Habitat’s ReStore moving back to Christiansburg
CHRISTIANSBURG — Leftover building supplies, home improvement goods and new and gently used home accessories will soon have a new home as Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley plans to open the doors of its new ReStore in Christiansburg later this month.
The nonprofit’s executive director, David Pynn, said the group will be relocating the ReStore on 1065 E. Main St. in Pulaski to the Northgate Village Shopping Center on North Franklin Street in Christiansburg. A soft opening is scheduled for Dec. 15. The Restore used to be located on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg until it relocated to Pulaski about four years ago.
Pynn said the group’s lease on the Pulaski location was set to run out in 2013 and they were able to secure a “great location” with a 16,000-square-foot sales floor in the space that was previously Super Dollar Discount Foods. The Pulaski location maintained a 12,000-square-foot sales floor.
Pynn described the ReStore as a construction-themed thrift store with all the proceeds going directly toward Habitat’s efforts to build homes in the New River Valley.
“If the [Christiansburg] store is as successful as we hope, it will build two to four houses a year,” Pynn said.
Pynn said volunteers from the Virginia Tech chapter of Habitat for Humanity, Ignite Academy, Radford University athletics and Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County and Radford had been hard at work readying the store.
He said donations from Acme Panel/Taylor Hollow Construction, Bell Electric, Burch Properties, Davis Trucking, Kroger, ProClean Floors and Valley Paint had played a critical role in getting the store up and running.
Despite the group effort, Pynn said the store was still in great need of donations from the public, which he hopes the new location will help to increase. The store is currently accepting donations and has a 22-foot truck available for local pickups.
The ReStore plans to be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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