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LED light bulbs and new furniture are just a few of the things you will find in Rowan ReStore.

By Mark Wineka, mwineka@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — There are some amazing things you should know about the Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 1707 S. Main St., but start with these three.

They deal with light bulbs, furniture and rugs:

• ReStore sells more than 6,000 light bulbs a month. Duke Energy provides the new MaxLite LED bulbs, priced at $1.99 and under. This includes regular lamp lights to outdoor yard lights. The store also has LED fixtures — indoor and outdoor — for $3.99.

 

• Since January 2017, ReStore has been selling furniture donated by “a very high-end department store,” says Elizabeth Brady, director of store operations.

Shipments come in almost weekly, and ReStore sends out text alerts (text ReStore to 797979) and posts photographs of each new shipment on its Facebook page.

“It flies out of here, once we unload,” Brady says. Read More

Habitat ReStore Moves to New Facility

By Katie Scarvey, kscarvey@salisburypost.com

Coleman Emerson is a patient man.

The executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County spent five or six years searching for a new and larger space for Habitat’s ReStore operation. The store fairly quickly outgrew its original downtown location at 125 E. Innes St., which opened 13 years ago.

“It’s been a dream of Habitat for a number of years to expand the retail store,” Emerson said.

With the grand opening of a spacious new store Saturday, that dream has come to full fruition.

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Habitat of Rowan Buys Property, Plans to Expand ReStore

By Kathy Chaffin, salisburypost.com

Habitat for Humanity of Rowan County has purchased the Aluminum Fab and Railing manufacturing plant on South Main Street as the new location for its ReStore.

Habitat bought the 1707 S. Main St. building and 1.7 acres of land, formerly the site of the Bame Trailer manufacturing plant, for $395,000, according to Coleman Emerson, executive director of Habitat.

Elizabeth Brady, director of store operations, said the closing was Monday.

“Yesterday was a wonderful day,” she said on Tuesday. “I’m so excited.”

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