1 month, 3 weeks ago by Denise Donley
Construction to begin next spring
Plans for a new Salvation Army Thrift store was announced Wednesday.
The Salvation Army purchased property between 4th and 5th Streets on Broadway to construct the new thrift store.
The organization plans to move operations of the existing store on Maine Street to the new location.
“Our intention is to move the operations of our existing store from Maine Street to the new location, and it is important for the public to understand why we are building this new store,” stated Senior Kroc Officer, Major Andrew Miller. “Our Thrift Store directly supports the homeless population, who rely on our Emergency Shelter. In fact, our store may be the only thrift store in the area that uses its proceeds solely for the purpose of funding a shelter. Our existing Thrift Store operations simply must be updated so that we can fulfill this need. “
Kent Embree, Salvation Army Marketing Manager said having one central location will improve the organization's ability
“That’s going to help us consolidate all of our efforts. Having a central campus for the Salvation Army and our presence for Quincy will improve our efficiency and reduce our costs as well.”
The current facility creates a traffic problem on Maine Street and there have been issued regarding donations being left in the street for extended periods of time, although that problem has been resolved as of late.
The new facility will allow donations to be accepted through a covered drive-thru donation center, increase floor space and make parking available onsite.
Construction of the new Thrift Store will begin in Spring of 2014, with a projected opening date later in 2014.
The current thrift store location on Maine will go up for sale some point throughout the construction process.