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ReStore opens in new location

| April 3, 2014

COSHOCTON – Volunteers have been busy preparing Habit for Humanity’s new ReStore location for its opening and Manager Jason Pope is excited to share their hard work with the public.

“It’s more organized and shopper friendly here,” he said.

The store was located on Walnut Street, but opened in its new spot at 84 Pine St. on Thursday, April 3.

The local Habitat affiliate was renting the ReStore’s previous location, but the building it is in now is owned by them and decked out in Habitat’s colors of blue and green.

“We did all the painting and that was a job,” Pope said. “Pretty much everything in here was done by volunteers.”

He greatly appreciates the volunteers who help operate the store and is pleased to be able to offer them both an outside and inside area to take breaks.

“Happy volunteers are productive volunteers,” Pope said.

The new location also features an outside area to display merchandise.

“We used to not have room for outdoor furniture, bikes and picnic tables, but now we can take more of these things because we have a space for them,” Pope said.

He also has a better space to display furniture and appliances.

“They are big sellers for us,” Pope said.

The Pine Street location also gives the ReStore the ability to offer a drive thru donation area.

“If it’s raining and you don’t want to get out of your car, we will even come unload your trunk for you,” Pope said.

Pick up of donations also is available within the county and outside if it’s a large load.

ReStore is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. A sign also will be on Second Street pointing people to the new location.

“My goal in time is to be open five or six days a week, but we have to have the revenue to do it,” Pope said.

A great time to come see what the store has to offer is during the grand opening celebration, which will be held on Saturday, April 12 and customers will be treated to hot dogs, chips, beverages and cake.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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