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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Salvation Army Thrift Shop to reopen

  • The Salvation Army thrift store reopened Saturday morning in its new home on Park Avenue.

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  • The Salvation Army thrift store reopened Saturday morning in its new home on Park Avenue.
    The thrift store closed March 26 at its former 207 W. Pulteney St. location after officials were unable to work out a lease renewal with property owner Benderson Development.
    The store had been located at that site for 24 years, but officials are excited about moving into the former Foodmart building at 328 Park Ave.
    “Our new location will offer more selection and more bargains to provide our customers with a better shopping experience,” said Salvation Army Capt. Peggy Jennings. “We really enjoy the relationship we have with the community.”
    Jennings said the 16,000-square-foot building gives the thrift store room to grow.
    “At present we will only use less than half of the available space,” Jennings said. “I am excited about the prospects moving forward in the future.”
    Salvation Army thrift stores, known formally as Family Stores, sell clothing, furniture, toys and other goods at bargain prices. Jennings said the stores are typically busy.
    There are several Salvation Army thrift stores in the area, including in Elmira, Elmira Heights, Bath, Ithaca and Waverly.
    Thrift store profits are used to fund the Salvation Army’s adult rehabilitation centers; the Corning thrift store supported the regional rehab facility in Binghamton.
    Salvation Army thrift store hours
    Monday through Friday | 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
    Saturday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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