Habitat for Humanity Kamloops’ ReStore, as well as the non-profit's offices, will be moving across town and into a prominent North Shore space.
According to the organization, the new storefront and donation centre will be located at 800 Fortune Dr., at the former Penny Pinchers location on the northwest corner of Eighth Street and Tranquille Road.
Bill Miller, executive director for Habitat for Humanity Kamloops, said the new building, which used to be a Toyota dealership, will have double the agency's footprint and provide greater visibility and ease of access for customers.
“We're really excited about being able to go over there. I think it's going to be a great building for us and it's going to meet all our needs for the foreseeable future,” Miller said.
Miller said the non-profit has already started moving some goods and materials over, aiming to have a quick transition from their currently location off Hillside Drive near Aberdeen Mall.
He said the organization has been looking for a new space for the past three or four years, and with their lease set to expire as of June, the timing worked out.
“[It’s] substantially larger, with opportunity for expansion and growth. Really good parking, excellent outside storage,” Miller said.
He said after the move, store hours will likely change slightly, opening later in the morning and staying open later in the evening to allow time for customers to visit ReStore after work.
According to Miller, the store will likely reopen for Sundays, as it did before COVID-19.
Miller said the goal is to open the new ReStore location for March 1.