Habitat for Humanity’s secondhand furniture store ReStore will host a grand reopening in Fort Collins on Earth Day, April 22, to celebrate the major renovation of its 4001 S. Taft Hill Road location.
ReStore opened in 2001 and stocks used furniture, household items and building supplies. Proceeds help Habitat build homes for lower-income residents in Fort Collins.
A grant from Thrivent helped ReStore complete a renovation that includes new landscaping, department layouts and signage.
“The ReStore is critical to Habitat’s mission of creating affordable homeownership opportunities for local families,” said Matthew Morris, ReStore general manager, in a news release announcing the reopening.
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“I think that both new customers and returning customers will be excited to see the new look and feel of the ReStore knowing that their purchases will continue to do good for our community and our planet,” he said.
In addition to a ribbon cutting, the reopening includes a 30% off sale, a new mini-boutique called The Shed, hand-curated furniture and food trucks. Representatives from Earth, Love, Gardens will be on hand to talk about its new pollinator-friendly landscaping.
“The grand reopening celebrates so much more than just a renovation of the space,” said Kristin Candella, executive director and CEO of Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity. “Increasing the funding capacity of the ReStore means that we can serve more families and build more homes per year. This need is critical, especially in the current housing market.”
Habitat began construction last month on the first home sponsored by ReStore. The home will house a family of five. To date, Fort Collins Habitat has built 88 homes locally including Harmony Cottages at the corner of Harmony and Taft Hill roads.
ReStore is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information, visit fortcollinshabitat.org/restore.
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