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ReStore to move to former Homier location

Posted: Friday, September 2, 2011

The Huntington County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, a retail store open to the public, will move from its current location at 235 Safari Trail in Huntington to the former Homier retail store located at 325 Hauenstein Road. The existing location will close for the move at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 and re-open in its new space on Hauenstein Road at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. September 21. A Grand Opening celebration is planned for Friday, October 21 and Saturday, October 22.

The ReStore is open to the public and sells furniture, building supplies and home remodeling and repair items. The purpose of the Habitat ReStore is to create a sustainable source of income to build Habitat homes in Huntington County. The ReStore sells new and lightly used items that have been donated by individuals and businesses. Items are priced well below retail and it is estimated that approximately 175 tons of product have been diverted from the local landfill since the ReStore’s inception in 2008.

The five year goal for ReStore’s sales, set by Habitat, was to sell enough home improvement and furnishing items to build one house per year. In fewer than three years, the ReStore has not only met that goal, but it has outgrown its current location. Proceeds from sales in the 2010-2011 fiscal year are supporting the construction of the 24th Habitat house located at 1638 Jessup Street.

The new ReStore location will be over twice the square footage of the current Safari Trail location. The larger location will feature a drive-through donation drop off to allow more donations to be accepted. ReStore also offers a pick-up service for large donation items by calling (260) 356-7425.

ReStore hours at the new location will be Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations are accepted when the ReStore is open.

Those interested in helping with the move may contact John Bostel, ReStore Manager, at (260) 356-8002 before September 14. For more information contact Jean Wright, Habitat executive director, at (260) 356-7425 or jwright@hchabitat.org or John Bostel at  the previously listed phone number or jbostel@hchabitat.org.