Williamson County Habitat ReStore relocates to larger space March 17 Local organizations contribute design, construction services to create enhanced shopping experience
Franklin, Tenn. – Feb. 24, 2012 – The Habitat ReStore, Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County’s retail store, which carries items found at home improvement and furniture stores at a fraction of the retail price, is relocating to a larger space on March 17.
The new space, located at 1725 Columbia Avenue in Franklin (next to the YMCA Sports fields, Sodium and Fellowship Bible Church’s Franklin location), will replace the ReStore’s current location in Cool Springs. The 12,300 square foot facility provides customers with a larger, more open retail floor space and plenty of parking, as well as greater visibility on busy Columbia Avenue.
To enhance the shopping experience for customers, several local organizations have teamed up with Habitat. Students from O’More College of Design spent many weeks designing the layout of the new store and Hinson Miller Kickirillo Architects have been instrumental in executing the design. Additionally, Tenant Building Group donated much of the labor to complete the improvements to the space.
Doors will open to the new location on March 17. Until this time, individuals wishing to make donations may do so at the current 7115 Bakers Bridge Ave., Brentwood location. As always, donors may call 615.690.8094 for a free pickup.
Grand opening festivities are planned for April and include a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on April 20 from 4-6 p.m. to recognize volunteers and donors. A public grand opening celebration is planned for April 21 and will include special pricing on merchandise as well as food and activities.
The ReStore carries everything from construction building supplies and appliances to furniture and housewares and is a great resource for treasure hunters and do-it-yourself decorators. “We love to hear stories about the creative ways customers use our products,” said ReStore Director Ansel Rogers. “And the new location offers us a space to really showcase all we have to offer.”
About Habitat ReStore The Habitat ReStore carries items you would find at your local home improvement and furniture store at a fraction of the retail price. The Restore receives donations of a wide array of gently used and new home improvement items such as furniture, home accessories, lighting, building materials and appliances at a discount from the retail price. The ReStore also provides an environmentally and socially responsible way to keep thousands of good, reusable materials out of landfills. Through its sales, the ReStore helps Habitat for Humanity of Williamson County to provide affordable, energy efficient homes for low-income families. The HFHWC ReStore is located at 1725 Columbia Avenue in Franklin, Tenn. The store is open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The store accepts drop-off donations and also offers free pickup service. For additional information visit www.habitatwilliamson.org, or call 615.690.8094. Photos of our current inventory may be found on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HabitatRestoreWilliamsonCounty.