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After completing interior renovations, Goodwill of North Georgia will reopen its West End store on February 16, 2023, according to a press release from the retailer and donation center.
“To create the best working environment and shopping experience possible, Goodwill has been working to refresh many of its stores across North Georgia,” according to the release. The West End store, at 888 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, is the “oldest Goodwill store in the area” having first opened in 1973.
“It’s exciting to see some of our longer-standing stores get facelifts after serving the community for so long,” Elaine Armstrong, Goodwill vice president of marketing, said in the release. “These stores, such as West End, have been around for a while and deserve an update so that everyone – from team members to shoppers and donors – can have a revamped Goodwill experience.”
Goodwill team members have worked on updating the entire layout, including new wall graphics, fresh paint colors, new flooring, “highly” organized racks and shelves, and energy-saving LED lighting to brighten up the store. In addition, the expanded “new goods” section is dedicated to packaged new goods such as snacks and drinks. This section is constantly changing with new, special value items.
Last year, Goodwill renovated several other stores, including Cobb Parkway, Covington, Fayetteville, Hickory Flat, Northside, Jonesboro, Douglasville, Conyers, and Powder Springs. Team members in refreshed locations enjoy updated breakrooms, more efficient processing areas, and an overall upgrade to their working environment.
“It’s been an amazing process to see the store change over a relatively short time period,” West End Assistant Store Manager John Jenkins said. “This refresh has not only been great for the community but for the store associates as well, who along with me, are excited by this ‘new beginning’.”