This blog post has been updated to reflect the recent sale of the building.
Goodwill is opening a store in Roanoke where Petland closed in April.
The 10,000 square-foot store off Franklin Road is expected to open in late September, according to Kelly Coleman, a spokeswoman for Goodwill Industries of the Valleys. The new location will also have a drive-up donation center in the front of the store.
Contractors are renovating the former pet shop space now. A building permit filed with the city estimates the work to cost about $110,000.
The store will employ 15 people, Coleman said.
Goodwill chose the location because it is convenient for donors and shoppers who travel the U.S. 220 corridor, especially those traveling to and from Rocky Mount, Coleman said.
The proximity to other discount stores, such as Big Lots – which opened last week, was also appealing, she said.
“Folks that are bargain shopping are already in the area,” Coleman said.
The building that houses the new Goodwill and the neighboring dry cleaners was recently sold, according to a deed filed in Roanoke City Circuit Court. The Shoppes at Hunting Hills LLC purchased the property from Quatros Amigos Partnership LLC for $1.4 million. John Nielsen of Thalhimer represented the property owner. Michael Waldvogel and Krista Vannoy of Waldvogel Commercial Properties represented the purchaser.