Habitat for Humanity ReStore moves to new location

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 12, 2019

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The Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Lewisville is moving from 6491 to 6499 Shallowford Road in the Lewisville Shopping Center. The new location will increase the store’s square footage by 25 percent, allowing it to sell a greater variety and larger quantity of merchandise. The current store closed Aug. 28 for the move and reopened in its new location on Sept. 3.

The reopening on Sept. 3 featured refreshments and, in addition to the gently used home furnishings and appliances the store already sells, a host of brand new furniture and home décor items that were recently donated. Beginning Sept. 9, the store will also be open on Mondays.

The Lewisville store is one of three operated by Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. The others are  at 608 Coliseum Drive in Winston-Salem, and 619 North Main Street in Kernersville. The ReStores accept donations of gently used items and sell them at discounted prices. Profits from sales support Habitat Forsyth’s mission of providing more quality, affordable housing for local families.

Since opening in 2017, the Lewisville ReStore quickly outgrew its 7,500 square feet. A crowded, narrow corridor along the side of the store served as the combination office space and storage for donated items. The store stopped selling refurbished mattresses, which were a popular item, because of lack of space.

The new 10,000-square-foot location includes a loading dock in the back that will make it much easier to drive up and drop off donations, as well as plenty of room for staff and volunteers to take in, process and price them. The expanded sales floor will have space for mattresses as well as more furniture, décor, appliances and kitchen cabinets.