Just in time for the holidays, the Salvation Army thrift store is moving to a new location.
After many years downtown on West Fourth Street, the Salvation Army decided that they needed more space to better serve their customers-and their community.
"We felt we needed a bigger store because we get so many donations," said Tony Perrotta of the Salvation Army. "We're well-supported in the community and thought it would be a good opportunity to expand."
The new location at 1445 Dewey Ave. is roughly double the size of the old one, according to Perrotta, allowing them to sell things like furniture that they didn't have room for previously.
The store sells men's, women's and children's clothes and shoes, home goods, jewelry, knick-knacks, and more. All items for sale have been donated and the proceeds are used to help fund the Salvation Army's ongoing charity work.
Christmas and seasonal items already are at the new location, which will have a soft opening today at 9 a.m. Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
A grand opening celebration is planned for late January or early February, said Perrotta. The event will include an open house, refreshments, and an official ribbon-cutting.
"We look forward to serving the community even more in this new location," he said.