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ReStore to occupy former Troegs building in Harrisburg

By - Last modified: May 17, 2013 at 10:19 AM

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The former Troegs Brewery building at 800 Paxton St. in Harrisburg soon will have new life as a ReStore, according to Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area.

Habitat said it has signed a lease for the building across from Pennsy Supply and plans to have it in operation in 60 days.

“We are so thrilled being able to sign a lease for the ReStore and really excited about the location,” Eve Wachhaus, Habitat’s executive director, said in a news release. “We needed a spot which would be accessible to both the East and West shores. This spot also provides us with the space we need for the store as well as an abundance of parking spaces. Now, we will work as hard as we can to get the store open.”

Most volunteer groups working with Habitat will be directed to assist in preparing the new ReStore over the next few months. Power washing of the facility is already underway, a news release said, and items that eventually will be offered for sale have begun to arrive at the location.

The ReStore, a separate business entity that supports the mission of Habitat, will sell overstocked, discontinued, new and used building materials donated by manufacturers, stores, contractors and individuals. The store’s proceeds will go toward expanding the capabilities of Habitat’s new home builds and critical home repair programs. There are more than 500 Habitat ReStores operating in the United States and Canada.

The local Habitat’s goal is to eliminate poverty in Central Pennsylvania through new builds, rehabs and critical home repairs. More than 220 families have been helped since the local affiliate was founded in 1986, and all funds raised stay in the area.

 

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer

Heather Stauffer covers Lancaster County, nonprofits, education and health care. Have a tip or question for her? Email her at heathers@cpbj.com. Follow her on Twitter, @StaufferCPBJ.

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