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Habitat ReStore Moves to New Facility

By Katie Scarvey,

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,

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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