By JILL GARTON
HURON – Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky counties begins construction on a new store in Huron. An informal ground-breaking ceremony was held on Tuesday May 15, at the site located at 310 Lake Erie Parkway, located just off Cleveland Road near the intersection of Rye Beach Road and visible from the Ohio 2 Rye Beach Road exit.
Joining the Goodwill team and board members for the event included representatives from Tusing Builders and Civista Bank.
Expansion, renovation and improved store layout are the primary factors initiating the building of a new store as these could not be accomplished in the existing location. The new store will provide an additional 3,000 square feet of space with a sales floor design that will be spacious and easy for customers to shop. Additional amenities that customers can look forward to will include a covered drive-thru donor drop-off area with sliding doors and a large private parking lot.
As a non-profit organization relying on the generous donations of community members, fiscal responsibility is of utmost importance. Features such as LED lighting and other energy efficient measures will reduce utility costs by up to 40%. The overall operating costs for the Huron location will not increase and, in fact, will decrease significantly upon completion of the financing period.
Goodwill will continue to conduct business as usual during construction at their current site located at 422 Cleveland Road East just behind the Dairy Queen. Construction of the new site is expected to continue into September of this year with relocation and grand opening planned for early October.
- Jill Garton is marketing manager for Goodwill Industries of Erie, Huron, Ottawa and Sandusky Counties. Contact her at 419-625-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org.