. "The Habitat Board has talked about opening the store for more days and hours and found that as the summer time is approaching, this would be a great time to launch the new store hours."

The store also hired a previous volunteer, which will help provide staffing to cover the additional hours.

"She has been such a great asset, that we decided to hire her part time as an employee," Hermann said.

To celebrate, the store plans to host a special event to show appreciation for its customers.

"In recognition of these new hours, we are going to have a Customer Appreciation Day to mark the opening of our new hours on June 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m," Hermann said.

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